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Trans Pride Main Events

Marlborough Takeover (Juno Dawson DJs)

Start date: 21st July 2018

End date: 22nd July 2018

Time: 22:00 - 00:00

Location: The Marlborough Pub & Theatre, 4 Prince's St, Brighton BN2 1RD, UK

So you’ve marched and been out in the park all day being proud, visible and existing as your fabulous unique selves. Looking for a way to keep the energy going? Wanna carry on shenanigans with friends new and old? Need to throw some shapes?

Join us at the Marly for a dance-floor takeover from Juno Dawson (Club Silencio, Push The Button)

Playing the best girl popstars of all time ever. Expect Robyn, Grace Jones, Beyoncé, Le Tigre, Girls Aloud, TLC, Madonna, Blondie, the Spice Girls and many many more.

We’ll also have a badge making machine, pay what you can manicures, a popcorn machine, and lots of other goodies to keep the celebrations going until the wee hours!

Trans Pride Official After Party

Start date: 21st July 2018

End date: 22nd July 2018

Time: 21:00 - 03:00

Location: North Laine, 27 Gloucester Pl, Brighton BN1 4AA, UK


This year, we are working in partnership with our friends at Traumfrau to bring you the official party for the Trans Pride 2018. Here’s the run-down from Traumfrau on what you can expect:

Music, arts & crafts and the best trans DJs and performers bring you a night you will remember forever! We’ll be taking over the whole North Laine Brewhouse for a long night of fun with the most incredible of line-ups!


  • Compere extraordinaire: Travis Alabanza! – One of the most influential queer voices of our time, Travis Alabanza, brings their unique mixture of performance, poetry, style, political views and risk-taking performance to Trans Pride, and we are so excited!
  • Chiyo – The AfroLantinx Dark Prinx of London’s Cabaret scene. Untameable and unapologetic. Artist. Activist. And straight up sexy! Chiyo is a gender non-conforming artist serving Porn and Politics.


  • Creature Cramps – presenting “The Urinal Residency” – “The Urinal Residency is a live performance installation in men’s toilets, taking up space within locations where trans and femme bodies are surveilled, thinking about the continued fight for the option of gender-neutral toilets, and the violence that takes place towards transgender and non-binary people in gendered toilets on a day-to-day basis. Please note the show will take place in the toilets over a period of 2.5 hours. However, you will not be required to engage with the show to use the toilet, unless you desire to do so. “If we are not changing the structures of buildings, we are not changing the structures of our thinking. We want our spaces to reflect the nuances of the people who inhabit them”- Creature Cramps
  • Plus – community-led arts project, quiet social space, and a lot of DANCING!


  • DJ Pretty Boy: sweet beats and super gay tunes, glitter, sweeties & LGBTQuties all night!
  • DJ Margo Broom. 1950s to contemporary music that’ll move your body and soul. SOUNDS AMBITIOUS?! Be surprised…


  • Yes, that’s right! Some amazing folks will be running a sober and creative space during the event. Keep an eye on the event wall to learn more about the programme. A chance to join the party and channel your inner artist.


  • Part of the proceedings of the night will go directly to Trans Pride.
  • Upon buying a ticket you will also be given the option to donate directly to Trans Pride Brighton, please consider doing so if you can spare as little a £1. It makes a huge difference to the organisation!
  • 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
  • Get your tickets here
  • Please note, advance tickets guarantee your entry until 12:15am – after that entry may be permitted depending on the venue’s available capacity.


  • The venue is wheelchair accessible
  • All toilets will be gender neutral
  • If you have any enquiries about accessibility, please get in touch at
  • On the night, this will be a private party venue (closed to the general public, and only in use for Trans Pride attendees and ticket holders) to ensure it is a safer space for attendees.

Trans Pride March

Date: 21st July 2018

Time: 11:30 - 13:00

Location: Marlbourough Pub & Theatre, 4 Princes Street, Brighton, BN2 1RD.


Meet outside the Marlborough Pub & Theatre / Princes Street
March leaves at 12 midday towards Brunswick Square after a few speeches. 


The March itself is 1.3 miles long (2168 metres), however you can meet us at the park too, there is no obligation to take part. There are regular busses between the park and the Marlborough (Brunswick Square stop to the Old Steine) and back. For more information on busses and ticket prices, have a look at the Brighton and Hove Bus Company website.

Trans Pride Marlborough Takeover

Date: 21st July 2018

Location: Marlbourough Pub & Theatre, 4 Princes Street, Brighton, BN2 1RD.


Trans Pride Pub Quiz

Date: 22nd July 2018

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Location: Marlbourough Pub & Theatre, 4 Princes Street, Brighton, BN2 1RD.


Can you beat the binary? From Stonewall to the Tipping Point and beyond, Trans Pride compere (and Marly favourite) Emma Frankland rounds off the week with a Trans Pride themed quiz – expect lots of fun and a relaxed atmosphere where everyone is welcome.

£3 per person, max 6 members per team. All profits go to Trans Pride Brighton. But there are still prizes to be won!

Trans Pride Beach picnic

Date: 22nd July 2018

Time: 13:00 - 18:00

Location: C:\ Side Quest, 11 Lower Promenade, Madiera Drive, Brighton, BN2 1ET.


Sticking around for the Sunday?

Come join us down on the beach front at C:\ Side Quest where we’ll be enjoying food, drinks and games, amongst plenty of other fun beach-shenanigans…

C:\ Side Quest is a great new gaming cafe based on Brighton seafront, offering over 70 different board games and consoles (free to play), alongside serving excellent food and drink.

The gaming cafe is fully wheelchair accessible, has gender neutral toilets, both indoor and outdoor seating – and really lovely staff! Food and drink is also available to takeaway if you would prefer to hang out on the beach.

More details to follow. For any enquiries, please get in touch by emailing

Trans Pride G(end)er Swap Clothes Swap

Date: 22nd July 2018

Time: 11:00 - 14:00

Location: Marlbourough Pub & Theatre, 4 Princes Street, Brighton, BN2 1RD.


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G(END)ER SWAP is an LGBTQI+ clothing outreach initiative that creates safe(r) spaces for individuals of all gender identities to access clothes without judgement: community clothing swaps, pop-up locations and travelling workshops for the queer community.

Come along to the Marly and check it out!

More details to follow. Any enquiries, please get in touch by emailing

Juno Dawson’s Lovely Trans Literary Salon

Date: 26th July 2018

Time: 19:30 - 21:00

Location: Marlbourough Pub & Theatre, 4 Princes Street, Brighton, BN2 1RD.


Part of The Marlborough’s Trans Pride Season.

The acclaimed writer of The Gender Games welcomes some of her favourite trans authors to the Marlborough Theatre to celebrate the trans writing talent in the UK right now. Join us for a night of readings, animated conversation and a bit of a party! Featuring author of A New Girl, Rhyannon Styles and British-Iraqi genderqueer writer, director, and drag performer Amrou Al-Kadhi.

If Britney Could Get Through 2007 We Can Get Through This

Date: 2nd August 2018

Time: 19:30 - 20:30

Location: Marlbourough Pub & Theatre, 4 Princes Street, Brighton, BN2 1RD.


When Jo Hague was 17, they experienced an episode of severe mental illness, during which they shaved their head. They wanted to be visibly queer, masculine and tough as hell. A week after Jo did this, Britney Spears did the same thing. Instead of a punk act of defiance, their shaved head was suddenly connected to dumb, blonde, girly Britney, and Jo was furious.

Ten years and at least two genders later, they revisit that time and consider what it means to be not-a-woman without being an angry misogynist terrified of their own softness.

Join Jo days before Britney takes the stage for Brighton Pride, in this loud and messy riot grrrl Britney tribute act; a love letter to that stubborn teenage queerdo.


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