BRADFORD Pride festival-goers will pay tributes today to victims of the bombings in Manchester during the annual event.
A minute’s applause and the release of 22 rainbow balloons, one for each of the people who were killed by the nail-bomb, will be held to commemorate their lives.
The free event in West Yorkshire will be a “mark of respect to the victims of the attack and show of solidarity with the people of Manchester,” organisers said.
It will be held at rugby team Bradford Bulls’ Provident Stadium at Odsal starting at noon.
Extra security will be in place and thousands of attendees are expected.
Bradford Pride chairman Jason Courcoux and Bradford Bulls rugby club co-owner Andrew Chalmers said: “What happened in Manchester means the event will be tinged with sadness but we will not be cowed by people who want to spread hatred and division.