Grants for Brighton and Hove Pride community groups

Drag queens at Brighton Pride 2010 The 2012 Pride events were moved to September because of the Olympics

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Some 18 community groups involved in September's Pride celebrations in Brighton have been awarded grants.

Brighton and Hove City Council has given grants totalling £11,000 to 18 community and voluntary groups to help them stage events or activities.

Disabled People received a grant which will fund sign language interpreters, scooter charging points and accessible toilets at the Preston Park.

Pride Brighton and Hove 2012 takes place on 1 and 2 September.

Councillor Ben Duncan said: "Pride is an important celebration for the city and a real community event.

"We are pleased to give these local community and voluntary groups some support to help them get involved and allow as many people as possible to enjoy Pride weekend festivities."

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