Pride Brighton & Hove 2014 : 78 Countries : Freedom To Live

Pride Brighton & Hove 2014 : 78 Countries : Freedom To Live

THIS IS WHY WE DO IT. FREEDOM TO LIVE.

Pride Brighton & Hove is proud to stand beside the LGBT global community as we campaign for the Freedom To Live. Today in the UK, after decades of campaigning by the LGBT community, we finally have legal equality but across the globe there are still 82 countries where homosexuality is criminalised.

For them there’s no equal marriage, no equal rights, no freedom for equal love. There is only beatings, rejection, state sanctioned persecution, prison sentences and, in some countries, the death sentence. This is a state of affairs we cannot stand by and watch. We must act as a global community and stand with solidarity with those living in the 82 countries where homosexuality is a crime and say no more.

Now is not the time for hatred, now is the time for love. For the freedom to live as one chooses, regardless of sexuality or gender. Brighton & Hove Pride is a Pride with purpose, campaigning for the freedom to live. Stand beside us as we stand beside those LGBT communities across the globe and help make equality a reality. Not some day, but today.