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Brighton Pride announce theme for 2018

Besi Besemar January 10, 2018

Colour My World – Brighton Pride theme for 2018 celebrates Rainbow Flag.

After last year’s glorious Summer Of Love, Brighton Pride 2018 will be celebrating   the 40th anniversary of the iconic Rainbow Flag with the theme Colour My World.

Originally commissioned by politician and activist Harvey Milk and devised by artist Gilbert Baker in San Francisco in 1978, the Rainbow Flag is a symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) pride and LGBT+ social movements.

The Rainbow Flag has no rules, no protocol that governs its display and is the community’s for the taking.

For 2018’s Colour My World, Brighton Pride will return to the flag’s original eight colours of pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet representing, respectively: sexuality, life, healing, sun, nature, art, harmony, and spirit.

The eight colour Rainbow Flag reminds us that ours is a diverse community – composed of people with a variety of individual tastes of which we should all be proud.

The Brighton Pride Carnival Of Diversity Community Parade is forever surprising, always engaging, constantly educating and in 2018 will fill Brighton & Hove’s streets with love, light and laughter as the colour and cohesion of our varied communities combine to create an explosion of life-affirming brilliance.

Paul Kemp
Paul Kemp

Paul Kemp, Director of Brighton Pride, said: “Coming together as a community to declare our unity is ever more important, as we continue to face the challenges of those around the world who would take back LGBT+ rights and equality.

“Join us on August 4 for Brighton Pride 2018 and ‘Colour My World’. Together we can keep moving forward, celebrating, campaigning and connecting with Pride, proving love wins.”

Tickets for the 2018 Pride Festival will be on sale soon.