Brighton Pride: Police officer stuns with flawless choreography
A police officer wowed crowds at Brighton Pride as he served full choreography while lip-syncing to Steps’ ‘Scared of the Dark’.
The Hertfordshire Police LGBT+ Twitter account shared a video of the officer, who was cheered on by crowds as he danced in full uniform and a rainbow lei.
Did you see our #DancingCop in the @PrideBrighton Parade yesterday. Officers volunteered their time to represent @HertsPolice along with Officer from across the UK. 🕺 @SXP_LGBT @LGBTpoliceuk #BrightonPride @HertsPRIDE @hertslgbtq_nh @LGBTHerts pic.twitter.com/eP5PfCVPAG
— Herts Police LGBT+ 🚔 (@HertsPoliceLGBT) August 4, 2019
The officer was one of an estimated 300,000 who lined the streets of Brighton for the annual Pride parade on Saturday (August 3), the largest in the UK.
Kylie Minogue headlined the festivities, playing a career-spanning set which included favourites such as ‘I Should Be So Lucky’,’ Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’ and a special rendition of ‘Especially For You’ which celebrated same-sex marriage.
Mel C also performed at Brighton Pride, dedicating the Spice Girls classic ‘2 Become 1’ to the trans and non-binary communities.
Brighton Pride apologises for lack of disabled access
Organisers were forced to apologise after dozens of people with disabilities missed out on Minogue’s headline set.
Pride-goers took to Twitter to complain after they were confined to an “access tent” with no view of the stage because an accessibility platform was only built to host about 100 people—despite reports that there were many available seats in a VIP section.
LGBT+ rights campaigner Liam Hackett was one of the many to complain on social media after he and his mother, who has a prosthetic leg, and grandmother, who uses a wheelchair, found themselves in “boiling hot tent.”
There’s probably about 50 seats available in the VIP section.
“There’s not letting us out of the tent, because apparently there’s no free seats,” he said in a video shared to Twitter.
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“You can probably see behind me, there’s probably about 50 seats available [in the VIP section].”
Brighton Pride said that 275 people had applied and used its accessible services—almost three times as many as the viewing platform could accommodate.
Becky Stevens, head of operations said: “Our aim is that all Pride-goers are able to enjoy what Brighton Pride has to offer. We work hard with our provider Tiger Tea to create safe, accessible spaces throughout the festival.
“Over 100 people with accessibility requirements enjoyed the main stage shows on the accessible viewing platform, on a first-come, first-serve basis.
“We encouraged people with accessibility requirements to contact us after purchasing tickets, so that we could help to make their day as inclusive and enjoyable as possible.
“We are sorry if some Pride-goers were unable to be accommodated at the viewing platform later on Saturday night.”
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