Brighton Pride Solidarity Fund donates £5000 to Kaleidoscope Trust
Saturday 3rd August (Brighton) -- Today, Brighton & Hove Pride’s Pride Solidarity Fund presented Kaleidoscope Trust and The Peter Tatchell Foundation with cheques for £5000 to support their work with the LGBTQ+ community. Given to Jesse Sperling, our interim Executive Director, and other representatives from the Kaleidoscope Trust team and to Peter Tatchell on the main stage at Brighton Pride's primary fundraising event, Pride in the Park, the Pride Solidarity Fund is proud to support these independent organisations who dedicate their service to upholding the human rights of LGBTQ+ people in the UK and internationally.
The Pride Solidarity Fund was established in 2018 to support underfunded projects and organisations, many of which have had their funding cut over the last five years. Commenting on the donation, Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, incoming Executive Director of Kaleidoscope Trust said:
“I want to express huge thanks to Brighton Pride for their donation to Kaleidoscope Trust. This global movement for LGBTQI liberation and human rights needs as many people as possible working towards common goals of freedom, unity and dignity. Your donation helps us to continue to do this work and we are so grateful.”
Kaleidoscope Trust work to uphold the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in countries where they do not have their equal rights and are discriminated against because of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
In addition, Peter Tatchell, Director of The Peter Tatchell Foundation, whose mission is to promote and protect the human rights of individuals, communities and nations, in the UK and internationally, in accordance with established national and international human rights law, said:
"We are delighted and honoured to receive this very generous donation from the Pride Solidarity Fund to aid our work supporting LGBT+ rights in the UK and internationally. As a small, under-funded LGBT+ and human rights charity, this grant means a lot. It will enable us to do even more to challenge homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. Among other causes, this funding will help us support LGBT+ campaigners in Arab countries and LGBT+ Muslims here in the UK."
The cheques were presented by Paul Kemp, managing director of Brighton & Hove Pride in front of an audience of 50,000 people and he congratulated both organisations on their efforts, achievements and continued campaigning for the rights of LGBTQ+ individuals and communities.
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