The organisers of Pride 2013 have announced the theme for this years LGBT Pride community parade planned for Saturday August 3, which marks 21 years of Brighton Pride and culminates with the Pride celebrations on Preston Park.
The chosen theme is ‘GAY ICONS’ which organisers hope will put the spotlight on the vast array of Iconic LGBT figureheads, including campaigners and popular celebrities that have shaped and advanced LGBT culture and the cause of equality throughout history.
News of the theme will set sewing machines whirring and sequins flying all over the city as an expected deluge of Gagas, Monroes, Madonnas, Boy Georges and Freddie Mercurys plan their costumes for the event of the year, along with the more serious ICONS and modernisers like Peter Tatchell, Harvey Milk, Alan Turing, Quentin Crisp, Oscar Wilde and the Reverend Giles Frazer.
Pride director Paul Kemp, said:
“There are so many important and influential people for us to celebrate as a community.
“They range from the most spectacular and celebrated stars of stage, screen and music to those who have changed the lives of the LGBT community and furthered equality through politics and sheer bravery. It is important that we highlight LGBT people who have been instrumental in all aspects of life”
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Brighton Pride is administered by a CIC Company formed to manage the 2013 event. It’s Directors are Paul Kemp of Aeon Events Ltd. David Hill of E3 and Dulcie Weaver. £1 per head for each ticket sold is ring fenced for the Rainbow Fund to distribute to their grants program administered by the Sussex Community Foundation to LGBT organisations along with any profits after bills and expenses have been settled after the event.