Brighton Pride safe ‘until 2020’ under new license

Illustrated rainbow pride flag on a white background.

Brighton Pride is secure until 2020, after the council granted a six-year license for the LGBT event.

The event – which is the largest Pride in the UK – has been awarded a new license, giving consent for a Parade, a Pride festival on Preston park, and a ticketed village party through the next 6 years.

Pride Director Paul Kemp said: “We are thrilled to have been granted consent from the city council to organise Pride in the City until 2020.

“The agreement allows us to continue to develop partnerships that help us build on the success and sustainability of Pride.

“Campaigning to highlight global LGBT communities and community fundraising is at the cornerstone of everything we do.

“We are extremely grateful for the continued support of community, local businesses, Brighton Council, Police and Fire.

“2015 see Brighton Pride celebrate 25th Anniversary of Pride in the City and will be the biggest Pride celebration to date.”

This year’s Pride raised more than £64,570 for LGBT and HIV organisations.

Police had warned about homophobic assaults during this year’s event, with one man punched in the face and knocked out in a suspected anti-gay attack.

Leaflets comparing gay people to paedophiles were also distributed in the town in the week leading up to the festival.

The next Brighton Pride is set to take place over the weekend of 1-2 August, 2015.