Trans Pride Brighton is the first and the largest Trans Pride event outside of America, and each year since 2013 they’ve host the largest protest for trans liberation in Europe. This year, it finally returned in person, after two years of digital events due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Protesters gathered at The Ledward Centre, Brighton's new LGBTQ+ community hub, before marching through the city centre and along the seafront. Police estimates of 20,000 marchers make this the biggest one ever.
Marchers chanted and held aloft placards emblazoned with messages calling for trans inclusion in sport, comprehensive UK conversion therapy ban, reform of the Gender Recognition Act (GRA) and more.
The march finished at Brunswick Square for a celebration featuring a host of talented poets, musicians and performers and headlined by Travis Alabanza, who said at the event: “Right now the transgender community are facing such extortionate and unnecessary targeting, so days when we come together to protest and celebrate ourselves are needed.” (see photos here).