Brighton Pride may not be taking place in Preston Park this year, but the UK's biggest Pride festival will still be taking place virtually with a weekend of digital celebrations and archive performances from some of the world's biggest LGBTQ stars.
From a purpose-built studio in Brighton, Stepthen Baily and Zoe Lyons will host three days of virtual programming featuring never-before broadcast sets from former main stage performers including Nile Rodgers & Chic, Years & Years, Jess Glynne, Billy Porter , MNEK, Todrick Hall and Fatboy Slim.
There'll also be a chance to relive the highlights from Attitude Pride at Home with performances from Pabllo Vittar, Bright Light Bright Light, mxmtoon, L Devine and Layton Williams on the 'Attitude Pride at Home Stage'.
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Brighton Pride will make sure nobody misses out on the UK’s biggest Pride festival this year with a three-day digital extravaganza featuring the world’s biggest and best LGBTQ stars! 🌈🎉❤️ . Featuring never-before broadcast archive performances, hosts @stephencomedy and @zoelyonscomedy will be beaming three nights of #Pride into your homes from Friday 31 July to Sunday 2 August in the We Are FABULOSO digital festival - and you can watch the first two nights on the Attitude YouTube channel (swipe for timings) 🙌 . Audiences will also be able to donate to The Brighton Rainbow Fund to help LGBTQ causes around the city - so whatever you do, make sure you send some of the money you would have been spending at the bar their way. Donate now at brighton-pride.org/donate. Happy Pride! . #brighton #brightonpride #pride #brightonandhove #lgbt #lgbtq #yearsandyears #todrickhall #pabllovittar #billyporter #jessglynne #mnek #brightlightbrightlight #lovewins #loveislove #gaypride #lgbtcommunity
Other stand-out sets from the BAME Stage, Caberet Stage and Dance Stage will also be streamed, as well as politically-charged speeches from the likes of former Green Party leader Caroline Lucas MP, gay Brighton Kemptown MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle and UK Black Pride executive director Lady Phyll.
The events will be streamed over consecutive nights on Friday 31 July, Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 August and will be available to watch on the Attitude YouTube channel.
The We Are FABULOSO festival will also enable audiences to participate via Zoom and easily text to donate either £5 or £10 to benefit Brighton and Hove Pride's registered charity partner, The Brighton Rainbow Fund, who distribute funds to LGBTQ and HIV organisations in Brighton and Hove.
Paul Kemp, Director of Brighton Pride, says: "Brighton & Hove Pride is such an important community fundraiser for our LGBTQ+ groups and to not have a Pride event this year really affects our ability to raise these essential funds and could seriously jeopardise the future of some groups. We really hope everyone gets behind this fundraising effort.
“Brighton & Hove Pride is a time to come together to celebrate and embrace diversity and inclusion in our great city, and just because we are not able to meet in person doesn’t mean we can’t support and celebrate our fantastic LGBTQ+ communities."
You can help support Brighton and Hove Pride's essential fundraising efforts by donating just a little of the money you may have spent on attending the festival in person here.