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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

Is East Sussex council misleading people over their requirements to change their 'legal name'?

If you want to change your name in a county in south east England, whether as part of the gender recognition process or following a same sex marriage, you must pay the county council or it will not be officially recognized.

The misleading warning on the East Sussex Name Changes page tells its residents they must pay £60 ($100, €75) to 'officially' register the change.

August 1, 2013

The 51-year-old cabinet maker will get compensation for being unfairly fired after cruel taunts at work

A cabinet maker, who claimed he was subjected to cruel homophobic taunts at a renowned bespoke furniture-making factory, was unfairly dismissed from his job, a tribunal ruled today (1 August).

However, the British employment tribunal panel found Mark Crowther had not suffered discrimination by sexual orientation and also threw out his claim for harassment.

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 25, 2013

Demitri Levantis explains the importance of gay rights to straight people today

I remember one of my tutors looking at my CV and noticing I’d written for Gay Star News before starting my journalism course and saying: ‘I assume you’re gay.’

The response I felt was of much annoyance – not because I’ve been in a relationship with a woman for the past two and half years – but for the narrow mindedness displayed by another straight person only a decade or two my senior.

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.

February 14, 2013

Football star Le Saux to debate homophobia in sport alongside rugby hero Ben Cohen and NFA giant John Amaechi at Britain’s Student Pride

Chelsea and England soccer legend Graeme Le Saux is to be a star player for the fight against homophobia in sport by joining with Student Pride.

The 44-year-old has been the victim of anti-gay abuse from other football players and fans before, despite being married with two kids.

Now he’s going to score a goal for gays by joining the Student Pride panel debate on homophobia in sport on 1 March in Brighton, south east England.

September 20, 2012

You haven’t really started to enjoy driving until you have embraced vintage cars, we headed to the Goodwood Revival to find out more

The life of a motoring journalist can be tough sometimes, between hard fought negotiations with various car manufacturers to allow me access to their latest stables for testing, I have had the task of attending the Goodwood Revival at the weekend.

This is one of my favorite events of the year and epitomises the ideal of ‘putting the fun’ back into motoring! Dusting off my Levi’s Big E 1960s jacket and biker boots, I jumped in a classic car and headed for Sussex, south east England.

September 3, 2012

Brighton Pride organizers have responded to a headliner cancelling, and claims of kettling from Queers Against Cuts

Pop star and X Factor winner Alexandra Burke cancelled her performance at Brighton and Hove Pride on Saturday (1 September).

The ‘Bad Boys’ singer, who was a headline act for the gay festival held in the British seaside city, pulled out after her technical team said they were unsatisfied with the venue.

Director of Brighton and Hove Pride Trevor Edwards told Gay Star News negotiations had broken down in the late afternoon after her management’s new requirements could not be accommodated.

May 2, 2012

With the Stonewall Equality Walk and Brighton Festival this month, we check out the classic British seaside destination with an alternative, and very gay, edge

The GSN team will be taking to the streets of Brighton this Sunday (6 May) for a 10km charity walk to raise funds for Britain’s leading lesbian, gay and bisexual campaign organization, Stonewall.

The seaside city remains a favorite of London day-trippers, stag and hen parties, families seeking a traditional beach holiday, loved-up couples on a dirty weekend and, of course, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender travellers.