Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon leads Scotland's largest ever Pride event in Glasgow

Nicola Sturgeon has become the only serving prime minister or first minister in the UK to have led a Pride event.

The Scottish first minister led Scotland’s largest ever LGBT event in Glasgowon Saturday.

She was named honorary grand martial for the event, at which 8,000 people were expected, owing to her support for LGBT issues. She was not scheduled to meet the US president, Donald Trump, who is visiting Scotland this weekend.

Wearing a T-shirt with a rainbow-coloured “choose love” logo, she led the march alongside Suki Wan, the chair of the Scottish youth parliament. 

They were joined by a number of MSPs, including Patrick Harvie of the Green party, Alex Cole-Hamilton of the Liberal Democrats and Conservative Jamie Greene.

Speaking at the march, Sturgeon said she had been a “wee bit tickled” by reports that Trump hates her and has been “bitching” about her to Theresa May.

“I find it hard to believe that the president of the United States, with all the big, important issues that he has to deal with on a daily basis, finds the time to rant about me on the telephone to Theresa May,” she said. “If it is true, I suppose I should take it as a compliment. I certainly don’t spend that much time talking about him.” Read more via Guardian