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The Stonewall uprising – how to celebrate Pride

The Stonewall Uprising, often referred to as The Stonewall Riots began in the early hours of the 28 June 1969 when New York City police raided a gay club in Greenwich Village in New York City called the Stonewall Inn. The raid sparked a riot as police roughly hauled people out of the bar, leading to six days of protests and violent clashes with law enforcement outside the bar. These riots served as a catalyst for the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world.

Check out this timeline of key dates in the development of lesbian, gay, bi and trans* history in terms of social, political and legislative change, representation and visibility put together by LGBT+ organisation Stonewall.

Unfortunately Brighton Pride has been cancelled this year. This is the second consecutive year that the event will not be taking place, which will be disheartening to Brighton’s LGBT+ community. We have compiled a list of other local smaller events, and things you can do, to celebrate and support Pride this summer.

LGBT+ Pride events taking place this summer and how you can get involved:

Eastbourne Pride 2021 logoEastbourne Pride – Saturday 7 August 2021
Eastbourne Pride will be back this year and although it is far smaller than Brighton’s celebrations it will have more of a community feel to it. There will be a parade and an after-party held at Eastbourne bandstand from 8pm.

Trans Pride: Brighton – Saturday 17 July 2021
Trans Pride: Brighton will be going online this year, due to the threat that Covid still poses. This is the second time the event will take place online and will serve up a schedule of events to the comfort of your home sofa.

Trans Pride: London – Saturday 26 June 2021
This year’s Trans Pride: London event will be taking place in Hyde Park, commencing at 2pm on Saturday 26 June. Stay tuned to the Pride: London Instagram account for further details.

Out on an Island: June 19 – 17 July 2021
Out On An Island presents the first ever exhibition entirely dedicated to LGBTQ+ Heritage and oral history on the Isle of Wight. Listen to oral histories from local LGBTQ+ individuals, gaining a new perspective of the Island’s past and book your tickets to the free exhibition at the Quay Arts Centre.

Film Pride logoBrighton and Hove Film Pride – Saturday 7 & 8 August 2021
Brighton and Hove Film Pride is now in its third consecutive year and this year will be once again moving events online. They are now accepting submissions and you can stay tuned for further announcements through their website.

Pride in London – Saturday 11 September
Pride in London will be back at a later date this year. You can celebrate by marching with the parade through the country’s capital.

Worthing Pride – Saturday 18 September
Unfortunately Worthing Pride has now been postponed until September. This is the third consecutive year that the parade and party will return. Buy your tickets now and then you’ll have something to look forward to.


She - Her pronouns They - Them pronouns Hi - Him pronouns
Celebrate your pronouns with these colourful images that you can use in your email footers.

As the date of Brighton Pride moves closer further details of other local events will emerge and will do our best to let you know of these in advance.

* It encompasses all identities outside of the binary e.g. trans, non-binary and intersex


Robin Coleman • 28 June 2021

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