40 fantastic photographs of York Pride 2015 show our city’s colourful makeover

Everyone was well-dressed. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
20 Jun 2015 @ 9.11 pm
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The rainbow leads to the front door of York Minster. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
The rainbow leads to the front door of York Minster. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Even the marshals were ready with a rainbow or two. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Even the marshals were ready with a rainbow or two. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions

It began in the rain and ended in the evening sunshine – the perfect ingredients for a rainbow.

And with its Raise Your Rainbow theme York Pride brought the city together under the colourful flag of inclusion on Saturday (June 20).

The annual event to celebrate the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community was all about showing how gay-friendly the city could be.

And with a parade through the city streets from the Minster and a party on Knavesmire, the day will filled with fun, laughter and friendship.

York Minster’s official photographer, Duncan Lomax of Ravage Productions, was there to capture the colour in these brilliant photographs.

Brightening up the day. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Brightening up the day. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
York Minster Canon Michael Smith and Lord Mayor of York Sonja Crisp. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
York Minster Canon Michael Smith and Lord Mayor of York Sonja Crisp. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Some bright moves. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Some bright moves. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Lord Mayor of York, Cllr Sonja Crisp, addresses the crowd. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Lord Mayor of York, Cllr Sonja Crisp, addresses the crowd. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Garlands add to the vibrant mix. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Garlands add to the vibrant mix. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Canon Michael Smith. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Canon Michael Smith. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
A Minster selfie. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
A Minster selfie. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Speaking to friends. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Speaking to friends. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
A make-up makeover. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
A make-up makeover. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Ready to roll. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Ready to roll. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Celebrating the start of the parade. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Celebrating the start of the parade. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
A new look for the union flag. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
A new look for the union flag. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Another supporter outside the Minster. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Julian Rudd – one of the organisers of the parade. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Everyone was well-dressed. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Everyone was well-dressed. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
On the move. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
On the move. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
The rain failed to dampen spirits. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
The rain failed to dampen spirits. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Yayyyy. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Yayyyy. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
A bedecked double decker. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
A bedecked double decker. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Good hair day. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Good hair day. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Music while you walk. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Music while you walk. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Bold as brass. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Bold as brass. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Taking over the city. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Taking over the city. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Everyone joined together. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Everyone joined together. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Going green. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Going green. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Village People vibe. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Village People vibe. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Another view. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Another view. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
York City FC mascot Yorkie (left) and friends. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
York City FC mascot Yorkie (left) and friends. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Facing up to the day with Pride. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Facing up to the day with Pride. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Under the bunting on Bishopthorpe Road. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Under the bunting on Bishopthorpe Road. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Bishy Road is a riot of colour again. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Bishy Road is a riot of colour again. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Hello! Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Hello! Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Street takeover. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Street takeover. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Getting ready to party on Knavesmire. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Getting ready to party on Knavesmire. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Canvas colour. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Canvas colour. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Flying high. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Flying high. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Underneath the arches. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Underneath the arches. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Rory Hoy gets the party started. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
Rory Hoy gets the party started. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
York Pride… to me, to you. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions
York Pride… to me, to you. Photograph © Duncan Lomax / Ravage Productions