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Pride are delighted to announce that this years Access Tent and Gate at the Pride Festival has been moved to the south end of Preston Park making it easier for those with disabilities and mobility requirements to enjoy their day. This will make entering and exiting the park easier for those with disabilities and additional mobility requirements.
The Access Tent will form a strong part of the Community Area alongside the Family Diversity Area, Kids Area and Trans* Area and is facilitated by the Brighton and Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum (LGBT CSF).
On the importance of the Access Tent at Pride, Joanna Rowland-Stuart, said: “The Access Tent is not just a meeting place for disabled visitors to Pride, for them it’s also a refuge, a place to seek advice, to get help, First Aid and to report problems of any nature with their day at Pride, up to and including reporting hate crime incidents.”
Billie Lewis, Chair of the LGBT CSF, added: “I am hoping that the facility will not only benefit and empower those needing to use it but will remind the LGBT+ community that disabled people and the elderly are welcome at Pride and should be equally welcome throughout the LGBT+ scene. We will be working closely with other volunteer services to make sure the facility is as inclusive as possible.”
Anyone with access issues wishing to purchase a ticket should purchase tickets from the main ticket shop, but should use the access gate marked on the ticket.
Carers are free and customers should apply for free carriers tickets by licking the link below.