Brighton Pride 2007
Warm weather blesses the south coast as record numbers turn out to party
Brightons Pride festival climaxed at the weekend with 150,000 people turning out in baking sunshine to parade through the streets.
The legendary festival, celebrating the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities, takes over Brighton and Hove for a week every year and features a spectacular parade from Madeira Drive, culminating in a huge party in Preston Park. With record numbers turning up, this year there were long queues to get into the park. But the patient were rewarded with the Wildfruit Dance Tent, the Popstarz Tent, a funfair and seemingly endless stalls.
This years theme was musicals, and the glamorous floats included The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Sound of Music, The Wizard of Oz and Saturday Night Fever. Visitors and locals lined the streets for the parade, and for the fourth year running police from as near as Sussex and as far as Glasgow took part.
Click on the link to feast your eyes on our Pride Photo Gallery
Sunday 19 August: Soho Pride, London
Saturday 1 September: Cardiff-Wales L&G Mardi Gras