2015 was a record fundraising year with £100,000 raised for community good causes and 200,000 people enjoying the biggest community parade to date.
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. It’s important not to go back to themes that trivialise the important message behind the Pride Celebration and to highlight the lives and struggles of LGBT+ people across the world as we strive for equality for all.
Pride 2016 will continue to celebrate with the hugely successful Carnival Of Diversity that perfectly reflects the diversity in our City as well as the wonderful diversity of global communities and all the colour and vibrancy of Carnival.
Our 2016 campaigning theme is Uniting Nations, reflecting the UK’s favourite Pride festival’s on-going commitment to campaigning for global LGBT+ rights.
To have the best impact and really get your message noticed by the thousands of spectators we recommend you start planning early. This year we will hold two creative workshops that will help groups and parade entries to develop a even better creative presence.
Thank you for participating in the Brighton LGBT community parade, we are delighted that you have chosen to be a part of a spectacular day celebrating diversity, equality and vibrancy of the LGBT community in Brighton and home, regionally, nationally and internationally.
We the organisers are required to comply with various legal and operational requirements of the police and local authority.
Your cooperation is essential in ensuring that we deliver safe, successful and memorable parade.
Each parade group is required to nominate a responsible person tasked with communicating the information in this back to all members of the walking group of float including any driver.
The responsible person shall ensure that the float Or walking group is appropriately risk assessed and considers the health and safety of all group members.
Please download the Risk Assessment form here.
Please download the Parade Calendar here this will tell you about the important dates and deadlines to be part of the parade.
Please download the Application Support Form here it is essential that you can provide the requested documents to take part within the parade.
Deadline for parade entries is 25th June 2016.
Conditions of Entry
Please note the following conditions of entry which are binding on all your participants. Most are self-explanatory and all are born out of necessity, please contact the Pride office with any queries you may have. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Whilst we recognise that Pride was born out of protest and encourage political participation, parade entries will be disallowed or removed if they denigrate the work of Pride or other charities, community groups and businesses participating in the parade.
- No nudity will be permitted, nor flashing or exposure of areas which are covered on a family beach.
- No alcohol or drugs to be consumed whilst participating in the parade. d. No alcohol should be carried in or on any float, or by walking participants. No participant should be under the influence of alcohol or any controlled substance.
- Nothing is to be thrown from a vehicle at any time.
- Participants that break any of the conditions above may be asked to leave the parade at any time.
- You are prohibited from advertising or promoting any other group, company, business, organisation or product on your float, costumes, banners or vehicles without prior approval from Pride.
- Distribution of gifts, goods, flyers, printed material and or any promotional goods is prohibited along the Pride Parade route without prior approval from Pride and agreement from Brighton & Hove City Council.
- Pre-parade Requirements
- At least one representative from your group will be required to attend a mandatory Pride Parade session and a pre- parade briefing during Pride week.
- You agree to cascade train your safety stewards prior to the parade.
- You agree to provide the requested documents from the Application Support Form by the deadline
- You will be required to
- You will need to provide safety stewards for your entry:
Vehicle Safety Stewards
It is the responsibility of the float organiser to provide sufficient wheel stewards as follows –
- Articulated lorry – Six, one at each corner and in between the traction unit and trailer.
- Small lorry- Four, one at each corner
- Delivery vans – Four, one at each corner.
- Cars – Two, one at each front corner.
Stewards for Walking Groups:
1 x steward per 15 x participants (or part thereof). Stewards are to ensure that the group moves as a cohesive unit and to act as a safety monitor.
- Motorised float drivers must have a valid driver’s licence appropriate to the vehicle and use that is being driven. The licence must be available for inspection as part of the pre-parade safety checks.
- Driver’s vision: To comply with Highways Regulations floats shall be so designed as to avoid any obstruction to the driver’s field of view.
Electrical systems and wiring must be of a type approved for exterior use, should have sufficient capacity, be properly secured to prevent damage, have all terminations enclosed within approved devices or enclosures, and have appropriate circuit and earth leakage protection. Where batteries are used, they should be fixed securely, not above head height and be adequately protected from the weather and moisture. Each battery installation should also include a “Spill Kit”. All electrical equipment must be installed and certified by a competent and qualified person.
Vehicles and trailers must be properly serviced. Vehicles pulling floats should be serviced for fuel, oil, water, tyres and battery prior to parade day. Evidence of this will be required during the pre-Parade safety checks. The Parade Manager or Safety Officer retain discretion to withdraw any unsafe vehicle.
Fire extinguishers and naked flames:
All vehicular entries must carry a minimum of 1 x fully charged (2 gallon/5 litre) extinguisher of an appropriate type suitable for the materials and equipment used in the construction of your display). The extinguisher must be readily accessible on the vehicle and must be sealed, tagged, and dated within the previous 12-month period. Each participating organisation must ensure that someone on the float is trained in use of the extinguisher.
No Naked flames & Smoking
Naked flames and smoking is strictly prohibited on all floats.
Every vehicular float must carry a first aid kit.
Float building materials & decorations:
- All construction and decorative material must be manufactured or treated so as to be effectively flame retardant. Please avoid paper construction as, even when sprayed with flame retardant solution, this is not always 100% effective.
- Float building materials must not be near or part of the exhaust fumes outlet.
- General safety rules:
- No sharp or unfinished edges should be exposed.
- No glass / crystals should be used.
- No objects or literature of any kind shall be thrown from any float or distributed by any participant at any time.
- Only diesel generators are permitted.
Litter & clean-up:
Please do not create litter during the parade. Please keep your rubbish with you and dispose appropriately at the conclusion of the parade.
Mounting and dismounting from a moving float:
Mounting and dismounting from a float is not permitted except in an emergency.
Floats shall be capable of maintaining a minimum speed of 5 miles per hour under anticipated conditions.
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR PLACE IN THE PARADE IS NOT GUARANTEED UNTIL YOU HAVE MADE FULL PAYMENT. THE DEADLINE FOR PAYMENT FOR EARLY BIRD ENTRIES IS FEBRUARY 28TH (IF YOU MISS THIS DEADLINE THEN YOUR ENTRY WILL REVERT TO FULL PRICE ENTRY) AND ANY APPLICATIONS MADE AFTER THIS DATE THE DEADLINE WILL BE 25TH JUNE. IF FULL PAYMENT HAS NOT BEEN MADE BY THE DEADLINE THEN YOU WILL LOSE YOUR PLACE IN THE PARADE.