Brighton has long been known as the gay capital of the UK. Our seaside resort town is extremely open-minded — people dress as they want, love who they want and enjoy life as they want, and all without judgement. Let us take you for a walk around Kemptown and further afield.
Brightona seaside resort on the south coast of England, is generally agreed to be the unofficial "gay capital" of the UK,     with records pertaining to LGBT history dating back to the early 19th century. Brighton Pride is the largest Pride event in the UK, celebrated at the start of August and attracting aroundpeople every year. Brighton has recorded LGBT history in the city since the 19th century.
The Office for National Statistics has collected data between and on the UK's gay, lesbian and bisexual population. Britain's 'gay capitals' have been revealed after sexual identity was analysed by the Office of National Statistics. Six of the 10 boroughs with the highest relative lesbian, gay and bisexual populations revealed to be in London, and Manchester was also high up on the list.
Despite the fact that there are still political regimes and even so-called social groups and religious organizations that fail to comprehend the true meaning of equality regardless of who people choose to love, how they choose to look in public, and who they choose to be, more and more individuals — and couples — are now coming out into the open publicly announcing to the whole world their true identities. And while the rest of the world is slow in coming to terms with the rights of the LGBT community, there are those that have openly embraced them and provided a safe haven for those who relish equal rights regardless of sexual preferences or orientation. Indeed, these countries and cities have provided refuge for those who have faced ridicule and condemnation in their own countries and cities.
Brighton is the gay capital of Britain, according to the Office of National Statistics. The South Coast city has 2, people in homosexual couples - or 13 for every 1, residents. The next nine areas with the highest 'pink populations' are all London boroughs.
Its funky city flair, the gay bars and clubs, the friendly attitude of the locals and the weird and fun festivals make it a undoubtedly one of Europe's most gay cities. A long history as a resort down for the rich, famous, and hedonistic, Brighton has always attracted an eclectic mix of LGBTQ travelers. Colorful and diverse, weird, loud, uninhibited. Maybe it comes from the sea air, but local Brighton residents just live as they like.
By Anthony Joseph for MailOnline. A new map has revealed Britain's gay capitals - with rural Devon and Cambridgeshire nearly as popular as London, Brighton and Manchester. Its findings are broken down by county and local authority using data from to
By the s and 30s Brighton was well established on the queer social map as 'the place to go and let your hair down'. Radclyffe Hall author of The Well of Loneliness came to party - 'we all talked and howled till 1. Lillias, regarded by Radclyffe Hall as a 'mad pervert of the most undesirable kind', was found guilty of describing herself as a bachelor in a register of marriage and sentenced to nine months' imprisonment.