Gay Pride Events in the UK
We had a really great time at the first ever Eastbourne Pride, it was an amazing day, very well supported despite the rather dodgy weather. We only stayed for a couple of hours, but so pleased that we went.
I've been to Brighton Gay Pride many times and the Hastings Gay Pride launch party last year, but it was my partner Helen Kedward's first ever LGBT / Gay Pride event!
Performers at the Hastings Pride launch party included poets, solo singers and groups: Alice Denny, Bobby Good, Charlie House, Earl Grey, Harley Fox, Jerri Leigh Brodie, Joe Marney, Nikki Bockerglory, Oresome Sounds, Peter Chowney, Pretentious Fox, Remi Vibesman, Sean Fennessey and friends, The Drag with no name, Trudy Howson and a few others I don't know the names of!
There were lots and lots of interesting people to photograph at the 2016 Hastings Pride Launch Party. This includes workers, people attending the launch, other photographers, people just wondering through Hastings Town Centre etc. The launch party was created by us (I took part in some of the planning meetings) as an event to announce our plans to have a big Brighton Gay Pride style event in 2017. The event went very well and was well supported by the locals.
To wake everybody up and let the locals know something fun was going on it the town the event was started by Section 5 Drummers. On the day Section 5 Drummers met up at the Carlisle pub on Hastings seafront, which is where Section 5 Drummers have their weekly practice sessions. They drummed along the seafront and round through the underpass into Hastings Town centre to join the Hastings Pride event