Counting down to Essex Pride 2022
Essex Pride 2022 will be held in Chelmsford on 25 June.
Following a parade through the city centre, the local LGBTQ community will gather in Chelmsford’s Central Park for a celebration party.
The line-up for the celebration stage includes:
- Danny Beard
- Ella Vaday
The Essex Pride Drag Dog Show
If you want to show off your pooch, then why not enter them in the Essex Pride Drag Dog Show?
Categories being judged will include:
- Remarkable Rescue
- Creative Costume
- The sit and stay challenge
- Treat catch challenge
- Cleverest trick
Essex Pride March 2022
2022 is the 50th anniversary of the first Pride march in the UK and to recognise, celebrate and remember the steps that have been made, Essex Pride will be holding its first march through the streets of Chelmsford as a community – stronger together and still moving forward in the fight for equality.
The march is an accessible route and will start in the city centre, taking in the high street, before moving through the city parks ending in Central Park at the Pride LGBTQ Festival event.
The march is aiming to be the most inclusive and visible demonstration of the LGBTQ community in Essex to date.
“We are so pleased to be returning with Essex Pride, and this year marks the 50th anniversary of the first UK pride march, it’s feels so important to recognise the pivotal part that pride marches have played in driving change in society and law…” explains Garry Ormes – the Chair of Essex Pride. “As part of Essex Pride 2022, we are excited to be bringing a parade through Chelmsford City Centre, to recognise all those before us, who have taken to the streets to make a stand against inequality. Our aim is to highlight an incredibly positive message about acceptance, and celebrating our differences.”