Pride History & A Selection of LGBTQ Cards

As many of you may already know, Creased Cards is based in Brighton and is considered the “unofficial gay capital of the UK”

This means we love celebrating Brighton Pride & include a lot of LGBTQ cards within our huge selection of cards in our Brighton Store & online.

For those who don’t know, Pride began on 1st July 1972, which was the closest Saturday to the Stonewall riots of 1969.

London Pride began as a UK Gay Pride Rally which had 2,000 attendees. As time went along, more people attended these yearly rallies.

During this time Gay Pride made the transformation to LGBT pride in 1996. By this time, the events were seeing attendances as high as 100,000.

In 2004 the Pride London was formed and that is what built the current pride events we see today.

In 2019 there were as many as 1.5 million attendees to the London Pride showing the massive growth and impact the pride movement has made over the last 50 years.

Along with the impact, pride has made came the very well known “rainbow flag” is a symbol of the LGBTQ movements and is known worldwide.

There are many different variations of the Pride flag with different meanings, but the traditional flag which is the most well-known variation is shown below. 

Pride rainbow flag

The original version of the pride flag originally included 8 different colours but after years of change, the final version is seen above.

The original design assigned meanings to each colour and according to the estate of the original creator, Gilbert Baker, the pink was for sex, red for life, orange for healing, yellow for sunlight, green for nature, turquoise for magic, indigo for harmony and violet for spirit.

We see this flag everywhere during Pride month and it is included on a selection of LGBTQ cards here at Creased cards. Here are a couple of the cards which include the symbolic flag.

Happy Birth Gay - funny pride birthday card
Brighton is proud - Brighton Pride card

This lovely pride related card is from our local designer ‘I Drew This’. She designs a variety of Brighton cards along with the current banners that are hung above the main shopping road in Brighton ‘North Street. (See below for image)

Pride in Brighton is a huge event, being one of the biggest in the UK. In 2018 over 400,000 people flooded our hometown to be part of the Pride events.

Last year saw the biggest ever Pride march in Brighton along with the massive Pride festival which takes place in Preston Park each year.

Last year saw Britney spears perform to over 45,000 in the park. This year is set to be just as big, if not bigger this year with Kylie Minogue being the headline act at this year’s festival.

If you want to find out more about the brand new route & how to get into Brighton on Pride weekend make sure you check out the Brighton Pride website for more details

We are collaborating with Brilliant Brighton for a special pride weekend surprise. Check their blog to find out how you can get involved…

Creased Cards shop

Coming out can be a very big deal and congratulating your friends for this step is an important show of support and to remind them of their fabulousness they just couldn’t contain any longer…

Hip hip hooray you're fabulously gay - funny coming out card
Closet couldnt contain your fabulousness any longer - funny coming out card

What do you think? These could suit someone you know!

Although we do some specific coming out cards, this isn’t all that we stock in our LGBTQ cards.

We believe you really can incorporate the LGBTQ theme into so many card occasions, a very popular one Is being included in Birthday cards.

We are sure you know someone who is going to be having a very camp birthday…

Camp little sausage - camp birthday card

If you’re a Brighton local, then you can even buy our specific Brighton version of this card.

Sometimes, it’s best to have a variety of general greeting cards that could be suited to a variety of occasions.

You are always ready for a fabulous occasion then!

Check out some of these below…

Favourite lezzer - funny lesbian birthday card
Favourite gay - funny gay birthday card
Prince charming - funny gay card

Perfect for your favourite person and suited to almost any occasion… If you’re thinking of something more love related, then we have a huge amount of love related cards which can also be used for any LGBTQ relationship.

For the more occasional cards which must be LGBTQ, we have a huge selection of LGBTQ wedding cards and engagement cards.

The LGBTQ movement seems to improve year on year and we here at Creased Cards believe that LGBTQ cards should be included in every greeting card retailer.

Last year we began to stock the wonderful Huetribe cards whose whole aim was to increase the exposure of LGBTQ & interracial greeting cards.

Although, we have seen an increase in both of these types of cards in the past year although, there is still a lot of improvement to be made. It must become the norm.

Here are a couple of the LGBTQ designs that Huetribe put together

Tow guys holding hands - gay wedding card
Mrs & Mrs - lesbian wedding card

Pretty lovely don’t you think…

Now, let’s get back to some laughter!

Who is a fan of RuPaul’s drag race?

If so, you will absolutely love these cards from Local Brighton Designer

 Lowe & Behold. The best drag cards you will find anywhere on the web!

The bright and exciting designs are all finished with a hilarious drag name which link to someone rude or naughty of course…

We must have one of the largest selections of LGBTQ cards on the web!

We hope you have enjoyed.

Happy Pride! We hope our Brighton Locals enjoy this weekend.