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Saturday 22 October 2011

Outnorthwest front covers. Who knows who?

Frog in pond.

Photo: by Vera Kratochvil.

In the small pond that is gay Manchester, a couple of dozen people back-pat and promote each other. Publicity and awards are given. (more…)


Filed under: Gay,LGBT,Manchester — GS @ 6:09 pm
Sunday 20 September 2009

New information comes to light about the charity money raised by Manchester Pride 2006

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. (more…)


Filed under: Gay,LGBT,Manchester — GS @ 1:19 am
Friday 6 March 2009

LGF Annual Report and Financial Statements: year ending 31 March 2008

Here’s a PDF copy of the Lesbian and Gay Foundation’s Annual Report and Financial Statements, for the year ending 2008.

More than a quarter of the LGF’s income comes from one primary care trust (North Manchester) and about another 50% from other primary care trusts and health bodies. Which are exactly the kind of things that are going to be cut back in bankrupt Britain in the next couple of years if you ask me.

The LGF blows £75,000 a year on rent for its Princess Street offices. Time to move somewhere cheaper? A portacabin on the Bloom Street car-park perhaps?

Staff wages cost £592,901 in 2008. With another £58,572 spent on National Insurance and £43,423 on pensions.

There was a cost of £61,589 to generate voluntary income of £100,736.

It’s interesting reading. Take a look…


Filed under: LGBT,Manchester,Politics — GS @ 11:14 am
Thursday 5 February 2009

Manchester’s Lesbian and Gay Foundation faces accusations from more than ten past employees

At an employment tribunal, to begin next Monday, two former employees of Manchester’s LGF will claim that they were victimised.

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Filed under: LGBT,Manchester — GS @ 11:33 pm
Sunday 18 January 2009

Manchester Pride offers £7,000 fund for community events

Manchester Pride is offering grants of up to £500 to individuals and organisations. The aim is to help ‘raise the quality and diversity of events’ that take place during Pride 2009 this summer.

The total pot of money available is £7,000. Further details and the application form can be found here. The deadline for applications is 2 March.

This would seem to be a response to the protests that happened last year and we look forward to seeing who and what is chosen to receive the cash. However, getting into bed with the current organisers of Manchester Pride (eek) could be a step too far for some.


Filed under: LGBT,Manchester — GS @ 1:33 pm
Wednesday 27 August 2008

Pride performer stayed in £739-a-night hotel suite

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Filed under: LGBT,Manchester — GS @ 3:33 am
Tuesday 19 February 2008

What people are asking this week (no. 789): The LGF

Why doesn’t the name of the LGF (or ‘Lesbian and Gay F**kwits’ as the poppets are known locally) include bisexual or transgender? Who could be dropped next? Lesbians perhaps?

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Filed under: LGBT,Manchester,Politics — GS @ 1:53 pm
 
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