Pride Brighton & Hove 2012
When: 1 September 2012
Where: From Madeira Drive to Preston Park 1pm
Pride Brighton & Hove (Pride) has been formed as a community interest company (CIC) with an asset lock to use any profits generated to benefit the LGBT community within Brighton & Hove.
The company is operating as a not for profit commercial enterprise and this aspect is very important for all stakeholders within the city.
Parade: in essence the proposal for the parade is to hold the event in the usual manner from the seafront (Madeira Drive) through the city via the clock tower and North Street, on through the Steine and London Road to a finish adjacent to Preston Park. The parade route, structure and times will be based on the model successfully operated in 2010 and 2011. The parade is used as both a showcase of LGBT awareness, tolerance and diversity within the city and for the individual groups participating. It also affords the opportunity to allow for charitable donations from members of the public.
The park event allows the LGBT community within the city and their wider friends to continue the celebration of diversity within a safe and controlled party atmosphere. Whilst it acts as a space for people to come together and party it also acts as an important showcase for the voluntary sector, performers and the city as a whole.
The Community Village will continue to be an intrinsic area at the park, with free stalls being provided to local LGBT groups and charities and subsidised stalls to non-local groups.