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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.

Press coverage

Third Disability Pride attracts record crowds. – Gscene 2019

Third Disability Pride attracts 3,000 people – Able Magazine 2019

Latest TV’s video report from Disability Pride Brighton 2019 (Alternative link) – Latest TV 2019

Brighton is hosting the return of England’s first ever Disability Pride event. – 2019

Jenny Skelton, Chair of Disability Pride, is interviewed by The Latest TV with Committee member Harriet Cavanagh and Event Manager, Billie Lewis

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.

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.