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As Brighton and Hove prepares to host the UK’s biggest Pride festival in August, Pride organisers are inviting Pride goers to join us in a minute silence at 7pm across all the Pride festival sites to honour the people who lost their lives in the Orlando attack and the many other victims of hate crimes across the globe.

Director of Pride, Paul Kemp, said: “Despite the advances of equality and equal marriage in the UK, the recent horrific event in Orlando and continuing attacks on LGBT people and communities globally have highlighted there’s still a long way to go.

Brighton Pride 2016 will be more important that ever and I ask all allies and friends of the LGBT community to come out and stand shoulder to shoulder with friends and family to stand up against all hate crime.

I’m proud of Brighton and Hove, a city that has always celebrated diversity and tolerance within all our communities. Brighton Pride is the UK’s biggest Pride Festival with visitors from all over the UK joining us to celebrate Pride. I hope this year the entire city comes out to stand side by side in unity against all hate crime and the politics of fear and discrimination and truly celebrate Pride in what is undoubtedly a unique and special City”.

Brighton Pride Community Parade
Saturday 6th August 2016, 11am from Hove Lawns

Brighton Pride Festival
Sat 6th August 2016, tickets are available here
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