On behalf of the Rainbow Chorus I’d like to say a huge thank you to both Dulcie Weaver and Paul Kemp for organising a brilliant Brighton Pride, 2017.
It was fantastic to be the ninth group at the beginning of the parade with our Yellow Submarine float, celebrating the Beatles and highlighting the Summer of Love theme.
Walkers, wheel stewards and everyone on the float had a really great time. We also had some very positive media coverage from BBC Southeast and the Argus which should all help with future sponsorship – so thank you very much indeed.
It makes a huge difference having community organisations like ours leading the Pride Community Parade and is very much in keeping with the Pride ethos you are both promoting re the bigger picture of LGBT+ rights and action.
You did a great job this year – lots of people said it was the best Pride ever and in our view it did have more of a community feel than in previous years.
It’s very hard to balance commercial needs with a community focus but I think you’ve gone a long way to getting this right. We know a huge amount of hard work goes into Pride and you two make a great leadership team.
Finola Brophy, Chair, Rainbow Chorus