Yahoo is the headline sponsor of this year’s Brighton & Hove Pride festival

·Deputy Editor, Yahoo Life UK
·4-min read
Three men in costume at Brighton & Hove Pride
Festival-goers making the most of Brighton & Hove Pride. (Image: Brighton Pride)

Did you know that two-thirds of LGBTQ+ people (64%) have suffered abuse or violence, based on their sexual orientation? Or that 70 countries worldwide criminalise same sex relationships? It’s figures like these that make the message hit home: there’s still major work to be done to address prejudice both in the UK and around the world.

To celebrate the UK’s LGBTQ+ community and also tackle the remaining stigma, Yahoo has proudly chosen to be the official headline partner for the Brighton & Hove Pride 30th Anniversary festival this year named ‘We Are Fabuloso’.

Watch: What Brighton & Hove Pride means to me

The event, supported by Yahoo, takes place on Saturday 6 August (12pm-10.30pm) and Sunday 7 August 2022 (1pm-9.30pm) and promises to be the biggest yet.

Man holding baby in rainbow socks
At Brighton & Hove Pride Sunday is the family-friendly day. (Getty Images)

Christina Aguilera will be headlining on the main stage on Saturday in Preston Park and Paloma Faith on Sunday, as well as over 100 LGBTQ+ artists across eight other stages. With other notable acts such as Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Ella Henderson and Bjorn Again, it promises to be an unforgettable party and celebration of diversity and love, in all its forms.

Four women in rainbow outfits have fun at Pride
Loving the rainbow dress code: Rainbows have long been a symbol of togetherness for the LGBTQ+ community. (Image: Brighton Pride)

How Brighton Pride began

Brighton held its first Gay Pride march back in 1973, a small affair, without the famous parade, carnival floats and huge crowds that the event attracts today. The first full Pride festival took place in 1991, a direct reaction to the government passing laws to ban the so-called ‘promotion’ of homosexuality. What better way to put two fingers up to that than with one MASSIVE party across the town and show that being LGBTQ+ is something to be proud of?

Picture of the stage and crowd at Brighton Pride
Brighton & Hove Pride has a fantastic line-up again this year including Christina Aguilera and Sophie Ellis-Bextor. (Image: Brighton Pride)

Party with a purpose

Still today, 30 years later, the event continues to signify ‘Pride with Purpose’. Ticket sales and sponsorship will help to raise money for The Brighton Rainbow Fund. This central hub distributes grants to local LGBTQ+ projects, all with a common aim to make a tangible difference to the lives of hundreds of people within the LGBTQ+ community, including a special focus on those living with HIV. To make a donation to The Brighton Rainbow Fund please click here.

Two men sat in a giant rainbow chair at Brighton Pride festival
The event is both a celebration and a chance to raise vital funds for The Brighton Rainbow Fund. (Image: Brighton Pride)

“We’re delighted that Yahoo have come on board as headline partners for We Are Fabuloso this year,” says Paul Kemp, Managing Director, Brighton Pride Community Interest Company. “With the return of the in-person live event in Preston Park, we’re looking forward to celebrating with them in style and fundraising for The Brighton Rainbow Fund.”

Fleur East and Emeli Sande were past visitors to Brighton & Hove Pride. (Image: @ChrisJepson)
Fleur East and Emeli Sande were past visitors to Brighton & Hove Pride. (Image: @ChrisJepson)

LGBTQ+ stories to inspire and educate

Our dedicated team at Yahoo HQ have spent the past few months preparing a special programme of news stories, features and video content, that promises to be powerful, inspiring, uplifting and informative.

Aimed at both the LGBTQ+ members of our audience and the wider community, our content is a must-read for anyone of any age, anywhere in the world, who wants to learn more so they can better understand the vital role they play as allies. This is just the beginning and marks a new focus for Yahoo! for many years to come.

Festival-goers enjoy the atmosphere in Preston Park, Brighton. (Image: Brighton Pride)
Festival-goers enjoy the atmosphere in Preston Park, Brighton. (Image: Brighton Pride)

Let’s celebrate, help change attitudes and enjoy all the fun of the festival in August. Our team will be bringing you special celebrity interviews and reporting live from the biggest and best party in Brighton this summer. #WeStandTogether

To book tickets to Brighton & Hove Pride 2022 please click here.

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