Gay Star News has become the 200th entrant to the Stonewall Equality Walk and we’d love you to join us.
Our team will be taking part in the 10km walk on 6 May in Brighton, the gay capital of the south coast of England, which supports the work of Stonewall, Britain’s leading lesbian, gay and bisexual campaign organization.
Hosting the event are Harry Derbridge – the gay teenager who shot to fame in scripted reality TV show The Only Way in Essex – and Jane Hazlegrove, who plays openly-lesbian paramedic Kathleen ‘Dixie’ Dixon in Casualty, the BBC drama based on an emergency room.
The fun will start at noon with a picnic and entertainment at the Royal Pavilion Gardens where those taking part can pick up their gift bag and walker’s t-shirt.
Then everyone will head off at 2pm – the stroll will take in Brighton’s most famous sites, including the Pavilion, Royal Pier and Clock Tower. Afterwards, at 4pm there will be a glass of bubbly waiting on the seafront at the after-walk party.
Gay Star News director Scott Nunn said: ‘We are looking forward to the walk and hope you can join us there.
‘We’re so pleased to have the opportunity to help Stonewall promote the event which will raise funds for its vital work, particularly to make all of Britain’s schools places where kids can thrive whatever their sexuality.’
Stonewall director of fundraising Catherine Bosworth added: ‘We’re thrilled that Gay Star News has registered the 200th place at this year’s Equality Walk.
‘We hope readers will follow suit by registering today. We need as many people as possible to join the walk, because it plays a big role in helping us tackle homophobia and support gay people at home, at school and at work.
‘Judging by last year’s amazing turn-out, everyone who goes will have a brilliant time, so we’re looking forward to welcoming everyone to the seaside city again in just a few weeks.’