Disability Pride Brighton was founded in 2017 by the group’s Chair, Jenny Skelton, after her disabled daughter was discriminated against on a family day out.
Jenny posted the incident on Facebook and it very quickly went viral. Jenny received hundreds of messages of support from across the world sent by other disabled people who had also been discriminated against.
Saddened and outraged by everyone’s experiences Jenny launched Disability Pride Brighton to a public meeting of only 20 people funded by the charity Scope. 1 year after this meeting 3000 disabled people attended Disability Pride 2018. We are really looking forward to see how many people will attend in 2019.
The event has provided a platform where disabled and non disabled people can come together and celebrate inclusion and diversity whilst also raising awareness of disability discrimination.
The committee members, including the chair Jenny, are all disabled people who, moving forward, all remain committed to delivering a free, diverse, fun annual event.