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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 26 April 2007

Manchester Pride 2007 poster — no mention of gay, lesbian, bi or transgender (video)

The poster for Manchester Pride 2007 is out and about. But nowhere on it will you see the words ‘gay’, ‘lesbian’, ‘bi’ or ‘transgender’. The nearest you’ll get is the phrase ‘LGBT charities’.

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Filed under: LGBT,Manchester,Politics — GS @ 1:07 am
Friday 2 February 2007

Manchester Pride exaggerates Parade crowd figures by 500%

250,000 do not watch the Parade as the organisers claim. The true figure is ‘tens of thousands’ and here is the proof.

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Filed under: LGBT,Manchester — GS @ 11:37 pm
 
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