Events Calendar 2019

Tuesday 16th July

Trans Wheelchair Basketball with Sussex Bears

Photograph of a Basketball Court, with a sports wheelchair with a basketball underneath. The top left-hand corner has the Trans Pride Brighton and Hove logo and the top right has the Sussex Bears Basketball logo. The text says:
Wheelchair Basketball
Tuesday, 16th July 2019
The session is Free of Charge
Sports wheelchairs are provided and the event is open to wheelchair users and non-wheelchair users. Spaces are limited and priority will be given to wheelchair users first.
Sign up by emailing [email protected]

Time: 8pm – 9pm

Manor Gym, Hove, BN2 5EA

Tickets: Free

Accessibility Information: Wheelchair Accessible, Sports Wheelchairs will be provided

As part of Trans Pride Brighton and Hove 2019, we’ve paired up with Sussex Bears Wheelchair Basketball to host a taster session for the community from 8 pm to 9 pm on Tuesday, 16th July 2019. This is part of the Sussex Bears countdown to the Paralympics and will mark 406 days to the 2020 Summer Paralympics.

Sports wheelchairs will be provided, and the event is open to both wheelchair users and non-wheelchair users. You’ll get instruction on how to use a sports wheelchair, do some drills, shoot some hoops followed by a quick game.

Spaces are limited, so please sign up by sending us an email to [email protected].

Wednesday 17th July

Trans Swimming

A photograph of blue clear swimming pool water. The top left-hand corner has the Trans Pride Brighton and Hove logo and a large white box with geometric shapes says Your Healthy Lifestyle with the Freedom Leisure logo in the centre and the Brighton and Hove City Council logo in the bottom right. The top right has text that says:
Wednesday, 17th July 2019
8:30pm – 9:20pm
St. Luke’s Pool, Brighton BN2 9ZE
Cost £4.95 / £2.95

Time: 8:30pm – 9:20pm

St Luke’s Pool, St Luke’s Terrace, Brighton BN2 9ZE

Tickets: £4.95 / £2.95 Concessions

Accessibility Information: Adapted for Wheelchairs, Wheelchair Poolside Facilities, Ramp Access

As part of the Trans Pride Brighton and Hove season, we’re joining the Trans Swimming hosted by Freedom Leisure and the Brighton and Hove City Council. It’s a dedicated time slot for trans people to feel comfortable.

Thursday 18th July

Trans Can Volleyball

A photograph of some beach sand with a volleyball. The top left-hand corner has the Trans Pride logo and the top right has the Trans Can Sport Logo. The text reads:
Trans Can Volleyball
Thursday, 18th July 2019
Sign up by emailing [email protected]

Time: 8pm – 9pm

Place: To be disclosed on booking

Tickets: £6.00 email [email protected] to book

Trans Can Sport is collaborating with Trans Pride Brighton to bring Trans Can Volleyball to you the week of Trans Pride! We are excited to offer twice as many spaces at this session, which will be run by a qualified coach and supported by Trans Can Sport facilitators. The emphasis is on having fun whilst learning the key skills needed to play the game. The session will incorporate a warm-up, fun drills and match play.

Who can join: All levels of skill and fitness are welcome, but you must be 18 or over. Trans participants will be offered spaces first, with remaining spaces being offered to allies closer to the date. All participants will be required to register to Trans Can Sport via an online health questionnaire.

Trans Vinyl Underground

A image of a vinyl record on a turntable with the Trans Pride Logo in the centre top. The Text reads:
Trans Vinyl Underground Record Auction
We are very happy to be raising money for Trans Pride once again with a live DJ record auction
Thu 18th July
From 8pm at
Dead Wax Social 18A Bond Street BTN
The bottom right has a logo for Dead Wax Social

Time: 8pm – 11pm

Place: Dead Wax Social, 18A Bond St, Brighton BN1 1RD

Tickets: Free

Charity Record Auction raising money for Trans Pride Brighton and Hove – Members of the Trans Pride Committee will be on the decks. You have the length of the track to bid. The winner takes home the disk.

The main entrance of the venue is wheelchair accessible to the lower bar area only – if you would like to enter the upper event space please speak to a volunteer or staff member.

Friday 19th July

Trans Pride Film Night with My Genderation

A drawn image of the giant legs in stripey stockings with high heels that are above the Duke of York’s Picturehouse. The text says:
7th Annual Trans Pride Brighton and Hove Film Event

Time: 6 pm – 8 pm

Place: Duke of York’s Picture House, Preston Rd, Brighton BN1 4NA

Tickets: TBC

My Genderation is an ongoing film project that celebrates trans lives and trans experiences. What makes My Genderation unique is that it is films made by trans people, about trans people, for a much wider audience. As trans people that are heavily involved in the fight for equality, we are aware of the diversity of the trans community, along with the challenges and inequalities that trans people face in society.

There is step-free access to the entire downstairs of the venue, via the main entrance into the foyer and the auditorium.

Trans Pride Brighton Games Night host by B&H LGBT Geeks

The Trans Pride Flag background with the Brighton and Hove LGBT Geeks logo with says:
LGBTQIAP & Non-Binary
Est. 2014
Safe. Inclusive. Nerdy

Time: 7pm – 10pm

Place: Loading Brighton, 11 Lower Promenade, Madiera Drive, BN2 1ET Brighton

Tickets: Free

Brighton and Hove LGBT Geeks are hosting a Games Night for Trans Pride Brighton. Entry is free, but there will be donation buckets for Trans Pride Brighton in the venue. Loading serves food and drink, including veggie and vegan options. There is a good range of non-alcoholic drinks too.

All levels of gamers welcome, there will also be members of B&H LGBT Geeks on hand to welcome you and to go through rules of the games with you. There will be a variety of games played in terms of skill level and duration, and feel free to bring along a game you have been wanting to try. There will also be outside seating for those who just want to hang out and enjoy the atmosphere.

Loading Brighton is wheelchair accessible, has an accessible toilet and non-gendered toilets.

Gal Pals Trans Pride Brighton Fundraiser

We’re here, we’re queer and we’re ready to celebrate Trans Pride 2019! 🎉✨

Trans Pride Brighton returns once again and we’re super excited to be hosting the official welcome party 🎉 We will be donating a portion the proceeds from this event to Trans Pride directly so they can continue putting on this incredibly important and much needed event 💙💗

Gal Pals is a queer dance party for womxn, trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming people & their pals, playing the best in female fronted pop, rock, hip-hop, R&B and queer bangers! 🌈

♡ Friday 19th July ♡
♡ Komedia Main Space, Brighton (Wheelchair accessible, see below for access info) ♡
♡ £3 early-bird / £5 advance / £6 OTD ♡
♡ 11pm – 3am ♡

Expect to hear: SOPHIE, Kim Petras, Dorian Electra, Against Me!, Tami T, Lizzo, Carly Rae Jepsen, Janelle Monae, Charli XCX, Beyonce, Hayley Kiyoko, Rihanna, CupcakKe, Grimes, Britney, Robyn, Lady Gaga, St Vincent, Destiny’s Child, Princess Nokia, Spice Girls, Christina Aguilera, Ariana Grande, Sugababes, Gossip, Peaches, Sleater Kinney and many more!



– For those purchasing advance tickets on DICE, please arrive before 12.30am for guaranteed entry. Late arrivals may be permitted depending on if the venue is at capacity.

– Whilst Gal Pals is open to all, this is an intentional space prioritising queer women (trans and cis), trans and/or non-binary people and those of marginalised gender expressions. We welcome friends and allies, but we ask that you respect Gal Pals as a space for these groups first and foremost, and ask yourself why you are coming.

– All of our toilets are gender neutral.

– This event is 18+ and you will need ID for entry! 🔞


Komedia is wheelchair accessible, with wheelchair accessible toilets.

If you require a PA/Carer they will receive free entry, please contact Komedia directly.

Seating is available for those who are less able to stand. If you are unable to stand for long periods of time and there is a queue for entry please inform security and they will allow you to queue jump.

Please see Komedia’s accessibility info or contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions re. access needs, or if there is anything we can do to make Gal Pals more accessible for you –


Gal Pals aims to create a space that is as safe as possible for everyone who attends. We operate a zero tolerance policy to harassment of any kind, including but not limited to, ableism, fatphobia, homophobia, racism, sexism, transphobia and xenophobia. Please do not touch anyone without their consent, assume anyone’s gender or make comments about someone’s gender presentation.

If you are made to feel unsafe or uncomfortable at any point during the night please speak to one of our Pin Pals, a member of security or another staff member who have all been briefed of our safe(r) space policies.


At all Gal Pals events we have an in-house photographer. They will always try to ask before taking your photo, however sometimes it is unavoidable that people may end up in the background or in a crowd shot. If you do not wish for your picture to be taken or used for future events please make our photographer aware of this on the night. We will always remove photographs at your request.

Saturday 20th July

Trans Pride Brighton March

People marching in the Trans Pride Brighton and Hove protest march with a banner that says TRANS WOMEN ARE WOMEN THIS IS NOT A DEBATE and #NOTADEBATE There is a trans pride and a non-binary pride flag flying in the background

Tickets: Free

Gathering at 11:30 am join us for a protest march from the Marlborough Pub in Brighton to the park. Be surrounded by thousands of your siblings and allies to show the world that we are visible and we’re proud.

Trans Pride Brighton Park Event

Time: 1pm – 6pm

Place: Brunswick Square, Hove, BN3 1, United Kingdom

Tickets: Free

We are delighted to announce that Trans Pride Brighton & Hove 2019 will be on Saturday 20th July in Brunswick Square, Hove. We will host community and food stalls, a stage featuring trans bands, musicians and spoken word artists as well as our sports in the park programme:

  • 1:15 pm Yoga
  • 1:50pm European Martial Arts
  • 2:40 pm Circus
  • 3:30 pm Creating long term change and return benefits
  • 4:05 pm Upper Body Workout
  • 4:40 pm Boxing and Kickboxing Taster Session

The Trans Pride Afterparty Festival!

Traumfrau is joining forces with Trans Pride Brighton to bring you the biggest, fiercest, and most diverse celebration yet!

Two buildings, three venues, and one ticket only for a night-long festival of DJs, live performances, bands, and live art. Putting the T first.

The buildings are next door to each other, you will be given a wristband and will be able to move between venues, catch some live art, dance your heart out at Patterns, listen to some live music, or chill with new friends in one of the terraces!

♡At Patterns and Charles Street Tap // Arty Afterparty and Performances // From 9pm til 4am♡

S/HE (Tomboys Don’t Cry), DJ El Tuma (MARICUMBIA), DJ Lizzo

Creature Cramps, Noe Warren, Monsur Mansoor, Lucille Power, Emma Frankland

♡At Envy // Live music + Alternative Party // from 7:30pm til 3am♡

The E. D. Fowler Band (Brighton rock/alt-pop trio)
The JARs
Byenary (Queercore trans band taking up space)

DJ Katie Conkie, DJ Clara Barker

♡Part of the proceedings of the night will go directly to Trans Pride.
♡Please note that we operate a PAY IT FORWARD scheme for this event, we recognise the healing power of community and want as many people to be able to access it. If you are able to contribute to someone’s free ticket, please select the Pay It Forward option when purchasing your ticket.
If you wish to come to the event and need a free ticket please get in touch at [email protected].

♡Get your tickets here:

Presented by TRAUMFRAU.
This is an 18+ event (Photo ID required, all staff is Trans awareness trained and IDs will be checked with discretion).

We are working to provide extensive accessibility info documents for this event, so please bear with us while these are being produced.

We will update the event with a full accessibility document once this is ready.

Envy and Charles Street Tap are both fully wheelchair accessible, with accessible toilets.
Patterns ground floor and terrace are fully accessible with accessible toilet.

All toilets will be gender neutral.

On the night, the venue will be closed to the public, and only in use for Trans Pride attendees and ticket holders, to help ensure it is a safer space for attendees.

If you have any enquries about accessibility, please get in touch at [email protected].

Sunday 21st July

Trans Pride 2.5km or 5km Accessible Fun Run

A Photograph of some beach huts along Hove promenade on a sunny day. There is a Trans Pride Brighton and Hove Logo with the text:
Fun Run
Sunday, 21st July 2019 Registration Starts 8:30
Entry Fee £8 / £4 Concession
For more info email [email protected]
There is a logo of Sports England in the bottom right hand corner with the words Lottery Funded underneath

Time: Registration Opens 8:30 am Run starts 9:30

Place: The run starts close to The Lawns Café on Hove Lawns, BN3 2FR

Tickets: £8 for a standard entry, £3 concession entry. We also have a limited number of £0 concession entries so email us at [email protected].

Trans Pride Brighton and Hove is hosting its first ever fun run. We say fun run but that’s just because it rhymes, we have lots of fun, but you don’t have to run, you can walk it if you prefer. The route is nice and flat and asphalt, so it’s fully accessible for people in wheelchairs. The course can be run either as 2½ km or 5 km. The fun run is open to all trans, non-binary, intersex people, friends, family and allies.

Trans Pride Picnic

A photograph of 3 empty deckchairs on a pebble beach looking out to the sea with a seagull flying past. The Trans Pride Brighton and Hove logo is in the top right hand corner

Time: 12:00 onwards

Place: Loading Brighton, 11 Lower Promenade, Madiera Drive, BN2 1ET Brighton

Tickets: Free

Wind down from a full-on week with on the beachfront at Loading. Loading serves food and drink, including veggie and vegan options. There is a good range of non-alcoholic drinks too. There is outside seating and you’re within throwing distance of the sea for those who want to brave the pebble beach. Loading is wheelchair accessible, has an accessible toilet and non-gendered toilets.