Tag Archives: homophobia


Archives reveal “regular, ranting bigotry about gays” in the pages of the Manchester Evening News

In 1989 the MEN called for an “awful” floral display in Piccadilly Gardens commemorating Stonewall to be “destroyed.” “MEN poisons your mind” states one banner at the protest outside the paper’s HQ on Deansgate. An article in Scene Out magazine, August 1989 issue, with the headline “Evening paper degrades community”, reports on how a floral […]


Latest figures show a 63% increase in homophobic crimes in Manchester

More4 News asks ‘are gay hate crimes taken seriously?’ As far as Manchester is concerned, based on my personal experience over the past year or so and the sheer volume of other incidents that people are discussing, I reject the suggestion that this increase in figures is due to more people being willing to report […]