Mayor raises the rainbow flag to launch Brighton Pride celebrations

Besi Besemar July 31, 2014

The Mayor of Brighton and Hove, Cllr Brian Fitch, and his wife Nora raised the rainbow flag in New Steine Gardens this evening (July 31) to register the official start of the Brighton Pride 2014 celebrations.

Brighton Pride Flag Raising 2014

In his speech the Mayor made special mention of the political content to this years Pride celebrations, drawing particular attention to the 78 placards in the Pride Parade this year highlighting the countries in the world where it is illegal to be homosexual.

New Steine Gardens

The Mayor was joined by Katy Bourne, the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Simon Kirby, MP for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven, Pride Ambassadors Michael Greenbeard and Jenny Bennett and Cllr Geoffrey Bowden, the Green councillor for Queens Park, who is not standing for re-election at the local elections in 2o15.

The evening was hosted by the lovely Dolly Rocket.

Rainbow Flag in New Steine

Rainbow Flat New Steine Gardens