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Students to march in Brighton Pride parade

Sussex students will be taking part in the Brighton Pride parade this weekend to show their support for the LGBTQ+ community.

Chris Lewis, LGBTQ+ Students Officer and chair of the Sussex LGBTQ+ society, said: “Taking part in Brighton Pride this year is going to be amazing. It is a wonderful time for me, the society, and the wider LGBTQ+ community.

This year, the University of Sussex have officially sponsored Brighton Pride for the first time, and will have a float at Saturday’s Parade.

Chris added: “This is fantastic news, demonstrating the University of Sussex’s commitment to the LGBTQ+ community and also meaning we’re going to have an amazing time.

“I am delighted that this year’s Pride is going to be bigger and better than ever and I can’t wait to get marching!”

LGBTQ+ Pride is held to celebrate and show solidarity with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and X people, especially against discrimination and violence.

The first Brighton Pride took place in 1972, with a pride march taking place the following year. The event returned in 1991 and became an annual event supported by local clubs, sponsors and businesses.

 

 

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