Brighton Pride have announced the winner of a competition to choose the theme of their 2012 event is the United Colours of Pride.
The theme has been chosen to raise awareness of countries where members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual community are still persecuted. It also highlights the carnival theme Pride is known for and represents the rainbow flag.
Brighton Pride takes place on 1 September this year in the town on the south coast of England. The local community were asked to submit ideas for this year’s theme last month, with the final two announced earlier this week.
Pride director Trevor Edwards said the theme ‘remembers the more political side of the Pride movement, whilst reaching out to our community – which is integral to its existence.
‘Rainbow colours have long been a symbol of gay pride ever since San Francisco’s Pride in 1978; we have them in our logo and now it’s time to take them to the streets.’