PM sends message of support to Brighton Pride organisers

Besi Besemar August 2, 2014

The Rt Hon David Cameron MP has sent a letter of support to the organisers of Brighton Pride for a successful Pride this weekend.

Rt Hon David Cameron MP
Rt Hon David Cameron MP

Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP, the leader of the Labour Party, and Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion, have sent videos wishing Brighton a happy pride.

In his letter, the Prime Minister wrote: “I am, once again, delighted to offer my support to Pride Brighton and Hove. It is a fantastic celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and its contribution to the diversity and vibrancy of Brighton and Hove.

“I am proud of this country’s record of advancing LGBT equality and rights. It was a truly momentous occasion seeing the first same-sex couples getting married on March 29, including those marriages that took place in Brighton that weekend.

“The Pride festival is an excellent opportunity to bring people from different communities together to enjoy not only a colourful and entertaining day out but a whole programme of cultural, social and sporting events. These events are a great way to enhance community dialogue and to remind ourselves of the progress towards equality made in this country. The LGBT Pride events that take place across the UK each year help to show why the UK continues to be recognised as number one in Europe on LGBT equality and rights.

“I would like to send my congratulations to the organisers and volunteers for their efforts in coordinating Pride Brighton & Hove 2014 and wish everyone attending the very best for a happy and successful event.”

Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP
Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP

In a video message, David Miliband MP wished everyone a happy Pride and said that Brighton & Hove is a fantastic city and Pride is the moment when everyone can see the city’s great diversity.

To watch the full video message, CLICK HERE:


Caroline Lucas MP for Brighton Kemptown
Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion

In her video message Caroline Lucas, the Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, says: “Pride is a highlight of the city’s cultural calendar and in so many ways is a symbol of what makes Brighton so special and highlights the city’s fierce commitment to justice and equality.”

To watch the full video message, CLICK HERE: