Date set for Essex Pride event

Date set for Essex Pride event

Date set for Essex Pride event

First published in News

The Essex Pride event is set to take place on Sunday, July 6, midday until late, at Central Park in Chelmsford.

Essex Pride is an annual celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) life in Essex and beyond. 

Tony Skeate, Essex Pride chairman, said: "Essex Pride is now in its eleventh year, and each event has been bigger and better than the last.

"We have got amazing entertainment planned for the day, along with useful demonstrations and lots of information available.

"The fantastic support we receive shows there is a strong LGBT community in Essex, and we are looking forward to hosting the celebrations.

"There is an exciting line up of live acts planned for the Pride Stage which is located inside our huge big top marquee.

"This includes fantastic performances from bands, solo artists and entertainers, along with dance music provided by our favourite DJs from the Essex scene.

Entry for those aged 18 or over is with a wristband only. Wristbands cost £5 and are available to purchase in advance from www.essexpride.org or at pre-Pride events around the county, or can be purchased on the day.

Entry is FREE for those under 18 and a wristband is not required, although proof of age may be necessary.
 

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12:03pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Bhudeeka says...

can straight people have one?! oh no 1) we are not allowed to and 2) we don't feel the need to keep telling everyone about our lifestyle at every turn!!!
can straight people have one?! oh no 1) we are not allowed to and 2) we don't feel the need to keep telling everyone about our lifestyle at every turn!!! Bhudeeka
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3:27pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Melissa_Stone says...

I don't understand why people ^^^ still have a problem with subjects like, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Lesbian and Transgender :-/ seriously does it matter. It's nice to get the word out that things like Pride are happening around this area.
I don't understand why people ^^^ still have a problem with subjects like, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Lesbian and Transgender :-/ seriously does it matter. It's nice to get the word out that things like Pride are happening around this area. Melissa_Stone
  • Score: 0

6:17pm Wed 11 Jun 14

/@|_|@\ says...

Oh, Queen Boudica ^^^ just doesn't get it. This, despite the poor old dear coming from a country that suppressed and marginalised her and her race in so many different ways.

People who are or have been repressed and disenfranchised, will struggle for and celebrate when given freedom, respect and recogntion with (some measure) of acceptance into mainstream society. More power to 'em! Bhudeeka - you should know better.

Nonetheless, the day will arrive when there will be no need to "celebrate" LGBT, gay, straight, black, asian or whatever because, one day, everyone will accept everyone else as just being a part of the mélange that comprises the entire human race with all its varieties, vagaries and foibles!
Oh, Queen Boudica ^^^ just doesn't get it. This, despite the poor old dear coming from a country that suppressed and marginalised her and her race in so many different ways. People who are or have been repressed and disenfranchised, will struggle for and celebrate when given freedom, respect and recogntion with (some measure) of acceptance into mainstream society. More power to 'em! Bhudeeka - you should know better. Nonetheless, the day will arrive when there will be no need to "celebrate" LGBT, gay, straight, black, asian or whatever because, one day, everyone will accept everyone else as just being a part of the mélange that comprises the entire human race with all its varieties, vagaries and foibles! /@|_|@\
  • Score: 2

7:01pm Wed 11 Jun 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Well, Well.

At long last, just for once we have an event that does not have the usual regal declaration of a sickly saccharin endorsement of Queen ‘B’ herself.

Quite refreshing in way.

However on a point of principle I challenge Bhudeeka to point out where in the report is there any suggestion that ‘Straight People’ are somehow not going to be able to participate.

Let’s hear it Bhudeeka! You’ve made a pretty strong accusation – how about justifying or withdrawing it?
Well, Well. At long last, just for once we have an event that does not have the usual regal declaration of a sickly saccharin endorsement of Queen ‘B’ herself. Quite refreshing in way. However on a point of principle I challenge Bhudeeka to point out where in the report is there any suggestion that ‘Straight People’ are somehow not going to be able to participate. Let’s hear it Bhudeeka! You’ve made a pretty strong accusation – how about justifying or withdrawing it? OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 12

7:04am Mon 16 Jun 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Hello Bhudeeka. Where are you? We are all waiting to hear from you.
Hello Bhudeeka. Where are you? We are all waiting to hear from you. OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 1

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