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Probably the most frequently asked question when it comes to Pride must be “Why do we need a Pride?” Given the huge improvement in equalities over the last decade with protections written in to law and a legal recognition of our relationships, then it is understandable that some people, including those within the LGBT community, might think that we’ve won the fight for freedom. However in five counties across the globe homosexuality is still punishable with the death penalty, while a further 70 imprison citizens because of who they are.

Brighton Pride will continue to raise awareness of the plight of Global LGBT communities who do not have the same freedoms that we enjoy in the United Kingdom.