Our message that God thinks you're fabulous! really spoke to people
and made a huge impact during the parade and in the park.
We are all totally unique, which means that diversity is everywhere, even in groups that dress the same, look the same, sound the same, each member is totally unique, different from every other member.
Diversity is built into the very fabric of our world, so why do we struggle with it so much? Why do we seem to find it so difficult to just accept it and enjoy the colour it brings to our lives?
I don't know. I love the diversity i see every day in Brighton and Hove, from the homeless guys who keep smiling and make me laugh even though their circumstances are difficult, to the friends i have made at Lunch Positive who work so hard to make a difference.
There are so many communities here in our city that it would take pages to name them all, but that is the wonder of our diverse home. We have such great opportunities to learn about other cultures, religions, lifestyles if we would only just grab them. If we would only talk to the guy sat outside Boots on a blanket, connect with the refugees arriving here from some terrible places but most of all just listen to those who need to speak.
Pride to me is the perfect opportunity to truly connect with people. It is the one weekend a year that people are actually encouraged to be their true selves, to cast off the costumes of daily life and be FABULOUS! I love it, the parade, the park, the bustle but what i love most of all is meeting new people from all over the world, hearing their stories and sharing mine with them.
So, lets embrace the meaning of Pride and try to listen, talk, connect and forge the links that make our community strong, colourful and welcoming to all.
Don't let Pride just be one weekend a year, carry it forward throughout the year and in doing so bring our diverse communities even closer together.
31-08-2016 - The Hub, 0800-1400 at Park Crescent.
01-09-2016 - Office Hours, Alcampo Lounge, London Road 1200-1600.
01-09-2016 - Bible Cafe, 7pm, Al Campo Lounge, London Road.
02-09-2016 - Lunch Positive, 1230-1600 at Dorset Gardens.
04-09-2016 - Worship, 1800 at Brighthelm Centre.
In Partnership with:
Tuesday, Thursday 12-4 pm
The Alcampo Lounge
Sunday 5:45 - 730pm
The Brighthelm Centre
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