Trans Pride Brighton Online – 17th July 2021


Trans Pride Brighton will be taking place online on Saturday 17th July 2021!

Due to the risk that COVID-19 still poses, particularly to the more vulnerable members of our community, we have made the difficult decision to hold a virtual event again this year. It is still our priority to ensure we create a day of celebration and collectivism where people can meet and connect with each other.

Last year saw the first ever Trans Pride Brighton online event, with over a dozen trans, non-binary and intersex musicians and spoken word artists performing to an audience of over 10,000 viewers throughout the day. This year will be bigger and better – we have some very exciting plans in the works, and in the meantime we’ve included some information here about accessibility improvements we’ll be making based on lessons learned from last year.

Check back here for more updates as we get closer to the big day.

BSL and live captioning volunteers

Are you an ally with BSL interpretation or live captioning skills? We want to hear from you!

We are looking for cisgender allies with experience in BSL interpretation or live captioning / stenography to contribute to Trans Pride Brighton Online. If you are a professional in these industries we would be happy to list your organisation or company as a supporter of the event.

More information about these roles is available at the link below.

Volunteering details

Sponsorship opportunities

Want to support Trans Pride Brighton? We can put together a bespoke promotional package for you.

We particularly invite sponsor applications from individuals and businesses with a good history of trans inclusiveness to help us cover the cost of making the event as accessible as we can. Raising funds for Trans Pride Brighton has been especially tough over the last year with our biggest expense being the cost of essential accessibility expenses. 2021 is no different with our projected accessibility expenses already totalling more than £1000.

This is a great opportunity for allies to step up and show their commitment to the trans, non-binary and intersex communities. For more information, please email [email protected].

Online stream accessibility

Trans Pride Brighton 2020 was our first online event, and it was not problem free. The online stream was beset by problems with subtitles and with the audio. We recognise that we need to do better if Trans Pride Brighton is going to be supportive to those who are most disadvantaged within our community.

This year we are making the following commitments to work towards resolving these problems and making Trans Pride Brighton Online an accessible event for our whole community:

Captions

Pre-recorded segments of the livestream will have hand-written (not auto-generated) captions in English. Live segments will have real-time captions, in English, captured by an experienced live captioner or stenographer.

Sign language interpretation

All of the livestream will be accompanied by BSL interpretation. We also received feedback that on last year’s stream the BSL overlay was too small for the interpreter to be visible, which we will resolve this year.

Feedback

We welcome feedback on how to make our events more accessible. If you have any comments please get in touch at [email protected].