Celebrating a decade of Trans Pride

The Mayor of Brighton & Hove, Councillor Jackie O’Quinn, welcomed a group of volunteers and activists representing the Trans Pride movement at a celebration of its 10-year run, held on Tuesday 8 August in Brighton Town Hall.

The event was held to congratulate the activists for this major milestone and recognise the important work they do, bringing safe spaces, togetherness and joy to trans and non-binary communities in and beyond our city.

Also in attendance were a number of councillors, including Deputy Mayor Mohammed Asaduzzaman, Leader of the Council Bella Sankey and Councillor Leslie Pumm, chair of the Equalities, Community Safety & Human Rights Committee.

It was an opportunity for the leaders of the city to voice their unwavering support to the TNBI and gender diverse people and commence meaningful engagement on the needs of the community and the challenges it faces.

About Trans Pride

The first Trans Pride in Brighton & Hove took place in 2013. It has since evolved into the biggest event of its kind in Europe.

This year’s Trans Pride was held from Friday 14 to Sunday 16 July and attracted over 30,000 spectators despite facing adverse weather conditions.

The event seeks to show the TNBI 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.

Beacon city

Councillor Leslie Pumm, chair of the Equalities, Community Safety & Human Rights Committee, said: “The trans, non-binary and gender diverse community and its greatness, braveness and creativity is integral to the fabric of our city.

“We believe Brighton & Hove can and should be a beacon city, where everyone can feel safe to express themselves and achieve their potential without fear or prejudice.

“In an environment where the rights of the TNBI community are under attack, it is most important that we stand up for our trans friends and start a conversation on their needs, challenges they face and what we can do to help overcome them.”

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 communitysafety.casework@brighton-hove.gov.uk 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. 

  • Rainbow Hub 
    Ledward Centre, Jubilee Street, Brighton, BN1 1UU 
    Phone: 07714 782585 
    Open: 11am to 4pm, Friday to Sunday 
  • 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 

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