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Friday 16 October 2009

Pet snatched from gay village and BBC reporter attacked

I saw this sad little poster in Sackville Park about a pet dog that is believed to have been ‘snatched’ from the Park by three people. (more…)


Filed under: Gay,LGBT,Manchester — GS @ 2:08 pm
Wednesday 7 October 2009

LGBTory event in the gay village is met with protests (video)

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. (more…)


Filed under: Gay,LGBT,Manchester,Politics,With video — GS @ 4:29 pm
Friday 2 October 2009

Manchester Pride 2009 raises £135,000 for good causes

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 was raised in the years from 2003 to 2006.

But, considering the current economic situation across the country, the organisers have done well to keep the figure anywhere near those of previous years.

I understand that (more…)


Filed under: Gay,LGBT,Manchester — GS @ 1:15 pm
Saturday 29 August 2009

Andrew Stokes at Manchester Pride 2009

Imagine the scene… You’re the Chair of Manchester Pride. It’s one of your busiest days of the year — the Saturday Pride parade — and the entrants are getting ready to move off. Usually you eat healthy stuff but you think, just this once, you’ll sneak into the nearby takeaway and have nasty pie and chips.

Who is the last person you want to bump into, holding a camera, on your way out? (more…)


Filed under: Gay,LGBT,Manchester — GS @ 7:15 pm
Sunday 15 March 2009

How a fake descendent of the Russian Tsar fooled gay Manchester in 1991 (video)

An exclusive video clip that has never been published before.

It’s the evening of Monday 26th August 1991 and Manchester’s second ‘Carnival of Fun’ weekend is coming to a close. Of course, this is the forerunner of the current Manchester Pride.

In those days before the ‘no-money-left-for-charity’ scandal of 1999, the event attracted the support of some big names. Princess Diana sent a telegram wishing every success in 1991 and there was a buzz that someone important might make a surprise appearance on the final night. (more…)


Filed under: History,LGBT,Manchester,Strange,With video — GS @ 2:29 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.

(more…)


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
 
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