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Jersey sets the Pride bar high

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JERSEY has set the bar high with the way it staged the Channel Islands' first Pride Parade – but with a lot of ideas already up their sleeves, Guernsey's Liberate committee hope they can top it next year.

Islanders and members of the equality charity joined thousands of people in Jersey to celebrate 'diversity and differences' within the islands.

The event saw a seemingly endless sea of marchers holding a 50ft rainbow flag, as well as wearing wigs and costumes, on a parade that snaked through the streets of St Helier.

Guernsey's Liberate chairman Martin Gavet said he had not envisaged the huge turnout.

'It was quite something, standing on the bus at the front of the parade looking back through the streets of St Helier, which were awash with people and colour.

'It was one of the best weekends I have ever had. Everyone was happy and there was such a great vibe.'

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