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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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 – Brighton Pride, A Carnival of Diversity

Author: , September 9th, 2015

Brighton Pride - Globetrotter Girls

A gorgeous seaside location, a community known for their tolerance and diversity, and celebrating a quarter of a century of Pride Marches, which is a huge milestone – what could possibly go wrong at this year’s Brighton Pride?

Well, with the infamous British summers, Pride can be hit or miss. I went to Pride events in England where it poured down on us, and then there were years when I went to Pride events and got sun burnt. In England, it can go either way, and when my plane touched down in the middle of a rain storm on a chilly summer morning, I was worried. Would the epic Pride weekend I was hoping for get rained out?brighton pride parade 2015 colors.

But I didn’t have anything to worry about: I woke up to bright blue skies on Friday morning and it seemed all of Brighton was already in a festive spirit, even though the main festivities wouldn’t start until Saturday.

By Dani – Full Story at Globetrotter Girls | Sussex Gay Travel Resources | Other Gay Travel Events

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

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

Brighton Pride Announces 2015 Theme

Author: , December 8th, 2014

Brighton Gay Pride

Britain’s favorite seaside LGBTI festival, Brighton Pride, has chosen its theme to celebrate its 25th anniversary. An expected 160,000 participants and spectators will be part of the Brighton Pride Community Parade in early August next year.

And the theme will be Carnival of Diversity.

Organizers hope those in the parade will be inspired to create a ‘creative, lively, uplifting and empowering visual showcase in the city’.

By Tris Reid-Smith – Full Story at Gay Star News | Sussex Gay Travel Resources | Other Gay Travel Events

Brighton Pride in Photos

Author: , August 7th, 2013

Brighton Pride enjoyed another successful year yesterday with pop stars Paloma Faith and Stooshe wowing the audience in Preston Park and full representation from all the major political parties including local Conservative MP Simon Kirby, who wore a ‘Keep Calm and Marry On’ t-shirt. Many participants held signs reading ‘Brighton Pride Supports LGBT Russia’.

Authored By Anthony James – See the Photos at Pink News

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Brighton Pride: Voters to Decide This Year’s Theme

Author: , April 11th, 2012

Brighton Gay Pride Theme 2012Brighton and Hove locals are to be asked to choose the theme of the city’s 2012 Pride event. Following a local call for suggestions, the two themes chosen for the run-off are The United Colours of Pride and Triumphs and Tragedies for the event, which will take place on 1 September.

The United Colours of Pride is an international theme focusing on the rainbow flag emblem. It will raise awareness of countries where gay and transgender people face widespread discrimination. Organisers say the theme would lend political impact without detracting from the carnival atmosphere and colour of the Parade.

United Colours of Pride was suggested by Helen Jones, director at MindOut LGBT mental health project in Community Base in Brighton.

Full Story from Brighton Pride

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