THE torrential rain couldn't ruin St Helens' first Pride parade, with the crowds coming out to celebrate equality and love.

Photographer Bernard Platt was on hand to capture residents enjoying the fun on Saturday and on the Friday, which marked the start of the Summer Streets Festival with dancers leading a parade down Church Square.

Here is a gallery of all the fun, and don't forget that you can send in your pictures too.

Just follow the instructions in the box below.