Scotland's first minister leads nation's biggest-ever LGBT Pride event
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Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Saturday led Scotland’s largest-ever LGBT Pride march.

Sturgeon served as honorary grand martial for the Glasgow event, at which about 8,000 people were expected, according to The Guardian.


Photos from the event show Sturgeon in a T-shirt with the phrase “Choose Love” printed in rainbow colors.

“Proud to lead this massive Pride Glasgow march today,” Sturgeon wrote on Twitter. “Celebrating and reaffirming the values of tolerance, diversity, equality, love and respect.”

Sturgeon, Scotland’s first female first minister and head of the Scottish National Party, is known for her support for LGBT rights. She is the only sitting prime minister to lead a Pride event in the United Kingdom, according to The Guardian.

Scotland is recognized as having some of Europe’s most progressive laws regarding LGBT rights. Same-sex marriage has been legal in the country since 2014.

Saturday’s event coincided with President TrumpDonald TrumpJudge rules Alaska governor unlawfully fired lawyer who criticized Trump Giuliani led fake electors plot: CNN Giuliani associate sentenced to a year in prison in campaign finance case MORE’s visit to Scotland, though he did not meet with Sturgeon during his visit. Tens of thousands of marchers in Scotland and the U.K. came out to protest Trump’s visit in London and other cities, as well as at his golf club.

During remarks at the Pride march, The Guardian reported that Sturgeon addressed reports that Trump has complained about her to British Prime Minister Theresa May, saying that she was a “wee bit tickled.”

“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.”

Trump rankled British lawmakers during this visit after he gave an interview to tabloid The Sun harshly criticizing May’s plan for Brexit.