Brighton Trans Pride in Pictures – Gay Star News

Author: , July 21st, 2018

Trans Pride in Brighton - Gay Star News

The Trans Pride Brighton parade kicked off earlier today with a sea of white, blue and pink flags taking over the coastal city. Trans women, men, non-binary people and allies turned out with the slogan #LwiththeT very much present.

No Repeat of London Anti-Trans Protests

Fortunately there was no repeat of the radical feminist campaigners who marred the London Pride event with their anti-trans protest. Crowds set off at 12 noon for the 1.3 mile parade ending in Brunswick Square where the main events are now underway. These include a range of music, spoken word, poetry, as well as community stalls.

The light cover of clouds kept the heat off the parade during their march and then the sun came out to play just as the fun started in the Square. Many also sent messages of support for the march via social media.

By Mark Johnson – Full Story at Gay Star News

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The Perfect Weekend in Queer Brighton – Gay Star News

Author: , July 6th, 2018

Queer Brighton - Gay Star News

Take a pinch of Lisbon and generous helpings of San Francisco, Key West and Fort Lauderdale. Add the colorful, progressive essence of destinations like Rio de Janeiro, Berlin and Barcelona. What do you get? Why, England’s most iconically LGBTI-friendly city, of course.

Brighton, found on the twinkling shores of the Sussex coast, is a smallish city that packs a huge punch, It’s home to 289,200 people. As such, it’s comparable in size to St. Louis in Missouri or Anchorage in Alaska. An estimated 15% of locals identify as LGBTI.

Brighton is also home to the highest number of same-sex couples in the country. So, unsurprisingly, its Pride festival is a pretty big deal. It attracts revelers from across the country and around the world. This year, it’s also playing host to probably its greatest headline performer ever: pop superstar Britney Spears (more on whom later.) If you’re thinking of heading down for Pride, here’s our quick-fire guide on how to make the most of one of the UK’s most welcoming, walkable and accessible cities…

By Jamie Tabberer – Full Story at Gay Star News

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Trans Pride Takes Over Brighton

Author: , July 22nd, 2017

Trans Pride Brighton

This weekend, Trans Pride took place in Brighton. Now in its fifth year, the event is run by a committee of volunteers.

Take a look below at the amazing march taking over the streets, and the beautiful people in it.

Trans Pride Brighton

Trans Pride Brighton

Many More Photos at Gay Star News

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Gay Brighton II – The Scruffy Italian Traveler

Author: , January 6th, 2017

Gay Brighton

As you already know, I love this fun and lively city in Southern England by the sea: I love it also because of its fun gay life. Yes, Gay Brighton is a place not to miss if you are interested in keeping all the points in your Gay Licence!

All of the life of Gay Brighton happens in the very center of the town: the gay scene is not hidden, but embraced and welcome in this little English Town. And there is fun for any tastes and at any time of the year or the week! Most of the bars are located on or around the so called Gay Brighton Village, in the area called Kemptown, comprised between St James Street on the North, and the Marina on the South.

These are the 5 top features you can’t miss in Gay Brighton according to Scruffy Gios!

Gay Brighton – Official Nudist Beach

Yes. Gay Brighton has an official naturist beach! Where is it? You don’t have to walk too much or look for some hidden hints to find it: the official Nudist Beach is right in front of the town, on the Marina, walking distance from the Pier. In Summer you can easily reach it by using the Volks Electric Railway from Brighton Pier: get off at the Black Rock station, and walk about 5 minutes (back towards Brighton) to find the nudist beach.

By Sergio Scardia – Full Story at The Scruffy Italian Traveler

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Gay Brighton Beach – The Scruffy Italian Traveler

Author: , January 6th, 2017

Gay Brighton Beach

Honestly I did not know Brighton at all before moving to the UK 5 years ago… shame on me! But once I discovered it, heeeeck! I fell in love with it.

Gay Brighton Beach is a lively city in Southeast England, right by the sea. It is conveniently located south of London, in the East Sussex County. It is very easy to get to Brighton from the amazing British Capital which as you know I love so much: you can take a train from London Bridge or Blackfriars in about 1 hour you are right on Brighton Beach!

Brighton is also very close to Gatwick airport, so if you happen to have some connecting flights and time to spare in your hands, head to Brighton and enjoy some lovely Pink time. Why should you know about Brighton and why I love it so much? Because the town throws one of the best Gay Prides of all the United Kingdom. Plus, Brighton Beach is one of the gayest cities of Great Britain, all year around!

By Sergio Scardia – Full Story at The scruffy Italian Traveler

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Sunny Brighton – Globetrotter Girls

Author: , August 1st, 2016

Brighton - Dani

I decided instead of boring you with yet another Polaroid from Berlin, I’d wait another day and share a photo of the place where I’m spending the bigger part of this week: Brighton, England!

When I came here for Brighton Pride last summer, I sure didn’t think I’d be back less than a year later, but as so often… I just never know where my travels take me2 (Remember how I ended up in the Amazon in March? Yeah, I had no intentions to go there either..).

Until last week I had no idea that I’d be hanging out at the beach in Brighton today, but I sure won’t complain about this! Apparently, summer and sunshine only arrived in Britain this past weekend, and I got to enjoy the most beautiful summer day on England’s south coast today.

By Dani – Full Story at Globetrotter Girls

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Globetrotter Girls – What Makes Brighton So Appealing?

Author: , November 16th, 2015

Dani - Brighton

The first time I heard about Brighton, the popular seaside town on England’s south coast, was in a Sherlock Holmes crime novel I read as a young adult, which was set in 19th century Brighton. The book did not only talk about a murder case Holmes solved, but it also mentioned posh women in fancy, flowing dressed who were meandering up and down the extensive promenade, hands in white gloves that were holding an ornate umbrella, it vividly described elegant Regency-style buildings with stuccoed facades and column-framed entrance doors. When I finally visited Brighton, many years later, that was the image I had in my head.

As soon as we arrived at the beach promenade, I could immediately picture Brighton in its heyday as posh weekend getaway for London’s elite and royals. It still had the flair of this elegant seaside town with gorgeous, well-maintained Georgian-style houses facing the ocean, the stunning Royal Pavilion, and the old fashioned pier.

However, once you start exploring Brighton beyond the promenade you realize that the town is anything but stuck in time, having developed into its very own modern version of an English seaside resort, a town that is completely different than all the other seaside resorts on England’s south coast, with its very distinctive, incomparable character that sets it apart from cities like Portsmouth and Southampton. So what makes Brighton so unique?

By Dani – Full Story at Globetrotter Girls

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Globetrotter Girls – Beach Day in Brighton

Author: , August 8th, 2015

Brighton Beach - Globetrotter Girls

After leaving New York heartbroken last week, I arrived in the UK on a cold and rainy 55*F /13*C morning – a bone-chilling shock to my system after leaving New York the day before in 100* /38*C temperatures. I was afraid my highly anticipated long weekend in Brighton might get rained out – including the Pride Parade I was so looking forward to.

But the weather gods were on my side and by the time I took the train down to Brighton, the sun had come out and it had warmed up again. As soon as I arrived, I made my way to the beach to enjoy the blue skies while they lasted and for some fun on Brighton’s famous pier. It seemed like all of Brighton had the same idea and the pebble beach was packed with families, young couples and summer exchange students.

Everyone was so happy and relaxed, and a lot of LGBT folks had arrived early for Pride weekend, which made me look forward to a fun-filled weekend. I was not only excited for Pride, but also to rediscover the city I used to visit regularly when I lived in England, and to see how it had changed in the six years I hadn’t been there (and how Pride had evolved since I last went there nearly a decade ago!).

By Dany – Full Story at SOURCE | Sussex Gay Travel Resources

Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: The Moreland, Brighton, England

Author: , June 15th, 2015

The Moreland - Brighton

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Come join us at The Moreland, a wonderfully contemporary Brighton bed and breakfast, where a warm welcome is assured. Our bed and breakfast in Brighton is in a residential side street, just off the main High Street, which means you are moments from the heart of the City, where we strive to offer you the best accommodation in the city.

See The Moreland’s Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Gay Travel: Brighton Beach, England

Author: , February 5th, 2015

Brighton PierArtsy, liberal, laid-back Brighton is London’s coolest cousin. It’s an hour train ride from Victoria Station, and it won me over in just one weekend.

More than a seaside resort, its famed Brighton Pier offers an amusement park at one end, and cafes, shops, crowds, and fish and chips everywhere else, no matter what the weather. The Pier’s adjacent beach is long, wide, and free, the English Channel laps serenely at its rocky shore, and there are umbrellas, mats, and chairs to rent and people to watch. Should you prefer to see more of them, you might try the very private nudist beach a mile east, Cliff Naturist Beach. It’s shielded from the road and very popular with you know who.

That gay demographic is considered to be about 30,000 strong in this city of 250,000, so let’s call Brighton ueber-gay- friendly. One of the first cities in England to offer marriage equality meant that many early civil partnership ceremonies were conducted here. The city was also the one-time hangout of Oscar Wilde, who stayed at the seafront Royal Albion Hotel in the latter part of the 19th century. Unfortunately, the Regency-style hotel with its original columns and balconies is a bit sad and faded, these days.

By Marlene Fanta Shyer – Full Story at Passport Magazine | Sussex Gay Travel Resources