Madrid hosts thousands in global rally for LGBT rights

Hundreds of thousands of people marched for LGBT rights in Madrid on Saturday.

More than 50 floats snaked through the city centre in a carnival atmosphere amid celebrations marking the WorldPride parade, a celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights that has been held in several cities across the world since its inception in 2000.

The event took place amid tight security, with a massive police presence throughout the Spanish capital which was decked out in rainbow flags to mark the occasion.

“Madrid wants you to remember, and to never forget, that whoever you love, Madrid loves you,” Madrid’s Mayor Manuela Carmena wrote on Twitter.

with Reuters