Pride Solidarity Fund donates £5,000 each to the Peter Tatchell Foundation and The Kaleidoscope Trust.
PRIDE Solidarity Fund was established in 2018 to support LGBT+ community groups, projects and organisations.
On Saturday, August 3, Brighton & Hove Pride’s, Pride Solidarity Fund presented The Peter Tatchell Foundation and Kaleidoscope Trust with cheques for £5,000 to support their work with the LGBT+ communities worldwide.
The cheques were presented to Peter Tatchell and representatives from the Kaleidoscope Trust on the main stage at Brighton Pride’s primary fundraising event, Pride in the Park, to support both these independent organisations who dedicate their service to upholding the human rights of LGBT+ people in the UK and internationally.
The Pride Solidarity Fund was established in 2018 to support underfunded projects and organisations, many of which have had their funding cut over the last five years.
Commenting on the donation, Peter Tatchell, Director of The Peter Tatchell Foundation, which campaigns for LGBT+ and other human rights in the UK and worldwide, said: “We are delighted and honoured to receive this very generous donation from the Pride Solidarity Fund to aid our work supporting LGBT+ rights in the UK and internationally. As a small, under-funded LGBT+ and human rights charity, this grant means a lot. It will enable us to do even more to challenge homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. Among other causes, this funding will help us support LGBT+ campaigners in Arab countries and LGBT+ Muslims here in the UK.”
The Kaleidoscope Trust work to uphold the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in countries where they do not have their equal rights and are discriminated against because of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, Executive Director of The Kaleidoscope Trust said: “I want to express huge thanks to Brighton Pride for their donation to Kaleidoscope Trust. This global movement for LGBTQI liberation and human rights needs as many people as possible working towards common goals of freedom, unity and dignity. Your donation helps us to continue do this work and we are so grateful.”
The cheques were presented by Paul Kemp, managing director of Brighton & Hove Pride in front of an audience of 50,000 people. He congratulated both organisations on their efforts, achievements and continued campaigning for the rights of LGBT+ individuals and communities around the world.