Brighton Gay Pride a Brief Guide

Off to gay pride this weekend? We have the lowdown on what’s hot with Brighton’s festivities this weekend.

Brighton gay pride festival is the biggest in the country, the LGBT+ community will be out in full force this weekend in celebration and the whole city is more than welcome to come.

The event culminates in Preston Park where this year music performances include Alesha Dixon, Fleur East, Sister Sledge and Carly Rae Jepson. This isn’t to mention the abundance of other activities on offer including the inaugural community parade, fairground ride, film screening and art exhibitions.

Brighton Pride pictured back in 2014.

Brighton Pride pictured back in 2014.

 

You can still buy your ticket to this years pride celebrations online at: http://www.brighton-pride.org/tickets/ or a small amount of tickets will be available direct from the box office on the day.

Pride is an annual celebration of the LGBT+ community but also gives an incentive to raise awareness for the struggles the group faces at the same time as having fun.

Pride festival is even more poignant this year in light of the recent tragedy in the Orlando nightclub Pulse in June. Organisers of both Brighton and London pride has joined the movement for all to stand together in remembrance of those who lost their lives in Orlando.

49 were murdered in the LGBT+ Orlando Nightclub Pulse earlier this year.

49 were murdered in the LGBT+ Orlando Nightclub Pulse earlier this year.

Pride of course has a theme, this year it is based upon ‘United Nations’ this is a way of illuminating the struggles of LGBT+ communities across the globe. 3

This year Brighton Pride’s theme is centred around ‘Uniting Nations’ to highlight the plight of LGBT communities around the world. Many LGBT+ communities around the world are faced with a daily struggle against oppression, brutality and harassment as a result of their sexual orientation.

The parade route.

The parade route.

It also looks to be a great weekend in terms of the weather, looks to be warm and dry with temperatures well over 20c.

Brighton Pride isn’t the only LGBT+ event in the UK there are a whole host of other celebrations occurring in the UK this month:

  • Manchester Pride (August 26)
  • Belfast Pride (July 29 – August 7)
  • Glasgow Pride (August 20 and 21)
  • Pride Cymru (Cardiff) (August 13)

What will you be doing for Pride this year, let us know!

 

 

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