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Pride parade on line for a record

The Argus: Pride parade on line for a record Pride parade on line for a record

HUNDREDS of disco divas and dudes will fill Brighton’s streets this summer in what is expected to be the biggest Pride parade ever.

Organisers are expecting the rhythmic snake that is the Pride LGBT Community Parade to be longer and louder than ever with more than 55 businesses and community groups already signed up.

Registration is up 40% on last year’s event for the eye-catching parade which will begin at the foot of the Brighton Wheel in Madeira Drive on Saturday, August 2, at 11am.

Flares, hot pants and head bands will be the order for the day for this year’s event with the theme of “the world’s a disco”.

More than at 160,000 are expected to take to the streets to watch and cheer them on.

The parade is the traditional bright opening to the Pride celebrations which will lead one and all towards Preston Park for the party in the park event.

Boy band Blue, former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt and disco diva Martha Wash have already been named as performers with more set to be announced in the run-up to the day.

New entrants to this year’s parade include top hairdressers Trevor Sorbie, who are Pride sponsors for this year, and the City of London Police.

A whole range of organisations ranging from Girlguiding Sussex East, the Sussex Beacon, National Union of Teachers Southern Region, Brighton and Hove Filipino Community and Out at Tesco are already signed up.

Trevor Sorbie salon manager Alison Stevens said the company was very excited to “come on board” as an official partner as they celebrate their tenth anniversary in Brighton and Hove.

She added: “Pride is such an important event in the city that we felt we had to come on board to show our support for the great work the organisation does in raising awareness and funds for the LGBT community.”

Paul Kemp, Pride Brighton and Hove managing director, said: “The response so far has been amazing with parade entries confirmed by a rainbow of community groups and businesses.

“We are incredibly honoured to have each and every one of the organisations that have signed up involved and can’t wait to see how they turn the world into a disco for one day.”

For more information on how to join the parade visit www.brighton-pride.org/parade.php or email parade@brighton-pride.org.

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9:36am Fri 9 May 14

tykemison says...

That's wonderful news pride are "on line" to break a record with"more than at 160, 000 taking to the streets to cheer them on".Great work as per usual argus, unreal.
That's wonderful news pride are "on line" to break a record with"more than at 160, 000 taking to the streets to cheer them on".Great work as per usual argus, unreal. tykemison
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11:56am Fri 9 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

tykemison wrote:
That's wonderful news pride are "on line" to break a record with"more than at 160, 000 taking to the streets to cheer them on".Great work as per usual argus, unreal.
Do I detect sarcasm?
[quote][p][bold]tykemison[/bold] wrote: That's wonderful news pride are "on line" to break a record with"more than at 160, 000 taking to the streets to cheer them on".Great work as per usual argus, unreal.[/p][/quote]Do I detect sarcasm? ZeeGee, ffs
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3:32pm Fri 9 May 14

P.Dant says...

Police said "We can`t ban it,as it`s not debauched enough".
Police said "We can`t ban it,as it`s not debauched enough". P.Dant
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5:07pm Fri 9 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

P.Dant wrote:
Police said "We can`t ban it,as it`s not debauched enough".
Brilliant spoof of the recent headline re the March For England.
[quote][p][bold]P.Dant[/bold] wrote: Police said "We can`t ban it,as it`s not debauched enough".[/p][/quote]Brilliant spoof of the recent headline re the March For England. ZeeGee, ffs
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12:15am Sat 10 May 14

downbythesea says...

"Bigotry is the state of mind of a bigot: someone who, as a result of their prejudices, treats or views other people with fear, distrust or hatred on the basis of a person's ethnicity, evaluative orientation, race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic status, or other characteristics."

I wonder how many of the people who complain about Pride year after year after year after year, would also complain if it were a parade of straight women in G-strings?

No doubt these same people would be there wolf-whistling as they go past.

Do they also complain about the Brighton Marathon shutting off town for one day?

What about the Children's parade, how about Political Party Conferences and the security cordons, London to Brighton Bike Run / Car Run / Motorbike Run, Brighton Festival events for the whole of May, etc etc etc....

I personally don't give two hoots if a few people show a little more than is normally seen, on a parade through town of a couple of hours.

As for "displays of sexuality in front of children", I think most younger people these days (as proven in surveys) are much more open minded than their parents and would just giggle and point.

If you don't like Pride, don't watch it, do some gardening, wash the car, nobody is forcing you to go to the event. Simple.
"Bigotry is the state of mind of a bigot: someone who, as a result of their prejudices, treats or views other people with fear, distrust or hatred on the basis of a person's ethnicity, evaluative orientation, race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic status, or other characteristics." I wonder how many of the people who complain about Pride year after year after year after year, would also complain if it were a parade of straight women in G-strings? No doubt these same people would be there wolf-whistling as they go past. Do they also complain about the Brighton Marathon shutting off town for one day? What about the Children's parade, how about Political Party Conferences and the security cordons, London to Brighton Bike Run / Car Run / Motorbike Run, Brighton Festival events for the whole of May, etc etc etc.... I personally don't give two hoots if a few people show a little more than is normally seen, on a parade through town of a couple of hours. As for "displays of sexuality in front of children", I think most younger people these days (as proven in surveys) are much more open minded than their parents and would just giggle and point. If you don't like Pride, don't watch it, do some gardening, wash the car, nobody is forcing you to go to the event. Simple. downbythesea
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4:21pm Sat 10 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

" I think most younger people these days (as proven in surveys) are much more open minded than their parents and would just giggle and point."

You sound like Gary Glitter's defence team.

Displays of sexuality in front of children isn't the way to go, now matter how supportive you are of such things.
" I think most younger people these days (as proven in surveys) are much more open minded than their parents and would just giggle and point." You sound like Gary Glitter's defence team. Displays of sexuality in front of children isn't the way to go, now matter how supportive you are of such things. ZeeGee, ffs
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1:29pm Sun 11 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

"bigoted sound-bites that UKIP would be proud of"

Does UKIP have anti-gay policies?

Either list them or stfu.
"bigoted sound-bites that UKIP would be proud of" Does UKIP have anti-gay policies? Either list them or stfu. ZeeGee, ffs
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4:07pm Mon 12 May 14

Nitrous_McBread says...

ZeeGee, ffs wrote:
"bigoted sound-bites that UKIP would be proud of"

Does UKIP have anti-gay policies?

Either list them or stfu.
UKIP opposes gay marriage. Farage seemed to drop this opposition in an interview with Pink News, but then backtracked on that a week or two later.

More unclear is exactly why they oppose gay marriage. UKIP Wales say it is because, according to them, marriage is between a man and a woman for the procreation of children.

Other UKIP members will tell you it's because of floods.
[quote][p][bold]ZeeGee, ffs[/bold] wrote: "bigoted sound-bites that UKIP would be proud of" Does UKIP have anti-gay policies? Either list them or stfu.[/p][/quote]UKIP opposes gay marriage. Farage seemed to drop this opposition in an interview with Pink News, but then backtracked on that a week or two later. More unclear is exactly why they oppose gay marriage. UKIP Wales say it is because, according to them, marriage is between a man and a woman for the procreation of children. Other UKIP members will tell you it's because of floods. Nitrous_McBread
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4:32pm Mon 12 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

Nitrous_McBread wrote:
ZeeGee, ffs wrote:
"bigoted sound-bites that UKIP would be proud of"

Does UKIP have anti-gay policies?

Either list them or stfu.
UKIP opposes gay marriage. Farage seemed to drop this opposition in an interview with Pink News, but then backtracked on that a week or two later.

More unclear is exactly why they oppose gay marriage. UKIP Wales say it is because, according to them, marriage is between a man and a woman for the procreation of children.

Other UKIP members will tell you it's because of floods.
And other people will tell you to check facts.

UKIP's original opposition to gay marriages wasn't based on being anti-gay but on how EU-based legislation would lead to any organisation which wouldn't allow gay marriages to face prosecution under our absurd PC laws.

Here is what Farage said on the matter:

" "We are opening up a very big can of worms here, with many very big risks. I think the Church of England is going to go through a very difficult and miserable time as it is dragged through the courts of Strasbourg. I can't prejudge what will happen there, but possibly forced to conduct gay marriages in those churches against the will of vast majority of churchgoers."

Note the complete absence of any homophobic utterances (although some will doubtless see them).

It should not be forgotten that UKIP supported the idea of civil partnerships - nothing anti-gay there, then.

More recently, Farage has stated:

"We propose an augmentation of the civil partnership awarding it equal status to marriage and enabling it to be available to all. We would rather the legal and religious endorsements of wedlock are separate.’

So he hasn't said that UKIP would oppose religious ceremonies (marriages) ans therefore abolition of the law wouldn't take place under a UKIP government.

HTH
[quote][p][bold]Nitrous_McBread[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ZeeGee, ffs[/bold] wrote: "bigoted sound-bites that UKIP would be proud of" Does UKIP have anti-gay policies? Either list them or stfu.[/p][/quote]UKIP opposes gay marriage. Farage seemed to drop this opposition in an interview with Pink News, but then backtracked on that a week or two later. More unclear is exactly why they oppose gay marriage. UKIP Wales say it is because, according to them, marriage is between a man and a woman for the procreation of children. Other UKIP members will tell you it's because of floods.[/p][/quote]And other people will tell you to check facts. UKIP's original opposition to gay marriages wasn't based on being anti-gay but on how EU-based legislation would lead to any organisation which wouldn't allow gay marriages to face prosecution under our absurd PC laws. Here is what Farage said on the matter: " "We are opening up a very big can of worms here, with many very big risks. I think the Church of England is going to go through a very difficult and miserable time as it is dragged through the courts of Strasbourg. I can't prejudge what will happen there, but possibly forced to conduct gay marriages in those churches against the will of vast majority of churchgoers." Note the complete absence of any homophobic utterances (although some will doubtless see them). It should not be forgotten that UKIP supported the idea of civil partnerships - nothing anti-gay there, then. More recently, Farage has stated: "We propose an augmentation of the civil partnership awarding it equal status to marriage and enabling it to be available to all. We would rather the legal and religious endorsements of wedlock are separate.’ So he hasn't said that UKIP would oppose religious ceremonies (marriages) ans therefore abolition of the law wouldn't take place under a UKIP government. HTH ZeeGee, ffs
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