The Conservative party conference is taking place in Manchester at the moment and last night Spirit Bar on Canal Street was the venue for their LGBTory event. The first-ever official conference Pride event.
Manchester Pride 2009 has raised £135,000 for good causes. It’s the highest figure for a number of years, but not if you take into account inflation (which is about 30% over a decade). Allowing for inflation it is about the same as was raised in 2000 from the free and much-smaller GayFest and less than […]
For almost three years, and along with most of the LGBT community in Manchester, I have believed that just £65,000 was raised for good causes by Operation Fundraiser at Manchester Pride 2006. This week, finally, I heard the full story from what seems to be a reliable source.
Lou has written about some of my criticism of Manchester Pride, the Lesbian and Gay Foundation and what she describes as my ‘legitimisation of the BNP’: When Pride is a Protest G7’s legitimisation of the BNP G7 v LGF I’ve posted some comments.
Updated on: Thu 10 Sep 2009 Video footage has come to light of an intimidating passerby who tried to take away a large rainbow flag during Monday night’s Liberation 09 march.
For the last three years we have filmed at the gates on the night of the Manchester Pride HIV/AIDS Candlelit Vigil. Entry to the Vigil is supposed to be free and the community was promised it would always remain so when tickets and fences were introduced (first for for Mardi Gras 1999 and then again […]
Queer Youth Network and Pride Is A Protest in the Manchester Pride parade on Saturday.