After 2 years of not being able to celebrate Pride in our city, we are excited to announce the theme for the (delayed) 30th anniversary Brighton & Hove Pride LGBTQ+ Community Parade 2022 on Saturday 6th August will be ‘Love, Protest & Unity’ and applications are now open.
Our theme was created after positive feedback from community groups and to embrace our continued campaign aims.
Love – a declaration of love for all our LGBTQ+ siblings and confirmation that we will always stand together as a community
Protest – acknowledging that the Pride movement has its roots in protest and committing to continuing the fight for global human rights
Unity – as our hard fought for rights are being eroded around the world, a recognition that our differences make us stronger and commitment to campaign until all are treated equally
The Pride LGBTQ+ Community Parade is one of the undisputed highlights of the Brighton & Hove Pride weekend and is a glorious showcase of the city’s charities, community groups and small businesses as well as our invaluable emergency services, the NHS and statutory partners.
It is one of the biggest and brightest events in Brighton & Hove’s events calendar, with over 300,000 people thronging the city’s streets to participate in and watch the parade of community and campaign groups, and the all-singing, all-dancing carnival of colour as it wends its way from Hove Lawns to Preston Park for We Are Fabuloso, the official Brighton & Hove Pride charity fundraiser.
We are committed to ensuring that the Pride LGBTQ+ Community Parade retains its community focus and guarantee that at least 2/3 of entrants will be charities, community groups and local LGBTQ+ businesses.
In keeping with the parade standards we introduced in 2017, any businesses in the parade should be able to show evidence of having pro-LGBTQ+ policies and support the LGBTQ+ community year round. Any floats or banners must include messaging in support of LGBTQ+ human rights.
With community at its heart, LOVE · PROTEST · UNITY will bring the city together to remember, to celebrate and to campaign.
The annual Pride LGBTQ+ Community Parade features an array of city charities, community groups, local businesses, blue light services and official Brighton & Hove Pride partners. This free and much loved, colourful carnival of diversity will kick start Saturday’s festivities and lead the way to our main community fundraising event Fabuloso in the Park on Preston Park taking place on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th August 2022.
Brighton & Hove Pride is a time to come together to celebrate and embrace diversity and inclusion in our great city. Our sole ethos is to promote respect within our community and support local charities and causes through fundraising. In the last 7 years we have raised over £936,000 for neighbouring charities, projects and community groups, distributed through The Brighton Rainbow Fund, Pride Social Impact Fund and The Pride Cultural Development Fund.
If you are interested in participating, please complete the expression of interest form.
Pride LGBTQ+ Community Parade
Saturday 6th August 2022, 11am