Norwich Pride 2009 centred around events on Friday, 24 and Saturday, 25 July, 2009, as part of the London 2012 Open Weekend. Photographs by David Keller and Martin Barber.
The weekend launched with Camp It Up Cabaret, a burlesque evening of music, magic and naughtiness at the Norwich Arts Centre on Friday, featuring Olga from the Miss Fit Circus.
Felicity Flappes was the hostess with the mostess at Friday's cabaret evening, ensuring that the night was far from a drag.
From Madonna's Hanky Panky to a rendition of Cabaret, Miss Fabulous belted out the numbers to an appreciative crowd at the cabaret.
Ginger Snaps is a girl who loves her candy. Ginger was one of the many burlesque acts to perform during the Camp It Up Cabaret evening.
Dolly diva Clementine, The Living Fashion Doll, topped the bill and provided the evening's finale with a song to Dorothy's everywhere, with homage to Judy Garland's Somewhere Over The Rainbow.
A Pride Parade from Chapelfield Gardens to Millennium Plain, Norwich, was a colourful centrepiece to a weekend of events on Saturday, 25 July, 2009, with non-stop music and dance.
Thousands turned out for the first ever Pride Parade, with many representing lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and trans-life (LGBT) societies in Norfolk.
Helping to "turn Norwich into a rainbow", members of Norfolk's gay communities dressed in a range of colours and even kitted out their animals to show their pride.
"It's about saying there are lots of different people, lots of different cultures in Norwich and collectively they make this a great city," said Peter Tatchell, gay rights campaigner.
Lord Mayor of Norwich for 2009-2010, Councillor Evelyn Collishaw, officially opened the Pride Parade at 2pm from Chapelfield Gardens.
The Norwich Pride Parade made its way from Chapelfield Gardens, down Theatre Street and towards the city centre with the banging of drums from the Norwich Samba Band and whistles from those in the procession.
"We want to show that Norwich is a city where everyone feels safe and proud to be themselves," said the organisers of Norwich Pride 2009.
The hordes of Norwich Pride followers descended towards The Forum after continuing their march down Gentleman' s Walk and looping around Market Square.
A range of fancy dress was worn by people in the Pride Parade as they looked to celebrate the diversity of culture in Norfolk.
The Pride Parade met its conclusion at Norwich's Millennium Plain, where the music and entertainment continued well into the Saturday afternoon.