Brighton & Hove Pride is one of the city’s largest events, drawing thousands of residents and visitors to celebrate and take part in the parade and party.
Thousands more people take to the streets to watch the event which showcases over one hundred essential local charities, community groups and small businesses, our emergency services, the NHS and representatives of other Pride organisations.
Saturday 5 August is the main day of celebrations, with the Pride LGBTQ+ Community parade progressing through the city centre, Pride’s official fundraiser for the Brighton Rainbow Fund (We are Fabulouso) in Preston Park and the Pride Village Party (PVP) in St James’s Street.
Fabulouso and the PVP celebrations continue on Sunday 6 August.
For anyone unfamiliar with Brighton & Hove Pride, it’s on a huge scale and takes over much of the city centre for the weekend. As always, we’re anticipating it will be a very busy time.
Roads will be closed in the city centre on Saturday for the community parade and for the Pride Village Party on Saturday and Sunday.
Buses will be rerouted and, if you’re travelling by train, please do plan ahead to get here and home again!
Take a look at Pride’s travel advice and information on trains on Govia Thameslink Railway’s Brighton & Hove Pride update. Keep an eye on the Brighton & Hove Buses website for full information on buses over the Pride weekend.
We’ll be publishing full information on road closures in the lead up to the weekend.
Celebrating our city
Visit the Brighton & Hove Pride website for full detail of what’s planned.
Council Leader, Bella Sankey says: “Pride is a celebration of our fabulous and treasured LGBTQ+ residents and visitors. It is also a protest and a reminder that we have much more to do to achieve equality for all.
“Brighton & Hove is the LGBTQI+ capital of the UK - that’s who we are and who we’re proud to be.
“As always, we’re working alongside the Pride organisers, as well as emergency services to plan for a colourful and safe weekend”.
Marking 50 years
Paul Kemp, Managing Director of Brighton & Hove Pride, said: “This year’s Pride celebrates 50 years since the first ‘Brighton Gay Pride march’ organised by the Sussex Gay Liberation Front in July 1973. We share our pride in those trailblazers as we celebrate Brighton & Hove Pride today. This year’s theme of Dare to be Different directly recognises and remembers the original protest roots of Pride in our city while encouraging the continued fight for equality for all.
“Pride is a time of celebration but also an opportunity to stand together with our LGBTQ+ family and allies around the world to call out the hatred and injustices. At this challenging time when our rights and progress are under threat, we are focused on being as united as we are diverse.
“I’m proud of our city and the way people join with Pride in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community on the first weekend of August. I’d like to thank all in our community and our allies for celebrating with us this summer.”