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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.