Scotland’s First Minister, who refused to meet with Donald Trump last week, led the Pride Glasgow parade this weekend.
Nicola Sturgeon took to the streets and led 8,000 LGBTQ and allies through the streets of Glasgow in front of 50,000 spectators in a show of support for the community.
She said: “I’m proud that Scotland is considered to be one of the most progressive countries in Europe regarding LGBTI equality and Pride Glasgow is a fantastic event that brings communities together and celebrates all that LGBTI people bring to Scottish life.
“As a society we must champion equality and fairness at all times and defend the progress that has been made. I am pleased to be named as the first ever honorary grand marshal of Pride Glasgow and I look forward to joining young LGBTI people in the parade to mark Scotland’s Year of Young People.”