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Welcome to the world of NOIR

Welcome to the world of NOIR

NOIR transports you back to a time of black and white movies of the 30s, 40s and 50s

Published: Tue, 29 Sep 2020

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Iris Prize 2020

Iris Prize 2020

IRIS PRIZE 2020 - PROGRAMME GOES LIVE FOR THIS YEAR’S LGBT+ VIRTUAL FILM FESTIVAL ONLINE AND FREE IN UK

Published: Tue, 29 Sep 2020

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Fabulosa! The Story of Polari, Britain’s Secret Gay Language.

Fabulosa! The Story of Polari, Britain’s Secret Gay Language.

Read and watch as we learn about Polari published author Paul Baker

Published: Sat, 26 Sep 2020

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We chat with niche queer house producer Forbid

We chat with niche queer house producer Forbid

Hot off the tracks of his first major release ‘Feelings’, hotly tipped DJ and producer Forbid, drops his second major single release

Published: Thu, 24 Sep 2020

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Breast Cancer survivors cook up more than a Manchester Tart

Breast Cancer survivors cook up more than a Manchester Tart

Three breast cancer survivors from Manchester have published a compilation cookery book and are donating all proceeds to Prevent Breast Cancer

Published: Thu, 24 Sep 2020

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We chat with Dave Hemingway

We chat with Dave Hemingway

Luke Spiby caught up with co-founder of The Beautiful South Dave Hemingway

Published: Thu, 24 Sep 2020

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Brand new weight loss TV show needs applications

Brand new weight loss TV show needs applications

Gobstopper TV needs you if you are looking to lose weight.

Published: Thu, 24 Sep 2020

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Bi Visibility Day 2020

Bi Visibility Day 2020

On Wednesday 23rd September it's Bi Visibility Day, also known as International Celebrate Bisexuality Day:

Published: Wed, 23 Sep 2020

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2020 House of Suarez CarnEvil Ball

2020 House of Suarez CarnEvil Ball

The House of Suarez is delighted to announce that the Vogue Ball will be returning in 2020, with this year’s theme; The Carnevil Ball.

Published: Fri, 18 Sep 2020

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Caroline Pether reveals her own struggle and journey to acceptance as a gay, Christian woman

Caroline Pether reveals her own struggle and journey to acceptance as a gay, Christian woman

MANCHESTER CAMERATA PREMIERES NEW DIGITAL FILM SERIES:

Published: Fri, 18 Sep 2020

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Drag symposium

Drag symposium

A special one-day online event exploring the international phenomenon of RuPaul’s Drag Race coming this September.

Published: Fri, 18 Sep 2020

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THE QUEENS ARE BACK!

THE QUEENS ARE BACK!

The international smash-hit SIX announces it will be the first West End musical to reopen since lockdown

Published: Fri, 18 Sep 2020

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Rent announced at Hope Mill Theatre

Rent announced at Hope Mill Theatre

Hope Mill Theatre confirms RENT will go ahead this year and it’s set to be the hottest ticket in town!

Published: Fri, 18 Sep 2020

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Fruit Salad: A story of friendship

Fruit Salad: A story of friendship

A new play from the mind behind the award-winning ‘Burnout’ is coming to the Manchester Fringe Redux 2020…

Published: Fri, 18 Sep 2020

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Lesflicks goes from strength to strength

Lesflicks goes from strength to strength

Lesflicks continues strong growth with plans to release 3 new feature films over the next 6 months

Published: Mon, 14 Sep 2020

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Glenn Meads chats with Sam Retford and George Webster

Glenn Meads chats with Sam Retford and George Webster

Sam and George to talk about lockdown, disability, and sexuality

Published: Sat, 12 Sep 2020

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Our friends at GlitterBeam chat with Lady Bunny

Our friends at GlitterBeam chat with Lady Bunny

Lady Bunny chatted recently to the LGBTQ+ Radio Station GlitterBeam

Published: Thu, 10 Sep 2020

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Andrew Lancel stars in Swan Song by Jonathan Harvey

Andrew Lancel stars in Swan Song by Jonathan Harvey

Swan Song will launch nine days of outdoor performance at St Luke’s Bombed Out Church

Published: Tue, 8 Sep 2020

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Owain Wyn Evans to be Patron

Owain Wyn Evans to be Patron

Popular weatherman Owain Wyn Evans is announced as a Patron for LGBT Foundation

Published: Fri, 4 Sep 2020

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A new art trail for Manchester

A new art trail for Manchester

Bee in the City team to produce 50 Windows of Creativity -

Published: Fri, 4 Sep 2020

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Green Carnation Co call out

Green Carnation Co call out

Green Carnation Company are looking for script submissions for their fourth and final QUEER ALL ABOUT IT short film commissions.

Published: Fri, 4 Sep 2020

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Village businesses statement

Village businesses statement

Clarification of what is happening this bank holiday weekend.

Published: Wed, 26 Aug 2020

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Alternative Manchester Pride Festival

Alternative Manchester Pride Festival

The Line-Up For Three Days Of LGBTQ+ Content

Published: Wed, 26 Aug 2020

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Inside the industrial Manchester city centre pad – furnished for just £1,000

Inside the industrial Manchester city centre pad – furnished for just £1,000

Sister development of Kampus Mcr recently featured on Manctopia

Published: Wed, 26 Aug 2020

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Local Expertise Builds Manchester’s New £8m Casino

Local Expertise Builds Manchester’s New £8m Casino

Sept launch for Napoleons Casino & Restaurant in Manchester at 57 Portland Street

Published: Wed, 26 Aug 2020

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Afflecks Create 'Pride At Home' Kits For Super-charged Alt Pride Celebrations

Afflecks Create 'Pride At Home' Kits For Super-charged Alt Pride Celebrations

Independent shopping emporium Afflecks has created a bespoke ‘Pride At Home Kit’ to celebrate this year’s Alternative Pride Festival.

Published: Wed, 26 Aug 2020

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YOUTH PRIDE MCR, DRAG QUEEN STORYTIME, BAKE-A-LONG AND YOGA!

YOUTH PRIDE MCR, DRAG QUEEN STORYTIME, BAKE-A-LONG AND YOGA!

Alternative Manchester Pride Festival Announces Programme For Youth And Family Audiences

Published: Tue, 25 Aug 2020

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Mark Fletcher keeps flag flying

Mark Fletcher keeps flag flying

Manchester Pride CEO Discusses How He & His Team Pivoted To Maintain Year Round Support For Greater Manchester’s LGBTQ+ Communities In The Face Of The Global Pandemic

Published: Thu, 20 Aug 2020

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Cheddar Gorgeous and Simone French host MIF Matchmakers

Cheddar Gorgeous and Simone French host MIF Matchmakers

CHEDDAR GORGEOUS AND SIMONE FRENCH HOST EVENT FOR GREATER MANCHESTER ARTISTS TO MEET THEIR PERFECT MATCH

Published: Thu, 20 Aug 2020

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Melanie C announces headline tour dates and global album launch shows

Melanie C announces headline tour dates and global album launch shows

Melanie C has today announced details of a UK and European headline tour for spring 2021

Published: Thu, 20 Aug 2020

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The first Manchester Pride Human Rights Forum will take place virtually on Sun 30th Aug

The first Manchester Pride Human Rights Forum will take place virtually on Sun 30th Aug

MANCHESTER PRIDE ALTERNATIVE FESTIVAL TO SHINE A LIGHT ON LGBTQ+ ARTS, CULTURE AND HUMAN RIGHTS

Published: Thu, 20 Aug 2020

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LCR Pride Foundation Reveals First Community Fund Recipients

LCR Pride Foundation Reveals First Community Fund Recipients

16 organisations and individuals awarded cash from LCR Pride Foundation’s first ever Community Fund, supported by Barclays.

Published: Thu, 20 Aug 2020

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Peru Perdu & Veuve Clicquot couple up for Bank Holiday

Peru Perdu & Veuve Clicquot couple up for Bank Holiday

PERU PERDU & VEUVE CLICQUOT PRESENT: BRUNCH WITH THE QUEENS

Published: Fri, 14 Aug 2020

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Barpop announce new menu and more events

Barpop announce new menu and more events

Despite current restrictions, Barpop have a line up to entertain you all.Read more here

Published: Fri, 14 Aug 2020

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Cripple: The first broken book

Cripple: The first broken book

A whole new way of experiencing a novel

Published: Fri, 14 Aug 2020

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Following LFEST, Lesflicks continues to release new content and grow it’s platform

Following LFEST, Lesflicks continues to release new content and grow it’s platform

Lesflicks brings more lesbian & bisexual stories to your screen in August

Published: Fri, 14 Aug 2020

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Two incredible sing-along shows to Manchester’s newest theatre - DriveINSIDE

Two incredible sing-along shows to Manchester’s newest theatre - DriveINSIDE

DriveINSIDE is the world’s first Drive-In theatre and is Manchester’s newest entertainment venue.

Published: Thu, 13 Aug 2020

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Worker Bee Artisan Markets restart

Worker Bee Artisan Markets restart

Worker Bee Artisan Markets are starting again this month, with three events in three very different outdoor venues.

Published: Tue, 11 Aug 2020

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Alternative Manchester Pride Parade

Alternative Manchester Pride Parade

The Parade, which will this year be filmed in advance to keep it safe for those taking part

Published: Thu, 6 Aug 2020

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Manchester Tom Creates Artwork For Charity AKT

Manchester Tom Creates Artwork For Charity AKT

AKT helps Manchester’s young LGBTQ+ community into safe homes and better futures.

Published: Wed, 5 Aug 2020

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Help for LGBTQI+ individuals with anxiety and depressive mood symptoms

Help for LGBTQI+ individuals with anxiety and depressive mood symptoms

Radical Self-Care courses to the wider LGBTQI+ community across Greater Manchester and the North West

Published: Wed, 5 Aug 2020

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Drag Yourself Out at home

Drag Yourself Out at home

Drag for gay, bi and trans men over 50 in Greater Manchester

Published: Wed, 5 Aug 2020

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Darren Knight appointed to GHT

Darren Knight appointed to GHT

George House Trust Appoints CEO

Published: Wed, 5 Aug 2020

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Village reopens with new benefits for Canal St Card holders

Village reopens with new benefits for Canal St Card holders

Several brand new card partners have joined our list of benefits in the village and beyond.

Published: Fri, 31 Jul 2020

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Welcome to #Arthousecanalst

Welcome to #Arthousecanalst

For artists and lovers of art everywhere..

Published: Fri, 31 Jul 2020

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Napoleons Casino & Restaurant will open in Village

Napoleons Casino & Restaurant will open in Village

NEW £8M CASINO OPENS THURSDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER

Published: Fri, 31 Jul 2020

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Tour De Trans

Tour De Trans

Published: Mon, 27 Jul 2020

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Football Pride Festival 2020

Football Pride Festival 2020

Football v Homophobia Campaign announce an all day festival packed with varied events.Read more

Published: Thu, 23 Jul 2020

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Free special lockdown gig from Sunday Boys

Free special lockdown gig from Sunday Boys

An exciting, digital gig packed full of Sunday Boy classics

Published: Thu, 23 Jul 2020

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Manchester Camerata receives £50,000 grant from Innovate UK

Manchester Camerata receives £50,000 grant from Innovate UK

Emergency relief from isolation for people with dementia during the Covid-19 crisis

Published: Thu, 23 Jul 2020

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Manchester Pride Festival 2020

Manchester Pride Festival 2020

LGBTQ+ Charity Announces Three Days Of Celebrations Of LGBTQ+ Life In Greater Manchester

Published: Fri, 17 Jul 2020

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The LGBTQ Bee returns to Sackville Gardens

The LGBTQ Bee returns to Sackville Gardens

Published: Fri, 17 Jul 2020

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Lesflicks Online Lesbian Short Film Festival

Lesflicks Online Lesbian Short Film Festival

Lesflicks is excited to announce our first ever Online Lesbian Short Film Festival

Published: Fri, 17 Jul 2020

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Happy Valley Pride Presents Storytime!

Happy Valley Pride Presents Storytime!

Series of videos featuring LGBTQ+ friendly stories for children across Calder Valley

Published: Fri, 17 Jul 2020

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The Strange Adventures Of Professor Calamity by Rylan John Cavell

The Strange Adventures Of Professor Calamity by Rylan John Cavell

An old evil awalens in this new story from Rylan John Cavell

Published: Fri, 17 Jul 2020

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Drew Tosh chats with Jonathan Harvey

Drew Tosh chats with Jonathan Harvey

Hope Mill Theatre’s upcoming “An Evening With Jonathan Harvey”, promises to be an entertaining online mix

Published: Tue, 14 Jul 2020

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Modern spectacle makers Cubitts team up with Philip Normal

Modern spectacle makers Cubitts team up with Philip Normal

Cubitts have collaborated with fashion designer and the UK’s first openly HIV+ mayor, Philip Normal

Published: Thu, 9 Jul 2020

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LGBT Foundation vacate Gay Village offices

LGBT Foundation vacate Gay Village offices

LGBT Foundation says Goodbye to 5 Richmond Street and Hello to New Possibilities…Published: 07 July 2020

Published: Thu, 9 Jul 2020

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Capital and Centric creating a proper owner occupier community

Capital and Centric creating a proper owner occupier community

Manchester owner-occupiers still ignored in residential sales, says CAPITAL&CENTRIC research

Published: Thu, 9 Jul 2020

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Monster Brunch Queer Art Club

Monster Brunch Queer Art Club

Published: Thu, 9 Jul 2020

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The country’s first LGBT affirmative extra care scheme

The country’s first LGBT affirmative extra care scheme

LGBT Foundation look at the housing and support needs of older lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people

Published: Thu, 9 Jul 2020

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Jinkx Monsoon to Headline Happy Valley Pride

Jinkx Monsoon to Headline Happy Valley Pride

RuPaul’s Drag Race Winner Jinkx Monsoon to Headline Happy Valley Pride Digital

Published: Fri, 3 Jul 2020

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Inkandescent deadline approaches

Inkandescent deadline approaches

Inkandescent celebrate original and diverse writing that challenges the status quo

Published: Fri, 3 Jul 2020

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Liverpool John Moores University needs your help

Liverpool John Moores University needs your help

Do you have a partner that is based in Thailand that you visit, or that visits you?

Published: Fri, 3 Jul 2020

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Proud Trust welcomes foreign visitors virtually

Proud Trust welcomes foreign visitors virtually

LGBT+ people from Mexico, Florida and Thailand visit Manchester’s LGBT+ Centre

Published: Thu, 2 Jul 2020

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Jonathan Harvey event with Hope Mill Theatre

Jonathan Harvey event with Hope Mill Theatre

Hope Mill Theatre will host an online evening on Saturday 18th July, celebrating the many works of the well-loved writer Jonathan Harvey

Published: Thu, 2 Jul 2020

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Silver Pride 2020

Silver Pride 2020

First Ever ‘Silver Pride’ Event Announced to Celebrate Older LGBT+ Community

Published: Thu, 2 Jul 2020

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Canal St smartphone cover released

Canal St smartphone cover released

Our latest collaboration has resulted in the launch of these new mobile phone covers

Published: Thu, 25 Jun 2020

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LCR Pride Foundation Launches £20,000 Community Fund

LCR Pride Foundation Launches £20,000 Community Fund

Funds previously allocated to deliver cancelled Pride in Liverpool festival now redirected to a Community Fund, supported by Barclays.

Published: Thu, 25 Jun 2020

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Lola’s now delivering ‘Up North’

Lola’s now delivering ‘Up North’

Handmade cake specialists Lola’s Cupcakes are excited to announce they will be expanding their cupcake and cake delivery to inc Manchester

Published: Thu, 25 Jun 2020

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Smalltown Boy is a LGBTQ+ romance

Smalltown Boy is a LGBTQ+ romance

New novel by debut author Josh Stoddard, set in 1985

Published: Thu, 25 Jun 2020

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Invite to the Modern Family Show with 2 Dads

Invite to the Modern Family Show with 2 Dads

THE ONLY EXCLUSIVE FAMILY PLANNING EVENT FOR HOMOSEXUAL AND TRANS PARENTS-TO-BE

Published: Fri, 19 Jun 2020

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LCR Pride Foundation invites city to MarchOnline

LCR Pride Foundation invites city to MarchOnline

The MarchOnline will take place on Saturday 25th July and forms part of the organisation’s digital ‘Young at Heart’ programme, which is supported by Barclays.

Published: Fri, 19 Jun 2020

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Work underway on city's new LGBT+ centre

Work underway on city's new LGBT+ centre

After years of successful fundraising, The Proud Trust is delighted that it has finally started rebuilding

Published: Fri, 19 Jun 2020

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Support Didsbury Pride

Support Didsbury Pride

Polly and friends host a Quiz Night & Raffle to support Didsbury Pride 2021

Published: Fri, 19 Jun 2020

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‘Superbia Spotlights’: Artists sought for micro-commissions

‘Superbia Spotlights’: Artists sought for micro-commissions

Superbia is the year-round programme of arts and culture from Manchester Pride.

Published: Thu, 18 Jun 2020

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Joe Biden and Justin Trudeau to join Global Pride

Joe Biden and Justin Trudeau to join Global Pride

#BlackLivesMatter will be centered in Global Pride event on June 27, organisers announce

Published: Mon, 15 Jun 2020

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Red to Rainbow at Kellogg's

Red to Rainbow at Kellogg's

One of the regions big employers Kellogg's celebrate Pride Month by illuminating their Trafford Park building

Published: Thu, 11 Jun 2020

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Laughs in lockdown with LGBTQ+ Comedy special

Laughs in lockdown with LGBTQ+ Comedy special

ComedySportz Online Show for Proud Trust and Rainbow Noir

Published: Thu, 11 Jun 2020

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Wigan Pride announcement

Wigan Pride announcement

A digital version of Wigan Pride is planned later this month.

Published: Thu, 11 Jun 2020

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A Drive-in Music Festival

A Drive-in Music Festival

While the U.K is currently still in lockdown, the festival has been created with safety at the forefront.

Published: Wed, 10 Jun 2020

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Tyron Webster’s latest release

Tyron Webster’s latest release

Tyron Webster admits defeat and takes Control in this Alternative R&B Anthem.

Published: Tue, 9 Jun 2020

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Trans Vegas digital 2020

Trans Vegas digital 2020

Fourth Annual Festival goes Digital

Published: Tue, 9 Jun 2020

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Pink Picnic Digital

Pink Picnic Digital

Salford Pride presents the Pink Picnic Digital event and after party

Published: Fri, 5 Jun 2020

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Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for GHT

Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for GHT

George House Trust is one of 230 charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups to receive the prestigious award this year

Published: Fri, 5 Jun 2020

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Global Pride 2020

Global Pride 2020

World leaders and Grammy Award-winners among line-up for online Global Pride event

Published: Fri, 5 Jun 2020

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LGBT Foundation for Women

LGBT Foundation for Women

Published: Fri, 5 Jun 2020

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Jsky talks candidly with L'Oréal Blackett

Jsky talks candidly with L'Oréal Blackett

Manchester's Jsky Opens Up About Being Judged For Being Different on New Podcast

Published: Fri, 5 Jun 2020

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Published findings from LGBT Foundation

Published findings from LGBT Foundation

Hidden Figures: The Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on LGBT Communities

Published: Fri, 5 Jun 2020

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Hope Mill reschedules dates for Rent

Hope Mill reschedules dates for Rent

Luke Sheppard is to direct the revival at Hope Mill Theatre in Autumn

Published: Fri, 5 Jun 2020

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Daphne the Canal St Duck: The sequel

Daphne the Canal St Duck: The sequel

A follow up on our recent story about how mother nature returned to our village area.

Published: Thu, 28 May 2020

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Heels of Hell

Heels of Hell

Heels at Home – LIVE, brought to you by HolyTEvents and Dragged Up. Uncut and live to your living room, anything can go wrong.

Published: Thu, 28 May 2020

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Here comes the girls with the latest Manchester Pride live

Here comes the girls with the latest Manchester Pride live

Queer Womxn To Take Over Manchester Pride Live In Your Living Room

Published: Thu, 28 May 2020

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Emma Goswell announced 'Coming out stories' book

Emma Goswell announced 'Coming out stories' book

Coming Out Stories...Real People. Unique Stories.

Published: Thu, 28 May 2020

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Join Peter Waterman and the RNCM

Join Peter Waterman and the RNCM

Do you and yours know your music? Get a team together for this one off special event.

Published: Thu, 28 May 2020

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Carol Vorderman to be guest of Friends of Dorothy

Carol Vorderman to be guest of Friends of Dorothy

Latest guests announced for Friends of Dorothy group

Published: Thu, 28 May 2020

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Vertigo Theatre adapt their hit play 'NOIR' in a free audio drama

Vertigo Theatre adapt their hit play 'NOIR' in a free audio drama

The entire original cast reunited to record the show over Zoom, with underscoring and sound effects added, Noir will transport you to 1940s New Yor

Published: Thu, 28 May 2020

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Spectrum finished and now available

Spectrum finished and now available

an anthology of stories set around the village

Published: Thu, 21 May 2020

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#virtualLGBTcentre

#virtualLGBTcentre

LGBT Centre are now running an exciting programme of activities online to engage people from all across Manchester and further afield

Published: Thu, 21 May 2020

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Superbia spotlight series

Superbia spotlight series

LGBTQ+ Charity Launches Programme Of Original Commissions To Support Marginalised LGBTQ+ Artists and Communities.

Published: Thu, 21 May 2020

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