Are you ready for Pride?

Posted On 01 Aug 2014 at 6:47 am
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The rainbows are coming out in Brighton ahead of Pride tomorrow as the city prepares for a massive celebration.

The seafront has now been adorned with colourful flags:

And in St James’s Street, hoardings around Tesco have been painted in rainbow colours by volunteers.

2014-07-31 13.24.03One of them, LGBT activist Chris Cooke, said: “This has been a real community project with Tesco giving permission for us to decorate the hoardings around their store

Council repairs

“Local artists have volunteered their time for free and local businesses have donated money for the cost of paints etc –  a true community project. Thank you all.”

Famous faces have been lending messages of support over the past few days. Prime Minister David Cameron said: ” “I would like to send my congratulations to the organisers and volunteers for their efforts in co-ordinating Pride Brighton & Hove 2014 and wish everyone attending the very best for a happy and successful event.”

And here’s Labour leader Ed Miliband’s video message:

Here’s some useful links for anyone wanting to attend the event:

Brighton Pride website

Tickets

Map

The main stage line-up

Road closures

Brighton and Hove City Council has given the following community organisations grants to help them take part in and provide services to the event:

  • Pride CIC
  • MindOut LGBT Mental Health Project
  • Allsorts Youth Project
  • Ditch the Label Ltd
  • Calabash Brighton
  • Rainbow Chorus
  • Cheek 2 Cheek LGBT Ballroom & Latin Dance
  • Actually Gay Man’s and Women’s Chorus
  • B&H LGBT Switchboard
  • Sussex Beacon
  • Queer in Brighton
  • Peer Action CIO
  • FTM Brighton
  • Rainbow Families
  • Brighton Lesbian & Gay Sports Society
  • RISE
  • Brighton Women’s Centre
  • Lunch Positive
  • LGBT Community Safety Forum
  1. Spartacus Reply

    Lots of rumours going round Brighton that not only will Euro-Boy be at Pride, but ALSO the Panty Brats Gay Formation Dance Team!

    I hope that everybody has a happy and safe Pride!

  2. Spartacus Reply

    Lots of rumours going round Brighton that not only will Euro-Boy be at Pride, but ALSO the Panty Brats Gay Formation Dance Team!

    I hope that everybody has a happy and safe Pride!

  3. Rostrum Reply

    I’ve got DIY to do.. Should keep me out of town!

  4. Rostrum Reply

    I’ve got DIY to do.. Should keep me out of town!

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