PCC proud to be celebrating 25 years of Brighton Pride

27/07/2015

Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, will join police officers on the Pride Community Parade from Hove Lawns to Preston Park this Saturday (1 August) to help mark 25 years of Pride in the City.

The theme for 2015’s Brighton Pride is ‘Carnival of Diversity’.

Commenting on being part of the 2015 celebrations, Mrs Bourne said: “Brighton Pride is the biggest cultural event in the city’s calendar and showcases all that is great about the city and its vibrant LGBT community.

“This is my third year attending in my role as PCC and I’m really looking forward to joining Sussex Police officers on their march to Preston Park and meeting all those who help make this an important and fun day.

“As with previous years I will have a stand in Preston Park next to the Surrey and Sussex Police Diversity Team. This is part of my Talk Sussex programme, which is an opportunity for residents to have their say in local policing and crime priorities. We will be tweeting on the day using #TalkSussex. My Youth Commission will also be in Preston Park gathering views on LGBT hate crime and the police’s response to it.

“I look forward to visiting the volunteers of the LGBT Community Safety Forum at the Access Tent, where they will be providing services for disabled visitors including older, deaf and blind attendees during the parade and at Preston Park. This facility has been supported with a grant from my Safer in Sussex Fund (SiSF). A previous grant from the SiSF supported their ‘Report It!’ project, which aims to make it easier for members of the LGBT community to report a crime and get the help and support they need. Click here to view the ‘Report It!’ video.

“I wish everyone a happy and safe 25th Pride.”

Find out more about Brighton Pride 25th Anniversary celebrations on the official Brighton & Hove Pride website.

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