Levenshulme Pride overcomes hatred
A homophobic incident on the A6 in Levenshulme, south Manchester, has led to the very first Levenshulme Pride on 11-13th August.
Our community came together and an organising group was formed. In less than three months a whole weekend of activities and events including a cabaret, spoken word, music, DJs, bands, a game show and much, much more has been created. All free. Open to everyone.
Levenshulme Pride is only possible with the support of residents, businesses, venues and community groups. This is what Levenshulme Pride is about. Bringing people together. Understanding through community action.
Main sponsors of Levenshulme Pride include Fostering Solutions, Levenshulme Pub Company and Shine Hair. Funding has also been secured from the AXM Foundation and Manchester Libraries along with invaluable support from The Proud Trust.
Levenshulme Pride is a multi venue event across three days with a Youth Zone at Levenshulme Inspire and a mind, body and spirit zone at Arcadia Library and Leisure Centre. The Klondyke Club will be the main hub with stalls, music and bands.
A march will happen at 14.00 on Saturday 12th August starting t Levenshulme Inspire to turn the A6 into the Gay6 for everyone to come together in a demonstration of community, love, understanding and solidarity against hate.
On behalf of everyone involved, Jeremy Hoad, Levenshulme Pride Chair said:
"Levenshulme Pride will be a joyous weekend of free events open to everyone. It will show the diversity and strength of Levenshulme to visitors and what can be achieved by a cohesive community working together. Come along and join in."
Levenshulme Pride: No BarriersRead More