Eastbourne Pride to return this summer

An LGBT+ event is to return to Eastbourne after it was cancelled last year due to Covid.

Friday, 12th March 2021, 11:12 am
Updated Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 1:42 pm
Eastbourne Pride 2019 (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-190721-105536001

The council has confirmed plans for Eastbourne Pride to take place on July 17.

Chairperson for the BourneOut LGBT+ group Betty Gallacher has expressed her excitement for the return of the celebration.

Betty said, “I am like a dog with two tails. We have got our Pride back and I think it is something for the town to look forward to and for the youngsters who are finding their sexuality at this time in life.”

The event will start with a march from the pier to Princes Park where there will be a number of performances throughout the day.

Betty said, “It is a lift for the town because everybody loves the Pride and it is not just the LGBT community, it is heterosexual families.

“Everybody comes along and we have got people coming from Wales, from London, Brighton, all over.”

Betty also talked about the importance of the event which takes place in a number of locations every year.

Betty said, “There are so many people to help. That is the difference. That is why we need Pride. To help families.

“That is the important thing, to get help and support. It is something we never had in our younger days but there is support there if you know where to go to get it and that is the important part and that’s what Pride is all about, helping each other.”

If you would like to get involved email [email protected] and to find out more visit https://eastbournepride2021.co.uk/.

To view pictures from the last Eastbourne Pride click here.