Photo: by Vera Kratochvil. In the small pond that is gay Manchester, a couple of dozen people back-pat and promote each other. Publicity and awards are given.
Update: (25 October 2011): part of this article has been removed while further research is done. “Stockport NHS cut gay charity by 100 per cent” was the emotive headline in The Pink Paper on 26 May 2011.
The police and Manchester City Council have announced the latest ‘crackdown’ on cruising in the city’s canal area. The Lesbian and Gay Foundation has promoted this in an article on its website, listing the various jail sentences that cruisers might incur (supposedly).
The Lesbian and Gay Foundation has been awarded £121,165 from a hardship fund that is run by the Community Development Foundation.
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.
Lou has written about some of my criticism of Manchester Pride, the Lesbian and Gay Foundation and what she describes as my ‘legitimisation of the BNP’: When Pride is a Protest G7’s legitimisation of the BNP G7 v LGF I’ve posted some comments.
* Employment tribunal reaches decision * Funding crisis: Outnorthwest magazine slashed * An NHS-funded registered charity that engages in politics * 62% of the annual income goes to pay 23 employees