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I took a DSLR class, organised by Open Eye Gallery, to Pride Liverpool on Saturday and took some photographs along the way in between talking photography with the participants and getting drowned in the intermittent showers which literally started five minutes before the parade. But as one of the speakers said beforehand, you can’t have rainbows without rain and the rainbow flag was out in force in a march that went from outside the World Museum to the Pier Head and a few drops of rain (well, actually a downpour) and a tiny handful of religious oddballs couldn’t dampen the spirits of Liverpool’s LGBT community and Liverpool Pride just got bigger and better with an estimated 52,000 attending. Down at The Pier Head there was a fairground, a massive market, a few bars and an outdoor stage but after the parade we mostly wandered around the Stanley Street area and of course the legendary Garlands party which is hosted in the car park behind the club before heading off to the pub for a debrief and a look through some of the work we’d all done. I’m also hoping to hear from those participants who put their work online as and when they’ve done them and I’ll post links on Twitter. I’ve also posted another blog relating to this weekend on Tumblr and in my Facebook archive and I’ll be posting up another blog this time next week as I’m taking another Open Eye class but this time it’s a Liverpool Waterfront walk and the details of that are here. Thanks to Daniel for helping out on lighting the portraits below.