As reported on DIVA, more than 800,000 people attended the
capital's annual parade for LGBT equality and visibility on
Saturday - but, as usual, the opening parade was marred by staunch
religious critics who held signs which claimed that homosexuality
is a sin.
In response, the group of gay and lesbian THT representatives -
who were flanked by a 10-piece brass band - brought the parade to a
temporary standstill by dancing to an impromptu rendition of the
song Go West.
The rest of the group were quickly joined by walkers from
neighbouring groups, including Stonewall and Amnesty International.
As the group finally moved off, the band started to play Aretha
Genevieve Edwards, Director of Communications for THT, said: "This
was one of those incredible, spontaneous moments you just can't
plan for. We were delighted to learn someone had captured it on
"THT has fought alongside the LGBT community for almost 30 years,
and every member of our parade group - gay or straight - was proud
to show our continued commitment to gay and lesbian rights."
Watch the video below. Photo credit: Dafydd Owen.