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Thursday 7 July 2011

Rewriting history to promote the gay village and Manchester Pride

You may have heard about the notorious raid on a drag ball at a temperance hall in Manchester in 1880? An article in The Guardian (Village People, 7 August 2004) refers to the incident, but it begins with the scene just over one hundred years later.

In 1988 “Canal Street in Manchester city centre was still a red-light district,” writes the author. Going on to describe how police officers patrolled its “dank alleys”.

“This kind of surveillance was nothing new in the area,” she continues. (more…)


Filed under: Gay,General,History,LGBT,Manchester — GS @ 2:10 am
Sunday 1 March 2009

‘Cash-strapped BBC’ has probably never been better off

The experience of uncovering the widely misreported crowd figures at the Manchester Pride parade has given me a healthy scepticism towards anything I read in the press.

A popular theme in the news these days is that the BBC is short of cash. But this is never put into a historical context. It seems that journalists are either too lazy or over-worked to look into it in any depth. So I decided to find out for myself… (more…)


Filed under: consumer,Politics,TV & film — GS @ 2:00 am
Saturday 30 August 2008

Manchester Pride is a marketing event run by ‘dictators’ says chairman of Village Business Association

In a surprise development last night, Phil Burke the chairman of the Village Business Association issued a statement.

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Filed under: LGBT,Manchester — GS @ 3:34 am
Friday 29 August 2008

Pride organisers caught out by youth video footage as they attempt to censor parade entry

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Filed under: LGBT,Manchester,Politics — GS @ 8:34 pm
Friday 4 July 2008

Security guards refuse free entry to the Manchester Pride AIDS candlelight vigil (video)

FULL VIDEO REPORT COMING SOON

The candlelight AIDS vigil on the final night of Manchester Pride has always been a key event and, to some people, the most important part.

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Filed under: Documentary,LGBT,Manchester,Politics,Rushes,With video — GS @ 12:35 pm
Saturday 3 May 2008

Manchester Pride 2008: increased ticket prices revealed

More ticket prices prices have been announced for Manchester Pride 2008. Note that in many cases tickets are ‘subject to a booking and transaction fee’ (see below).

‘EARLY BIRD’ TICKET PRICE UP BY 25%

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Filed under: LGBT,Manchester — GS @ 5:16 am
Friday 18 April 2008

Manchester Pride ‘early bird’ tickets cost 25% more in 2008

As the running costs of Manchester Pride continue to spiral out of control, it has emerged that anyone buying an ‘early bird’ ticket this year will pay £12.50. A 25% increase on last year’s price of £10.

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Filed under: LGBT,Manchester — GS @ 5:05 am
 
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