Lesbian Brighton – Our Taste for Life

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The quirky seaside town of Brighton is known as the unofficial ‘gay capital’ of the UK. Not only famed for beautiful beaches and sticks of rock but also a liberal and open-minded attitude when it comes to diversity. Brighton has been at the epi-centre of LGBT+ culture since the 1930s, and Gay & Lesbian Brighton continues to thrive. Boasting a wealth of gay bars and clubs, LGBT+ centred events, and gay-friendly hotels, Brighton makes for an ideal gay or lesbian holiday in Europe.

Having grown up in England, Brighton has been in my blood since I was a child. Being only a 1.5 hours drive from London, we would often visit during the Summertime. So visiting Brighton now, as a (young) adult, I can’t help but feel incredibly nostalgic. The great thing is, not much has changed from the Brighton I once knew. From the iconic pier and stripy deckchairs to the beautiful pebbled beach and scent of fish & chips, it’s all pretty much how I remember it. Only, it all seems a little more ‘gay’ now.

You see, Gay Brighton’s welcoming and unbiased attitude is evident throughout the beachside town. You only have to wander the colourful streets, to find there are rainbow murals and references everywhere. And by everywhere, I mean everywhere. By the end of our visit, I felt as if I had rainbows coming out of my a*se! Wait a minute, I probably do. Anyway, what I’m trying to say is, you needn’t worry about being accepted in Brighton. Show up as you are and you’ll seamlessly fit in.

So with all this in mind, we have put together this comprehensive travel guide for Gay & Lesbian Brighton. We’ve listed all of the hottest gay bars and nightclubs; gay-friendly hotels and hostels; the best LGBT+ centred events; as well as all the top things to do around the city. We will also touch on LGBT+ rights and social opinions in the UK, so you come fully prepared.

LGBTQ+ Rights in Lesbian Brighton

Like most places around the world, the road to LGBT+ acceptance in the UK has been a volatile one. Historically, being gay clashed with the idea of being a ‘good’ Christian. Which meant acts of homosexuality between men were punishable by death. Women were never subject to the same legal restrictions; however, would often be punished by the law nonetheless. 

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Lesbian Brighton Travel Resources

Lynton Hotel – London, England

Lynton HotelPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay: Lynton Hotel is a gay friendly centrally located bed and breakfast in the middle of London, run by brothers Simon and Mark, your hosts who will help make your stay in London memorable, enjoyable and unforgettable. We are positioned on the boundary between Belgravia, Westminster and Pimlico a very safe neighbourhood which has Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Westminster Cathedral, Tate Britain; walking distance from our front door. The west End with its theatres, Soho, The Vauxhall area and most of London’s famous shopping areas are only a stone’s throw away. Within our vicinity you will find Pubs, restaurants, Supermarkets, post office and ATM’s just to make your stay easier. The location is also a transport hub with Victoria offering the underground, main line trains, coaches and of course a terminus for many of London’s famous red buses. Gatwick airport is just 35 minutes away with the Gatwick express and all of London’s major airports can be reached by coach or tube. We offer basic amenities our rooms are simple, small and clean; most rooms have small en-suite facilities, safes and a few rooms share facilities on the staircase. Each room has digital Television just in case you become bored with visiting all that London has to offer, kettle, tea and coffee and we can provide hairdryers and irons on request. We also serve a full English breakfast and offer free WIFI. Most of all we believe we give you the opportunity of visiting our great City and experiencing something different than staying at large international branded hotel or expensive Boutique Hotel. Staying with us allows you to spend your money on the things that count when you visit one of the world’s greatest cities such as good food, great shows, great attractions and a location that allows you to make the most of your stay and time. If you want to spend hours in your room please do not enquire .If you want to make the most of London Town then contact us e-mail or phone. Cheers Mark & Simon-Lynton B&B

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Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in London