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Have you seen our new look Instagram page?

Have you seen our new look Instagram page?

Are you a user on Instagram?

Published: Fri, 15 Jan 2021

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Learn new skills with Gaydio

Learn new skills with Gaydio

Gaydio’s work club is open to anyone who’s 50 + and looking to improve their prospects via Friends of Dorothy

Published: Fri, 15 Jan 2021

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Social impact developer Capital&Centric announce New Cross

Social impact developer Capital&Centric announce New Cross

CAPITAL&CENTRIC and Kamani launch consultation on Swan Street community

Published: Fri, 15 Jan 2021

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Simone French and drag legend Cheddar Gorgeous to reboot 'MIF Matchmakers'.

Simone French and drag legend Cheddar Gorgeous to reboot 'MIF Matchmakers'.

Matchmakers is a creative date-line to help local artists find the perfect collaborative match

Published: Wed, 13 Jan 2021

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Visual art, dance, mental health, music and drag created by Manchester based artists

Visual art, dance, mental health, music and drag created by Manchester based artists

Manchester Pride Supports 11 Local Talent With Series Of Commissions From Marginalised LGBTQ+ Artists And Communities

Published: Wed, 23 Dec 2020

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Rainbow Planters for Gay Village

Rainbow Planters for Gay Village

Friends of Manchester’s Gay Village bring some rainbow cheer to our Gay Village

Published: Wed, 23 Dec 2020

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Turn On Fest 2021 line up

Turn On Fest 2021 line up

HOPE MILL THEATRE ANNOUNCES PROGRAMME FOR LGBTQIA+ THEATRE FESTIVAL - TURN ON FEST

Published: Wed, 23 Dec 2020

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Live Stream from Culture Club

Live Stream from Culture Club

Boy George leads the band for this global stream at the weekend.

Published: Thu, 17 Dec 2020

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Cruz 101 live streams for the festives

Cruz 101 live streams for the festives

Cheddar Gorgeous leads the line up

Published: Thu, 17 Dec 2020

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Drag Race Dutch queens are coming to the UK in 2021

Drag Race Dutch queens are coming to the UK in 2021

Drag Race Holland's Top 6 will sashay into the UK inc Manchester.

Published: Thu, 17 Dec 2020

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CALENDAR QUEERS 2021

CALENDAR QUEERS 2021

Beau-Azra and Rudy Mead have created a stunning calendar featuring so many familiar faces.

Published: Thu, 17 Dec 2020

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Hand to Hand Combat released highlighting domestic violence rise

Hand to Hand Combat released highlighting domestic violence rise

Online release of short film 'Hand to Hand' to raise awareness of domestic abuse.

Published: Thu, 17 Dec 2020

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McFly, The Vamps and classical legend Alfie Boe to Trentham next year

McFly, The Vamps and classical legend Alfie Boe to Trentham next year

TRENTHAM LIVE 2021 announces three great events set over one weekend featuring a stellar line-up of artists.

Published: Thu, 17 Dec 2020

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Sackville Gardens at Xmas

Sackville Gardens at Xmas

Some festive cheer against the background of lockdown restrictions.

Published: Fri, 11 Dec 2020

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Doing buses differently in GM? Read more here

Doing buses differently in GM? Read more here

Greater Manchester launches consultation on bus reform proposals in light of new report on Covid-19

Published: Fri, 11 Dec 2020

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New, extended Gay Pride Shop

New, extended Gay Pride Shop

Manchester’s Gay Pride Shop expands again!

Published: Wed, 9 Dec 2020

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Superbia spotlight series

Superbia spotlight series

Manchester Pride Supports 11 Local Talent With Series Of Commissions From Marginalised LGBTQ+ Artists And Communities

Published: Wed, 9 Dec 2020

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NHS adult gender service for Greater Manchester

NHS adult gender service for Greater Manchester

Primary care based new service across our region

Published: Wed, 9 Dec 2020

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Are you over 50?

Are you over 50?

We take a look at the various announcements and activities for this important part of our community

Published: Wed, 9 Dec 2020

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Mavericks announce 2021 tour

Mavericks announce 2021 tour

MULTIPLE CMA & GRAMMY AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCE 2021 TOUR.

Published: Wed, 9 Dec 2020

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The Online Queer Bookstore Our Community’s Been Asking For

The Online Queer Bookstore Our Community’s Been Asking For

A New Dedicated LGBTQ+ Online Bookshop & Blogsite Opens Its Doors.

Published: Tue, 8 Dec 2020

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Uk tour for Swan Song by Jonathan Harvey

Uk tour for Swan Song by Jonathan Harvey

ONE-MAN COMEDY BY JONATHAN HARVEY TO TOUR ENGLAND IN FEBRUARY

Published: Tue, 8 Dec 2020

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Indoor Christmas Market Launches 6th December

Indoor Christmas Market Launches 6th December

TriBeCa will be opening its doors from Saturday 5th December

Published: Thu, 3 Dec 2020

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Collabro tour dates announced inc The Lowry

Collabro tour dates announced inc The Lowry

Greatest hits UK tour for Oct/Nov 2021

Published: Thu, 3 Dec 2020

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Rude Girl and CC: The roar of queer women of colour

Rude Girl and CC: The roar of queer women of colour

New EP kicks out against oppression against the LGBTQ+ community and racial minorities

Published: Thu, 3 Dec 2020

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LGBT Foundation for night only

LGBT Foundation for night only

LGBT Foundation Festive Fabulosa -Thursday 10th December

Published: Thu, 3 Dec 2020

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Congratulations to Village businesses who lit up Red

Congratulations to Village businesses who lit up Red

Canal St venues light up with a Red hue to recognise World Aids Day.

Published: Thu, 3 Dec 2020

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Gramercy House

Gramercy House

We introduce you to the release of 10 new rental apartments just off Canal St.

Published: Thu, 3 Dec 2020

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Lgbt Foundation and Gaddum

Lgbt Foundation and Gaddum

ADVOCACY GROUP FOR LGBT CARERS LAUNCHED TO MARK CARERS RIGHTS DAY

Published: Thu, 26 Nov 2020

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World Aids Day 2020

World Aids Day 2020

World AIDS Day, founded in 1988, is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV

Published: Thu, 26 Nov 2020

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Mind Your Head – LGTQ+ Mental Health Event

Mind Your Head – LGTQ+ Mental Health Event

Happy Valley Pride presents a special LGBTQ+ focussed online mental health panel as part of their winter season of events.

Published: Thu, 26 Nov 2020

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In Equal Parts: World AIDS Day 2020

In Equal Parts: World AIDS Day 2020

Meet The HIV Activists From Manchester Determined To End HIV Stigma For Good

Published: Mon, 23 Nov 2020

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Kampus wins national placemaking award

Kampus wins national placemaking award

Kampus - the new £250m garden neighbourhood being developed in central Manchester by Capital & Centric and HBD – has won a coveted national placemaking award.

Published: Fri, 20 Nov 2020

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Divina De Campo auction dresses for HIV charity

Divina De Campo auction dresses for HIV charity

Published: Wed, 18 Nov 2020

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Diversity in cycling: Time to face the facts

Diversity in cycling: Time to face the facts

An open letter: It’s time to face the facts, there is a concerning and unacceptable lack of equality, diversity and inclusion in cycling

Published: Wed, 18 Nov 2020

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Salford Pride are excited to announce their event TDOR:

Salford Pride are excited to announce their event TDOR:

Hosted by proud black trans woman & YouTuber Alexis Meshida, TDoR: Embrace & Empowerment

Published: Wed, 18 Nov 2020

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Greater Manchester HIV Testing Week and WAD Vigil update

Greater Manchester HIV Testing Week and WAD Vigil update

Greater Manchester dedicates a week to HIV testing as part of its plan to end all new cases of HIV in a Generation

Published: Wed, 18 Nov 2020

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Here4U Campaign with Dan Westwood

Here4U Campaign with Dan Westwood

Our Becca Hamilton caught up with Mental wellbeing campaigner Dan Westwood

Published: Tue, 17 Nov 2020

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A Grand Auction of my Life at HOME Manchester

A Grand Auction of my Life at HOME Manchester

David Hoyle seeks to examine the past

Published: Fri, 13 Nov 2020

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New name announced for a very special train

New name announced for a very special train

Avanti West Coast reveal chosen name for Pride train

Published: Fri, 13 Nov 2020

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LGBT Job Coaching – FREE Employability Support

LGBT Job Coaching – FREE Employability Support

Health and well-being support for the LGBTQ unemployed now available

Published: Fri, 13 Nov 2020

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Miriam Margolyes stars in a love story between two Land Army girls

Miriam Margolyes stars in a love story between two Land Army girls

IRIS PRIZE LGBT+ FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE AUDIENCE AWARD

Published: Fri, 13 Nov 2020

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HIV: Lets sort this together

HIV: Lets sort this together

The PaSH Partnership are launching Greater Manchester HIV Testing Week from the 16th -22nd November.

Published: Fri, 13 Nov 2020

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Gaelic and LGBTQ equality singer Marcas Mac

Gaelic and LGBTQ equality singer Marcas Mac

Gaelic singer Marcas Mac is set to blast onto the commercial scene as a solo artist

Published: Fri, 13 Nov 2020

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Chanukah Lewinsky leads a series of events for the Jewish Museum

Chanukah Lewinsky leads a series of events for the Jewish Museum

Manchester Jewish Museum launches brand new Trailblazer Arts Season

Published: Thu, 5 Nov 2020

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Light up the stage for next generation

Light up the stage for next generation

Contact Theatre needs you. Read why here?

Published: Thu, 5 Nov 2020

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Design Manchester returns on 12-16 November with DM20: Go Global, Stay Local

Design Manchester returns on 12-16 November with DM20: Go Global, Stay Local

This year Design Manchester’s annual celebration of creativity and design, DM20, is going global

Published: Thu, 5 Nov 2020

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Happy Birthday Mermaids

Happy Birthday Mermaids

This week we say “Happy 25th Birthday” to Mermaids

Published: Thu, 5 Nov 2020

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Trans Rights are Human Rights and The Role of Pride in Race Equality

Trans Rights are Human Rights and The Role of Pride in Race Equality

The UK’s most prominent activists discuss cancel culture, transphobia, the importance of joint activism, feminism and white supremacy in pride.

Published: Mon, 2 Nov 2020

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Forever Not Maybe released by Les Flicks

Forever Not Maybe released by Les Flicks

Lesflicks is proud to release Forever Not Maybe, a romantic drama feature film, available to watch from 12 November 2020

Published: Thu, 29 Oct 2020

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Turn on Fest returns for 2021

Turn on Fest returns for 2021

TURN ON FEST is once again keen to showcase a range of work and hear from artists from a range of backgrounds

Published: Thu, 29 Oct 2020

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Homotopia 2020

Homotopia 2020

Art, Activism and Allyship in action with Homotopia in Liverpool.

Published: Thu, 29 Oct 2020

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50 Windows of Creativity - A City To Be Proud In

50 Windows of Creativity - A City To Be Proud In

Lee Baxter is joining a raft of Mancunian artists for a new art trail across the city centre.

Published: Thu, 29 Oct 2020

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MCR Monsters to return this Halloween

MCR Monsters to return this Halloween

Giant inflatable monsters unveiled in Manchester as city prepares for Halloween this weekend

Published: Thu, 29 Oct 2020

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Drag Queen story time 2020

Drag Queen story time 2020

Manchester Pride showcases story time with Drag Queen Auntie Anna P to provide LGBTQ+ representation in storytelling for children during half term

Published: Fri, 23 Oct 2020

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Happy Valley Pride Announce New Digital Events

Happy Valley Pride Announce New Digital Events

Happy Valley Pride has announced new series of online events all by established artists

Published: Fri, 23 Oct 2020

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Salford Pride launch Chit Chat

Salford Pride launch Chit Chat

ChitChat welcomes all members of the LGBT+ community to come together and meet

Published: Fri, 23 Oct 2020

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Swan Song with Andrew Lancel to tour

Swan Song with Andrew Lancel to tour

One-man comedy by Jonathan Harvey to tour socially distanced venues

Published: Fri, 23 Oct 2020

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New music from Paul Usher

New music from Paul Usher

Blistering new single. ‘Time Don’t Heal’ is an acerbic yet soulful heartbreak bop

Published: Fri, 23 Oct 2020

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MAKE A SCENE in your own home

MAKE A SCENE in your own home

Make a scene (in your own home) - Scream on Saturday 24th October 2020

Published: Fri, 23 Oct 2020

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Once Upon A Poem: LGBT poems

Once Upon A Poem: LGBT poems

Carol Sapiano has written this saucy book of LGBT Poems

Published: Fri, 23 Oct 2020

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Subscription gifting from Les Flicks

Subscription gifting from Les Flicks

LESFLICKS LAUNCHING SUBSCRIPTION GIFTING SCHEME ON MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS DAY

Published: Thu, 15 Oct 2020

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Grayson's Art Club Exhibition

Grayson's Art Club Exhibition

Grayson’s Art Club exhibition to launch at Manchester Art Gallery this winter

Published: Thu, 15 Oct 2020

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Iris Prize winners announced

Iris Prize winners announced

Read all about the Iris Prize 2020 winners at Cardiff’s International LGBT+ Short Film Prize.

Published: Thu, 15 Oct 2020

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Killer Queen for GM Fringe 2020

Killer Queen for GM Fringe 2020

Drag, stand up comedy and live music in Killer Queen

Published: Thu, 15 Oct 2020

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Mister Dusty Rose investigates the paranormal at GM Fringe

Mister Dusty Rose investigates the paranormal at GM Fringe

Turn off the lights, light a candle, and let us begin in Antwerp Mansion

Published: Thu, 15 Oct 2020

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Churchills to re-open

Churchills to re-open

Viva la Diva aka John Hamilton has announced that he has taken over close neighbour Churchills

Published: Thu, 8 Oct 2020

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Oscars announces temporary closure

Oscars announces temporary closure

Village film and theatre cocktail bar, Oscars is to close it's doors with immediate effect and hopes to return very soon. Read more..

Published: Thu, 8 Oct 2020

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Buy Manchester’s Gay Village a Virtual Drink This October

Buy Manchester’s Gay Village a Virtual Drink This October

We recently marked the start of Go Sober October AKA Stoptober.

Published: Thu, 8 Oct 2020

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We and Stonewall celebrate Black History Month

We and Stonewall celebrate Black History Month

Every October, Black History Month is a celebration of all Black life, including Black lesbian, gay, bi and trans people.

Published: Thu, 8 Oct 2020

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YOUR MCR Undergoes a Brand Refresh

YOUR MCR Undergoes a Brand Refresh

Today Your Manchester has unveiled its new brand identity, logo and tagline

Published: Thu, 1 Oct 2020

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GM Fringe is back for 2020

GM Fringe is back for 2020

Greater Manchester Fringe is back in October and November

Published: Thu, 1 Oct 2020

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Key funding for local artists

Key funding for local artists

The project, named “The Other City” is being supported with a £3.3m grant from the European Regional Development Fund, in collaboration with Salford City Council.

Published: Thu, 1 Oct 2020

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G-A-Y’s owner Jeremy Joseph on a radio debate about restrictions to hospitality

G-A-Y’s owner Jeremy Joseph on a radio debate about restrictions to hospitality

G-A-Y’s owner Jeremy Joseph invite the Mayor of London on a radio debate about London’s restrictions to hospitality

Published: Thu, 1 Oct 2020

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Welcome to the world of NOIR

Welcome to the world of NOIR

Dates change as 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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