1/ Each year the event is said to generate £17.5m of extra income for businesses city wide (not just the gay village by any means).
2/ In recent years Pride itself has had an income of £1 million plus.
3/ As a percentage of the Pride income the charity sum has continued to fall to the point where it was below 10% last year.
4/ Ticket income now makes up two-thirds of the income while businesses city wide contribute a pitifully small amount while benefiting enormously. Bear in mind prior to 2003 there was NO ticket (except in 1999) when zero was raised for good causes.
5/ This event was started entirely to raise money for HIV/AIDS causes. Not to make business-owners wealthy.