In partnership with Brighton & Hove Buses, we are hugely proud to unveil the first officially branded Pride Bus.
Now in general circulation and daily use all around Brighton, you can ride the Pride bus on a variety of routes across the city.
Buses in the Brighton & Hove fleet can be branded with the name of a person of note with a local connection who passed away at least 12 months ago, so we chose local drag queen and charity fundraiser Phil Starr.
Phil performed on stages across the world for more than 50 years and also raised thousands of pounds for charity. His last show was at the cabaret bar Legends, in the New Europe Hotel, Marine Parade where he was also the first performer 14 years earlier, and his final number? Well ‘We’ll Meet Again’ obviously.
Phil Starr was also one of the main supporters of the annual Pride event in Brighton and Hove so it feels appropriate that our first Pride bus should be named in his honour.
Paul Kemp, director of Brighton Pride said, “We are thrilled that Brighton and Hove buses have joined other prominent City businesses to support Pride in our City in this our 25th Anniversary year. This is just the start of an ongoing relationship that includes a dedicated bus and shuttle service from the Pride campsite as well as exciting all year round promotional activity with the Pride bus”
“We’re big supporters of Pride in our City. It brings so much energy and vibrancy to the city, and always attracts a great crowd. Not only are we happy to assist with transport provisions but we’re delighted to join in with the celebrations and that our Pride Bus can help promote such a fantastic festival”. Martin Harris, Managing Director
Look out for Phil Starr Pride bus on the roads and hop on board for a fabulous ride …