"On Pride Day we celebrate and be joyful, but we are by no means a perfect community just yet.
"There is so much we still must learn ourselves, internally, to respect one another.
Yet rising rates of young gay men across the country are being diagnosed every year with the chronic illness.
HIV may no longer be the death sentence it once was – nonetheless, it dramatically changes the lives of those who contract it.
Northumbria student Shaun Breen got HIV from his boyfriend three years ago.
“Stupidly on my part on two occasions, we didn’t use condoms,” he told The Tab.
Electra wore the blood splattered tiara at the city's Gay Pride parade, reports Belfast Live.