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Student Pride 2021

Student Pride 2021

Come and join the fun on April 19th-25th and register for the festival

Published: Thu, 8 Apr 2021

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Nathaniel Hall discusses HIV, kissing Olly Alexander and much more! (Part 1)

Nathaniel Hall discusses HIV, kissing Olly Alexander and much more! (Part 1)

Nathaniel Hall chats with our Dan Carter

Published: Thu, 8 Apr 2021

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LCR Pride Foundation Launches 2021/22 Theme “From Now On”

LCR Pride Foundation Launches 2021/22 Theme “From Now On”

The new annual theme highlights the challenges still faced by the LGBT+ community and calls for individuals, businesses and organisations to do their part to enact change “From Now On”.

Published: Thu, 8 Apr 2021

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Ella Otomewo at Contact

Ella Otomewo at Contact

Outspoken showcases Queer artists during Queer Contact 2021

Published: Thu, 8 Apr 2021

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Diary date for Peru Perdu

Diary date for Peru Perdu

A place to really celebrate post lockdown on the edge of the village, opposite Mcr New Sq and The New Union.

Published: Thu, 8 Apr 2021

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Common & Co first to sign up at new Kampus garden neighbourhood

Common & Co first to sign up at new Kampus garden neighbourhood

Manchester independents Common & Co are set to open a new pub, Cornerstone, and a Nell’s Pizza shop, at Kampus,

Published: Thu, 1 Apr 2021

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Drive in Drag

Drive in Drag

Grab a car full of pals for this Drag Drive In at The Trafford Centre this May

Published: Thu, 1 Apr 2021

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LGBTQ+ Business Awards (North West)

LGBTQ+ Business Awards (North West)

The North West LGBTQ+ Business Awards will be an opportunity to celebrate the amazing achievements of LGBTQ+ people

Published: Thu, 1 Apr 2021

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Football returns for Manchester’s inclusive club at VMFC

Football returns for Manchester’s inclusive club at VMFC

Manchester’s gay and inclusive football club, Village Manchester FC, has announced the return to training and competitive fixtures

Published: Thu, 1 Apr 2021

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Gender neutral pricing for hairdressing in NQ

Gender neutral pricing for hairdressing in NQ

Local salon takes a stand for diversity as the first in Manchester to launch gender neutral pricing

Published: Thu, 1 Apr 2021

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MANDLA RAE – As British as a Watermelon

MANDLA RAE – As British as a Watermelon

As british as a watermelon is a messy sensory experience. A film commissioned by Contact.

Published: Thu, 1 Apr 2021

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Manchester Pride Conference 2021

Manchester Pride Conference 2021

Virtual Manchester Pride Conference With Owain Wyn Evans, Nathaniel J Hall, Ginny Lemon & Tan France 2021

Published: Fri, 26 Mar 2021

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The Lowry in Salford announces initial re-opening line-up

The Lowry in Salford announces initial re-opening line-up

The Lowry has today confirmed details of its planned re-opening line-up.

Published: Thu, 25 Mar 2021

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When Belinda met Divina

When Belinda met Divina

Watch the outcome as these two drag Queens shared the same room for the first time in 4 years.

Published: Thu, 25 Mar 2021

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Manchester New Sq update

Manchester New Sq update

We update you on the progress at our new neighbour at Mcr New Sq.

Published: Thu, 25 Mar 2021

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Mark Croasdale at Queer Contact 2021

Mark Croasdale at Queer Contact 2021

A film commissioned by Contact

Published: Thu, 25 Mar 2021

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Performer Oskar Marchock talks to musician Deanz

Performer Oskar Marchock talks to musician Deanz

Published: Thu, 25 Mar 2021

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The Sunday Boys, Finn Anderson and more Lowry commissions

The Sunday Boys, Finn Anderson and more Lowry commissions

The Lowry has announced four new shows as part of its #LoveLowry programme as it continues to showcase work during its extended closure due to lockdown.

Published: Mon, 22 Mar 2021

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First look inside Kampus garden neighbourhood

First look inside Kampus garden neighbourhood

New images have been revealed of Kampus – the new £250m garden neighbourhood

Published: Thu, 18 Mar 2021

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Pride in Liverpool  2021 Cancelled

Pride in Liverpool 2021 Cancelled

LCR Pride Foundation has announced the cancellation of Pride in Liverpool and its annual March with Pride for 2021.

Published: Thu, 18 Mar 2021

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What are the implications for Pride Marches of the anti-protest bill?

What are the implications for Pride Marches of the anti-protest bill?

The anti-protest bill could see Pride marches shut down at the behest of bigots

Published: Thu, 18 Mar 2021

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Manchester Laces formed

Manchester Laces formed

The first inclusive women’s football club in Manchester is formed and welcomes non-binary players

Published: Thu, 18 Mar 2021

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Rent announce new dates at Hope Mill Theatre

Rent announce new dates at Hope Mill Theatre

HOPE MILL THEATRE’S HIT PRODUCTION OF RENT WILL RETURN FOR LIVE PERFORMANCES THIS SUMMER

Published: Mon, 15 Mar 2021

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Sparkle 2021: An announcement

Sparkle 2021: An announcement

The Sparkle Weekend will return as a full event next year from Friday 8th – Sunday 10th July 2022. We hope to see you all there.

Published: Thu, 11 Mar 2021

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Happy Valley Pride Digital events continues with special spoken word event

Happy Valley Pride Digital events continues with special spoken word event

Following a very successful tear of digital events, Happy Valley Pride will next host FLUID – Celebrating Queer Identities in Spoken Word.

Published: Thu, 11 Mar 2021

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Pride Drag Brunch at Impossible, Manchester

Pride Drag Brunch at Impossible, Manchester

Starring Baga Chipz, Lawrence Chaney and Ginny Lemon!

Published: Thu, 11 Mar 2021

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The Manchester Food and Drink Festival announces dates for 2021

The Manchester Food and Drink Festival announces dates for 2021

Manchester Food and Drink Festival announces 2021 dates and gala dinner and awards.

Published: Thu, 11 Mar 2021

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We explore a city tour with a distinct difference

We explore a city tour with a distinct difference

A tour that celebrates Manchester’s LGBTQ+ history and supports the homelessness.

Published: Thu, 11 Mar 2021

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From Me To Us at the New Adelphi Theatre Salford

From Me To Us at the New Adelphi Theatre Salford

I can’t pinpoint the exact moment I realised I wanted to have children. I think I always put it to the back of my mind, because I was single, because I was gay.

Published: Thu, 11 Mar 2021

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Oh Woman at Royal Exchange Theatre

Oh Woman at Royal Exchange Theatre

Six innovative artists create audio tributes to the incredible woman that inspire them.

Published: Tue, 9 Mar 2021

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Kringles, your independent Online Retail store, for Seasonal Home Décor

Kringles, your independent Online Retail store, for Seasonal Home Décor

LGBTQ+ Business Launches with an aim to give back!!

Published: Tue, 9 Mar 2021

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Manchester Pride 2021 ticket launch

Manchester Pride 2021 ticket launch

LGBTQ+ Charity Launches Tickets for August Bank Holiday Festival With Prices Starting From As Little As £7.50 For Those On A Low Income.

Published: Thu, 4 Mar 2021

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The Main Event dates announced

The Main Event dates announced

This is The Main Event, are you ready?

Published: Thu, 4 Mar 2021

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Queer Contact 2021

Queer Contact 2021

The long established celebration of LGBT performance returns for 2021

Published: Thu, 4 Mar 2021

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Village People Weekender new date announced for 2021

Village People Weekender new date announced for 2021

Venues across Manchester’s Gay Village with the highlight of the weekend taking place in Sackville Gardens on Saturday 31st of July

Published: Thu, 4 Mar 2021

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Tribeca to live stream world record attempt

Tribeca to live stream world record attempt

24-year old Syrian refugee attempts to beat 30-hour Guinness World Record for Beatboxing

Published: Thu, 4 Mar 2021

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New community space for Hope Mill Theatre

New community space for Hope Mill Theatre

Performers Marcus Collins and Hayley Tamaddon will be patrons of Hope Mill Theatre School.

Published: Thu, 4 Mar 2021

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Nana's Day 2021

Nana's Day 2021

Barpop remembers the drag legend Nana with a live stream.

Published: Fri, 26 Feb 2021

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Manchester Pride to go ahead in 2021

Manchester Pride to go ahead in 2021

LGBTQ+ Charity Announces Dates for August Bank Holiday Festival

Published: Fri, 26 Feb 2021

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Limited edition It's a Sin prints

Limited edition It's a Sin prints

With 50% of all sales will go directly to George House Trust.

Published: Thu, 25 Feb 2021

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Happy Birthday Queer as Folk

Happy Birthday Queer as Folk

We acknowledge the anniversary of Queer as Folk by Russell T Davies

Published: Thu, 25 Feb 2021

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Joanna Lumley and Stephen Fry join The Picture of Dorian Gray cast

Joanna Lumley and Stephen Fry join The Picture of Dorian Gray cast

New version brings Dorian Gray into the age of Instagram, Facebook and dating apps

Published: Thu, 25 Feb 2021

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Every Day for Bisexual Health Awareness Month and Women’s History Month

Every Day for Bisexual Health Awareness Month and Women’s History Month

The latest heart-wrenching story released by our friends at Les Flicks

Published: Thu, 25 Feb 2021

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15th year for Sugar and Spice

15th year for Sugar and Spice

LGBT Foundation women's programme presents

Published: Thu, 25 Feb 2021

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Joe Black tour announced

Joe Black tour announced

Joe Black invites you to indulge in a gloriously raucous gin soaked musical cabaret extravaganza.

Published: Thu, 18 Feb 2021

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Turn on Fest announce rescheduled dates

Turn on Fest announce rescheduled dates

The fully online line up is announced for 17th-28th March

Published: Thu, 18 Feb 2021

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Happy Valley Pride Presents Spring 2021 Digital Line Up

Happy Valley Pride Presents Spring 2021 Digital Line Up

The line-up includes local performers, award winning artists and international stars of stage and screen.

Published: Thu, 18 Feb 2021

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Dean Thomas-Lowde shares his experiences in schools

Dean Thomas-Lowde shares his experiences in schools

Dean Thomas-Lowde reflects on LGBT+ History Month and the need to educate our children.

Published: Thu, 18 Feb 2021

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Join Lesbian couple Soph & Gabs for QU.EAR

Join Lesbian couple Soph & Gabs for QU.EAR

We are delighted to bring you news of a brand new COMING OUT podcast.

Published: Thu, 18 Feb 2021

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Do you remember the City Barge Restaurant?

Do you remember the City Barge Restaurant?

Another peek at yesteryear and how the Gay Village used to look.

Published: Thu, 18 Feb 2021

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Theatre Chef Leo Burtin takes us on a culinary journey

Theatre Chef Leo Burtin takes us on a culinary journey

Manchester Jewish Museum gives audiences a “flavour” of what to expect in the new museum

Published: Thu, 18 Feb 2021

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Russell T Davies And Actor Nathaniel J. Hall chat

Russell T Davies And Actor Nathaniel J. Hall chat

LGBTQ+ Charity Manchester Pride Releases Interview Between Writer Russell T Davies And Actor Nathaniel J. Hall Filmed Before 2021 Runaway Success ‘It’s A Sin” Hit Screens

Published: Thu, 11 Feb 2021

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It's a Gay Thing launches

It's a Gay Thing launches

Owner and creator, Ryan Fanthorpe, has worked in hospitality since he was 19 and now charts a brand new business venture

Published: Thu, 11 Feb 2021

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Babylon 2021 - Queer as Folk 22 Year Celebration!

Babylon 2021 - Queer as Folk 22 Year Celebration!

Published: Thu, 11 Feb 2021

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A New Look For The New Levenshulme

A New Look For The New Levenshulme

Colin Campbell and Chris Thompson announce a brand new look for The levenshulme

Published: Thu, 11 Feb 2021

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Yesteryear series: No 2

Yesteryear series: No 2

This week we look at village stalwart the New Union.

Published: Thu, 11 Feb 2021

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Val McDermid for Coast is Queer

Val McDermid for Coast is Queer

Val will be interviewed by Rosie Garland

Published: Thu, 4 Feb 2021

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The Gay Village: Yesteryear

The Gay Village: Yesteryear

We begin a series of archive imagines courtesy of our friends at Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives and Manchester City Council

Published: Thu, 4 Feb 2021

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Manchester Libraries Celebrates LGBTQ History Month

Manchester Libraries Celebrates LGBTQ History Month

Check out the full and varied line up planned at Manc Libraries for LGBT History month

Published: Thu, 4 Feb 2021

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Lesflicks celebrates LGBT history month

Lesflicks celebrates LGBT history month

Find out more about what is planned to celebrate women in film

Published: Thu, 4 Feb 2021

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Russell T Davies chats to Paul Fairweather for GHT

Russell T Davies chats to Paul Fairweather for GHT

We were delighted to join a large number of others earlier this week to hear these men share so many anecdotes and experiences.

Published: Thu, 4 Feb 2021

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Hate Crime Awareness Week and HIV Testing Week

Hate Crime Awareness Week and HIV Testing Week

It is a busy time of year and we are delighted to share the attached information. Stay safe.

Published: Sat, 30 Jan 2021

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BFI LGBTQ Festival

BFI LGBTQ Festival

BFI FLARE: LONDON LGBTIQ+ FILM FESTIVAL 2021 Dates & Format Announcement

Published: Thu, 28 Jan 2021

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In conversation with Russell T. Davies

In conversation with Russell T. Davies

Fans of award-winning writer and TV producer Russell T. Davies will have a unique chance to attend this event

Published: Thu, 28 Jan 2021

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Bar Pop set up fundraiser for local artists

Bar Pop set up fundraiser for local artists

Read more about this initiative from John and the team at Barpop.

Published: Thu, 28 Jan 2021

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Dibby Theatre to offer bursary's

Dibby Theatre to offer bursary's

Talent development with Dibby Theatre

Published: Thu, 28 Jan 2021

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Pride Out and Pride Sports cycling initiative

Pride Out and Pride Sports cycling initiative

Join the chat to discuss the future of LGBTQ+ #cycling network across the UK

Published: Thu, 28 Jan 2021

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LGBT History Month items

LGBT History Month items

Selection of planned events to celebrate LGBT History Month 2021

Published: Thu, 28 Jan 2021

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

Andy Burnham invites you to celebrate this important commemoration.

Published: Tue, 26 Jan 2021

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Emma Goswell: Coming Out Stories

Emma Goswell: Coming Out Stories

Emma is so proud of and thankful to all the wonderful LGBTQ people who shared their stories with her

Published: Fri, 22 Jan 2021

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It's a Sin by Russell T Davies

It's a Sin by Russell T Davies

The waiting is over as 'It's a Sin' hits our TV screens this week.

Published: Thu, 21 Jan 2021

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Manchester Village Stories

Manchester Village Stories

The Manchester Village Stories Project

Published: Thu, 21 Jan 2021

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Les Flicks shortlist for inaugural awards

Les Flicks shortlist for inaugural awards

The inaugural Lesflicks Film Awards 2021 announces its shortlist!

Published: Thu, 21 Jan 2021

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First homelessness service for LGBTQ+ community opens in Manchester

First homelessness service for LGBTQ+ community opens in Manchester

Greater Manchester’s first commissioned homeless service for people identifying as LGBTQ+ and experiencing homelessness has opened in the region

Published: Thu, 21 Jan 2021

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£37m scheme to create a new community in Manchester’s New Cross district

£37m scheme to create a new community in Manchester’s New Cross district

CAPITAL&CENTRIC and Kamani Property Group submit plans for new Swan Street community

Published: Thu, 21 Jan 2021

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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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Tribeca launch a raffle

Tribeca launch a raffle

Win a £1000 bar tab to spend at Tribeca

Published: Mon, 11 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 POSTPONED.

Turn On Fest 2021 POSTPONED.

HOPE MILL THEATRE ANNOUNCES POSTPONEMENT

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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