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In partnership with Brighton & Hove Buses, we are hugely proud that the officially branded Pride Bus is on the roads for the second year. Now in general circulation and daily use all around Brighton, you can ride the Pride bus on a variety of routes across the city.

Brighton & Hove Buses can be named after a notable person with a local connection who passed away at least 12 month ago, so we chose local drag queen and charity fundraiser Phil Starr.

Phil performed on stages across the world for more than 50 years and also raised thousands of pounds for charity. His last show was at the cabaret bar Legends, in the New Europe Hotel, Marine Parade where he was also the first performer 14 years earlier, and his final number? Well ‘We’ll Meet Again’ obviously.

Phil Starr was also one of the main supporters of the annual Pride event in Brighton and Hove so it feels appropriate that our Pride bus should be named in his honour.

Paul Kemp, director of Brighton Pride said, “We are thrilled that Brighton and Hove buses have rejoined other prominent City businesses to support Pride in our City in this our 25th Anniversary year. This is just the start of an ongoing relationship that includes a dedicated bus and shuttle service from the Pride campsite as well as exciting all year round promotional activity with the Pride bus” 

Nick Hill, Head of Commercial Development for Brighton & Hove Buses said, “We are proud to promote diversity in this vibrant, wonderful city and are delighted to help celebrate 25 years of Pride in such a colourful way.” 

Look out for Phil Starr Pride bus on the roads and hop on board for a fabulous ride …