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After last year’s glorious Summer Of Love, Brighton Pride 2018 is all set to be a riot of colour as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the iconic Rainbow Flag with our theme ‘Colour My World’.

Originally commissioned by politician and activist Harvey Milk and devised by artist Gilbert Baker in San Francisco in 1978, the rainbow flag is a symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ+) pride and LGBTQ+ social movements. The flag has no rules, no protocol that governs its display and is the community’s for the taking.

For 2018’s ‘Colour My World’ we are returning to the flag’s original eight colours of pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet representing, respectively: sexuality, life, healing, sun, nature, art, harmony, and spirit.

The eight colour Rainbow Flag reminds us that ours is a diverse community – composed of people with a variety of individual tastes of which we should all be proud.

Brighton Pride Carnival Of Diversity Community Parade

Forever surprising, always engaging and constantly educating, the 2018 Brighton Pride Carnival Of Diversity Community Parade will fill Brighton & Hove’s streets with love, light and laughter as the colour and cohesion of our communities combine to create a explosion of life-affirming brilliance.

Coming together as a community to declare our unity is ever more important, as we continue to face the challenges of those around the world who would take back LGBTQ+ rights and equality.

“Join us in August for Brighton Pride 2018 and ‘Colour My World’. Together we can keep moving forward, celebrating, campaigning and connecting with Pride, proving love wins.”

Tickets for the 2018 Pride Festival will be on sale soon.