Basildon Pride was born from the success of Basildon Mini Pride. Summer 2018 saw a series of hate incidents against the LGBT+ community. Instead of responding with anger Basildon Mini Pride responded with Love and unity, organising in 2 weeks, a march through Basildon town Centre followed by a celebration at Colors Night Club with the motto that ‘Love conquers Hate’. This year the LGBT+ community have decided to bring Pride to Basildon again but on a much larger scale. Basildon Pride strives to promote equality and diversity throughout the town and its surrounding areas with an all-inclusive family focused event. The main pride event will take place on Saturday 14thSeptember 2019 at Gloucester Park, Basildon following a colourful and exciting parade through Basildon Town Centre.