A video from Manchester Shield which really sums up Manchester currently. The corruption, drab inappropriate development and poor-quality shifty politicians. The only part I perhaps disagree with is that the gay village can be saved. I don’t think so. Since the 1990s it has been a marketing scam designed to enclose and exploit us. Far […]
Manchester’s LGBT Foundation published its document “Unlocking A Hidden History – A Researchers’ Guide To Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Historical Sources In Manchester”, back in 2013. You can see it here (PDF). It was funded by the Heritage Lottery. Over recent years the Heritage Lottery Fund has given out around a quarter of a […]
The streets of the gay village will be open to everyone during Manchester Pride this year, whether they pay or not, and we think Sackville Park will be too. This is because Manchester Pride has acted unlawfully since 2003 in closing the streets to pedestrians who didn’t pay. In fact, blocking members of the public […]
These are probably the highest ever since the police crime maps were introduced in December 2010. Where are the news stories? Where are the protests? Yet always plenty of finger pointing overseas… How many crimes aren’t reported or recorded by the police? What is being done? Nothing! See the crime maps here.
We still need safe LGBT spaces. But the future lies in decentralising the LGBT community in Manchester. We must reduce the power of a controlling elite that has us by the throat. There may have been some good intentions behind the setting up of a “gay village” area more than 20 years ago, but now […]
Download: large (832×468/mp4) | small (320×180/mp4). Suitable for mobile or if you can’t view above. “Manchester Pride you’re a disgrace, come down here and show your face!” This was the chant on Monday lunchtime (11 Nov) on Portland Street. About 20 members of the LGBT community gathered to demand answers from Manchester Pride, whose offices […]
My audio recording of the Police With Pride discussion event. It happened on Wednesday 21 August 2013 at Manchester Town Hall and the the subject was relations between police and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities. On the panel were: * Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd * Paul Martin, chief executive, […]