It is always disappointing when it rains at an open air event and boy did it rain at Trans Pride this year!
Fortunately the rain held off allowing the protest march to assemble at the Marlborough Pub for welcoming speeches before making its way along Brighton Seafront to Brunswick Gardens in Hove.
There was just chance for people to hear a few numbers from Brightons only LGBT+ Community Choir before the heavens opened for a few hours of torrential rain which completely cleared the park sending revellers to take cover in local bars.
Numbers on the march matched last year but with the park clearing so quickly some concessions struggled to make their money back. Community stalls were cleared and packed away by 3pm but as the rain slow down people ventured back into Brunswick Gardens to support the acts still appearing on the main stage.
Here’s to Trans Pride 2018 and lets hope for a return to sunshine and harmony.
Uncredited photos by Alix Blezard and Stellapix Brighton