We stand together and celebrate Brighton and Hove Pride!
We’re really excited to be taking part taking part in this year’s Brighton & Hove Pride LGBTQ+ Community Parade on Saturday 5th August, alongside our friends at Unity Club Nights, Heartventure, Speak Out and Stay Up Late.
Look out for our bright open top double decker bus, with the slogan Equal Able Sexual.
We created the slogan Equal Able Sexual last year with Heartventure and Unity Club Nights.
It was designed and chosen by the people we support to tell the world that despite what people think, we have the same rights as anyone else, we are as able as anyone else, and we are as sexual as anyone else.
When only 3% of people with a learning disability live with their partners, it is more important than ever to spread the message of our right to love whoever we want.
These words aren’t usually controversial, but when applied to people with a learning disability, they take on a new meaning.
Come and support us by coming to see us at the parade!
Wednesday 26th July 2023
216-225 Kings Road Arches, Brighton BN1 1NB (on the seafront)
With performances and DJs from:
- The Daniel Wakeford Experience
- Dima (singer/songwriter on guitar)
- Dom Beatbox Mahon
- Family Thing Dancers
Tickets are £5 payable on the door, plus please bring cash for games – £2 a play, £5 for 3!
Pride Community Parade
Our wonderful yellow open top double decker bus kindly loaned to us by Dave and Frankie at Brighton Bus Preservation Society will be waved off from Hove Lawns at the start of the parade, around 11:00 am on Saturday 5th August.
Please come along anywhere on the parade route to show your support!
Easy Read guide to accessibility at LGBTQI+ Pride events (thank you to CHANGE People)
If you feel inspired by what we are doing, please consider donating:
Text PROUD to 70085 to donate £5
A big thank you
Thank you to all who have supported Grace Eyre at Brighton Pride this year.
Thanks to Zurich Insurance for a donation used to deck out our bus in amazing decorations, including a rainbow balloon arch, bubble machine and our very own Grace Eyre flags.
Thank you in particular to Jane from Zurich for help decorating and for joining the parade on the day, as part of Zurich’s flagship volunteering programme, Challenge, funded by Zurich Community Trust (ZCT). Challenge brings together employee teams from Zurich offices across the country to complete a one-off project which benefits a local voluntary organisation or school. The programme has been running for 34 years and, while it can take many forms, Zurich always look to engage directly with the beneficiaries themselves.
Special thanks also to Brighton Bus Preservation Society for donating the bus and drivers for the day, to Grace Eyre Eyre Active Lives who made additional decorations and to all of our volunteers and attendees.