Friday, 7 January 2011

Brighton Pride Needs Overhaul?

One of the regular criticisms to come out of the queer movement is to target pride events. Too often commercial enterprises, far removed from their roots and 'core community', they are increasingly criticised from within the LGBTQ community rather than from outside it. The comments reported in Pink News yesterday from a former Brighton Pride Chair will therefore come of little surprise to many. David Harvey ran Brighton pride between 2003 and 2006 and has now suggested it's become too straight and needs an overhaul.

Read the full story here.

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Cardome for cards and gifts that stand out from the crowd said...

David is correct in his article.
Brighton Pride was set up as a charity to raise funds for other local charities, such as Mind Out, Stitchboard, Lunch Positive etc.
For the past two years Pride has failed to do this, thus breached its charitable status.

Pride the charity has also lost the trust of the local LGBT business community who will also no longer work with the organisation that exists.

Chris Ashford said...

Thanks for commenting - that's a really helpful insight.

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