General information for the media
Disability Pride Brighton is a constituted community group of disabled people in Sussex, who came together after a Facebook post by Jenny Skelton about a disability discrimination incident in Brighton went viral. They collectively organised the first Disability Pride festival in England, for anyone with any disability or impairment plus friends, family, unpaid carers, professionals and allies. The festival is for everyone in the community who wants to help disabled people celebrate.
Please note that we get asked all the time if our event is specifically for the disabled LGBTQ+ community. The short answer is it’s not! Disability Pride Brighton is for ALL disabled people and allies, with any identity and background – EVERYONE is welcome. We are called Disability Pride as part of a wider movement of other international Disability Pride organisations.
“England’s first ever Disability Pride event is back!”, our 1 June, 2018 press release announcing the 2018 event.
“Disability Pride Brighton” by Jenny Skelton, Huffington Post about how the group began and our first festival.
“Pride Goes To Pride” – Jenny Skelton, Huffington Post about the Disability Pride Brighton team attending Brighton & Hove Pride.