The goosebumps are real, the grin never-ending, the anticipation beyond exciting. Yes, our favourite Pride event of the year is back. Brighton Pride has just announced the theme and dates for Pride 2020 and its Fabuloso darling! Literally. Talk about bona. My eek is a filled with joy, my lills in the air, my soul hoofing as Brighton Pride reflects upon the communities that created the Pride movement and embraces the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, and queer wonders that make it what it is today.
Yes, it’s time to celebrate Pride with Brighton’s LGBTQ+ community, supporters and allies once more as we unite to challenge bigotry, celebrate difference and fundraise. A Pride we can all be proud as it continues its amazing fundraising record, a stunning £920,000 and counting for neighbouring charities, projects and community groups through The Rainbow Fund, Pride Social Impact Fund and The Pride Cultural Development Fund, making a vital difference to lives in our city. A Pride with its forever inclusive ethos illustrated so brilliantly by the 2020 Fabuloso artwork by local Trans activist and artist Fox Fisher. A Pride with, as always, the cheekiest of saucy seaside grins, as it effortlessly combines campaigning with its uniquely Brighton celebrations.
Brighton Pride 2020 will feature the world-class Community Pride Parade and the two-day Fabulosa Pride In The Park festival, filled talent from across our diverse community including the Legends Cabaret Tent, Queer Town, the BAME stage, dance tents and a host of glittering experiences. Be it Queer theatre, spoken word, political speakers’ corner, pop and alternative cabaret, the Trans Fabuloso stage or the Sunday Community Day featuring queer artists and performers who span Brighton & Hove Pride’s 30 year history, Fabuloso Pride In The Park will be a diamond in our city’s LGBTQ+ crown. As anyone who attended 2019’s Pride in Preston Park will testify, the community affirming ethos and supportive atmosphere that Pride created brought together all the elements of our rainbow nation ensuring a truly unforgettable LGBTQ+ event. Add the legendary Pride Village Party, the must-see 30 Years of Queer exhibition and the wagging wonder that is the Pride Dog Show and you have a fantabulosa 2020 Pride event you’ll need to varda to believe.
But then when Pride in Brighton has been challenging, changing and charming the city for 30 years we were always in for a very special anniversary celebration. A celebration for our every one of our diverse LGBTQ+ family and allies. A celebration ensuring visibility and acceptance for all. A celebration set to bring us together once more under a glittering rainbow of queer love.
Brighton Pride Fabuloso. The 30th Aniversary of Brighton & Hove Pride. 31st July – 2nd August 2020. For more info and grab your tickets click here