Supporting Brighton & Hove’s Trans Pride

The main events in the city’s Trans Pride take place this Saturday, 16 July.

The day begins with a protest march starting from Jubilee Square at 12 noon, followed by a free programme of performances and services in Brunswick Square Gardens running from 1pm to 6pm.

Members of the council’s LGBTQ Workers Forum will be taking part in the march to show solidarity with Trans & Nonbinary (TNB) communities in the city and council colleagues.

The LGBTQ Workers Forum will also be hosting a stall at the Trans Pride festival in Brunswick Square to share the wide range of good work the council does with our local TNB communities, alongside updates new projects and information that may be of interest to our diverse communities.

About Trans Pride

Trans Pride has been running in Brighton & Hove since 2013, and is the biggest event of its kind in Europe.

The event seeks to show the Trans community in all its joyous glory and celebrate transgender people as artists, musicians, writers, performers, as well as trans people as everyday people just getting on with their lives.

It is run by a grass-roots, community-led organisation staffed entirely by volunteers.

Transgender rights have continued to have a huge amount of visibility in the last year. Unfortunately, some of this has been negative and often damagingly misleading.

Proud to support Trans Pride

Councillor Steph Powell, co-chair of the Tourism, Equalities, Communities & Culture Committee, said:

“In recent months we have witnessed in horror, an increasing tide of hate towards the Trans community."

"Brighton & Hove is a diverse city, where we champion equality and inclusion for all. We fully support our Trans community. Trans rights are human rights. It is not a debate.

“I'm proud to be joining the Trans & Nonbinary communities on the 16th at this year's Trans Pride.

“We extend a warm welcome to Trans & Nonbinary visitors coming to the city to join in the events and celebrations on what will be a fabulous, but very hot day, so please bring water, sunscreen and a hat.

“We are proud of our continued commitment to trans equality.”

Councillor Amanda Grimshaw, the opposition lead for equalities, said: “We’re fully committed to supporting Trans & Nonbinary community groups in the city. It’s an area I am really passionate about.

“There is still too much prejudice and a small minority of people promoting anti-trans agenda and misinformation about support organisations across the city. 

“Trans Pride is a crucial way to raise awareness of the issues Trans & Nonbinary people face and a fantastic way to show our support.”

Our trans and nonbinary inclusive approach

We’re proud of being a diverse city, and the council is committed to equality and inclusion for all people including our Trans & Nonbinary residents.

The city’s Trans Needs Assessment and Trans Equality Scrutiny group which identified the Trans & Nonbinary community as a vulnerable group and highlighted the need to remove the stigma and build relationships. 

We are aware of an ongoing interest in our Trans & Nonbinary inclusive approach. We know from a range of evidence that gender is more complicated than is traditionally recognised.

Our equality and inclusion strategy rightly supports those who are experiencing greatest disadvantage. We will work together to advance equality and inclusion for trans, nonbinary & LGBTQ+ communities. We aim to do this in partnership with national and local organisations and communities.

Reporting hate crime and anti-social behaviour

We encourage anyone who has experienced anti-social behaviour or hate incidents, including Transphobia, harassment or distress due to their gender identity, to report it. 

You can do that using our online anti-social behaviour and hate incident reporting form or by contacting our Community Safety team by emailing or calling 01273 292735.

We’re also working with community partners to offer an option of reporting hate incidents to them in a confidential safe space. 

  • Possability People 
    Montague House, Montague Place, Brighton, BN2 1JE 
    Phone: 01273 894 040 
    Open: 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday 
  • Racial Harassment Forum 
    Community Base, 113 Queens Road, Brighton BN1 3XG 
    Phone: 01273 234 017 or 07563 389482 
    Open: 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday 
  • Rainbow Hub 
    Ledward Centre, Jubilee Street, Brighton, BN1 1UU 
    Phone: 07714 782585 
    Open: 11am to 4pm, Friday to Sunday 

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