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Manchester Pride today announced that the theme for the 2020 Pride Parade

Manchester Pride today announced that the theme for the 2020 Pride Parade

LGBTQ+ Charity Announces March For Peace As It Pledges - ‘No One Is Free Until We Are All Free, And No One Gets Left Behind.’

Published: Thu, 20 Feb 2020

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New opening announcement

New opening announcement

Sister venue to Via, The Brewers to open it's doors Thursday 20th February

Published: Thu, 20 Feb 2020

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Rochdale LGBT social

Rochdale LGBT social

A regular event that encourages LGBTQ+ people to get together and celebrate

Published: Thu, 20 Feb 2020

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Two Dads UK at Malmaison Manchester

Two Dads UK at Malmaison Manchester

UK Surrogacy Information Event - Your Route to Fatherhood

Published: Thu, 20 Feb 2020

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Songs from Sondheim with the Sunday Boys

Songs from Sondheim with the Sunday Boys

Join the Sunday Boys for an evening of singing and top notch entertainment, as they celebrate Stephen Sondheim.

Published: Thu, 20 Feb 2020

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Babylon returns at Cruz 101

Babylon returns at Cruz 101

You asked for it, we couldn't resist! BABYLON returns to celebrate 21 years of Queer as Folk

Published: Thu, 20 Feb 2020

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Kampus announces Higher Ground pop-up collaboration.

Kampus announces Higher Ground pop-up collaboration.

The first residency at KAMPUS, Manchester’s new garden neighbourhood, is set to open on Friday 21st February 2020.

Published: Fri, 14 Feb 2020

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The Brewers launch Backroom Manchester

The Brewers launch Backroom Manchester

A feast of DJ talent is lined up for Backroom at The Brewers

Published: Fri, 14 Feb 2020

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Hope Mill to revive Rent

Hope Mill to revive Rent

Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester announces exciting revival of classic rock musical Rent directed by Luke Sheppard

Published: Fri, 14 Feb 2020

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Hotel Brooklyn opens doors today

Hotel Brooklyn opens doors today

Brand new hotel, bar and restaurant now open on the edge of the Gay Village

Published: Thu, 6 Feb 2020

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Bi Hockey player Zach Sullivan chats to Canal St Online

Bi Hockey player Zach Sullivan chats to Canal St Online

Luke Davies chats with Zach Sullivan about his recent ground-breaking decision

Published: Thu, 6 Feb 2020

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Your Mcr announce 2nd Live event

Your Mcr announce 2nd Live event

YourMcr Live 2

Published: Thu, 6 Feb 2020

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Queer Culture Questions: A monthly Salon with Monica Pearl

Queer Culture Questions: A monthly Salon with Monica Pearl

What are the crucial queer questions that we should be asking now?

Published: Thu, 6 Feb 2020

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February Supernature line up

February Supernature line up

Published: Thu, 6 Feb 2020

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HIVe Evaluation Baseline data collection

HIVe Evaluation Baseline data collection

Greater Manchester has committed to ending new cases of HIV.

Published: Thu, 6 Feb 2020

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Rosie Garland and Friends

Rosie Garland and Friends

Celebrate LGBTQ History Month at Manchester Libraries

Published: Wed, 5 Feb 2020

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ADAM LAMBERT TO PERFORM UK PRIDE EXCLUSIVE IN MANCHESTER

ADAM LAMBERT TO PERFORM UK PRIDE EXCLUSIVE IN MANCHESTER

LGBTQ+ Charity Announces First Artist For Manchester Pride Festival 2020 Line-up

Published: Tue, 4 Feb 2020

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Canal St chats to Olly Pike

Canal St chats to Olly Pike

Holly Pritchard recently caught up with Olly Pike to chat about his children’s LGBT+ inclusive educational resource

Published: Fri, 31 Jan 2020

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Guy the musical

Guy the musical

Award winning new musical comes to the region soon

Published: Fri, 31 Jan 2020

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Kieran talks to us about his new business venture

Kieran talks to us about his new business venture

We sit down with Kieran, the CEO of the Weeder Group to discuss his latest venture.

Published: Fri, 31 Jan 2020

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Queer Lady M at Waterside Arts in Sale

Queer Lady M at Waterside Arts in Sale

Moving piece about what it means to different

Published: Fri, 31 Jan 2020

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Emerging LGBT Northern singer and lyricist Tyron Webster

Emerging LGBT Northern singer and lyricist Tyron Webster

Tyron Webster turns Heartbreak into a tears-on-the-Dancefloor Pop Triumph

Published: Fri, 31 Jan 2020

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Virgin flies the flag in Manchester with pride

Virgin flies the flag in Manchester with pride

Virgin Atlantic & Virgin Holidays To Sponsor Manchester Pride Festival

Published: Mon, 27 Jan 2020

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Manchester Pride Festival announcement about 2020

Manchester Pride Festival announcement about 2020

The festival organisers have announced what is happening in 2020

Published: Thu, 23 Jan 2020

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Kiki closes with new replacement venue announced

Kiki closes with new replacement venue announced

Following the surprise closure of Kiki last weekend.Stonegate have announced the name of their new venue

Published: Thu, 23 Jan 2020

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Luke Davies interview with Minute Taker

Luke Davies interview with Minute Taker

Where did the inspiration for WOLF HOURS come from? We chat to Ben McGarvey to find out

Published: Thu, 23 Jan 2020

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Via raise funds for fire fighters in Australia

Via raise funds for fire fighters in Australia

Join the team for an evening of entertainment and help raise much needed monies

Published: Thu, 23 Jan 2020

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Grace Campbell live at The Lowry

Grace Campbell live at The Lowry

Grace Campbell:Why I’m Never Going Into Politics

Published: Thu, 23 Jan 2020

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Cabagay night at Tribeca 14th Feb

Cabagay night at Tribeca 14th Feb

Cabagay returns to Tribeca with a pro v anti-Valentines event

Published: Thu, 23 Jan 2020

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Marrying Mum and Dad is back

Marrying Mum and Dad is back

Marrying Mum and Dad is back and are looking for UK-based LGBTQ+ parents with children aged 8-14 to take part in the new series

Published: Thu, 23 Jan 2020

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S.A.M.  A New British LGBTQ Short Film

S.A.M. A New British LGBTQ Short Film

A new film deals with themes including how society treats people living with disabilities

Published: Thu, 23 Jan 2020

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Cirque du so Gay

Cirque du so Gay

Tribeca in the Gay Village again hosts the circus with extra spunk

Published: Fri, 17 Jan 2020

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New home for Pride Spring benefit 2020

New home for Pride Spring benefit 2020

Fleur East and Melanie Blatt Perform as Annual Fundraiser Moves To Principal Hotel

Published: Fri, 17 Jan 2020

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Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: Together Again, Again!

Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: Together Again, Again!

It’s been 45 years since Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales have set foot on stage together

Published: Fri, 17 Jan 2020

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Russell and Russell share some thoughts around protecting your personal legal rights

Russell and Russell share some thoughts around protecting your personal legal rights

Judith Bromley shares thoughts on some key legal issues surrounding co-habitation and the will making

Published: Fri, 17 Jan 2020

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A Gay and A NonGay live in Manchester

A Gay and A NonGay live in Manchester

A Gay and A NonGay; the UK’s biggest LGBTQ+ podcast has announced The Podcast Tour

Published: Fri, 17 Jan 2020

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Join Barbara and Bernard for Turn on Fest

Join Barbara and Bernard for Turn on Fest

A gentle and often humorous look at the issues around Dementia

Published: Fri, 17 Jan 2020

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Help to prevent LGBT suicide

Help to prevent LGBT suicide

Published: Fri, 17 Jan 2020

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Band of Gold re-booted

Band of Gold re-booted

David Poucher chats with Shayne Ward and Kieron Richardson at The Lowry Theatre

Published: Sat, 11 Jan 2020

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Kath Wilkinson looks at how to resolve your finances for 2020

Kath Wilkinson looks at how to resolve your finances for 2020

Kath is a specialist, focussed on LGBT financial planning

Published: Sat, 11 Jan 2020

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Manchester Pride 2019: A retrospective

Manchester Pride 2019: A retrospective

We take a look back on the Manchester Pride Festival 2019.

Published: Sat, 11 Jan 2020

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Happy Nude Year 2020

Happy Nude Year 2020

Happy Nude Year…Naked Beach is Back with LGBT Pioneer of Colour Jsky

Published: Sat, 11 Jan 2020

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Indoor car boot sale at Tribeca

Indoor car boot sale at Tribeca

Published: Sat, 11 Jan 2020

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Mother's Ruin - Turn on Fest 2020

Mother's Ruin - Turn on Fest 2020

TWO HOT QUEER consecutive Saturday night gigs as part of TURN ON FEST

Published: Sat, 11 Jan 2020

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The return of Morning Glory

The return of Morning Glory

ESSENTIAL reunion at Albert Hall on Easter Sunday 2020 paves the way for the unexpected return of Mornin Glory

Published: Sat, 11 Jan 2020

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Bar Pop

Bar Pop

Viva La Diva and her Bar Pop show team head up an extensive line up for the run up to Xmas and NY

Published: Fri, 20 Dec 2019

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Read about the new LGBT cycling club

Read about the new LGBT cycling club

Read all about Ride Out here

Published: Fri, 20 Dec 2019

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Via announce plans for NYE 2019

Via announce plans for NYE 2019

Via have a packed line up of entertainment to help you welcome in 2020

Published: Fri, 20 Dec 2019

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Bring in 2020 at Iconic

Bring in 2020 at Iconic

Red carpet and free bar for 2 hours at Iconic ticketed event for New Year celebrations.

Published: Fri, 20 Dec 2019

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Bring in 2020 with Cruz 101

Bring in 2020 with Cruz 101

Manchester's Gay Nightclub Cruz 101 have announced their plans for NY.

Published: Fri, 20 Dec 2019

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“Come to the Cabaret” at Band on the Wall

“Come to the Cabaret” at Band on the Wall

Screenings of camp and queer classic films

Published: Fri, 20 Dec 2019

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Rainbow Playground 2020

Rainbow Playground 2020

Proud Trust are seeking LGBT+ young people for the planning group.

Published: Thu, 19 Dec 2019

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Snow White's privilege

Snow White's privilege

Drawing upon Manchester’s queer scene, this rude and crude production directed by Nuala Maguire will star local drag queen Lill

Published: Wed, 18 Dec 2019

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Rainbow JCB helps launch 'Buy a brick' campaign

Rainbow JCB helps launch 'Buy a brick' campaign

Event marks the start of building works for a new £2.4million development for LGBT+ people in the North West

Published: Fri, 13 Dec 2019

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Friends of Dorothy film night

Friends of Dorothy film night

Friends of Dorothy invite you to Home Mcr for Whatever happened to baby Jane

Published: Fri, 13 Dec 2019

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Riot Act returns for a national tour

Riot Act returns for a national tour

Riot Act embarks on a tour coinciding with LGBT History Month, and opens at Liverpool’s Epstein Theatre

Published: Fri, 13 Dec 2019

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Drag Queen Carols at Peru Perdu

Drag Queen Carols at Peru Perdu

Join Manchester Queen Lill at new eaterie Peru Perdu

Published: Fri, 13 Dec 2019

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MTV Staying Alive event at Impossible

MTV Staying Alive event at Impossible

Celebrity Jsky hosted the annual MTV Staying Alive event in Manchester.

Published: Sat, 7 Dec 2019

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Secret garden unveiled at Kampus neighbourhood

Secret garden unveiled at Kampus neighbourhood

The garden is surrounded by twenty commercial spaces, which will be filled with independent bars, restaurants, cafes and shops, and over 500 apartments

Published: Sat, 7 Dec 2019

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Qwerkmas

Qwerkmas

We chat to DJ Kelvin Andrews ahead of his forthcoming gig for Qwerk

Published: Sat, 7 Dec 2019

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Poems from a Melancholic Panda – a queer poetry book

Poems from a Melancholic Panda – a queer poetry book

The book, which is compiled of 55 poems has been in the works since 2012 and is all from Kolin’s perspective.

Published: Sat, 7 Dec 2019

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Latest in the series of the parties stance on LGBT issues

Latest in the series of the parties stance on LGBT issues

This week, Dan Carter looks at The Labour Party

Published: Sat, 7 Dec 2019

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Chris Park chats to Jinkx Monsoon and Ben delaCreme

Chris Park chats to Jinkx Monsoon and Ben delaCreme

Canal St’s Chris Park had a chat with the stars of the show about all things Christmassy and their love of the UK.

Published: Thu, 28 Nov 2019

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The Sunday Boys festive celebration

The Sunday Boys festive celebration

With new arrangements of Joni Mitchell & The Pet Shop Boys classics and more

Published: Thu, 28 Nov 2019

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HUGE Adult panto to hit the UK next year

HUGE Adult panto to hit the UK next year

BRAND new to Ru Pauls Drag Race ‘Divina Da Campo’ is to hit the stage next year in an all-star celebrity adult pantomime - Sinderella.

Published: Thu, 28 Nov 2019

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Alt Church at Cultureplex

Alt Church at Cultureplex

A special Sunday brunch, December 1st, at CULTUREPLEX, we’ll be giving thanks, breaking bread and showing love to others.

Published: Thu, 28 Nov 2019

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Insane Animals by Bourgeois & Maurice

Insane Animals by Bourgeois & Maurice

Insane Animals opens with the planet in chaos and humanity hurtling towards extinction

Published: Wed, 27 Nov 2019

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Cirque Du So Gay returns in 2020

Cirque Du So Gay returns in 2020

An Adults-Only Circus With Drag Queens And Fire-Breathers

Published: Wed, 27 Nov 2019

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Superbia's day with(out) art

Superbia's day with(out) art

Superbia is curating an art-packed weekend to mark World AIDS Day this December.

Published: Sat, 23 Nov 2019

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Rochdale in Rainbows

Rochdale in Rainbows

Luke Davies caught up with the team behind this years inaugural Rochdale Pride

Published: Sat, 23 Nov 2019

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The Manchester Project + Miss Blair’s Christmas TV Special

The Manchester Project + Miss Blair’s Christmas TV Special

HOME presents The Manchester Project at Christmas

Published: Sat, 23 Nov 2019

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Boris Johnson and the Conservatives

Boris Johnson and the Conservatives

Dan Carter's latest look at the different parties policies

Published: Sat, 23 Nov 2019

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Salford Pride to join forces with Youth Stop Aids Manchester

Salford Pride to join forces with Youth Stop Aids Manchester

Salford Pride is to partner with Manchester Youth Stop AIDS in a bid to raise awareness of the condition in the Greater Manchester Region.

Published: Sat, 23 Nov 2019

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Calamity - A new LGBTQ play

Calamity - A new LGBTQ play

A brand new play written by Lee Joseph

Published: Sat, 23 Nov 2019

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National HIV Testing Week 2019

National HIV Testing Week 2019

LGBT Foundation will be running testing clinics for all LGBT people

Published: Wed, 20 Nov 2019

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Gaychester

Gaychester

In This Place: Gaychester.

Published: Mon, 18 Nov 2019

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Alternative Xmas market for the village

Alternative Xmas market for the village

A new pop up market ‘STALL’ – by Manchester’s legendary independent street food festival GRUB – is set to land at KAMPUS just in time for Christmas.

Published: Thu, 14 Nov 2019

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Greater Manchester Hate Crime Plan

Greater Manchester Hate Crime Plan

Greater Manchester Hate Crime Plan to be launched.

Published: Thu, 14 Nov 2019

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General Election 2019

General Election 2019

Dan Carter takes a look at the stances adopted by the major parties.Firstly, the Liberal Democrat’s

Published: Thu, 14 Nov 2019

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My night with Reg revived

My night with Reg revived

LGBT Theatre company Green Carnation Company have announced their second major production

Published: Thu, 14 Nov 2019

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The Village People Weekend announce details for 2020

The Village People Weekend announce details for 2020

The Village People Weekend 2020 ANNOUNCED - bigger and better from Friday 8th until Monday 11th May.

Published: Fri, 8 Nov 2019

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The Pride Poppy

The Pride Poppy

Dan Carter looks at the issues surrounding the Pride Poppy.

Published: Fri, 8 Nov 2019

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Dr Michael Barnish introduces REVIV

Dr Michael Barnish introduces REVIV

How to Boost your immunity this Autumn?

Published: Fri, 8 Nov 2019

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Greater Manchester UK AIDS memorial quilt trail

Greater Manchester UK AIDS memorial quilt trail

The UK AIDS Memorial Quilt is a unique and powerful historical and social artefact and an irreplaceable piece of HIV history

Published: Fri, 8 Nov 2019

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Manchester FA Pride Cup

Manchester FA Pride Cup

The 2019 Pride Cup will be taking place on November 22nd at Powerleague Manchester Central

Published: Fri, 8 Nov 2019

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LGBT Employee Network discussion

LGBT Employee Network discussion

Ever wanted to set up an LGBT+ employees group where you work?

Published: Fri, 8 Nov 2019

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Mothers Bloomers returns to The Studio, Royal Exchange Theatre

Mothers Bloomers returns to The Studio, Royal Exchange Theatre

Again hosted by Fat Roland, Mother’s Bloomers 2019 will feature new work by 8 emerging Queer artists.

Published: Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Vignettes at Hope Mill Theatre

Vignettes at Hope Mill Theatre

All-female new writing project Vignettes at Hope Mill Theatre

Published: Mon, 4 Nov 2019

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Dear Kieran answers some more of your questions

Dear Kieran answers some more of your questions

This week, Canal Street’s Agony Uncle Kieran Weeder helps our readers with relationships, friendships and more.

Published: Thu, 31 Oct 2019

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Essential at 20

Essential at 20

Come celebrate with Essential who will be 20 next year

Published: Thu, 31 Oct 2019

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Qwerk celebrates 5th birthday

Qwerk celebrates 5th birthday

Come celebrate 5th Birthday goodness with the Qwerk Faithful

Published: Thu, 31 Oct 2019

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Queer Media Festival 2019

Queer Media Festival 2019

Queer narratives combine with dazzling artistry to stretch the imagination into fantastical animated worlds

Published: Thu, 31 Oct 2019

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Pride comes to Rochdale for first time

Pride comes to Rochdale for first time

The borough of Rochdale is gearing up for its first ever celebration of Pride.

Published: Thu, 31 Oct 2019

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Collaborative LGBTQ+ Theatre Festival launched by Hope Mill Theatre and Superbia

Collaborative LGBTQ+ Theatre Festival launched by Hope Mill Theatre and Superbia

RUNNING IN JANUARY 2020, TURN ON FEST WILL FEATURE THEATRE, DANCE, CABARET, POETRY, WORKSHOPS AND MORE

Published: Sat, 26 Oct 2019

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The Sunday Boys music Project

The Sunday Boys music Project

The Sunday Boys will be singing and videoing John Grant’s Glacier - a song about homophobia

Published: Sat, 26 Oct 2019

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Pam Ann layover in Manchester Gay Village

Pam Ann layover in Manchester Gay Village

Comedy legend flies into Via Pam Ann

Published: Sat, 26 Oct 2019

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Drag Race UK season 1 comes to Manchester

Drag Race UK season 1 comes to Manchester

Alyssa Edwards hosts a tremendous line up from series one

Published: Sat, 26 Oct 2019

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House of Suarez and Contact present Manchester Vogue Ball

House of Suarez and Contact present Manchester Vogue Ball

Book now for the fabulously flamboyant Vogue Ball 2020

Published: Thu, 17 Oct 2019

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Cabagay at Tribeca

Cabagay at Tribeca

Join Alabaster Queen for a new night at Tribeca.

Published: Thu, 17 Oct 2019

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Worker Bee markets bring Xmas events

Worker Bee markets bring Xmas events

Shop Local This Christmas from talented Artisan Makers

Published: Thu, 17 Oct 2019

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