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Disability Pride gets underway in Brighton

Brighton is hosting the return or England's first ever Disability Pride event.

Back for it's third year, the festival is a celebration of human diversity, recognising the contribution and challenges faced by those with - often hidden- disabilities.

Caroline Lucas MP was among those leading the parade which set off along the promenade at midday:

The event, including live music, acts, performances and speeches, takes place this afternoon at Hove Lawns.

The idea came from disabled Brighton mum, Jenny Skelton, who also has three adopted children with various disabilities, after one of her children suffered an incident of disability discrimination.

Since the first year, the group has grown significantly and has now launched a People's Health Trust-funded supported volunteering programme so that more people with both visible and invisible impairments or conditions can get involved and help break down barriers.

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