PEOPLE are encouraged to dress up in period outfits at today’s Worcestershire Pride to fit the 1969 style theme to mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.

Pride returns to Worcester for its third year and will be celebrating the birth of the LGBT+ liberation movement, following the riots of 1969 in New York.

Today will see the city’s second ever Pride parade moving from last year’s site at the riverside, behind the Heart of Worcestershire College, to the site of this year’s festival at the Cornmarket car park by City Walls Road.

At midday there will be speeches before the parade proceeds along Quay Street, turning on to Broad Street, then High Street, Pump Street and New Street.

Security personnel will provide rolling road closures while volunteers will help direct the parade as it moves along the route.

The main stage will be modelled on Broadway, market stalls will represent Fifth Avenue and there’ll be carnival games à la Coney Island.