A small group of Anti-LGBTQ+ protesters that attempted to hijack Glasgow’s Pride parade were met with firm resistance from parade attendees at Scotland’s largest Pride celebration.
The parade, which took place on Saturday the 25th of June, saw thousands turn out to support the LGBTQ+ community.
However, the first Pride parade in Glasgow in 3-years (thanks to COVID-19) was also attended by a small yet vocal group of individuals who intended to hijack the celebration with a message of hate.
Bearing signs saying homosexuality is a “sin” and “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out,” the group set up camp in George Square along the parade route.
Despite the attempts to bring down the mood of the parade, attendees soon decided that the anti-LGBTQ+ protestors and their hateful message were not welcome at Glasgow Pride, with the group being heckled by bystanders until the parade crashers eventually gave up and removed their signs by 3 pm – a move that was met with cheers and support from the crowd.