A CELEBRATION of transgender people in the community takes place this weekend.

Trans Pride returns to Brighton on Saturday and Sunday with a host of events.

The slogan for the annual festival is “putting the T first” – a reference to the LGBTQ acronym in which Trans appears near the end.

Since 2013 the charity has been “promoting equality and diversity, advancing education and eliminating discrimination against trans, non-binary, intersex, and gender-queer people”.

With the event now in its seventh year, here is all you need to know about Europe’s biggest celebration of Transgender Pride.

The protest march

The Trans Pride protest march takes place on Saturday and the charity expects about 6,000 people to turn out over the course of the day.

It will start at the Marlborough Pub and Theatre, in Prince’s Street, Brighton, at 12pm.

The walk, which is a little more than a mile long, will finish at Brunswick Square in Hove.

The party

Once at Brunswick Square a party will take place in the park that will run from 1pm until 6pm.

As well as a stage which will feature live music, poetry and spoken word artists, there will also be health sessions, food and drink stalls and a children’s play area.

There will also be a special “quiet area” for those wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle.

The fun run

Sunday will also see the first Trans Pride 5km fun run take place.

It will take place across Hove Lawns and is 2.5km long – with runners choosing whether they want to run the circuit once or twice.