There are now lots of alternatives to the mainstream Pride events happening this summer in Brighton.
The community has organised itself around its own needs – aiming to create queer, trans-friendly, people of colour friendly, free, wheelchair accessable, political and safe events for LGBTQIA+ people and their allies in Brighton.
For everyone feeling the need for an alternative Pride…
HAPPY QUEER PRIDE COMRADES!
Disclaimer: I’m not organising of any of these events myself, apart from some badge making at the Cowley on 2 Aug.
Free, sober, queer weekend with lots of different events from yoga to BBQs to art shows, 19-20 July
BothWays pre-pride ice-cream meet-up – 29 July
A meet-up before Pride to network with other Bisexual People and allies (partners, friends family and everyone else bi-friendly) – a chance to make plans for Pride with your Brighton Bothways friends and to meet new people so that that you can feel confident you won’t be the only Bi on the field!
A chance for Bisexuals and allies to get into the Pride spirit, in a delicious, relaxed, family-friendly environment.
Drop in and out again any time over the 2 hours.
The Ice-Cream Meet is facilitated by Amo and Charlie C.
Look out for the BothWays flyers and orange flowers on our table.
At the lovely Gelato Gusto Ice Cream Shop – 2 Gardner Street, BN1 1UP in the North Laine
FemRock Brighton is having a Brighton pride special at The Green Door Store on Fri 1st August where we’ll be raising money for All Sorts – an LGBTQ youth project in Brighton. FemRock is a queer feminist not-for-profit night and we’ll have lots of amazing female- fronted and queer performers – and vegan cake of course. It’s £3 entry before 8pm and all profits go to All Sorts.
Educational, sober, LGBTQIA+, wheelchair access, politics, family, history, cake at the Cowley Club. Daytime.
Queer hangout after the parade.
Non-profit evening of fun on 2 Aug (NOTE: Not free) Evening.
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If you know of any other events being created by the community which are not used as marketing platforms for big business, and which honour the political origins of the Stonewall riots, please add them in the comments and I’ll incorporate it when I can.