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Gatwick Airport, the UK’s second largest airport has partnered with Brighton Pride Festival 2016, for the second year.

Brighton Pride Festival takes place from 5-7 August 2016. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community event has become the UK’s biggest Pride festival with nearly 300,000 people participating in the celebrations across the city last year.

This year’s event, themed ‘Carnival of Diversity: Uniting Nations’ is expected to a attract huge numbers of participants, spectators and visitors from across Sussex and further afield for what according to Tourism South East is the biggest event and tourist attraction in Brighton.

A spokesperson for Gatwick Airport said “Gatwick Airport is pleased to again be partnering this year’s Brighton Pride Festival – a highlight of the Brighton calendar year. Gatwick Airport and the Brighton community share close links and the Brighton Pride Festival is a wonderful celebration, which the airport is proud to be supporting. We wish all those involved in this year’s Pride festival a wonderful time.”

Last year’s Brighton Pride Festival raised a record breaking £100,000 for LGBT and HIV organisations and good causes across Sussex. Beneficiaries included Allsorts Youth Project, Lunch Positive, LGBT Community Safety Forum, MindOut, Peer Action and Clare Project.

Paul Kemp, Brighton Pride Community Interest Company, said: “Brighton Pride has evolved over the years with more communities coming together to celebrate every aspect of our city, regardless of sexuality, race, gender, age or ability. We are delighted that Gatwick Airport has once again partnered with Brighton & Hove Pride. Many of our international visitors will fly into the event through Gatwick and we are delighted that they are once again supporting Sussex and Brighton’s biggest single event.

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