Brighton Pride 2020: organisers launch community parade

Parade-goers during the 2019 Brighton Pride community parade on August 03. Photograph: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images
Parade-goers during the 2019 Brighton Pride community parade on August 03. Photograph: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images

Brighton and Hove Pride has announced the theme and opened applications for this year’s community parade.

The LGBTQ+ celebration, which draws hundreds of thousands of people to the city’s streets each year, will run on August 1 with the theme Back To The Future, organisers have revealed.

In a statement, a spokesperson said: “Building on last year’s We Stand Together campaign, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising that ignited the global Pride movement, and as a re-affirmation of our commitment to campaign for global LGBTQ+ equality, Back To The Future will celebrate the pioneering activists of our past as well as looking to the future and the continued strive for equality for LGBTQ+ people across the world.

“The Back To The Future theme encourages intergenerational conversation and a recognition of the heroes and icons that paved the way for the rights we have today, and we will continue to raise vital funds for our local LGBTQ+ and community projects.”

Announcing the news, Brighton and Hove Pride has also revealed that there will be a judging panel awarding prizes in the 2020 parade, for categories such as best creative, best costumes, best use of recycled materials and best global LGBTQ+ theme.

The Brighton and Hove Pride festival will run from July 31 to August 2 and this year celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Organisers announced in October that the overall theme of the 2020 Pride would be Fabuloso and that it will be a ‘fantastic and fabulous celebration of who you are’.

For more details on the community parade, including how to apply, see here

To read more about the overall theme of this year’s Pride, see here