HUNDREDS of party-goers got their glad rags on and enjoyed Worcester's LGBT pride celebration at the weekend.

The festivities began on board the Pride of the Midlands on Saturday afternoon, before an eye-catching parade wound its way through the city centre.

Guests then spent the night at an after party, where there was entertainment from a selection of drag artists including Alicia Lashes and Cherry Poppin.

Thomas Easterlow and Vince Monte, who together form The House of Black Entertainment, organised the festivities, which also raised money for the Worcester Foundation.

Mr Monte, aged 27, said: "It was amazing, it went really well. There was no drama, no police involved - it was amazing.

"It has brought a lot of people out that wouldn't normally come out.

"A big thank you to everyone involved, all the queens, all the acts and the community itself - it really pulled together and made it happen."

For every drink sold at the after party, ten pence was donated to the Worcester Foundation, which offers support to anyone concerned about HIV in Worcestershire and Herefordshire.

Preparations for next year's pride are already underway, and a date has been set for Saturday, July 29, 2017.

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