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Sun shines down on Trans Pride Brighton 2019, eventually!

Besi Besemar July 20, 2019

Record numbers join the Trans Pride Brighton 2019 protest march along Brighton & Hove seafront to enjoy the Festival event in Brunswick Gardens, Hove.

OVERNIGHT the weather forecast did not look great, in fact it was dreadful and the city was drenched with torrential rainfall to the early hours. However, this morning (July 20) the rain stopped and eventually during the afternoon, the sun shone down on the record numbers of people attending Trans Pride Brighton, 2019.

Following speeches at the Marlborough Pub, the 7,000 people on the parade marched along the seafront to Brunswick Gardens in Hove for the park festival event

Brunswick Gardens filled up quickly with trans folk and their allies enjoying an afternoon of eclectic entertainment on the main stage and the chance to look around the forty plus market stalls featuring voluntary sector groups, unions and statutory organisations.

First up was the Rainbow Chorus, Brighton oldest and only LGBT+ choir. Other artists performing included: singer songwriter Madeline Morris; Colours & Fires an Indy folk rock acoustic band from Reading; Alt-folk duo Bee & Jackrabbit; Georgie Femme, an art-rock/indie-pop outfit from Brighton; Levi de Forgeron; Wild & The-Mollusc Dimension; The Spirits an alternative/anti-folk duo and headliners Powderpaint a synthpop duo from Brighton. Poets Mud Howard and Alice Denny performed their poetry and the afternoon was compered by Emma Subira.

The atmosphere in the gardens was amazing, so laid back, and the event was a credit to the Trans Pride Brighton 2019 organisers, who are all volunteers.

Photos by Laura Waskinen and James Ledward

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