LEADING politicians have given their support to this year’s Brighton Pride.
Prime Minister David Cameron and Labour leader Ed Miliband joined Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas in giving their best wishes to revellers preparing for the weekend’s celebrations.
The political heavyweights praised organisers and volunteers for their hard work with highlights to include the World’s Disco community parade starting in Marine Parade, the Party in the Park and the Pride Village Party in St James’s Street.
Mr Cameron said: “It is a fantastic celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and its contribution to the diversity and vibrancy of Brighton and Hove.
“I would like to send my congratulations to the organisers and volunteers for their efforts in co-ordinating Pride Brighton and Hove 2014 and wish everyone attending the very best for a happy and successful event.”
Mr Miliband said: “Brighton and Hove is a fantastic city and Pride is the moment when we see it in its great diversity, its tolerance and its celebration of equality.
“And this year there is a lot to celebrate, a celebration of the passage of equal marriage through Parliament which is enabling people right around the country and in Brighton to get married, to marry the people they love.”
Ms Lucas added: “It’s a highlight of the cultural calendar in the city, it’s a feature that everybody looks forward to and in so many ways really, it’s a symbol of what makes Brighton so special.
“It’s about tolerance and diversity and it sums up the city’s fierce commitment to justice and equality.”