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We’re back, better and queerer than ever!
Southend Pride is nearly here and will be hitting Southend from 13th - 20th July 2019. 

For too long, Southend-on-Sea has gone without recognition of its LGBTIQA+ History, and in this, the first celebration of Pride in the town in over fifteen years, Southend will be firmly placed back on the map of Queer culture.

Join us for what proves to be an amazing week of Arts, Culture, Literature, Entertainment, and Music, culminating in the biggest Pride March Southend has ever seen.

Big things are happening!

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Events

We have a range of events happening to suit everyone.
Come and get involved!

Opening Tea Dance

Saturday 13 July
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Opening Tea Dance

WHEN?

Saturday 13 July
6PM - 2AM

WHAT?

For the second Southend Pride Opening Party we are building on last year's party success in celebrating our rich LGBTIQA+ history and culture by having a Tea Dance.

One of the first LGBTIQA+ safe spaces grew on Fire Island in New York, starting in the 1930's with a few full time residents with accommodation and entertainment spaces for people to visit from the city and surrounding area.

The Tea dance originally began as a party starting at tea time, over the years the theme developed into High Tea and Low Tea to mark the beginning and end of the season. The Tea Dance theme has been adopted across the world by LGBTIQA+ communities. Our own Café de Paris in London held a famously fabulous Sunday Tea Dance for many years that people remember fondly.

Southend Pride brings you Tea Dance, in our own special seaside style:

Serving Low Tea in the bar:
DJ's Rob T and Sean Moriarty (disco set), 6-9 pm.
Band: Marlow, 9-10.
DJ Adrian Pel 10-11.
Band: Subject:2 11-12midnight.
DJ's Rob, Sean and Adrian 12-2am.

Serving High Tea upstairs :
DJ Tony Pontius (Spatial Awareness) and;
DJ Scott Cuba (Coco Cuba) 8pm-2am.

Hostess and MC, The Fabulous Sofonda Cox.
Sofonda is the glue that holds us all together and a mistress of mischief and making everyone feel fabulous and welcome, we hope.

WHERE?

The Railway Hotel

HOW MUCH?

FREE

MORE INFO?

Opening Tea Dance Facebook Event

Youth Pride

Monday 15 July
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Youth Pride

WHEN?

Monday 15 July
6PM - 10PM

WHAT?

Back for 2019, our Under 18's mixer!

Many thanks to our sponsors; Figuring It Out, Southend YMCA, and Co-op Foundation for making this happen.

This event provides a safe-space for LGBTIQA+ Young Adults to socialise, talk about their experiences, and access support in a fun and relaxed environment.

Under 18s in the LGBTIQA+ community often face a great deal of hardship; they may feel isolated due to being afraid to come out, or not being able to attend licensed venues or use online platforms to meet their LGBTIQA+ peers due to age restrictions. They may face stigmatisation as the result of Homophobic, Biphobic, Transphobic (HBT) bullying from immature peers. If they opt to use contravene terms of service and use online methods to meet other LGBT+ people they are vulnerable to exploitation etc.

Tickets will be available on Eventbrite soon.

WHERE?

St Marks Church Hall

HOW MUCH?

FREE

MORE INFO?

Youth Pride Facebook Event

Proud Poetry

Tuesday 16 July
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Proud Poetry

WHEN?

Tuesday 16 July
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

WHAT?

Southend's LBGTIQA+ poets and writers will be performing their work in a relaxed and welcoming environment.
Everyone is welcome - allies included.

Enjoy a tea or coffee, listen to some poetry and celebrate the rainbow of our community.

Tickets will be released on Eventbrite soon.

Featuring:
EMY.P // Jake Penney // Ivy Willowes // DrayZera // Annette Basham // RikTheMost // Andy Horwood // Lara Doggett // Caitlyn Palmer // and more.

Hosted by the wonderful Cat Howe - poet/writer.

WHERE?

Utopia Coffee Lounge

HOW MUCH?

£5

MORE INFO?

Proud Poetry Facebook Event

Black Unicorn

Friday 19 July
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Black Unicorn

WHEN?

Friday 19 July
8PM - 11PM

WHAT?

Southend-on-Sea Pride Presents; a celebration of the LGBT+ Alternative Community.

With live performances from Fortify, Raze The Void, and T-Bitch, it's a night you won't want to miss.

WHERE?

Chinnerys Southend

HOW MUCH?

£3 (on the door)

MORE INFO?

Black Unicorn Facebook Event

Pride Parade

Saturday 20 July
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Pride Parade

WHEN?

Saturday 20 July
12 PM - 12:45 PM

WHAT?

We're back! Join Us and March with Southend Pride at Royal Plaza (The top of Pier Hill, behind the Royals) from 11am.

The Parade will set off at 12pm up the High Street.

Be part of Southend Pride and show our town what equality and acceptance really is, be colourful, bring banners and signs.

WHERE?

Southend High Street

HOW MUCH?

FREE

MORE INFO?

Pride Parade Facebook Event

Pride Festival

Saturday 20 July
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Pride Festival

WHEN?

Saturday 20 July
12PM - 8PM

WHAT?

The 2019 Southend Pride Festival.

Join us for colour, glitter, community stalls, food, drinks, a cracking merchandise stall and obviously a stage full of camp and cracking local acts!

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots that began the modern LGBTIQA+ rights movement. Join us for a half-century of history and a celebration of just how far we've come.

WHERE?

Warrior Square Gardens

HOW MUCH?

FREE

MORE INFO?

Pride Festival Facebook Event

Official Afterparty

Saturday 20 July
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Official Afterparty

WHEN?

Saturday 20 July
8PM - 3AM

WHAT?

The only full time Southend LBGTIQA+ venue The Cliff Pub is proud to support Southend Pride 2019!
Hosting the Official Southend Pride After Party!

After a jam packed time of celebrating the freedom of equality, and joining the spirit of pride of sharing love and respect for all!
Why not continue the party here at the Cliff?

Doors open at 5pm, open till 3am.
Celebrating equality for all! With all the Gay classic hits, up-to date tunes and floor fillers!

Fantastic drink deals all night long // Free entry // 18+.
It’ll be a night NOT to be missed!

WHERE?

The Cliff Pub

HOW MUCH?

FREE

MORE INFO?

Official Afterparty Facebook Event
Events

Politics in your pride

Shop

A selection of limited edition Southend Pride merchandise will soon be available online!
All profits go back to Southend Pride to help continue running Pride for years to come.
See our range below.

Any questions shout us an email.

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BUY

Pride N' Chips
T-Shirt

Pride N' Chips
T-Shirt

#1

DETAILS

White T-shirt available in S, M, L, XL, XXL Available at all our events.

HOW MUCH?

£7 Available at all our Events!
(online purchases coming soon)
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BUY

Pride Donuts
T-Shirt

Pride Donuts
T-Shirt

#2

DETAILS

White T-shirt available in S, M, L, XL, XXL Available at all our events.

HOW MUCH?

£7 Available at all our Events!
(online purchases coming soon)
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BUY

Ice Cream of Pride
T-Shirt

Ice Cream of Pride
T-Shirt

#3

DETAILS

White T-shirt available in S, M, L, XL, XXL Available at all our events.

HOW MUCH?

£7 Available at all our Events!
(online purchases coming soon)
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Respect Pride Rock
T-Shirt

Respect Pride Rock
T-Shirt

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DETAILS

White T-shirt available in S, M, L, XL, XXL Available at all our events.

HOW MUCH?

£7 Available at all our Events!
(online purchases coming soon)
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BUY

Pride N' Chips
Tote Bag

Pride N' Chips
Tote Bag

#5

DETAILS

White Tote Bag, design on the front logo on the reverse. Available at all our events.

HOW MUCH?

£3 Available at all our Events!
(online purchases coming soon)
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BUY

Pride Donuts
Tote Bag

Pride Donuts
Tote Bag

#6

DETAILS

White Tote Bag, design on the front logo on the reverse. Available at all our events.

HOW MUCH?

£3 Available at all our Events!
(online purchases coming soon)
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BUY

Ice Cream of Pride
Tote Bag

Ice Cream of Pride
Tote Bag

#7

DETAILS

White Tote Bag, design on the front logo on the reverse. Available at all our events.

HOW MUCH?

£3 Available at all our Events!
(online purchases coming soon)
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BUY

Respect Pride Rock
Tote Bag

Respect Pride Rock
Tote Bag

#8

DETAILS

White Tote Bag, design on the front logo on the reverse. Available at all our events.

HOW MUCH?

£3 Available at all our Events!
(online purchases coming soon)
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PRIDE N' CHIPS
PIN BADGE

PRIDE N' CHIPS
PIN BADGE

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DETAILS

Designed by Southend Based illustrator and designer Roza Hamta in collaboration with Southend Pride. www.dozyrose.com

These rare lil pins went down an absolute treat and are now SOLD OUT. Watch out for next years series!

HOW MUCH?

£4 Available at all our Events!
(online purchases coming soon)
Shop

Loud and Proud

Contact

For all enquiries please email us at:
info@southendpride.org.uk
We'd be happy to hear from you!

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