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April 13, 2015

Pop divas to perform at LGBTI festival alongside Fatboy Slim

Former X Factor judge Tulisa is to perform at this year's Brighton Pride, as well as Mercury Music Prize-winning star Ms. Dynamite, it has been announced.

Tulisa, formally of band N-Dubz, is known for hits including Young and Live It Up.

She and It Takes More singer Ms. Dynamite will join stars including indie artist Foxes and DJ Wayne G at the popular LGBTI festival this summer.

Jess Glynne – who is currently at number one in the singles charts with her song Hold My Hand – will also appear.

April 9, 2015

Other performers include Fatboy Slim, Jess Glynne and Hercules & Love Affair

Grammy-winning pop star Foxes and Wayne G will be joining the star-studded lineup at this year's Brighton Pride.

The Clarity singer and international DJ will be performing at the festival's main stage in Preston Park for the celebration, which takes place on 1 August.

Foxes, known for her hits Youth, Let Go For Tonight and Holding Onto Heaven, will be joining an array of performers slated for this year's festival in the UK's seaside gay capital.

March 17, 2015

Disco pop trio join Fatboy Slim and Jess Glynne on this year's bill

Hercules & Love Affair have been added to the line up for this year's Brighton Pride.

The American band, fronted by Andy Butler, are known for songs such as Liberty and My Offense.

They are the latest additions to a lineup that already includes Real Love singer and Brit Award nominee Jess Glynne, as well as Right Here, Right Now icon Fatboy Slim.

Fatboy Slim, also known by his real name of Norman Cook, previously performed at Brighton Pride in 2012.

March 5, 2015

 Dance music icon just one of the huge names performing at festival

Dance music icon Fatboy Slim will perform at this year's Brighton Pride, for the LGBTI festival's 25th anniversary, it's been confirmed.

The Brighton-residing DJ, also known as Norman Cook, is just one of the big names lined up for this year's installment, with another to be released tomorrow.

The star, known for hits such as Praise You and Right Here, Right Now, will take to the stage in the Wild Fruit Dance Big Top tent in Preston Park on the Saturday. 

March 5, 2015

Real Love singer and Fatboy Slim slated for LGBTI festival

Pop star of the moment Jess Glynne has been confirmed as a performer at this year's Brighton Pride.

The Real Love singer will be performing at the festival's main stage in Preston Park for the celebration, which takes place on Saturday 1 August.

Jess won a Grammy earlier this year for work on the Clean Bandit number one single Rather Be. Her other hits include Right Here and My Love.

She joins an array of performers slated for this year's festival – including the iconic Fatboy Slim (Norman Cook).

November 14, 2014

UK’s biggest LGBTI park event has secured the right to use its home for the next six years

The organizers of Brighton Pride have been given official permission to run the park festival, parade and party in the gay village all the way up to 2020.

The new license from Brighton and Hove City Council means the future home and organizing group of LGBTI Britain’s favorite day by the seaside is secure.

The event, early each August, will see a parade through the city’s streets, a festival in Preston Park and a street party over two days in the gay village.

October 9, 2014

A Primary School in the English town of Newhaven has introduced ‘gender neutral’ toilets for pupils in an effort to tackle transphobia

Boys and girls, aged between 4 and 11, returned from their summer break last month to discover that they were now able to share toilet facilities at Harbour Primary and Nursery School in Church Hill, Newhaven, East Sussex.

When pupils reported this change to their parents, some complained to the school about not being notified in advance.

This prompted a letter of explanation from the head teacher, Christine Terrey, and an invitation to attend a meeting on ‘preventing transphobia’.

September 1, 2014

Police has faced complaints over the alleged use of illegal drugs and high-risk sex happening in a public place

Brighton is reportedly allowing its bushes to grow in public parks so gay couples can have sex outside.

The greenery in Dukes Mound park in Brighton, a cruising spot in the gay capital of the UK, have been allowed to grow between 15ft and 20ft tall.

One cruising website describes the area as 'popular 24 hours a day'.

A Cityparks worker from Brighton and Hove City Council, who asked not to be named, revealed: 'We always err on the side of caution when pruning due to the sensitivity of the area.

July 21, 2014

George Montague, in his 90s, was famously spotted driving his mobility scooter at 2009’s Brighton Pride

David Cameron has written a letter to congratulate the ‘oldest gay in the village’.

The affectionate moniker is George Montague’s, who was famously spotted driving his mobility scooter at 2009’s Brighton Pride.

In his 90s, he is one of the UK city’s most famous and loved citizens.

Montague sent the Prime Minister a copy of his new book, The Oldest Gay In The Village, to read.

July 12, 2014

UK city prepares for pride celebrations as special wristbands go on sale for their legendary street celebrations at the heart of the weekend

As Brighton Pride 2014 draws nearer, organizers are encouraging people to buy their new pledgebands to ensure they can enjoy the celebrations.

Due the popularity of Brighton Pride, as the UK seaside town is not only a LGBTI hotspot but also a cultural melting pot and summer destination, organizers have introduced a pledgeband, like a wristband, for revellers to buy for the weekend.

June 19, 2014

Fuzzies and their lovers head to the UK’s gay mecca on the coast for a weekend of boogies in the disco and picnics in the park

It’s only 'Fursday', but we’ve already got the weekend on the mind, and this one in particular.

In the British coastal town of Brighton, a slew of parties and events will be hosted for bears, cubs, otters, wolves and whatever other animal classification are out there for furry, burly gay men (and their admirers).

They’re calling it the Brighton Bear Weekender.

This year’s Bear Weekender will run from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 June 2014.

The events will include:

June 9, 2014

Heather Peace, who opened the crossing, said she wanted it to be a 'beautiful symbol during LGBT Pride month'

Brighton is being given a bold makeover as Europe’s first official ‘rainbow crossing’ was unveiled to celebrate Pride.

Created by local artists overnight, the rainbow stretches across the road at the artists’ quarter of Madeira Drive.

Hundreds are expected to visit the crossing. Even though the council supported the rainbow walk, it will be closed within a week.

Brighton Pride will take place on 2 August.

Due to government regulations, the police have also warned the public that it should not be considered an official road crossing.

May 23, 2014

We promise to not make a weak 'Brighton up your weekend' pun. Oops

Summer is coming, and many British people are packing their bags to head to the seaside.

And for LGBTI Brits, the best option is going down south to Brighton.

Not only is it known as the gay capital of Europe, it is a great place for a weekend away.

It’s open-minded, relaxed, and just a little bit eccentric.

Take a look at what is quite possibly the perfect gay weekend in Brighton.

May 22, 2014

Non-LGBTI crowd, heavy drinking and vast numbers caused problems for police. If community doesn’t back plan, whole festival could be shut down

The UK’s Brighton Pride is planning to charge for its street party for the first time to stop a ‘rough’ free-for-all with out of control drinking.

The change has been forced on organizers of the LGBTI festival on the south coast of England, which is a highlight of the British summer.

And if the community doesn’t agree to the new plan, the whole festival could be shut down for safety reasons.

April 10, 2014

With a rich gay history and exciting culinary offerings, not even gray British weather is enough to dampen Brighton's bright light

One thing can be said about British people and seaside cities: Inevitable bad weather will not stop them from having a good time. This is especially true in Brighton.

My weekend in the gay capital of the UK on the southern coast of England truly lived up to the British expectations of weather. It was grey, and it was windy.

However, my weekend could not have been any sunnier as I was treated to a weekend sampling of Brighton’s best bars and restaurants, and learning about its surprising history.

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.

Categories include:

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.’

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.

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.