LETTER TO EDITOR: Our Pride has a purpose

Having had to resign from Pride as a content writer and curator late last year due to health reasons, I find myself in an interesting position today.

Enviously on the outside looking in at the exciting plans, knowing the hard work, dedication and passion that goes into making Brighton Pride the best in the UK. Knowing just how important individual and city-wide support is and the difference it makes – not only to those involved with Pride but those benefiting from its year on year record amounts of fundraising.

So to every naysayer deriding the choice of 2018 headliner I say this. Brighton Pride is Pride with a purpose, passionately fundraising for the Rainbow Fund and Social Impact Fund who in turn award grants to local LGBT+ organisations and charities including the LGBT Community Safety Forum, MindOut, Lunch Positive, Allsorts, Brighton Gems, The Clare Project, Rainbow Chorus, Older and Out, Sussex Beacon, Accessibility Matters, Whitehawk LGBT+ Support Group, Trans Alliance, Peer Action, B&H LGBT Switchboard and more.

Be we young, old, Trans, Queer, positive, lesbian, gay, bi, non-binary, regardless of race or religion, (or whatever our opinion about Britney!) these are organisations you and I and those we love may need to be there for us one day. Organisations that ensure every pound raised will make a real difference to LGBT+ lives in our city.

Not just on Pride day but every day. So if partying with Britney at Brighton Pride means that support can continue then oops let’s do it again..and again…and again

Kate Wildblood

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