To honour the memory and show solidarity following the tragic events at Pulse, an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, and victims of all hate crimes, an act of remembrance will take place on the main stage at Brighton Pride on Saturday 6th August.
Brighton Pride is the UK’s biggest Pride Festival attracting visitors from all over the UK and the world to participate in the Community Parade and park Festival.
Director of Pride Paul Kemp said: “Our hearts go out to all the families and friends of those who lost their lives and all those affected by the attack in Orlando. It was a senseless hate crime by a lone radical perpetrator on an LGBT venue that should have been a safe space. This horrific event shows that despite how far we have come, there is still much to do within our own communities as well as across the globe.
Pride celebrates diversity and tolerance within all our communities and this tragedy should not divide us, but bring us together to stand side by side in unity against all hate crime.
Our campaign them for 2016 ‘Uniting Nations’ will highlight the plight of LGBT groups across the globe and has collected images and testimony from Prides on every continent to produce a colourful and diverse representation of our global community. It is only by building bridges and standing shoulder to shoulder with groups around the world that we can tackle homophobic and discrimination in all its forms by promoting respect and equality for all.”