Six Pride events will be coming to Weymouth this summer as part of the biggest celebration for the LGBT+ community ever.

Events will include a parade along Weymouth seafront, three "Pub Pride" events and two popular events returning for 2023.

It will be the first parade along the seafront in Weymouth, following the first-ever Pride event in Radipole Park in 2019.

As part of Chesil Youth Pride hosted by Weymouth College, there will be a variety of stalls and entertainment at the college from 1pm on Saturday, June 17.

Then from 4.30pm onwards, the parade will begin at the college, going through Lodmoor and along the seafront to The Pavilion.

The event is focused on supporting young people but it is open to everyone.

A spokesperson for Weymouth Gay Group said: "It has always been a dream of the local LGBT Community to have a Pride Parade along the seafront, so it’s brilliant that it is at last happening 

"While the event is focused on supporting young people, everyone is invited to attend the college and watch the parade.

"Wave your rainbow flags in solidarity, Weymouth Gay Group is hoping to join in the celebrations."

It is part of six Pride events throughout May and June across Dorset, including three 'Pub Pride' events.

Pub Pride will take place at three Dorset pubs on May 26, The Wyke Smugglers in Weymouth, Hardy's in Dorchester and The Globe in Swanage.

It is part of a national initiative organised by "Ask for Clive" which aims to welcome in Pride Month with events at local pubs.

On June 10, Shire Hall in Dorchester will host Dorset Youth Pride for the second year running.

The inclusive day will include stalls, entertainment and free entry to the Shire Hall Museum.

While it is aimed at younger people, organisers say all LGBT+ people, families and allies are welcome.

Finally, on July 8, Dorset's longest-running annual LGBT+ event BourneFree (Bournemouth Pride) will return for 2023.

Every year members of the LGBT+ community from across Dorset travel to Bournemouth for the biggest LGBT+ event of the year.

A Weymouth Gay Group spokesperson said: "It’s absolutely fantastic that for Pride month this year so much is happening with a record Six Pride events.

"We are overjoyed that Weymouth will see its first Pride parade along the seafront too.

"Plus, not one, but three Pub Prides."