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Brighton & Hove & Metrobus say stay at home for Brighton Pride

Gscene Editorial Team July 30, 2020

Brighton & Hove and Metrobus’ Managing Director Martin Harris joins Brighton & Hove Pride, Brighton & Hove City Council and Brighton & Hove NHS to ask people not to gather in large numbers at unofficial events for Brighton & Hove Pride this weekend.  

Pride has been cancelled this year and moved entirely online due to the Coronavirus but it is expected to make a triumphant return in 2021.

Still keen to celebrate, Pride organisers have turned the annual LGBTQ+ event into a purely digital festival on Friday, August 31, Saturday, August 1 and Sunday, August 2, We Are FABULOSO!, which will be streamed live from a purpose-built studio in Brighton.

Martin said: ‘Celebrate Pride safely and stay at home this year and watch the event online with family and friends.’

There is a great line-up this year, including never before broadcast archive footage from Nile Rogers & Chic, Fatboy Slim, Years & Years and the House Gospel Choir, as well as cabaret, comedy and politics.

‘If you are travelling around the city this weekend, please be aware it is likely there will be queues for public transport and possible delays to your journey,’ said Martin.

‘You may not be able to board the bus you want. Even though our bus services are running at 85% of pre-Covid levels, they have only 50% of their usual seating capacity, so we can continue to enforce government rules on social distancing.’

Martin reminded passengers that they must wear a face covering on public transport, unless they are exempt. Exemptions include disabled people, children under 11 and people with certain health conditions.

‘There are no official Pride events this summer but please support Pride organisers and help raise essential funds for LGBTQ+ community groups by streaming it live at home instead.’

For the latest timetable information and advice on safer travel on our buses, visit our website

You can watch Brighton & Hove Digital Pride Festival: We Are FABULOSO from Friday, July, 31 to Sunday, August 2, hosted by comedian Zoe Lyons and broadcaster Stephen Bailey. Click here to subscribe.