Brighton Pride 2007

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It’s the UK’s biggest and best gay pride festival and it’s still a free event. The annual event is held in Preston Park, the first Saturday in August, and attracts a crowd close to 100,000 people. The day starts early with a camp and colourful parade that leaves the beach promenade (by the Pier) at 11am. Then it winds its way through the city finishing at the park. As usual dominating the park this year was Gaydar & Wild Fruit’s massive dance tent, a fun fair, Revenge cabaret tent, lesbian corner, sports arena, and a shopping village.

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get to Brighton Pride this year because of an important Rugby League match I had to play. My boyfriend Erick managed to get there and take the photos above.

Warm weather blesses the south coast as record numbers turn out to party

Brighton's Pride festival climaxed at the weekend with 150,000 people turning out in baking sunshine to parade through the streets.
The legendary festival, celebrating the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities, takes over Brighton and Hove for a week every year and features a spectacular parade from Madeira Drive, culminating in a huge party in Preston Park. With record numbers turning up, this year there were long queues to get into the park. But the patient were rewarded with all the spectacular entertainment, eye candy and social gatherings.

This years theme was musicals, and the glamorous floats included The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Sound of Music, The Wizard of Oz and Saturday Night Fever. Visitors and locals lined the streets for the parade, and for the fourth year running police from as near as Sussex and as far as Glasgow took part.

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