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.
Image source: The Latest TV
Latest TV News coverage, aired 16 July, 2018 at 18:00, where Jenny talks about plans for next year
BBC News Sussex coverage of Disability Pride Brighton on the day, 14 July, 2018
ITV Meridian News coverage of Disability Pride Brighton on the day, 14 July, 2018
Scope Instagram post, 14 July, 2018
Argus article covering Disabilty Pride and the history of the event, published 9 July, 2018
Disability Pride Brighton Vice Chair, Martin Jones, interview on Latest TV on 25 June, 2018 about “SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) in our local schools” in his role as Parent Governor
“Jenny and Nu are interviewed a second time by The Latest TV” aired on 25 June, 2018, explaining what Disability Pride Brighton means to each of them.
“My Disability Matters article” from 12 June, 2018, covering Disability Pride Brighton and other Disability Pride events throughout the UK.
“Jenny’s interview with The Latest TV” from 4 June, 2018, explaining how the event started and what we’re hoping to achieve this year.
“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.