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Saturday 19 August 2006

Alternative Manchester Pride

If you’re tired of the commercialisation of our Pride event in Manchester, check out this.

‘An alternative queer carnival running counter current to the main pride parade, happening in Manchester on the 26th of August (the bank holiday weekend)- needs you! We are recruiting an army of old dears in twin sets and on soap boxes. Our aim: to poke the gay conscience with our knitting needles… we object to gay ghettoisation, the selling off of our pride to corporate sponsorship and the absence of any awareness raising about gay rights and gay activism history as the source of our pride.’

And from 1-3 September 2006:

Get bent! is our answer to the commercialism of the mainstream pride event. in response to our pride being sold back to us by consumerism we are putting on a weekend of free events, food and fun.’


Filed under: LGBT,Manchester,Politics — GS @ 11:40 pm

2 Comments »

  1. That sounds great, challenge these commercialised events to think again and burst their business model. It is a community after all not just an excuse to make more money.

    Comment by Mark
    Tuesday 22 August 2006 @ 9:21 am

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  3. I wish I’d known about it earlier. I’d already decided not to travel back to Manchester for the weekend. Too much expense (£68 round-trip on the train).

    Comment by gary
    Wednesday 23 August 2006 @ 3:31 am

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