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Last Updated: Saturday, 2 July 2005, 13:22 GMT 14:22 UK
In Pictures: London Gay Pride
Marcher in feather headdress
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The Gay Pride march was started on Park Lane, in central London.
Pink tank with Love is a Human Right slogan
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Thousands of people are taking part in the march followed by a rally in Trafalgar Square.
Men on a float in Pride procession
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A number of the city's streets are closed while the procession takes place.
Marcher carrying feather duster
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Saturday's march and festival is the culmination of two weeks of gay and lesbian events.
Rainbow flagged unfurled in Park Lane
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Speakers at the rally are to include London's mayor Ken Livingstone and actor Sir Ian McKellen.
The Southwark Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender Network's float
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The floats and marchers weave their way through Westminster and along Victoria Embankment.
Officers from Gay Police Association
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Tributes are also being paid to gay barman David Morley, who was beaten to death on the South Bank in October 2004.
Float baring Proud To Be Me slogan
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Sir Bob Geldof asked gay people to think about the plight of Africa in his opening speech.
Marchers in sailor uniforms
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Sir Bob said Gay Pride and Live 8 would "stop one vast oppression of a vast minority".
Gay Pride festival goers
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The Pride rally takes place later in the afternoon.



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