Police praise brilliant behaviour of Pride revellers

Police praise brilliant behaviour of Pride revellers

Police praise brilliant behaviour of Pride revellers

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Police have praised the “brilliant” behaviour of the “overwhelming majority” of Pride revellers as this year’s LGBT celebration passed off without major incident.

One of the Brighton’s biggest policing operations ensured the majority of the estimated 160,000 partygoers will remember this year’s colourful and inspiring festivities for all the right reasons.

Sussex Police made 28 arrests for offences including possession of drugs, theft, actual bodily harm and public disorder by 1am on Sunday, a reduction on the past two years.

A British Transport Officer was also injured in the process of disarming a man who pulled a knife on the officer.

Chief Superintendent Paul Brogden said on Twitter that the officer broke his wrist in the struggle.

The British Transport officer who broke his wrist tackling a “serious incident involving a knife” was said to be in “good spirits and recovering” yesterday according to colleagues while the suspect he arrested has been charged and will appear in court today.

Chief Superintendent Nev Kemp, who led the day's policing event, said: "The overwhelming majority of people who have come to Pride have been brilliant but officers have made a number of arrests today for a variety of offences, which can be expected at such a large event.”

Brighton Pride director Paul Kemp praised the “exuberant and colourful display” of the parade and said that initial feedback on changes to ease queuing into the park event had been positive.

He said: “Pride 2014 was one of the biggest Pride weekends the city has ever seen as people from around the world came to the city to celebrate and support the community.

“Early reports also appear to indicate that the trial ticketed Pride Village Party has been well received and pledge band sales have been strong.

“We will now work with our key partners and the statutory services to undertake a full de-brief across all elements of the Pride 2014 to ensure that we continue to build a safe, sustainable Pride with purpose.”

Pride organisers said this year’s event was one of the biggest ever and early reports vindicated new security measures around the Village Party in St James’s Street, which saw revellers charged for the first time.

Police CCTV footage showed parts of the party became very congested around pinch points at popular venues and police advised revellers without wrist bands not to head to the party.

Those inside the gated street party praised the new system for creating a safer environment.

But those unable to get in went to informal parties elsewhere in the city in Victoria Gardens and Queens Park which lacked proper facilities.

Brighton resident and village partygoer Kerry Harris said: “£5 for two days is not bad value.

“Last year I came here for about five seconds, saw the massive crowd and just thought sod it.

“This year is not as busy but in a good way.”

Former Brighton resident and fellow St James’s Street pledge band holder Luke Francombe, 28, said: “It feels a lot safer this year, last year it was inches deep in broken glass on the floor.”

Meghann Creffield, 29 from High Street in Brighton, said she hoped that it would be easier for residents to get wristbands next year.

As a mother of two young children she was pleased that restrictions on residential roads meant revellers were unlikely to disturb her children as they had in the past.

She added: “I walked through Queens Park earlier where people were having an alternative party and they were going into the bushes and I was thinking ‘please don’t do that as I want to take my children there tomorrow’.”

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5:18pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Psssst says...

Why does people going into the bushes stop you taking your children there tomorrow? Why do you want to take your children into the bushes anyway?
Why does people going into the bushes stop you taking your children there tomorrow? Why do you want to take your children into the bushes anyway? Psssst
  • Score: -71

6:07pm Sun 3 Aug 14

sarahjh2008 says...

Most were probably well behaved but once again the few who were sliding down the walls in A&E stretched the city's services to the maximum.
Most were probably well behaved but once again the few who were sliding down the walls in A&E stretched the city's services to the maximum. sarahjh2008
  • Score: 13

7:10pm Sun 3 Aug 14

power_ranger says...

I think she assumes gay people go into bushes for sex. That's a very old fashioned and bigoted view to have.
I think she assumes gay people go into bushes for sex. That's a very old fashioned and bigoted view to have. power_ranger
  • Score: -41

7:23pm Sun 3 Aug 14

jimbo1234 says...

I have to say as a totally independent observer, that the police were magnificent in the way the operation was carried out. To a man/woman they carried out their duties brilliantly. They joined in with the festivities and celebrations which resulted in them receiving great praise. They were worthy of all of this. But in reality the LBG were doing exactly what they wanted to do. Drinking on the streets from 11am was excessive and carried on until the early hours. The rule regarding drinking in a public place was relaxed ( quite correctly ) because it would be impossible to police it. I cant think of any other event where this rule would be relaxed. I am a supporter of LBG but I believe that next year different rules need to apply with regard to the alcohol situation.. 150,000 can get away with this but 4 homeless people sitting on a public bench drinking and behaving themselves get penalised.
I have to say as a totally independent observer, that the police were magnificent in the way the operation was carried out. To a man/woman they carried out their duties brilliantly. They joined in with the festivities and celebrations which resulted in them receiving great praise. They were worthy of all of this. But in reality the LBG were doing exactly what they wanted to do. Drinking on the streets from 11am was excessive and carried on until the early hours. The rule regarding drinking in a public place was relaxed ( quite correctly ) because it would be impossible to police it. I cant think of any other event where this rule would be relaxed. I am a supporter of LBG but I believe that next year different rules need to apply with regard to the alcohol situation.. 150,000 can get away with this but 4 homeless people sitting on a public bench drinking and behaving themselves get penalised. jimbo1234
  • Score: 53

7:32pm Sun 3 Aug 14

power_ranger says...

jimbo1234 wrote:
I have to say as a totally independent observer, that the police were magnificent in the way the operation was carried out. To a man/woman they carried out their duties brilliantly. They joined in with the festivities and celebrations which resulted in them receiving great praise. They were worthy of all of this. But in reality the LBG were doing exactly what they wanted to do. Drinking on the streets from 11am was excessive and carried on until the early hours. The rule regarding drinking in a public place was relaxed ( quite correctly ) because it would be impossible to police it. I cant think of any other event where this rule would be relaxed. I am a supporter of LBG but I believe that next year different rules need to apply with regard to the alcohol situation.. 150,000 can get away with this but 4 homeless people sitting on a public bench drinking and behaving themselves get penalised.
So you praise the police operation, they have praised the behavior of all who came to the celebration, yet you're still not happy and want to start nitpicking for the sake of nitpicking.
You need to get out and enjoy life more, not critique other people's enjoyment of life.
[quote][p][bold]jimbo1234[/bold] wrote: I have to say as a totally independent observer, that the police were magnificent in the way the operation was carried out. To a man/woman they carried out their duties brilliantly. They joined in with the festivities and celebrations which resulted in them receiving great praise. They were worthy of all of this. But in reality the LBG were doing exactly what they wanted to do. Drinking on the streets from 11am was excessive and carried on until the early hours. The rule regarding drinking in a public place was relaxed ( quite correctly ) because it would be impossible to police it. I cant think of any other event where this rule would be relaxed. I am a supporter of LBG but I believe that next year different rules need to apply with regard to the alcohol situation.. 150,000 can get away with this but 4 homeless people sitting on a public bench drinking and behaving themselves get penalised.[/p][/quote]So you praise the police operation, they have praised the behavior of all who came to the celebration, yet you're still not happy and want to start nitpicking for the sake of nitpicking. You need to get out and enjoy life more, not critique other people's enjoyment of life. power_ranger
  • Score: -54

7:42pm Sun 3 Aug 14

jimbo1234 says...

All I am saying is that all should be equal. You are probably right about me but I witnessed the events of yesterday and all was not well contrary to police reports.
All I am saying is that all should be equal. You are probably right about me but I witnessed the events of yesterday and all was not well contrary to police reports. jimbo1234
  • Score: 57

7:46pm Sun 3 Aug 14

stevensavage says...

jimbo1234 wrote:
I have to say as a totally independent observer, that the police were magnificent in the way the operation was carried out. To a man/woman they carried out their duties brilliantly. They joined in with the festivities and celebrations which resulted in them receiving great praise. They were worthy of all of this. But in reality the LBG were doing exactly what they wanted to do. Drinking on the streets from 11am was excessive and carried on until the early hours. The rule regarding drinking in a public place was relaxed ( quite correctly ) because it would be impossible to police it. I cant think of any other event where this rule would be relaxed. I am a supporter of LBG but I believe that next year different rules need to apply with regard to the alcohol situation.. 150,000 can get away with this but 4 homeless people sitting on a public bench drinking and behaving themselves get penalised.
put in toilets along the route especialy st peters church
[quote][p][bold]jimbo1234[/bold] wrote: I have to say as a totally independent observer, that the police were magnificent in the way the operation was carried out. To a man/woman they carried out their duties brilliantly. They joined in with the festivities and celebrations which resulted in them receiving great praise. They were worthy of all of this. But in reality the LBG were doing exactly what they wanted to do. Drinking on the streets from 11am was excessive and carried on until the early hours. The rule regarding drinking in a public place was relaxed ( quite correctly ) because it would be impossible to police it. I cant think of any other event where this rule would be relaxed. I am a supporter of LBG but I believe that next year different rules need to apply with regard to the alcohol situation.. 150,000 can get away with this but 4 homeless people sitting on a public bench drinking and behaving themselves get penalised.[/p][/quote]put in toilets along the route especialy st peters church stevensavage
  • Score: 10

7:48pm Sun 3 Aug 14

stevensavage says...

power_ranger wrote:
I think she assumes gay people go into bushes for sex. That's a very old fashioned and bigoted view to have.
they do go in the bushes for sex.so do hetrosexuals and all of them poo and pee.so its not old fashioned its merely pointing out that they went in the bushes
[quote][p][bold]power_ranger[/bold] wrote: I think she assumes gay people go into bushes for sex. That's a very old fashioned and bigoted view to have.[/p][/quote]they do go in the bushes for sex.so do hetrosexuals and all of them poo and pee.so its not old fashioned its merely pointing out that they went in the bushes stevensavage
  • Score: 7

8:08pm Sun 3 Aug 14

driverchris53 says...

I didn't see the day time events at Pride but i believe the day is something the whole City should be proud of.However i was working a night shift that night and driving into town i was disgusted by what i saw;litter everywhere; the town looked like a sewer;also there were men urinating in the street;also countless people vomitting all over. Throughout the night there were sounds of fights;sounds of breaking glass;almost endless incidents of foul language;people lying in the street;in the gutters on the pavement;all totally incapable.I have lived in Brighton all my life;over 60 years and i really was disgusted with seeing what has become of this once wonderful and unique place.
I didn't see the day time events at Pride but i believe the day is something the whole City should be proud of.However i was working a night shift that night and driving into town i was disgusted by what i saw;litter everywhere; the town looked like a sewer;also there were men urinating in the street;also countless people vomitting all over. Throughout the night there were sounds of fights;sounds of breaking glass;almost endless incidents of foul language;people lying in the street;in the gutters on the pavement;all totally incapable.I have lived in Brighton all my life;over 60 years and i really was disgusted with seeing what has become of this once wonderful and unique place. driverchris53
  • Score: 52

9:35pm Sun 3 Aug 14

tez1959 says...

can someone tell me who paid for the policeing please ? i remember when the brighton lions used to have a carnival and floats etc etc did that not stop because of the cost of policeing
can someone tell me who paid for the policeing please ? i remember when the brighton lions used to have a carnival and floats etc etc did that not stop because of the cost of policeing tez1959
  • Score: 39

9:53pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Psssst says...

power_ranger wrote:
I think she assumes gay people go into bushes for sex. That's a very old fashioned and bigoted view to have.
I think some of them do, I just wondered why that would stop her taking her children to the park the following day.
[quote][p][bold]power_ranger[/bold] wrote: I think she assumes gay people go into bushes for sex. That's a very old fashioned and bigoted view to have.[/p][/quote]I think some of them do, I just wondered why that would stop her taking her children to the park the following day. Psssst
  • Score: -41

10:06pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Quiterie says...

I always go into the bush for sex. Except once when on my birthday Mrs Quiterie was particularly accommodating.
I always go into the bush for sex. Except once when on my birthday Mrs Quiterie was particularly accommodating. Quiterie
  • Score: 2

10:32pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Robbo82 says...

I guess the bully tactics of using police horses at 12:30am charging up St James street scaring people into leaving the area really worked. Well
Done Sussex and Surrey police!! Money well spent
I guess the bully tactics of using police horses at 12:30am charging up St James street scaring people into leaving the area really worked. Well Done Sussex and Surrey police!! Money well spent Robbo82
  • Score: -51

10:41pm Sun 3 Aug 14

FatherTed11 says...

Robbo82 wrote:
I guess the bully tactics of using police horses at 12:30am charging up St James street scaring people into leaving the area really worked. Well
Done Sussex and Surrey police!! Money well spent
I bet they didn't even pay the £5 St. James Street tax
[quote][p][bold]Robbo82[/bold] wrote: I guess the bully tactics of using police horses at 12:30am charging up St James street scaring people into leaving the area really worked. Well Done Sussex and Surrey police!! Money well spent[/p][/quote]I bet they didn't even pay the £5 St. James Street tax FatherTed11
  • Score: -2

2:35am Mon 4 Aug 14

whatevernext2013 says...

the old steine and north was over run with drunks the roads were jammed packed with drunks ,they even spilled over in to the bus lanes, there was many a near miss with drunks dodging the buses i am sure that the bus company could supply cctv if proof was needed .i take it the fencing in of the event did not work too well
the old steine and north was over run with drunks the roads were jammed packed with drunks ,they even spilled over in to the bus lanes, there was many a near miss with drunks dodging the buses i am sure that the bus company could supply cctv if proof was needed .i take it the fencing in of the event did not work too well whatevernext2013
  • Score: 22

4:20am Mon 4 Aug 14

P.Dant says...

As a non-combatant at Pride,it seemed from the outside to be more professionally run.Helpers even stood outside cafes in London Rd to prevent toilet abuse ! There were drunken people incidents,of course,It was like a Saturday night in a city,only with a lot more people.The atmosphere was generally non-threatening,thou
gh.Unlike with the all year round drunks,homeless and yobs Brighton authorities tolerate.
As a non-combatant at Pride,it seemed from the outside to be more professionally run.Helpers even stood outside cafes in London Rd to prevent toilet abuse ! There were drunken people incidents,of course,It was like a Saturday night in a city,only with a lot more people.The atmosphere was generally non-threatening,thou gh.Unlike with the all year round drunks,homeless and yobs Brighton authorities tolerate. P.Dant
  • Score: 8

8:35am Mon 4 Aug 14

Amanda12345 says...

I don’t understand why the fact that the pride event is in progress means that a blind eye is turned to the level of public indecency and disorder that is on display around every corner whilst it is on, and as someone who lives here, and contributes to society, I hate to see other residents being told to move if they don’t like it.

I have nothing against homosexuality, and appreciate the spirit of equality that inspired the event in the first place, but in my opinion it has become nothing but an embarrassment to Brighton. Walking through town yesterday I saw more litter and empty beer bottles on the streets than ever before, drunk half naked men climbing all over the war memorial and drinking, in utter disrespect to the memories of those who gave their lives for us, and people of all ages staggering up and down the streets half naked and drunk, with members of the police ignoring it completely.

The scale of the event must make it difficult for the police to manage, so why on earth is the ban on drinking in public lifted for the day? The ban lift should be restricted to designated areas, and those who behave is such a foul way should not feel 'Pride’ but instead should feel shame, for setting such a bad example to younger generations and for using the event as an excuse to act in such a hedonistic manner.

Shouldn’t the point of Pride be acceptance and equality for all, and if so, shouldn’t the people participating or attending the event show the same level of respect and acceptance to the residents who live here that do not wish to be a part of it, that they wish to receive themselves? Must the people attending really urinate all over our streets, degrade our monuments and treat our town like a rubbish dump? Can’t anyone else see that the behaviour makes an utter mockery of the spirit of the event in the first place?
I don’t understand why the fact that the pride event is in progress means that a blind eye is turned to the level of public indecency and disorder that is on display around every corner whilst it is on, and as someone who lives here, and contributes to society, I hate to see other residents being told to move if they don’t like it. I have nothing against homosexuality, and appreciate the spirit of equality that inspired the event in the first place, but in my opinion it has become nothing but an embarrassment to Brighton. Walking through town yesterday I saw more litter and empty beer bottles on the streets than ever before, drunk half naked men climbing all over the war memorial and drinking, in utter disrespect to the memories of those who gave their lives for us, and people of all ages staggering up and down the streets half naked and drunk, with members of the police ignoring it completely. The scale of the event must make it difficult for the police to manage, so why on earth is the ban on drinking in public lifted for the day? The ban lift should be restricted to designated areas, and those who behave is such a foul way should not feel 'Pride’ but instead should feel shame, for setting such a bad example to younger generations and for using the event as an excuse to act in such a hedonistic manner. Shouldn’t the point of Pride be acceptance and equality for all, and if so, shouldn’t the people participating or attending the event show the same level of respect and acceptance to the residents who live here that do not wish to be a part of it, that they wish to receive themselves? Must the people attending really urinate all over our streets, degrade our monuments and treat our town like a rubbish dump? Can’t anyone else see that the behaviour makes an utter mockery of the spirit of the event in the first place? Amanda12345
  • Score: 11

8:52am Mon 4 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

driverchris53 wrote:
I didn't see the day time events at Pride but i believe the day is something the whole City should be proud of.However i was working a night shift that night and driving into town i was disgusted by what i saw;litter everywhere; the town looked like a sewer;also there were men urinating in the street;also countless people vomitting all over. Throughout the night there were sounds of fights;sounds of breaking glass;almost endless incidents of foul language;people lying in the street;in the gutters on the pavement;all totally incapable.I have lived in Brighton all my life;over 60 years and i really was disgusted with seeing what has become of this once wonderful and unique place.
Amazing, isn't it, how these people pride themselves on being OCD about cleaning their homes and on always being nicely turned out, yet let them loose on the streets and they try and out-do the travellers for causing a mess?

There really is no need to continue these events. It was all about being proud of having come out of the closet, yes? Well, I see them showing that pride 365 days a year. Why not simply book The Amex and have yourselves a party in a self-contained area away from the view of the thousands of Brighton residents who loathe what you do? You get to party and ponce around and get hammered and the locals can go about their day with no hinderance and no mess.

Plus, the increase of homophobia generated by Pride would be virtually non-existent outside the poor souls who have to clean The Amex the next day.
[quote][p][bold]driverchris53[/bold] wrote: I didn't see the day time events at Pride but i believe the day is something the whole City should be proud of.However i was working a night shift that night and driving into town i was disgusted by what i saw;litter everywhere; the town looked like a sewer;also there were men urinating in the street;also countless people vomitting all over. Throughout the night there were sounds of fights;sounds of breaking glass;almost endless incidents of foul language;people lying in the street;in the gutters on the pavement;all totally incapable.I have lived in Brighton all my life;over 60 years and i really was disgusted with seeing what has become of this once wonderful and unique place.[/p][/quote]Amazing, isn't it, how these people pride themselves on being OCD about cleaning their homes and on always being nicely turned out, yet let them loose on the streets and they try and out-do the travellers for causing a mess? There really is no need to continue these events. It was all about being proud of having come out of the closet, yes? Well, I see them showing that pride 365 days a year. Why not simply book The Amex and have yourselves a party in a self-contained area away from the view of the thousands of Brighton residents who loathe what you do? You get to party and ponce around and get hammered and the locals can go about their day with no hinderance and no mess. Plus, the increase of homophobia generated by Pride would be virtually non-existent outside the poor souls who have to clean The Amex the next day. stevo!!
  • Score: -9

8:55am Mon 4 Aug 14

spurious warnings says...

Amanda12345 wrote:
I don’t understand why the fact that the pride event is in progress means that a blind eye is turned to the level of public indecency and disorder that is on display around every corner whilst it is on, and as someone who lives here, and contributes to society, I hate to see other residents being told to move if they don’t like it.

I have nothing against homosexuality, and appreciate the spirit of equality that inspired the event in the first place, but in my opinion it has become nothing but an embarrassment to Brighton. Walking through town yesterday I saw more litter and empty beer bottles on the streets than ever before, drunk half naked men climbing all over the war memorial and drinking, in utter disrespect to the memories of those who gave their lives for us, and people of all ages staggering up and down the streets half naked and drunk, with members of the police ignoring it completely.

The scale of the event must make it difficult for the police to manage, so why on earth is the ban on drinking in public lifted for the day? The ban lift should be restricted to designated areas, and those who behave is such a foul way should not feel 'Pride’ but instead should feel shame, for setting such a bad example to younger generations and for using the event as an excuse to act in such a hedonistic manner.

Shouldn’t the point of Pride be acceptance and equality for all, and if so, shouldn’t the people participating or attending the event show the same level of respect and acceptance to the residents who live here that do not wish to be a part of it, that they wish to receive themselves? Must the people attending really urinate all over our streets, degrade our monuments and treat our town like a rubbish dump? Can’t anyone else see that the behaviour makes an utter mockery of the spirit of the event in the first place?
Oh honey, chill out, it was just a party.
The drunks and people who were breaking the glass, were outside the official party area (and from what I could see were the str8 crowd).
A lot of money was spent in this town over the weekend, a good boost for the local economy. Some people just can't stand it was organised to celebrate Pride.
You should go next year, there were lots of str8 people and families at the party really enjoying themselves.
Issues like rubbish and people urinating in the sreets, erm, that happens whenever there is a large event. Check out the seafront next time after the marathon, it stinks of urine. Quit blaming pride.
[quote][p][bold]Amanda12345[/bold] wrote: I don’t understand why the fact that the pride event is in progress means that a blind eye is turned to the level of public indecency and disorder that is on display around every corner whilst it is on, and as someone who lives here, and contributes to society, I hate to see other residents being told to move if they don’t like it. I have nothing against homosexuality, and appreciate the spirit of equality that inspired the event in the first place, but in my opinion it has become nothing but an embarrassment to Brighton. Walking through town yesterday I saw more litter and empty beer bottles on the streets than ever before, drunk half naked men climbing all over the war memorial and drinking, in utter disrespect to the memories of those who gave their lives for us, and people of all ages staggering up and down the streets half naked and drunk, with members of the police ignoring it completely. The scale of the event must make it difficult for the police to manage, so why on earth is the ban on drinking in public lifted for the day? The ban lift should be restricted to designated areas, and those who behave is such a foul way should not feel 'Pride’ but instead should feel shame, for setting such a bad example to younger generations and for using the event as an excuse to act in such a hedonistic manner. Shouldn’t the point of Pride be acceptance and equality for all, and if so, shouldn’t the people participating or attending the event show the same level of respect and acceptance to the residents who live here that do not wish to be a part of it, that they wish to receive themselves? Must the people attending really urinate all over our streets, degrade our monuments and treat our town like a rubbish dump? Can’t anyone else see that the behaviour makes an utter mockery of the spirit of the event in the first place?[/p][/quote]Oh honey, chill out, it was just a party. The drunks and people who were breaking the glass, were outside the official party area (and from what I could see were the str8 crowd). A lot of money was spent in this town over the weekend, a good boost for the local economy. Some people just can't stand it was organised to celebrate Pride. You should go next year, there were lots of str8 people and families at the party really enjoying themselves. Issues like rubbish and people urinating in the sreets, erm, that happens whenever there is a large event. Check out the seafront next time after the marathon, it stinks of urine. Quit blaming pride. spurious warnings
  • Score: 4

8:57am Mon 4 Aug 14

spurious warnings says...

stevo!! wrote:
driverchris53 wrote:
I didn't see the day time events at Pride but i believe the day is something the whole City should be proud of.However i was working a night shift that night and driving into town i was disgusted by what i saw;litter everywhere; the town looked like a sewer;also there were men urinating in the street;also countless people vomitting all over. Throughout the night there were sounds of fights;sounds of breaking glass;almost endless incidents of foul language;people lying in the street;in the gutters on the pavement;all totally incapable.I have lived in Brighton all my life;over 60 years and i really was disgusted with seeing what has become of this once wonderful and unique place.
Amazing, isn't it, how these people pride themselves on being OCD about cleaning their homes and on always being nicely turned out, yet let them loose on the streets and they try and out-do the travellers for causing a mess?

There really is no need to continue these events. It was all about being proud of having come out of the closet, yes? Well, I see them showing that pride 365 days a year. Why not simply book The Amex and have yourselves a party in a self-contained area away from the view of the thousands of Brighton residents who loathe what you do? You get to party and ponce around and get hammered and the locals can go about their day with no hinderance and no mess.

Plus, the increase of homophobia generated by Pride would be virtually non-existent outside the poor souls who have to clean The Amex the next day.
oh the irony!
with dick-head attitudes like yours (minority) Pride is clearly very much needed and will continue.
[quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]driverchris53[/bold] wrote: I didn't see the day time events at Pride but i believe the day is something the whole City should be proud of.However i was working a night shift that night and driving into town i was disgusted by what i saw;litter everywhere; the town looked like a sewer;also there were men urinating in the street;also countless people vomitting all over. Throughout the night there were sounds of fights;sounds of breaking glass;almost endless incidents of foul language;people lying in the street;in the gutters on the pavement;all totally incapable.I have lived in Brighton all my life;over 60 years and i really was disgusted with seeing what has become of this once wonderful and unique place.[/p][/quote]Amazing, isn't it, how these people pride themselves on being OCD about cleaning their homes and on always being nicely turned out, yet let them loose on the streets and they try and out-do the travellers for causing a mess? There really is no need to continue these events. It was all about being proud of having come out of the closet, yes? Well, I see them showing that pride 365 days a year. Why not simply book The Amex and have yourselves a party in a self-contained area away from the view of the thousands of Brighton residents who loathe what you do? You get to party and ponce around and get hammered and the locals can go about their day with no hinderance and no mess. Plus, the increase of homophobia generated by Pride would be virtually non-existent outside the poor souls who have to clean The Amex the next day.[/p][/quote]oh the irony! with dick-head attitudes like yours (minority) Pride is clearly very much needed and will continue. spurious warnings
  • Score: 2

9:13am Mon 4 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

spurious warnings wrote:
Amanda12345 wrote:
I don’t understand why the fact that the pride event is in progress means that a blind eye is turned to the level of public indecency and disorder that is on display around every corner whilst it is on, and as someone who lives here, and contributes to society, I hate to see other residents being told to move if they don’t like it.

I have nothing against homosexuality, and appreciate the spirit of equality that inspired the event in the first place, but in my opinion it has become nothing but an embarrassment to Brighton. Walking through town yesterday I saw more litter and empty beer bottles on the streets than ever before, drunk half naked men climbing all over the war memorial and drinking, in utter disrespect to the memories of those who gave their lives for us, and people of all ages staggering up and down the streets half naked and drunk, with members of the police ignoring it completely.

The scale of the event must make it difficult for the police to manage, so why on earth is the ban on drinking in public lifted for the day? The ban lift should be restricted to designated areas, and those who behave is such a foul way should not feel 'Pride’ but instead should feel shame, for setting such a bad example to younger generations and for using the event as an excuse to act in such a hedonistic manner.

Shouldn’t the point of Pride be acceptance and equality for all, and if so, shouldn’t the people participating or attending the event show the same level of respect and acceptance to the residents who live here that do not wish to be a part of it, that they wish to receive themselves? Must the people attending really urinate all over our streets, degrade our monuments and treat our town like a rubbish dump? Can’t anyone else see that the behaviour makes an utter mockery of the spirit of the event in the first place?
Oh honey, chill out, it was just a party.
The drunks and people who were breaking the glass, were outside the official party area (and from what I could see were the str8 crowd).
A lot of money was spent in this town over the weekend, a good boost for the local economy. Some people just can't stand it was organised to celebrate Pride.
You should go next year, there were lots of str8 people and families at the party really enjoying themselves.
Issues like rubbish and people urinating in the sreets, erm, that happens whenever there is a large event. Check out the seafront next time after the marathon, it stinks of urine. Quit blaming pride.
So you've worked out how to spot who is gay and who isn't?

Doesn't that mean there is no reason to hold a Pride event again? After all, that was the whole point of holding them.

Yes, not everyone who got drunk in Brighton was part of Pride; in fact, thousands of drunks will have actively avoided the event.

And it wasn't 'just a party'. If it were, it wouldn't be contaminating a large part of the city.

I look forward to you explaining how you calculated how much urine the marathon runners spread along the seafront.
[quote][p][bold]spurious warnings[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Amanda12345[/bold] wrote: I don’t understand why the fact that the pride event is in progress means that a blind eye is turned to the level of public indecency and disorder that is on display around every corner whilst it is on, and as someone who lives here, and contributes to society, I hate to see other residents being told to move if they don’t like it. I have nothing against homosexuality, and appreciate the spirit of equality that inspired the event in the first place, but in my opinion it has become nothing but an embarrassment to Brighton. Walking through town yesterday I saw more litter and empty beer bottles on the streets than ever before, drunk half naked men climbing all over the war memorial and drinking, in utter disrespect to the memories of those who gave their lives for us, and people of all ages staggering up and down the streets half naked and drunk, with members of the police ignoring it completely. The scale of the event must make it difficult for the police to manage, so why on earth is the ban on drinking in public lifted for the day? The ban lift should be restricted to designated areas, and those who behave is such a foul way should not feel 'Pride’ but instead should feel shame, for setting such a bad example to younger generations and for using the event as an excuse to act in such a hedonistic manner. Shouldn’t the point of Pride be acceptance and equality for all, and if so, shouldn’t the people participating or attending the event show the same level of respect and acceptance to the residents who live here that do not wish to be a part of it, that they wish to receive themselves? Must the people attending really urinate all over our streets, degrade our monuments and treat our town like a rubbish dump? Can’t anyone else see that the behaviour makes an utter mockery of the spirit of the event in the first place?[/p][/quote]Oh honey, chill out, it was just a party. The drunks and people who were breaking the glass, were outside the official party area (and from what I could see were the str8 crowd). A lot of money was spent in this town over the weekend, a good boost for the local economy. Some people just can't stand it was organised to celebrate Pride. You should go next year, there were lots of str8 people and families at the party really enjoying themselves. Issues like rubbish and people urinating in the sreets, erm, that happens whenever there is a large event. Check out the seafront next time after the marathon, it stinks of urine. Quit blaming pride.[/p][/quote]So you've worked out how to spot who is gay and who isn't? Doesn't that mean there is no reason to hold a Pride event again? After all, that was the whole point of holding them. Yes, not everyone who got drunk in Brighton was part of Pride; in fact, thousands of drunks will have actively avoided the event. And it wasn't 'just a party'. If it were, it wouldn't be contaminating a large part of the city. I look forward to you explaining how you calculated how much urine the marathon runners spread along the seafront. stevo!!
  • Score: -10

9:25am Mon 4 Aug 14

her professional says...

driverchris53 wrote:
I didn't see the day time events at Pride but i believe the day is something the whole City should be proud of.However i was working a night shift that night and driving into town i was disgusted by what i saw;litter everywhere; the town looked like a sewer;also there were men urinating in the street;also countless people vomitting all over. Throughout the night there were sounds of fights;sounds of breaking glass;almost endless incidents of foul language;people lying in the street;in the gutters on the pavement;all totally incapable.I have lived in Brighton all my life;over 60 years and i really was disgusted with seeing what has become of this once wonderful and unique place.
I presume you are referring to West Street on an average Saturday night.
[quote][p][bold]driverchris53[/bold] wrote: I didn't see the day time events at Pride but i believe the day is something the whole City should be proud of.However i was working a night shift that night and driving into town i was disgusted by what i saw;litter everywhere; the town looked like a sewer;also there were men urinating in the street;also countless people vomitting all over. Throughout the night there were sounds of fights;sounds of breaking glass;almost endless incidents of foul language;people lying in the street;in the gutters on the pavement;all totally incapable.I have lived in Brighton all my life;over 60 years and i really was disgusted with seeing what has become of this once wonderful and unique place.[/p][/quote]I presume you are referring to West Street on an average Saturday night. her professional
  • Score: 8

10:30am Mon 4 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

Quiterie wrote:
I always go into the bush for sex. Except once when on my birthday Mrs Quiterie was particularly accommodating.
So she lay on the grass? Lent against a tree?


oh....you meant....

.....*that*


lol
[quote][p][bold]Quiterie[/bold] wrote: I always go into the bush for sex. Except once when on my birthday Mrs Quiterie was particularly accommodating.[/p][/quote]So she lay on the grass? Lent against a tree? oh....you meant.... .....*that* lol stevo!!
  • Score: -5

10:37am Mon 4 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

On the matter of costs, I'm sick of reading people claim that Pride makes money for shops etc.

What about the cost of policing, and clearing up the mess? Those are largely borne by people who don't attend and who actually hate Pride - the taxpayers of B&H.

Vast numbers of police were diverted to the area - how many crimes were committed elsewhere in the area by those who took the opportunity? How many drunk drivers were able to drive undetected? How many extra vists to local A&Es arose as a result of Pride?

All these add to costs which the organisers of Pride (who make a tidy sum from the day) don't like to discuss but which have to be paid by someone.

And we all know why Pride will never be a self-contained event. It's because it is designed to rub an unpleasant lifestyle in the faces of those who are revolted by it. All this 'challenging viewpoints and opinion' is total BS, especially when Pride deliberately creates so much negativity.
On the matter of costs, I'm sick of reading people claim that Pride makes money for shops etc. What about the cost of policing, and clearing up the mess? Those are largely borne by people who don't attend and who actually hate Pride - the taxpayers of B&H. Vast numbers of police were diverted to the area - how many crimes were committed elsewhere in the area by those who took the opportunity? How many drunk drivers were able to drive undetected? How many extra vists to local A&Es arose as a result of Pride? All these add to costs which the organisers of Pride (who make a tidy sum from the day) don't like to discuss but which have to be paid by someone. And we all know why Pride will never be a self-contained event. It's because it is designed to rub an unpleasant lifestyle in the faces of those who are revolted by it. All this 'challenging viewpoints and opinion' is total BS, especially when Pride deliberately creates so much negativity. stevo!!
  • Score: -19

12:59pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Bugzy84 says...

stevo!! wrote:
On the matter of costs, I'm sick of reading people claim that Pride makes money for shops etc.

What about the cost of policing, and clearing up the mess? Those are largely borne by people who don't attend and who actually hate Pride - the taxpayers of B&H.

Vast numbers of police were diverted to the area - how many crimes were committed elsewhere in the area by those who took the opportunity? How many drunk drivers were able to drive undetected? How many extra vists to local A&Es arose as a result of Pride?

All these add to costs which the organisers of Pride (who make a tidy sum from the day) don't like to discuss but which have to be paid by someone.

And we all know why Pride will never be a self-contained event. It's because it is designed to rub an unpleasant lifestyle in the faces of those who are revolted by it. All this 'challenging viewpoints and opinion' is total BS, especially when Pride deliberately creates so much negativity.
oh just go away you bloody miserable sod!
I doubt it would have cost the £750,000 in policing the MfE march.
Maybe you'd like to ban Glastonbury festival as well because that is much bigger and costs more.
Unless you actually have the facts and figures you're just once again spouting your hate filled drivel that belongs in the 1950's
From what I saw Preston park was very well organised, the park areas between Preston and St James street looked mostly full of students if i'm honest so maybe you don't like there lifestyle.

You also clearly won't put your backward idealism beyond the safety of a computer screen otherwise you'd be out counter protesting our so called unpleasant lifestyle.
[quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: On the matter of costs, I'm sick of reading people claim that Pride makes money for shops etc. What about the cost of policing, and clearing up the mess? Those are largely borne by people who don't attend and who actually hate Pride - the taxpayers of B&H. Vast numbers of police were diverted to the area - how many crimes were committed elsewhere in the area by those who took the opportunity? How many drunk drivers were able to drive undetected? How many extra vists to local A&Es arose as a result of Pride? All these add to costs which the organisers of Pride (who make a tidy sum from the day) don't like to discuss but which have to be paid by someone. And we all know why Pride will never be a self-contained event. It's because it is designed to rub an unpleasant lifestyle in the faces of those who are revolted by it. All this 'challenging viewpoints and opinion' is total BS, especially when Pride deliberately creates so much negativity.[/p][/quote]oh just go away you bloody miserable sod! I doubt it would have cost the £750,000 in policing the MfE march. Maybe you'd like to ban Glastonbury festival as well because that is much bigger and costs more. Unless you actually have the facts and figures you're just once again spouting your hate filled drivel that belongs in the 1950's From what I saw Preston park was very well organised, the park areas between Preston and St James street looked mostly full of students if i'm honest so maybe you don't like there lifestyle. You also clearly won't put your backward idealism beyond the safety of a computer screen otherwise you'd be out counter protesting our so called unpleasant lifestyle. Bugzy84
  • Score: 6

3:00pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Amanda12345 says...

To all the people complaining about negative opinions of Pride:

Everyone should be allowed their own opinions, and I myself (above) and many other commentators have made valid suggestions for compromise as to how Pride can continue but in a more organized way.

To tell us we need to go to Pride or liven up is rude, narrow minded, and actually proving the point I made above about equality.

If Pride is supposed to encourage open mindedness and acceptance, and respect for gay rights, the people attending (gay or straight) should show respect for people living in this city that do not want to attend - I have nothing against homosexuality, I just dislike crowds, mess and vandalism, oh yes - and I think it's nice to display a level or self-respect in the way I behave in public too.

I'm sure many people who attended Pride did behave themselves, but it's those other areas out of the 'official' party area that need to be further considered for future, and in the spirit of equality that Pride is meant to be all about, more respect for residents needs to be shown. Our tax money pays for the clean-up, after all.

I would say the same about any event exhibiting such drunken behavior.
To all the people complaining about negative opinions of Pride: Everyone should be allowed their own opinions, and I myself (above) and many other commentators have made valid suggestions for compromise as to how Pride can continue but in a more organized way. To tell us we need to go to Pride or liven up is rude, narrow minded, and actually proving the point I made above about equality. If Pride is supposed to encourage open mindedness and acceptance, and respect for gay rights, the people attending (gay or straight) should show respect for people living in this city that do not want to attend - I have nothing against homosexuality, I just dislike crowds, mess and vandalism, oh yes - and I think it's nice to display a level or self-respect in the way I behave in public too. I'm sure many people who attended Pride did behave themselves, but it's those other areas out of the 'official' party area that need to be further considered for future, and in the spirit of equality that Pride is meant to be all about, more respect for residents needs to be shown. Our tax money pays for the clean-up, after all. I would say the same about any event exhibiting such drunken behavior. Amanda12345
  • Score: 5

3:05pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Amanda12345 says...

Oh, and additionally - films have certificate ratings to protect our young from seeing things they are not old enough to understand - so how can you justify people having sex in the bushes and stumbling about drunk in a childrens park in the middle of the day? Maybe parents should know not to take kids to the event, yes , but... what about people who live in the area and cannot avoid seeing it??
Oh, and additionally - films have certificate ratings to protect our young from seeing things they are not old enough to understand - so how can you justify people having sex in the bushes and stumbling about drunk in a childrens park in the middle of the day? Maybe parents should know not to take kids to the event, yes , but... what about people who live in the area and cannot avoid seeing it?? Amanda12345
  • Score: 2

3:55pm Mon 4 Aug 14

sussexram40 says...

It's beyond a joke really. If I went into the city centre now and dressed and acted like hundreds of Pride revellers did at the weekend, in front of loads of families and the public in general I would ne 99% sure I would be arrested.

Have a party, have a carnival. But respect the rules and laws of this country and show respect to society as a whole. Sex in public is wrong. Urinating in pubic is wrong. Dressing in a sexual, near indecent manner in public is wrong. Drug taking in public is wrong. And why is it OK to drink alcohol until you are very drunk in an area where there is a public drinking ban just because it is a gay party.

The LGBT community expects respect but you have to earn respect.
It's beyond a joke really. If I went into the city centre now and dressed and acted like hundreds of Pride revellers did at the weekend, in front of loads of families and the public in general I would ne 99% sure I would be arrested. Have a party, have a carnival. But respect the rules and laws of this country and show respect to society as a whole. Sex in public is wrong. Urinating in pubic is wrong. Dressing in a sexual, near indecent manner in public is wrong. Drug taking in public is wrong. And why is it OK to drink alcohol until you are very drunk in an area where there is a public drinking ban just because it is a gay party. The LGBT community expects respect but you have to earn respect. sussexram40
  • Score: 2

4:32pm Mon 4 Aug 14

spa301 says...

Pride used to be an event that Brighton was justifiably proud of. It now's become a seedy drunken weekend where it seems anything goes.
Having had the misfortune to be in central Brighton about 9 am Sunday I despaired of how the town was overrun by unconscious revellers, still conscious revellers (even worse than unconscious) and glass, vomit etc everywhere.
Pride? where's the pride?
Pride used to be an event that Brighton was justifiably proud of. It now's become a seedy drunken weekend where it seems anything goes. Having had the misfortune to be in central Brighton about 9 am Sunday I despaired of how the town was overrun by unconscious revellers, still conscious revellers (even worse than unconscious) and glass, vomit etc everywhere. Pride? where's the pride? spa301
  • Score: 3

4:58pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Mrbrightside1 says...

stevo!! wrote:
On the matter of costs, I'm sick of reading people claim that Pride makes money for shops etc.

What about the cost of policing, and clearing up the mess? Those are largely borne by people who don't attend and who actually hate Pride - the taxpayers of B&H.

Vast numbers of police were diverted to the area - how many crimes were committed elsewhere in the area by those who took the opportunity? How many drunk drivers were able to drive undetected? How many extra vists to local A&Es arose as a result of Pride?

All these add to costs which the organisers of Pride (who make a tidy sum from the day) don't like to discuss but which have to be paid by someone.

And we all know why Pride will never be a self-contained event. It's because it is designed to rub an unpleasant lifestyle in the faces of those who are revolted by it. All this 'challenging viewpoints and opinion' is total BS, especially when Pride deliberately creates so much negativity.
I look forward to your detailed explanation of your following comment:

Those are largely borne by people who don't attend and who actually hate Pride - the taxpayers of B&H....

Please explain how you know how many tax payers of brighton hate pride, i assume you are speaking from your singular point of view, from as far as I can tell you no **** about ****.
[quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: On the matter of costs, I'm sick of reading people claim that Pride makes money for shops etc. What about the cost of policing, and clearing up the mess? Those are largely borne by people who don't attend and who actually hate Pride - the taxpayers of B&H. Vast numbers of police were diverted to the area - how many crimes were committed elsewhere in the area by those who took the opportunity? How many drunk drivers were able to drive undetected? How many extra vists to local A&Es arose as a result of Pride? All these add to costs which the organisers of Pride (who make a tidy sum from the day) don't like to discuss but which have to be paid by someone. And we all know why Pride will never be a self-contained event. It's because it is designed to rub an unpleasant lifestyle in the faces of those who are revolted by it. All this 'challenging viewpoints and opinion' is total BS, especially when Pride deliberately creates so much negativity.[/p][/quote]I look forward to your detailed explanation of your following comment: Those are largely borne by people who don't attend and who actually hate Pride - the taxpayers of B&H.... Please explain how you know how many tax payers of brighton hate pride, i assume you are speaking from your singular point of view, from as far as I can tell you no **** about ****. Mrbrightside1
  • Score: 2

8:54pm Mon 4 Aug 14

perfectseaviews says...

I am a Brighton Resident, I love Pride and all it stands for, The Preston Park Event is no longer my thing, I tend to just hit the Street Party(St James St) However, over the years i think the Street Party is far too big for the area, I wish that the council would allow this event to take place on Madeira Drive, easier to Police and Safer for all, it also would not interfere with the Local Residents, who were actually outraged at not being able to go about their normal lives, banned from entering a public highway without paying £5 for a wristband, and like my father told to F*** O** and stop causing trouble by the "New Security" by the way hes 72. I agree with most residents that The Pride Street Party has outgrown this area, The Urine, Vomit & Rubbish this causes is totally unacceptable. Why not let us have Madeira Drive, this would cause no disruption to residents and would be well contained, all local st james st business's could be given first refusal on marquees to trade their wares, be that alcohol, food, sex toys to dog gear, i am in no way trying to shove this down anyones throat( pardon the pun) its my own opinion as a resident who lives on the edge of the new party area, i would hope there are many that would agree
I am a Brighton Resident, I love Pride and all it stands for, The Preston Park Event is no longer my thing, I tend to just hit the Street Party(St James St) However, over the years i think the Street Party is far too big for the area, I wish that the council would allow this event to take place on Madeira Drive, easier to Police and Safer for all, it also would not interfere with the Local Residents, who were actually outraged at not being able to go about their normal lives, banned from entering a public highway without paying £5 for a wristband, and like my father told to F*** O** and stop causing trouble by the "New Security" by the way hes 72. I agree with most residents that The Pride Street Party has outgrown this area, The Urine, Vomit & Rubbish this causes is totally unacceptable. Why not let us have Madeira Drive, this would cause no disruption to residents and would be well contained, all local st james st business's could be given first refusal on marquees to trade their wares, be that alcohol, food, sex toys to dog gear, i am in no way trying to shove this down anyones throat( pardon the pun) its my own opinion as a resident who lives on the edge of the new party area, i would hope there are many that would agree perfectseaviews
  • Score: 3

9:09pm Mon 4 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

Mrbrightside1 wrote:
stevo!! wrote:
On the matter of costs, I'm sick of reading people claim that Pride makes money for shops etc.

What about the cost of policing, and clearing up the mess? Those are largely borne by people who don't attend and who actually hate Pride - the taxpayers of B&H.

Vast numbers of police were diverted to the area - how many crimes were committed elsewhere in the area by those who took the opportunity? How many drunk drivers were able to drive undetected? How many extra vists to local A&Es arose as a result of Pride?

All these add to costs which the organisers of Pride (who make a tidy sum from the day) don't like to discuss but which have to be paid by someone.

And we all know why Pride will never be a self-contained event. It's because it is designed to rub an unpleasant lifestyle in the faces of those who are revolted by it. All this 'challenging viewpoints and opinion' is total BS, especially when Pride deliberately creates so much negativity.
I look forward to your detailed explanation of your following comment:

Those are largely borne by people who don't attend and who actually hate Pride - the taxpayers of B&H....

Please explain how you know how many tax payers of brighton hate pride, i assume you are speaking from your singular point of view, from as far as I can tell you no **** about ****.
You need that explaining??

You need to be told that thousands of B&H residents loathe Pride and don't attend yet still have to pay for it?

oh dear....
[quote][p][bold]Mrbrightside1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: On the matter of costs, I'm sick of reading people claim that Pride makes money for shops etc. What about the cost of policing, and clearing up the mess? Those are largely borne by people who don't attend and who actually hate Pride - the taxpayers of B&H. Vast numbers of police were diverted to the area - how many crimes were committed elsewhere in the area by those who took the opportunity? How many drunk drivers were able to drive undetected? How many extra vists to local A&Es arose as a result of Pride? All these add to costs which the organisers of Pride (who make a tidy sum from the day) don't like to discuss but which have to be paid by someone. And we all know why Pride will never be a self-contained event. It's because it is designed to rub an unpleasant lifestyle in the faces of those who are revolted by it. All this 'challenging viewpoints and opinion' is total BS, especially when Pride deliberately creates so much negativity.[/p][/quote]I look forward to your detailed explanation of your following comment: Those are largely borne by people who don't attend and who actually hate Pride - the taxpayers of B&H.... Please explain how you know how many tax payers of brighton hate pride, i assume you are speaking from your singular point of view, from as far as I can tell you no **** about ****.[/p][/quote]You need that explaining?? You need to be told that thousands of B&H residents loathe Pride and don't attend yet still have to pay for it? oh dear.... stevo!!
  • Score: -2

10:10pm Mon 4 Aug 14

cabbie88 says...

perfectseaviews wrote:
I am a Brighton Resident, I love Pride and all it stands for, The Preston Park Event is no longer my thing, I tend to just hit the Street Party(St James St) However, over the years i think the Street Party is far too big for the area, I wish that the council would allow this event to take place on Madeira Drive, easier to Police and Safer for all, it also would not interfere with the Local Residents, who were actually outraged at not being able to go about their normal lives, banned from entering a public highway without paying £5 for a wristband, and like my father told to F*** O** and stop causing trouble by the "New Security" by the way hes 72. I agree with most residents that The Pride Street Party has outgrown this area, The Urine, Vomit & Rubbish this causes is totally unacceptable. Why not let us have Madeira Drive, this would cause no disruption to residents and would be well contained, all local st james st business's could be given first refusal on marquees to trade their wares, be that alcohol, food, sex toys to dog gear, i am in no way trying to shove this down anyones throat( pardon the pun) its my own opinion as a resident who lives on the edge of the new party area, i would hope there are many that would agree
At someone talking sense
[quote][p][bold]perfectseaviews[/bold] wrote: I am a Brighton Resident, I love Pride and all it stands for, The Preston Park Event is no longer my thing, I tend to just hit the Street Party(St James St) However, over the years i think the Street Party is far too big for the area, I wish that the council would allow this event to take place on Madeira Drive, easier to Police and Safer for all, it also would not interfere with the Local Residents, who were actually outraged at not being able to go about their normal lives, banned from entering a public highway without paying £5 for a wristband, and like my father told to F*** O** and stop causing trouble by the "New Security" by the way hes 72. I agree with most residents that The Pride Street Party has outgrown this area, The Urine, Vomit & Rubbish this causes is totally unacceptable. Why not let us have Madeira Drive, this would cause no disruption to residents and would be well contained, all local st james st business's could be given first refusal on marquees to trade their wares, be that alcohol, food, sex toys to dog gear, i am in no way trying to shove this down anyones throat( pardon the pun) its my own opinion as a resident who lives on the edge of the new party area, i would hope there are many that would agree[/p][/quote]At someone talking sense cabbie88
  • Score: 0

11:02am Tue 5 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

perfectseaviews wrote:
I am a Brighton Resident, I love Pride and all it stands for, The Preston Park Event is no longer my thing, I tend to just hit the Street Party(St James St) However, over the years i think the Street Party is far too big for the area, I wish that the council would allow this event to take place on Madeira Drive, easier to Police and Safer for all, it also would not interfere with the Local Residents, who were actually outraged at not being able to go about their normal lives, banned from entering a public highway without paying £5 for a wristband, and like my father told to F*** O** and stop causing trouble by the "New Security" by the way hes 72. I agree with most residents that The Pride Street Party has outgrown this area, The Urine, Vomit & Rubbish this causes is totally unacceptable. Why not let us have Madeira Drive, this would cause no disruption to residents and would be well contained, all local st james st business's could be given first refusal on marquees to trade their wares, be that alcohol, food, sex toys to dog gear, i am in no way trying to shove this down anyones throat( pardon the pun) its my own opinion as a resident who lives on the edge of the new party area, i would hope there are many that would agree
Fine words and sentiments, but the whole idea of pride is to parade a sexual lifestyle in public in full view of hetereos, many of whom who loathe it.

The rising numbers each year is proof that gays come from all over the world to take part - it is NOT a Brighton event any more. B&H produce no more gay people each year than any other city - these people are outsiders who have chosen this area in which to live thinking that it's some kind of gay paradise.

That certainly isn't the case. Each year, we learn of hundreds of alleged 'homophobic' incidents.

Pride also ignores the feelings of those gays who not only have no intention of ever 'coming out' but also loathe their own sexual orientation.

No, the whole thing is a money-making execrcise along with a 'let's upset the straights' attitude, so there isn't a cat-in-hell's chance it will ever become a self-contained party.
[quote][p][bold]perfectseaviews[/bold] wrote: I am a Brighton Resident, I love Pride and all it stands for, The Preston Park Event is no longer my thing, I tend to just hit the Street Party(St James St) However, over the years i think the Street Party is far too big for the area, I wish that the council would allow this event to take place on Madeira Drive, easier to Police and Safer for all, it also would not interfere with the Local Residents, who were actually outraged at not being able to go about their normal lives, banned from entering a public highway without paying £5 for a wristband, and like my father told to F*** O** and stop causing trouble by the "New Security" by the way hes 72. I agree with most residents that The Pride Street Party has outgrown this area, The Urine, Vomit & Rubbish this causes is totally unacceptable. Why not let us have Madeira Drive, this would cause no disruption to residents and would be well contained, all local st james st business's could be given first refusal on marquees to trade their wares, be that alcohol, food, sex toys to dog gear, i am in no way trying to shove this down anyones throat( pardon the pun) its my own opinion as a resident who lives on the edge of the new party area, i would hope there are many that would agree[/p][/quote]Fine words and sentiments, but the whole idea of pride is to parade a sexual lifestyle in public in full view of hetereos, many of whom who loathe it. The rising numbers each year is proof that gays come from all over the world to take part - it is NOT a Brighton event any more. B&H produce no more gay people each year than any other city - these people are outsiders who have chosen this area in which to live thinking that it's some kind of gay paradise. That certainly isn't the case. Each year, we learn of hundreds of alleged 'homophobic' incidents. Pride also ignores the feelings of those gays who not only have no intention of ever 'coming out' but also loathe their own sexual orientation. No, the whole thing is a money-making execrcise along with a 'let's upset the straights' attitude, so there isn't a cat-in-hell's chance it will ever become a self-contained party. stevo!!
  • Score: 0

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