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Pride is about every aspect of our diverse community, respecting each and every participant, worker and service provider who make our Pride celebrations and events so special. Respecting those who help us deliver a safe and amazing Pride festival of events.

The Brighton & Hove Pride Respect Campaign celebrates the service providers in our city, ensuring not only a warm welcome but also a respectful appreciation of the work they do to make our Pride events possible.

Respect for Brighton and Hove’s refuse workers, ambulance drivers and paramedics, police officers and support staff, fire crews and stewards. Respect for everyone working at or providing services for Brighton Pride, regardless of gender, sexuality, colour or creed.

“Pride promotes tolerance, acceptance and respect for of all our diverse communities. We really hope that everyone can engage this positive campaign thats promote our citywide respect campaign.

This should include respect for the residents of Preston Park and St James’s Street area whose lives are disrupted by the Pride celebrations on their doorstep as well as your fellow Pride goers. We don’t believe harassment or inappropriate behaviour to fellow Pride goers or service providers should be tolerated and we support the Police in taking appropriate action.

We really want locals and visitors to the City to have an amazing Pride weekend and encourage people to please drink responsibly and to help make Brighton and Hove Pride the UK’s proudest Pride celebrations”

The Pride Respect campaign highlights Brighton Pride’s commitment to an event free from bullying, sexual harassment or body shaming. An event where all are welcome and free to be who they are. A Pride based on respect for all.

Everyone attending Pride, be it for work or pleasure, has the right to do so without being harassed or assaulted. Any reports to Sussex Police will be taken seriously and where evidence is available, fully investigated.

Everyone should be free to live their lives without fear of abuse or attack on the basis of who they are, what they believe or how they look. Susses Police take all reports of incidents motivated by hate seriously. You can report online at Alternatively dial 101 or, in an emergency, please dial 999.

If someone insults you, threatens you, scares you, attacks you – just because of who you are, it’s a hate crime. Please tell us. We take it seriously.