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Tuesday 18 December 2007

Queer Up North festival faces the axe after Arts Council cuts

Queer Up North, Manchester’s gay and lesbian festival, may be forced to close after the Arts Council told organisers that its £98,000 grant is to be scrapped. The festival is one of 194 arts bodies that have been hit with severe or total funding cuts at short notice.

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Filed under: LGBT,Manchester — GS @ 3:17 am
Sunday 14 October 2007

12% of Manchester Pride income went to good causes in 2007

Apparently this info appears on some LGF posters around the village at the moment. A friend has grabbed one for archive use, though I haven’t seen a copy of the poster myself yet.

Financial overview:

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Filed under: LGBT,Manchester,Politics — GS @ 11:20 pm
Tuesday 9 October 2007

Manchester Pride 2007 raised just £95,000 for good causes

For a second year running, Manchester Pride has raised one of the lowest amounts in its 17 year history. Just £95,000.

This is despite the highest ticket prices ever (some people paid £18) and more than 40,000 tickets sold according to a report on the LGF website.

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Filed under: LGBT,Manchester,Politics — GS @ 12:38 am
Thursday 13 September 2007

Save Manchester’s Lesbian and Gay Centre and community groups

Just as Manchester Pride was about to start it emerged that Manchester City Council was apparently making plans to close down the Lesbian and Gay Centre.

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Filed under: LGBT,Manchester,Politics — GS @ 1:30 am
Saturday 25 August 2007

Pink tank at Manchester Pride 2007 (video)

Watch the video here.

A pink tank featured in the 2007 Manchester Pride parade. Later I saw it speeding down Oxford Road, still with trans girls on-board, and pulling up at the traffic lights. Which was even funnier.


Filed under: Fun,LGBT,Manchester,With video — GS @ 11:50 pm

Activists invade Manchester Pride 2007 parade in protest at Pride commercialisation

25 August 2007, Manchester, England. Activists invaded the annual Manchester Pride parade today in a protest against the commercialisation of this one-time community and fundraising event.

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Filed under: LGBT,Manchester,Politics — GS @ 7:15 pm
Thursday 23 August 2007

Manchester Pride 2007 poster doesn’t mention the word ‘gay’ (video)

Watch the video: Manchester pride poster

The 2007 poster for Manchester Pride doesn’t mention the words ‘gay, lesbian, transgender, bi’. It only has the abbreviation ‘LGBT’ in tiny print.

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Filed under: LGBT,Manchester,Politics — GS @ 5:28 am
 
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