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April 9, 2014

London-born Colin Kazim-Richards mimicked pulling his shorts down and put his left arm behind his bottom

A top soccer player who made a homophobic gesture at a football game was found guilty, it was reported today (9 April).

Colin Kazim-Richards mimicked pulling his shorts down and put his left arm behind his bottom at the match last February, Brighton magistrates heard.

The 27-year-old, who was playing for Blackburn Rovers at the time, claimed he was just having a ‘bit of banter’ with fans.

But he was convicted of using abusive or insulting behavior.

April 2, 2014

Ever been to a dog pride show? If you answered no, you’ll be barking mad to miss this… *warning terrible puns oncoming*

They’ve been brushed, clipped and covered in glitter… It’s the Brighton and Hove Dog Pride Show 2014!

The event will be held to give a new leash of life to the Brighton Pride 2014 event series, featuring awards for the best categories and even a glamorous catwalk for the dogs to strut down.

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March 21, 2014

Jean Paul Gaultier to produce exclusive design for our limited-edition bags, to be handed out at UK’s top LGBTI pride events

You can walk home from pride in the UK with an exclusive Jean Paul Gaultier bag for free, thanks to Gay Star News.

The globally celebrated gay fashion designer will be illustrating the Gay Star News Pride cotton tote bags, we can proudly announce.

The limited edition bags, sponsored by Marriott, will be handed out at British LGBTI pride events in London, Manchester, Brighton and Birmingham this summer.

They are entirely free and will be packed with goodies and special offers from Gay Star News clients.

March 21, 2014

Jean Paul Gaultier to produce exclusive design for our limited-edition bags, to be handed out at UK’s top LGBTI pride events

You can walk home from pride in the UK with an exclusive Jean Paul Gaultier bag for free, thanks to Gay Star News.

The globally celebrated gay fashion designer will be illustrating the Gay Star News Pride cotton tote bags, we can proudly announce.

The limited edition bags, sponsored by Marriott, will be handed out at British LGBTI pride events in London, Manchester, Brighton and Birmingham this summer.

They are entirely free and will be packed with goodies and special offers from Gay Star News clients.

March 14, 2014

Bosses hint ticketing might be introduced for the UK capital's festivities similar to the model currently used in Brighton

London Pride will be raising money for this year’s festival by crowd-funding, it was announced today (14 March).

Organizers have announced they need more than £25,000 ($41k, €30k) to be able to put on a Pride people expect.

With sponsors becoming harder to find, the planners are hoping the London LGBTI community will take a ‘personal stake in Pride’s success’.

They say it costs over £70,000 ($116k, €87k) to put on the parade each year, and they need help.

February 25, 2014

Don your cha-cha heels for 2014 Brighton Pride in Preston Park, where organizers have planned for extended opening times, unlimited entertainment and the comeback of the acclaimed main stage

This year, Pride Brighton & Hove promises to return louder and prouder with ‘The World is a Disco’ parade.

Taking place on Saturday 2 of August, 2014’s LGBTI community pride march will celebrate music and dance from around the world, as well as bring attention to global LGBTI communities whose basic rights to party and live freely are denied.

Paul Kemp, Pride Festival Director said: ‘This year we have much to celebrate around the UK, with same sex marriage equality and our freedom to live.’

September 17, 2013

Britain’s National Student Pride will move to London for the 2014 event – allowing it to expand and help more LGBT students

Britain’s LGBT Student Pride is to move from Brighton to London, saying artificially high costs and some poor support have forced them out.

The annual weekend LGBT festival draws students from all across the UK and Ireland and has been hosted in Brighton, the gay seaside city of England’s south coast, for five years.

But now the event is on the move – drawn by the capital but also pushed out of Brighton.

September 17, 2013

Britain’s National Student Pride will move to London for the 2014 event – allowing it to expand and help more LGBT students

Britain’s LGBT Student Pride is to move from Brighton to London, saying artificially high costs and some poor support have forced them out.

The annual weekend LGBT festival draws students from all across the UK and Ireland and has been hosted in Brighton, the gay seaside city of England’s south coast, for five years.

But now the event is on the move – drawn by the capital but also pushed out of Brighton.

September 3, 2013

Brighton Pride 2013 'thrilled' to donate over £43,000 to the Rainbow Fund

Brighton Pride 2013 has 'smashed' their fundraising target, raising tens of thousands for LGBT charities.

Paul Kemp, the gay pride director, announced they had raised £43,000 ($67,000, €51,000). The target was £30,000 ($47,000, €35,000).

He said the organizers were 'thrilled to be able to make a donation of this size' to the Rainbow Fund, a group that distributes funds, independently via the Sussex Community Foundation, to LBGT, HIV and AIDS organisations in the Brighton and Hove area.

July 25, 2013

Brighton & Hove Pride have launched an Android and iPhone app guide to all of the events in the 2013 festival

Showing your pride at the Brighton & Hove Pride Festival in 2013 has never been easier thanks to the launch of a new smart phone app that will guide you to all of the events in the festival.

‘Whether you are watching or taking part in the parade, traveling to the park, enjoying the city and it’s bars, taking in the entertainment and the Pride Arts & Film Festival or simply want to be ahead of the rest with Brighton Pride news, Pride's new App is absolutely essential,’ organizers say.

July 19, 2013

A bright and sunny forecast smiles on Britain’s gayest seaside city for their pride weekend 3-4 August

Anticipation for Brighton Pride is in full swing with only two weeks left until the highly anticipated festivities.

Tickets to the Brighton Pride are on sale for £17.50 ($26.50 €20) until Saturday 3 August, when they’ll be available for £20.

You can also win Brighton Pride tickets by signing up to their newsletter on the Brighton Pride home page. £1 of every ticket sold will go directly to Rainbow Fund to support the LGBT community in Brighton.

July 5, 2013

New arts festival with 20 events over two weeks starts this month

Brighton Pride will be bigger than ever this year with the launch of a new arts and film festival. The LGBT cultural festival will include 20 events taking place over two weeks in the run up to the annual Pride parade on 3 August.

The festival starting on 19 July covers art, film, theatre and performance; with highlights including Icons, a major LGBT art and photography exhibition in Brighton’s Jubilee Library.

July 2, 2013

Brighton is going barking mad for its Doggy Pride day to prove man’s best friend is sometimes found in a kennel, not on Grindr

Glossy coats, bright eyes, wagging tails and wet noses… it could be any gay pride in the world but actually is a special one – for dogs.

Doggy Pride is coming to Brighton, the gay capital of Britain’s south coast, and you’d be barking mad to miss it.

It features awards for numerous categories, retail stalls, a glamorous catwalk doggy fashion show, bar and refreshments at an event designed for dog lovers of all ages.

This years Doggy Pride takes place at Hove RFC (Shirley Drive, Hove) on 28 July. Entry is free although all donations are welcome.

June 26, 2013

Two of the gayest acts in British reality show history will appear alongside Alison Moyet, Paloma Faith and original Sugababes MKS

Two of the gayest Britain’s Got Talent acts in the show’s history will star at this year’s Brighton Pride.

Cartoonish flamboyant foursome The Clubtown Freaks and dance troupe The Glambassadors will play on the main stage on 3 August.

They will appear alongside headline acts including ageless singer Paloma Faith, synthpop songstress Alison Moyet, the original Sugababes Mutya, Keisha and Siobhan as well as the new girl group with the lesbian star Stooshe.

June 6, 2013

Luxurious makeup brand Illamasqua and GSN are coming together to give all the guys and girls a theatrical glaze, upon the arrival of Pride in the top UK cities; Manchester, London and Brighton

The brand is home to seven different collections, such as ‘Why be normal, when you can be paranormal?’ – a new collection that will make you stand out from the crowd, turning the spooky into the sexy.

This partnership will involve two Illamasqua make-artists joining the GSN team at the UK parades, and they promise to give quick alluring fantasy makeover to get you in the pride spirit.

May 17, 2013

It will soon be that time of year again when rainbow flags will line the streets of the UK and beyond to celebrate the LGBT community and their friends

Gay Star News is already the official global media partner for prides in London, Brighton and Manchester in the UK and EuroPride in Marseille, France. GSN will be at all the parades handing out stylish Gay Star News tote bags with loads of fab goodies.

May 7, 2013

The UK gay charity will use funds raised to release a new film for UK schools to help tackle anti-gay bullying

Over £65,000 (€77,001, $100,925) was raised for leading British gay charity Stonewall at their 10th annual equality walk in Brighton.

More than 800 people took part in the 10km walk to tackle anti-gay bullying on Sunday (5 May).

Stonewall says they will use the funds raised to finance a new film for primary schools called Free to raise awareness of homophobia.

May 3, 2013

We check into Brighton gay hotel Legends and check out the shopping, sights, sea and scene highlights

Brighton has always attracted the right sort. Way back in 1822, when the seaside city was just developing as a holiday capital, a servant from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, George Wilson, met a guardsman there in a pub called the Duke of Wellington.

Fancying the look of him, and probably knowing guardsmen were famously easy, he offered him a sovereign and two shillings to go to the beach together and ‘commit an unnatural crime’.

Not much has changed.

May 3, 2013

Mutya, Keisha and Siobahn will perform song by Emeli Sande. Stooshe, Lucy Spraggan and boybands also join acts for gay festival on Britain’s south coast

Paloma Faith and Mutya, Keisha and Siobahn (MKS) are among the acts confirmed today for Brighton Pride.

The LGBT park-based festival in Britain’s gayest seaside city is not until 3 August. But early entrants to the line-up are already being announced.

May 2, 2013

Rianna Humble, who is also a lesbian, is a Labour politician campaigning for a seat in the 2015 general election

A politician is fighting to become the UK’s first transgender MP.

Rianna Humble, who is also a lesbian, is in the running to become the Labour parliamentary candidate for either Hove or Brighton Kemptown.

If chosen, she will then attempt to unseat one of the Conservatives at the 2015 General Election.

April 3, 2013

Fans of Brighton and Hove Albion want Britain’s Football Association and others to take gay hate more seriously as report reveals it blights most games

Most of Brighton and Hove Albion soccer club’s games have been marred by homophobia in the 2012 to 2013 season.

The city of Brighton, on the south coast of England, is famous for its large LGBT population putting its football club on the frontline of the battle against gay hate in sport.

Now a new report says the club’s fans – gay and straight – have been the victim of homophobia by at least 68% of opponents they have faced this season, in at least two thirds of away games and in 53% of all their matches in 2012 to 2013.

March 22, 2013

Three reasons why lesbian comic Zoe Lyons is am happy to be hosting the 10th annual Equality Walk for leading British gay campaign organization Stonewall

The Stonewall Equality Walk takes place in Brighton, on the south coast of England on 5 May. I am helping to host the event this year and here are three good reasons why you should don some ‘sensible’ shoes and stroll the 10K walk with me.

Reason 1

March 21, 2013

Boy George and Rita Ora will join other acts on the bill for London gay music festival As One In The Park

British singer Conor Maynard is headlining As One In The Park, London's newest and biggest gay festival.

He will be sharing the limelight with Rita Ora, Boy George and X Factor's Rylan Clark.

From one of the UK’s most popular gay destinations, Brighton, the 20-year-old made his name when his first album Contrast hit number one in July 2012.

Since then, he has collaborated with international artist Ne-Yo and English rapper Wiley and been called the UK's answer to Justin Bieber.

February 14, 2013

Blackburn Rovers footballer Colin-Kazim Richards is under investigation for making homophobic gestures toward fans at Brighton

A British soccer player is being investigated by police after allegedly making anti gay gestures.

Colin-Kazim Richards, 26, who currently plays for Championship team Blackburn Rovers, is being accused of making homophobic gestures towards fans in a match against Brighton and Hove Albion on Tuesday (12 February ).