Hundreds of people are set to bid farewell to a drag queen who championed the LGBT+ community in the city.

Jason Sutton, known as Miss Jason to many, died last month in what was a shock to those who loved him.

And today he will be given a final send-off from well-wishers with a horse-drawn procession through the city centre.

The cortège will start at the Legends Hotel in Marine Parade at 1pm, travelling down the seafront to the Palace Pier roundabout before heading up St James's Street to St Mary's Church.

The Argus: Jason with his dog ChesterJason with his dog Chester (Image: Chris Jepson)

His funeral is open to anyone who wants to come, with seating on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Mourners are being told to wear traditional black clothing.

Tributes poured in from across Brighton and beyond.

His management Smash Talent said: "Jason was an incredible light in our community with 32 years of entertaining us all and it won’t be the same without them. He was known for being a phenomenal pantomime dame, drag queen and comedian.

“We love you and will miss you immensely. Our thoughts are with Terry Ward [his partner], his family and his friends at this time.”