Brighton & Hove Pride might still be almost nine weeks away, but that shouldn’t stop one from celebrating diversity before the actual event. That is the thought behind Brighton’s new and very own Diversity bus which will soon start circulating in the city.
Painted in rainbow colors, the bus carries messages of love and celebration. Especially outstanding is the hashtag #moreincommon relating to last year’s murder of MP Jo Cox. It is meant to be a powerful message to remind people that there is more they have in common than what divides them. The bus will be the latest one in the row of Pride Festival Buses.
Brighton & Hove Buses managing director Martin Harris, who published a groundbreaking fact sheet that blew up all the circulating myths about AIDS thirty years ago, says the bus was a symbol for the company’s support of diversity and inclusion in general. The director especially pointed towards the importance of healing division in our society after the Manchester attack.
With Brighton Pride heading into its 27th year, its director Paul Kemp was especially delighted about the support offered by the local transport company. Other than the dedicated bus, Brighton & Hove Buses will be running shuttle services between the festival ground and the campsites. The Pride Bus is also used to run promotional activities.