Monday sees the start of the 2014 Prague Pride Festival celebrating LGBT culture. The festival will see more than 100 events including a parade through the centre of the city. A performance by groups such as the Pet Shop Boys is also scheduled. This year's inception is the first to be taking place under the auspices of a government minister - Jiří Dienstbier,the minister for human rights. The overall theme of the festival is to rise up against homophobia.