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Gay Brighton

Welcome to the Brighton gay scene known as the gay capital of the UK. The City of Brighton & Hove is a magnet for lesbians and gay men from all over the UK and the world attracted to its bohemian, Brighton has now long been known as Britain's number one gay resort.

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Brighton & Hove may have pebbles on the beaches, but that’s not stopped thousands of gay and gay friendly folk bursting into the city to experience the uniqueness of our open and gay friendly city.

Brighton is not only one of the top seaside destinations in the UK, Brighton is known worldwide for its art and music scene as well as their very own Brighton Gay Pride, which indecently, normally starts on the first Saturday in August.

Brighton & Hove is also a destination for students with two top performing universities, our very own Green Party MP was the first to be voted as an MP back in 2010 and the Council quickly followed with the first green council in the county.

Summer is the best time to come to Brighton, with the influx of LGBT folk from across the British Isles and beyond, the café culture and relaxed environment here will provide you with the perfect staycation destination.

The gay village is located in the popular Kemptown area, mainly focused around St James St, however Brighton and Hove have many little hidden gems to discover, so be sure to search though our listed gay and gay venues for more information on what’s happening in the city.

Best way to describe Brighton:
The city’s like the northwest in that people are friendly yet similar to London for culture, art, music and ethnicity, making Brighton & Hove one special place.

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Brighton gay scene

Prides/Events in Brighton

Brighton Trans Pride 2017 (21 Jul 2017) | Brighton Pride 2017 (04 Aug 2017) | Brighton Pride Street Party 2017 (05 Aug 2017)

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We have 85 venues in Brighton

Pubs

Bar Revenge
bar revenge brighton Bar Revenge
5-7 Marine Parade
Ray Run Bar Revenge is a feisty, friendly and fun bar on Brighton's sea front featuring loads of [...]

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Brighton Rocks
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6 Rock Place
Brighton Rocks is tucked away in the heart of Kemp Town, Brighton Rocks is an iconic part of [...]

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Camelford Arms
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30/31 Camelford Street
Mixed The Camelford Arms has a simple approach - to be the sort of pub we would love to go to [...]

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Charles Street
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Marine Parade
Ultra smart Bar/Cafe with well planned areas to eat, relax, drink & chat. Attracts a young hip [...]

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Dr Brighton
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16 -17 Kings Road
Gay Run Doctor Brighton's. a Brighton institution! As with its name sake, Dr Brighton's is [...]

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Goddamn Media Arts Cafe
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8 Lewes Road
Gay Run Arts club for discerning people. Hire facility and open to public if you are signed in by [...]

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Legends Bar
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31-32 Marine Parade
Gay Run Big wide windows open up on a large terrace making Legends a great place to sip a coffee, [...]

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Marlborough
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4 Princes Street
LGBT Business The Marlborough Pub & Theatre is located is one of the city’s oldest public houses [...]

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Queens Arms
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7 George Street
Gay Run Queens Arms is Brightons eldest cabaret bar in the heart of the gay village with quality [...]

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The ABar
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11-12 Marine Parade
Gay Run Welcome to the A Bar, Brighton's seafront bar, terrace and kitchen. Our contemporary, [...]

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The Brighton Tavern
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99-100 Gloucester Road
Gay Run Great atmosphere, friendly barstaff. Gay owned and run, with a mixed crowd. Standing [...]

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The Marine Tavern
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13 Broad Street
Gay Run The Marine Tavern is a small and cosy traditional pub in the heart of Brighton's Gay [...]

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The Paris House
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21 Western Road
Mixed The Paris House is a French-styled cafe-bar bringing the best of the continent to the [...]

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Three Jolly Butchers
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59 North Road
Three Jolly Butchers is a modern pub in the traditional way We are in central Brighton, close to [...]

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Zone Bar
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33 St James St.
Gay Run The Zone Bar In the heart of Gay Brighton Come on down to the ZONE BAR. In the heart of [...]

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Clubs

Brighton Arts Club
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43 Providence Place
Mixed Brighton Arts Club is a venue for arts across all genres. We are open for Pride this year to [...]

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Club Revenge
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32-34 Old Steine
Gay Run Club and Bar Revenge are Brighton’s biggest and best LGBT entertainment venues! Club [...]

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Don't Tell Mama - D.T.M.
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75 St George's Road, Kemptown Village
Gay Run Don't Tell Mama - D.T.M. "There are no strangers here, just friends you havent met." [...]

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Envy
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8 Marine parede
Gay Run Welcome to Charles Street Bar and Club Brighton's premier gay venue. On the ground floor, [...]

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Funky Fish Club
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19 Marine Parade
Very Gay Friendly Welcome to the Funkyfish Club, Brighton’s longest running nightclub where our aim [...]

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Goddamn Media Arts Cafe
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8 Lewes Road
Gay Run Arts club for discerning people. Hire facility and open to public if you are signed in by [...]

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Patterns
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10 Marine Parade
Very Gay Friendly Patterns from Mothership Group bring you a heads down club with a redesigned bar, [...]

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SubLine
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129 St James St
Gay Run Member's Bar/Club, open Wednesday to Sunday, from 9pm til late. Life Membership = £10. [...]

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The Basement Club
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31-34 Marine Parade
Gay Run Night club part of Legends Hotel and Legends Bar Thier subterranean night club is unique, [...]

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Hotels

Ambassador Hotel
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22 23 New Steine
Gay Owned Georgian Town House B&B in a quiet garden square overlooking the sea and pier. Located in [...]

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Amsterdam Hotel
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11 - 12 Marine Parade
Very Gay Friendly Situated on the Seafront in the heart of Kemptown, opposite Brighton's famous [...]

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Best Western Brighton Hotel
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143-145 Kings Road
Gay Run The Grade II listed BEST WESTERN Brighton Hotel is one of the best hotels in Brighton where [...]

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Blanch House
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17 Atlingworth Street
Gay Owned Blanch House is a glorious Regency town house boutique hotel set in the heart of one of [...]

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Brighton Holiday Homes
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72b St George's Road
Very Gay Friendly Brighton's largest self catering holiday let company. With over 100 stylish [...]

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Court Craven Guest House
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2 Atlingworth Street
Gay Friendly Centrally located, Court Craven Guest House is an unpretentious guest house which [...]

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Hamptons Brighton
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3 New Steine
Gay Ran Hamptons Brighton is a beautiful Grade II listed property offering a haven of peace in an [...]

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Hotel Pelirocco
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10 Regency Square
Very Gay Friendly Brighton's original rock'n'roll themed boutique hotel, the Pelirocco has 19 [...]

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Kemp Townhouse
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21 Atlingworth Street
Gay Ran Recently named as Brighton's chicest new hotel by The Independent, Kemp Townhouse is the [...]

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Kings Hotel
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139 Kings Road
Modern, relaxed and welcoming hotel on Brighton seafront opposite the West Pier. All 90 rooms are [...]

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Legends Hotel
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31-32 Marine Parade
Gay Run Large popular modern gay hotel & bar with large outside terrace. Café bar feel during the [...]

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New Madeira Hotel
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19-23 Marine Parade
Very Gay Friendly The New Madeira Hotel offers 34 well-appointed rooms and the best sea views of [...]

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Queens Hotel
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1 Kings Road
The 3* superior Queens is located in the heart of The Lanes overlooking the beach. Dr Brightons pub [...]

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The Griffin
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14 Madeira Place
Gay Run From quiet elegance to a hot night life, you will find the Griffin the ideal setting for a [...]

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The Lanes Hotel
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70-72 Marine Parade
Gay run The Lanes Hotel Brighton is centrally situated on Brighton’s seafront with beautiful sea [...]

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B&B's

Amherst Hotel
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2 Lower Rock Gardens
Gay Run Amherst Hotel has been recently renovated to a high standard and now offers quality [...]

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Bannings at Number 14
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14 Upper Rock Gardens
Gay Owned Bannings at Number 14 is a 6 on suite double bedroom. Close to seafront and Kemptown and [...]

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Boydens
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27 St James's Avenue
Very Gay Friendly Situated in a residential area within Kemp Town Boydens offers 4 double rooms [...]

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Brightonwave Hotel
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10 Madeira Place
Gay Run Brighton's 4 Star Silver award winning guest accommodation offering bed and breakfast in [...]

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Cavalaire Guest House Hotel
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34 Upper Rock Gardens
Gay owned and run Award winning Four Star Guest Accommodation. Deluxe, stylish one of Brighton's [...]

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Churchill Brighton Guest House
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44, Russell Square
Mixed Churchill Brighton is a wonderfully presented 9 bedroom guest house located in the heart of [...]

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Colson House
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17 Upper Rock Gardens
Gay Run Eight double/twin rooms, all en-suite, in a grade 2 listed regency building close to [...]

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Coward's Guesthouse
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12 Upper Rock Gardens
Gay Owned Coward's Guest House is a gay-friendly, gay-owned hotel in the Kemp Town area of [...]

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Four Seasons Guest House
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3 Upper Rock Gardens
Gay Run Gay Run delightful 1825 grade 2 listed Regency building in the hart of Kemp Town. This [...]

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Hudson's Guesthouse
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22 Devonshire Place
Gay Run Hudson's Guesthouse is a lesbian and gay friendly, seven room guest house welcoming men and [...]

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Kipps Backpackers
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76 Grand Parade
Gay Owned Great Backpackers Hostel, situated in Central Brighton, close to all of the major tourist [...]

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Nineteen
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19 Broad Street
Gay Run Nineteen is a beautifully designed award winning boutique guest house offering all the [...]

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One Broad Street
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1 Broad Street
Gay Run Very Gay Friendly Simple but fabulous B&B in the heart of Kemp Town Brighton. At "One [...]

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The Bedford Tavern
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Western Street
Gay Run The Bedford Tavern, just off the sea front on the borders of Brighton & Hove, is a charming [...]

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The Pink House Brighton
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Very Gay Friendly A small, friendly women’s B&B, The Pink House is an attractive Victorian terraced [...]

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The Twenty One
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21 Charlotte Street
Gay Owned The Twenty One Guest House is a completely refurbished period Town House situated in the [...]

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Self accommodation

Brighton Holiday Homes
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72b St George's Road
Very Gay Friendly Brighton's largest self catering holiday let company. With over 100 stylish [...]

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City Pad Brighton Holiday Lets
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Towerpoint, 44 North Rd
Gay Owned Brighton's leading self catering holiday let agency. Providing quality self catering [...]

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City Pad Brighton Self Catering
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52 George St
Gay Owned Brighton leading self catering holiday let agency. Providing over 80 quality self [...]

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Crown Gardens
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92B Trafalgar Street
Very Gay Friendly Welcome to our hand-picked collection of gay friendly self catering properties, [...]

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Places to eat

The ABar
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11-12 Marine Parade
Gay Run Welcome to the A Bar, Brighton's seafront bar, terrace and kitchen. Our contemporary, [...]

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The Paris House
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21 Western Road
Mixed The Paris House is a French-styled cafe-bar bringing the best of the continent to the [...]

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Three Jolly Butchers
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59 North Road
Three Jolly Butchers is a modern pub in the traditional way We are in central Brighton, close to [...]

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Shops

Apollo Tanning and Beauty
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20 George Street, Hove
Very Gay Friendly Apollo is a Professional Tanning and Beauty Salon, providing a wide range of [...]

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Magnum Opus Tattoo
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33 Upper North Street
Very Gay Friendly Booking enquiries please email magnumopustattoo@gmail.com Custom tattooing in [...]

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Man Zone Barbers
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2 Pool Valley
Gay Run Man zone barbers 2 mins walk from the Brighton pier. Next to the East Streep Tap Pub now. [...]

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Prowler Brighton
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St James Street, Brighton
Gay Run Prowler Brighton is a large gay store with everything from Diesel jeans to super-sized [...]

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The Sussex Beacon Brighton
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131 St James's Street
Loacl Chartity shop

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Businesses

Carpet Doctors
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6 Stone Street
LGBT Business Cleaning up Sussex-Carpet/ rug & Upholstery Cleaning, oven cleaning & general [...]

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County Ground Hove
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The County Ground, Eaton Road
Gay Run Are you finally getting hitched? Maybe you are a gay or lesbian couple looking for the [...]

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Diva Destinations Holidays
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230 Mackie Avenue
LGBT Business We are a fully ATOL bonded gay run travel company specializing in tailor-made [...]

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Hair on wheels
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Falmer Station, Brighton
Gay Friendly London Vidal Sassoon trained Hairdresser/barbers, works mobile and in the micro salon [...]

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Komedia
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44-47 Gardner Street
Very Gay Friendly Komedia is Brighton's most popular venue for comedy, music, cabaret and club [...]

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Natural Balance
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30 The Drive
Gay Owned Welcome to Brighton’s number one centre for Massage, Osteopathy, Acupuncture and Yoga. [...]

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New Venture Theatre
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Bedford Place, Brighton
The New Venture Theatre is a registered charity, run entirely by volunteers and managed by a [...]

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Simply Blinding
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Hangleton Road, (office only)
Very Gay Friendly Simply Blinding Ltd are a family owned and run local Shutters, Awnings and all [...]

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Saunas

Bristol Gardens Health Spa
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Bristol Gardens, Kemp Town
f the name “health spa” is new to you, think of the old Roman baths 2000 years ago and bring it up [...]

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The Boiler Room
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84 Denmark Villas, Hove
Gay Run The Boiler Room are a discreet and friendly sauna based near Hove Train Station. Very [...]

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The Brighton Sauna
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75 Grand Parade
Gay Owned Brighton's biggest and best male-only sauna. The Brighton Sauna Boys have one simple [...]

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Cruising

Dukes Mound
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Dukes Mound / The Temple, Brighton
Located next to Brighton Marina Dukes mound stretches for about a quarter of a mile with lots of [...]

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Nudist Beach
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Nudist Beach, Brighton
Conveniently located directly in front of Dukes Mound (there's a bit of luck) Brighton's infamous [...]

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Preston Park
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Preston Park, Brighton
South end of Preston park around the Rotunta cafe area. Best after dark, but mind the pond the [...]

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Queens Park
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Queens Park, Brighton
Queen's Park, path between the lake and the waterfall and in the enclosed area behind with the [...]

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Rock Garden
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Preston Road
Back of the gardens, up the stone steps, can be very slippery. Best after dark

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Groups

Rainbow Chorus
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St George's Church, St George's Road, Kemptown
Gay Run Rainbow Chorus are the South's longest running LGBT Choir. We’re a non-auditioning choir [...]

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Sussex LGBTQ
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University of Sussex Students' Union, Falmer House
LGBT Theme We are the Sussex University LGBTQ Society. We run regular events, campaign and lobby on [...]

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Support

Allsorts Youth Project
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69 Ship Street
LGBT Support Service In October 1999, Allsorts Youth Project was founded by Jess Wood MBE and James [...]

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Sussex Beacon
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Bevendean Road, Brighton
Offers a 10 bed unit for respite, convalescent, palliative and terminal care for people with HIV [...]

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Terrence Higgins Trust South
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Graham Wilkinson House, 61 Ship Street
Very Gay Friendly Who are Terrence Higgins Trust (THT)? Terrence Higgins Trust is the leading and [...]

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Tobin Hunt
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26 Portland Street
Gay Run If you’re struggling with an alcohol problem, but you don’t want to see someone [...]

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Youth Advice Centre YAC
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65 Blatchington Road, Hove
Free and confidential advice and counseling for 14-25 year olds. Initial assessment of needs before [...]

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