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Monday 23 August 2010

Queeruption 2010 — launch

It would be quite wrong of me to slate Manchester Pride for all kinds of things but then give ‘alternative’ events some kind of immunity from any honest criticism. I’ll write more about this issue in the future, but for the moment I’ll give you my ‘brickbats and bouquets’ account of the first day of Queeruption.

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Filed under: Gay,LGBT,Manchester,Politics — GS @ 12:27 pm
Wednesday 18 August 2010

Alternatives to Manchester Pride happening this month

Reclaim the Scene aims to build on last year, which was its first event, with another post-Pride-parade picnic and (Out of the) Village Fete. This year we’re promised it will be ‘bigger and better than ever, with free food, performers, live art, stalls, music, and kids’ entertainment!’

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Filed under: Gay,LGBT,Manchester — GS @ 5:24 am
Monday 9 November 2009

Cruising crackdown prompts call for a ‘tolerance zone’

The police and Manchester City Council have announced the latest ‘crackdown’ on cruising in the city’s canal area. The Lesbian and Gay Foundation has promoted this in an article on its website, listing the various jail sentences that cruisers might incur (supposedly). (more…)


Filed under: Gay,LGBT,Manchester,Politics — GS @ 2:10 pm
Friday 6 November 2009

LGF receives award from hardship fund / Manchester Pride announces 2009 community fund

The Lesbian and Gay Foundation has been awarded £121,165 from a hardship fund that is run by the Community Development Foundation. (more…)


Filed under: Gay,LGBT,Manchester,Politics — GS @ 7:08 am
Saturday 24 October 2009

Latest figures show a 63% increase in homophobic crimes in Manchester

More4 News asks ‘are gay hate crimes taken seriously?’

As far as Manchester is concerned, based on my personal experience over the past year or so and the sheer volume of other incidents that people are discussing, I reject the suggestion that this increase in figures is due to more people being willing to report incidents to the police.


Filed under: Gay,LGBT,Manchester,Politics — GS @ 1:17 pm
Friday 23 October 2009

The Independent newspaper premieres Alan Turing radio drama

This weekend The Independent will premiere a new radio play about scientist Alan Turing on its website. More details can be found in this LGF news article.


Filed under: Gay,History,LGBT,Manchester — GS @ 1:18 am
Friday 16 October 2009

Pet snatched from gay village and BBC reporter attacked

I saw this sad little poster in Sackville Park about a pet dog that is believed to have been ‘snatched’ from the Park by three people. (more…)


Filed under: Gay,LGBT,Manchester — GS @ 2:08 pm
 
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