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Friday 6 November 2009

LGF receives award from hardship fund / Manchester Pride announces 2009 community fund

The Lesbian and Gay Foundation has been awarded £121,165 from a hardship fund that is run by the Community Development Foundation. (more…)


Filed under: Gay,LGBT,Manchester,Politics — GS @ 7:08 am
Saturday 24 October 2009

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 incidents to the police.


Filed under: Gay,LGBT,Manchester,Politics — GS @ 1:17 pm
Friday 23 October 2009

The Independent newspaper premieres Alan Turing radio drama

This weekend The Independent will premiere a new radio play about scientist Alan Turing on its website. More details can be found in this LGF news article.


Filed under: Gay,History,LGBT,Manchester — GS @ 1:18 am
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
Sunday 20 September 2009

New information comes to light about the charity money raised by Manchester Pride 2006

For almost three years, and along with most of the LGBT community in Manchester, I have believed that just £65,000 was raised for good causes by Operation Fundraiser at Manchester Pride 2006. This week, finally, I heard the full story from what seems to be a reliable source. (more…)


Filed under: Gay,LGBT,Manchester — GS @ 1:19 am
 
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