Brighton Pride brought vivid sounds and colours to the city streets last weekend, Promoting freedom of expression and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, it’s one of the biggest Pride celebrations in the country, attracting visitors from across the world.
The Pride parade, which was starting from Brighten & Hover’s Peace Statue, attracted over 160,000 participants. Even a 90 minute delay, due to a suspect package on the route, couldn’t dampen everyone’s spirits.
Marking its 25th anniversary this year, the event has grown, from a small one day festival to a month long celebration of diversity. Since a revamp in 2012, more than £110,000 has been raised for local LGBT+ community groups.
Brighton’s very own Fatboy Slim played in the Wild Fruit dance tent in Preston Park, with main stage performances coming from The Human League, Ruby Rose, Tulisa and Ella Henderson. Over in Kemp Town, large sections around St James St were cordoned off for a weekend-long street party, which also attracted thousands of revellers.
BN1 photographer, David Smith, was there to capture the best, bizarre and most beautiful sights from across the weekend
Images from photosbydsavid.org
A view from the Park…