Queer Heritage in Brighton


Brighton & Hove is well known for its LGBTQ+ population, and has a long established LGBTQ+ cultural heritage that dates right back to Brighton’s origins as a pleasure resort in the 1800’s. Brighton has also played a key role in the country’s LGBTQ+ history more widely. The First political Gay Pride march in Brighton took place in 1973, organised by the Sussex Gay Liberation Front. Brighton Pride ‘Pride in the Park’ first took place in 1992, and Brighton Pride is now the UK’s biggest Pride Festival.

There are a number of significant LGBTQ+ archive collections held at the Keep, a world class centre for archives, and across the city that chart this history.

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