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Louder than Words Festival 2021

Louder than Words Festival 2021

The music/literary Festival returns for its ninth year!

Published: Thu, 14 Oct 2021

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Tim McArthur sings Sondheim Divas

Tim McArthur sings Sondheim Divas

Sondheim aficionado Tim McArthur performs a classic evening of the leading ladies songs from Sondheim's greatest musicals.

Published: Thu, 14 Oct 2021

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Great news for our friends in Stockport

Great news for our friends in Stockport

Social impact developer Capital&Centric has been given the green light for its £60m vision to create a vibrant town centre community at the historic Weir Mill site in Stockport.

Published: Thu, 14 Oct 2021

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The Enby Show at The Brewers Canal St

The Enby Show at The Brewers Canal St

The best gender-benders and cis-tem offenders that the UK has to offer

Published: Sun, 10 Oct 2021

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New York New York host Alzheimers research fundraiser

New York New York host Alzheimers research fundraiser

More exceptional community co-operation raised large funds at the weekend in aid of Alzheimer's research.

Published: Thu, 7 Oct 2021

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Mel C live at O2 Ritz

Mel C live at O2 Ritz

Published: Thu, 7 Oct 2021

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New Boutique Film Company Other Parties Launches

New Boutique Film Company Other Parties Launches

Pier Kids tells the story of three gay and transgender youth of colour

Published: Thu, 7 Oct 2021

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Happy Birthday Supernature. You are 6

Happy Birthday Supernature. You are 6

Join the party at The Kable Club.

Published: Thu, 7 Oct 2021

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Support Proper Local Small Businesses This Christmas

Support Proper Local Small Businesses This Christmas

The best place to find unique, locally and lovingly handmade gifts, decorations and treats is right on your doorstep.

Published: Thu, 7 Oct 2021

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Bánh Vì to pack Asian plant-based punch at Kampus Bungalow residency

Bánh Vì to pack Asian plant-based punch at Kampus Bungalow residency

Bánh Vì are set to bring their captivating South East Asian creations to Kampus as they ready to kick off the latest residency at Manchester’s garden neighbourhood.

Published: Mon, 4 Oct 2021

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More LGBTQ programming announced at Contact Theatre

More LGBTQ programming announced at Contact Theatre

Autumn and Winter programme announced with a strong LGBTQ line up.

Published: Thu, 30 Sep 2021

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Synagogue Nights at Jewish Museum present a series of live events

Synagogue Nights at Jewish Museum present a series of live events

Manchester Jewish Museum announces bold new event programme in its newly restored former synagogue

Published: Thu, 30 Sep 2021

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Fat Out Fest Returns With Full Live Festival Across Halloween Weekend 2021

Fat Out Fest Returns With Full Live Festival Across Halloween Weekend 2021

60+ Artists, Five Spaces, Three Days

Published: Thu, 30 Sep 2021

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FagWartz at The Brewers

FagWartz at The Brewers

Calling all sissy-witches, bareback broom-lovers, and wand-worshippers!

Published: Thu, 30 Sep 2021

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Manchester bakery Pollen to bring new pastry kitchen and coffee to Kampus neighbourhood

Manchester bakery Pollen to bring new pastry kitchen and coffee to Kampus neighbourhood

Manchester’s much-loved and queued-for bakery Pollen is to open a new pastry kitchen and café at the city’s Kampus garden neighbourhood.

Published: Fri, 24 Sep 2021

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RIP Paul Jones

RIP Paul Jones

We pay homage to long time village photographer Paul Jones who sadly died this week.

Published: Thu, 23 Sep 2021

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Lost Victorian warehouses to historic homes at Kampus

Lost Victorian warehouses to historic homes at Kampus

First look behind the doors of Manchester’s Grade-II Listed Victorian shipping warehouses, rescued and restored at Kampus

Published: Thu, 23 Sep 2021

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The Proud Trust launch Proud Connections

The Proud Trust launch Proud Connections

Charity launches map of regional LGBT+ support after ground-breaking digital help service success

Published: Thu, 23 Sep 2021

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StreamGM announce an online party

StreamGM announce an online party

StreamGM partners with Prides across GM for an all-day online party, raising funds for George House Trust and LGBT Foundation

Published: Thu, 23 Sep 2021

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Tell me Straight comes to Hope Mill Theatre

Tell me Straight comes to Hope Mill Theatre

Tickets are now on sale for Paul Bradshaw’s hugely successful play Tell Me Straight at the Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester.

Published: Thu, 23 Sep 2021

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The Women in Comedy Festival 2021

The Women in Comedy Festival 2021

Published: Thu, 23 Sep 2021

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A bit of a Carry On

A bit of a Carry On

Published: Wed, 22 Sep 2021

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OutStageUs at Hope Mill Theatre

OutStageUs at Hope Mill Theatre

OutStageUs is heading to Hope Mill Theatre in Ancoats for a four-night run celebrating brand new LGBTQ+ writing.

Published: Sun, 19 Sep 2021

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Solve-Along-A-Murder-She-Wrote at The Brewers

Solve-Along-A-Murder-She-Wrote at The Brewers

Release your inner Jessica Fletcher and book your tickets today.

Published: Thu, 16 Sep 2021

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Tribeca celebrate Bi Awareness Week

Tribeca celebrate Bi Awareness Week

A celebration of Bi talent in our community.

Published: Thu, 16 Sep 2021

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Manchesterlgbtq+ Choir Shortlisted As Finalist For National Lottery Project Of The Year Award

Manchesterlgbtq+ Choir Shortlisted As Finalist For National Lottery Project Of The Year Award

The Sunday Boys, Manchester’s LGBTQ+ choir for low voices, has been shortlisted from over 1500 nominations as a finalist for the prestigious National Lottery Project of the Year Award.

Published: Thu, 16 Sep 2021

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Two queer friends seem to be an inseparable duo, but what happens next?

Two queer friends seem to be an inseparable duo, but what happens next?

Salford students and alum debut queer kitchen sink drama 'Sour Milk' at GM Fringe

Published: Thu, 16 Sep 2021

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New LGBTQ+ Mental Health Campaign Launched in Calderdale

New LGBTQ+ Mental Health Campaign Launched in Calderdale

A new campaign, Mind Your Head, has been launched to promote better mental health and wellbeing for LGBTQ+ communities in Calderdale and beyond.

Published: Thu, 16 Sep 2021

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Manchester Food and Drink Festival returns

Manchester Food and Drink Festival returns

We highlight one of the unique experiences lined up for this years MFDF.

Published: Thu, 16 Sep 2021

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New date for LOOKING FOR ME FRIEND  The Music of Victoria Wood

New date for LOOKING FOR ME FRIEND The Music of Victoria Wood

Cabaret Performer & TV Personality, PAULUS (BBC’s All Together Now), enters his 30th year in entertainment with a loving tribute to his idol the late, great Victoria Wood.

Published: Mon, 13 Sep 2021

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A new Greater Manchester LGBTQ+ Community Fund announced by LGBT Foundation and George House Trust

A new Greater Manchester LGBTQ+ Community Fund announced by LGBT Foundation and George House Trust

An independent panel of representatives from the NHS, Manchester City Council, the VLBA), GHTs Board of Trustees, LGBT Foundation’s Board of Trustees and a member of the LGBTQ+ community will review all proposals and make all award decisions.

Published: Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Pop Curious celebrate 12th Anniversary this month

Pop Curious celebrate 12th Anniversary this month

Drag performers and a Britney fancy dress competition are amongst the fun plans as POP CURIOUS celebrate a milestone birthday.

Published: Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Homotopia announces its 2021 line up

Homotopia announces its 2021 line up

Homotopia - Coming Out. Jade Anouka, Rosie Jones, Family Vogue Ball and Dietrich Live lead the programme

Published: Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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The Golden Girls a musical comes to the Gay Village

The Golden Girls a musical comes to the Gay Village

New venue THE COCKATOO CLUB is to host this long running London musical.

Published: Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Contact announce the return of House of Ghetto

Contact announce the return of House of Ghetto

House Of Ghetto Presents The Black Pride Manchester Vogue Ball

Published: Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Queer Lit open Shop

Queer Lit open Shop

Manchester’s First Dedicated LGBTQ+ Bookshop Opens On Tib Street.

Published: Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Sigrid live

Sigrid live

We are delighted to share the news that Sigrid will perform at O2 Apollo next March.

Published: Thu, 9 Sep 2021

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Bjorn Again announce new tour

Bjorn Again announce new tour

Björn Again - The Australian Abba Show

Published: Thu, 2 Sep 2021

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Death Drop at The Lowry

Death Drop at The Lowry

A Dazzling and delightfully camp comedy starring Willam and Ra’Jah O’Hara

Published: Thu, 2 Sep 2021

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert the musical

Priscilla Queen of the Desert the musical

Miles Western,Nick Hayes and Edwin Ray will star in the much-loved glittering hit musical Priscilla

Published: Thu, 2 Sep 2021

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Greater Manchester Fringe returns in September 2021

Greater Manchester Fringe returns in September 2021

And now with tickets on sale for 70 shows at a wide variety of venues around Greater Manchester and online.

Published: Thu, 2 Sep 2021

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BangBang’s mouth raises money for charity!

BangBang’s mouth raises money for charity!

Sister BangBang raises money for George House Trust

Published: Wed, 1 Sep 2021

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Double Ender

Double Ender

Double-Ender is a fresh off the page double bill of monologues

Published: Wed, 1 Sep 2021

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Happy Valley Pride Returns with Weekend Festival

Happy Valley Pride Returns with Weekend Festival

Happy Valley Pride returns to Hebden Bridge with a special weekend festival from the Friday 10 to Sunday 12 September 2021.

Published: Tue, 31 Aug 2021

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Old Stock New Stock

Old Stock New Stock

Old Stock New Stock is a series of ambitious artworks that have been created to challenge perceptions of ageing in stock photography.

Published: Tue, 31 Aug 2021

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Everybody's Talking About Jamie: Special ticket offer to celebrate Pride week

Everybody's Talking About Jamie: Special ticket offer to celebrate Pride week

Celebrate Pride Offer and your chance to see this wonderful show in a box for 6 people.

Published: Thu, 26 Aug 2021

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Velvet Kylie brunch for pride weekend

Velvet Kylie brunch for pride weekend

Kylie Prosecco will be flowing for the Velvet brunch this Saturday afternoon.

Published: Thu, 26 Aug 2021

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The Afflecks Garden Party on Saturday 28th August, the date the Manchester Pride parade usually takes place.

The Afflecks Garden Party on Saturday 28th August, the date the Manchester Pride parade usually takes place.

Afflecks has announced it will be throwing a garden party over the August bank holiday weekend, as a way to mark the city’s famous Pride celebrations.

Published: Thu, 26 Aug 2021

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New Festival Foodie Hub At Manchester New Square

New Festival Foodie Hub At Manchester New Square

Manchester Food Square, are hosting a fantastic line-up of amazing street food stalls over the 4-day weekend.

Published: Thu, 26 Aug 2021

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Le Social take residency at Kampus

Le Social take residency at Kampus

For the next two months Le Social are taking over the canalside terrace and Bungalow at Kampus

Published: Thu, 26 Aug 2021

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Manchester LGBTQ+ Community Launch ‘Bee Proud 2 Donate’ Initiative

Manchester LGBTQ+ Community Launch ‘Bee Proud 2 Donate’ Initiative

Andrew Davies announces “Bee Proud 2 Donate” initiative.

Published: Wed, 25 Aug 2021

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Cocoa Cabana Ancoats launches Drag Bingo with a side of Raunchy Cocktails

Cocoa Cabana Ancoats launches Drag Bingo with a side of Raunchy Cocktails

Boozy Cocktails, Drag Queens, Award-winning Chocolate And A Whole Lot Of Fun

Published: Sun, 22 Aug 2021

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It's a Gay Knockout at NYNY

It's a Gay Knockout at NYNY

Village legend POLLY hosts another edition of the famous IT'S A GAY KNOCKOUT for this years pride.

Published: Fri, 20 Aug 2021

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Funding secured of £10,000 to help the Foundation's work continue

Funding secured of £10,000 to help the Foundation's work continue

Manchester City Council's Neighbourhood Investment Fund has stepped in to provide funding for the LGBT Foundation condom scheme

Published: Fri, 20 Aug 2021

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Queering the North

Queering the North

Queer Northern Irish Activism through the Troubles and beyond, comes to Manchester

Published: Fri, 20 Aug 2021

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Freedom Exhibition at Kampus for Pride

Freedom Exhibition at Kampus for Pride

Kampus Celebrates Lgbtq+ Stories With Exhibition For Manchester Pride’s Superbia

Published: Fri, 20 Aug 2021

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Poptastic 25 Year Reunion

Poptastic 25 Year Reunion

Whats the story Poptastic glory? 25 years of Poptastic this Pride.

Published: Fri, 20 Aug 2021

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Little David Street Party Kampus X Shindigger

Little David Street Party Kampus X Shindigger

Kampus has announced it will celebrate the highly anticipated re-opening of Little David Street with a ShinDigger summer block party.

Published: Fri, 20 Aug 2021

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Bearded Brutes on Deansgate for Manchester Pride

Bearded Brutes on Deansgate for Manchester Pride

Bearded Brutes is a collection of vivid photographic portraits bursting with colour, sparkle and beards, combining the masculinity of the bearded male with the camp flamboyance of heavy make-up and theatrical poses.

Published: Fri, 20 Aug 2021

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Killer Queen

Killer Queen

Killer Queen is a dark, psychological drama, set against a backdrop of political upheaval, civil unrest and the fight for equality in late twentieth century Britain.

Published: Thu, 12 Aug 2021

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Vanilla returns to it's original site

Vanilla returns to it's original site

Just ahead of this years pride we are delighted to announce that Vanilla has returned to it's original location on Richmond St.

Published: Thu, 12 Aug 2021

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Superbia Weekend Line Up Announced

Superbia Weekend Line Up Announced

Superbia announces stellar line up of events for the Manchester Pride Festival Bank Holiday Weekend including The Untold Orchestra and Superbia Cinema

Published: Thu, 12 Aug 2021

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PRIDE for artists featured in new exhibition

PRIDE for artists featured in new exhibition

A must-see art exhibition NEW NORMAL launches this weekend to kick start celebrations for the LGBTQIA+ community in the run up to PRIDE 2021.

Published: Thu, 12 Aug 2021

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Cruz 101 celebrates 29 years

Cruz 101 celebrates 29 years

We are delighted to announce the celebration of one of the longest running, continuous clubs in the UK

Published: Thu, 12 Aug 2021

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The unseen community exhibition

The unseen community exhibition

Proud 2 b Parents have curated a photographic exhibition at The Peoples History Museum

Published: Thu, 12 Aug 2021

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VBLA Launch Go Fund Me page

VBLA Launch Go Fund Me page

The Village Business Licensed Association has released this statement.

Published: Mon, 9 Aug 2021

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Statement from Manchester pride regarding funding for LGBT Foundation initiative

Statement from Manchester pride regarding funding for LGBT Foundation initiative

Chair of Trustees Paul Wheeler has issued a statement regarding condom and lube distribution funding.

Published: Fri, 6 Aug 2021

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House of Burlesque at The Brewers

House of Burlesque at The Brewers

Burlesque Queen Tempest Rose and friends appear live at The Brewers later this month.

Published: Fri, 6 Aug 2021

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Major LGBTQ content in line up for HOME MCR new season

Major LGBTQ content in line up for HOME MCR new season

HOME announces return of live theatre with Autumn Winter 2021/22 season

Published: Fri, 6 Aug 2021

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Iconic Salford pub The King’s Arms reopens

Iconic Salford pub The King’s Arms reopens

We are delighted to announce the reopening of Salford's Kings Arms with an homage to Roger Quigley

Published: Fri, 6 Aug 2021

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Manchester for LGBT powerlifting contest

Manchester for LGBT powerlifting contest

“LGBT INTERNATIONAL POWERLIFTING CHAMPIONSHIPS TO BE HELD IN MANCHESTER 2022”

Published: Wed, 4 Aug 2021

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An Evening With Armistead Maupin

An Evening With Armistead Maupin

Trail blazing LGBT Author Maupin to appear live at HOME MCR

Published: Wed, 4 Aug 2021

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We chat with Coco ahead of Dazzling Divas premier at OnBar

We chat with Coco ahead of Dazzling Divas premier at OnBar

A new, fantastic night out for Trans, CDs, and all their admirers

Published: Mon, 2 Aug 2021

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MCR PRIDE LIVE AT FIRST STREET

MCR PRIDE LIVE AT FIRST STREET

LGBTQ+ Charity Announces Venue For Live Music Element Of August Bank Holiday Festival

Published: Thu, 29 Jul 2021

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Art draws on anti-hate message in Liverpool

Art draws on anti-hate message in Liverpool

Liverpool is set to use its cultural credentials to send out the message that homophobia, transphobia and biphobia have no place in the city.

Published: Thu, 29 Jul 2021

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Angela Bra live in Manchester for GMFringe 2021

Angela Bra live in Manchester for GMFringe 2021

Miss Angela Bra mixes up original songs, parodies and pun-based stand-up

Published: Thu, 29 Jul 2021

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GMFringe supports mental health support service

GMFringe supports mental health support service

ThreadUp PitchUp is a new initiative from Rafaela Nunes to aid and support the creative community specifically

Published: Thu, 29 Jul 2021

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Outstageus returns for 2021

Outstageus returns for 2021

Lgbtq+ New Writing Event Returns To Manchester

Published: Wed, 28 Jul 2021

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The Formidable Lizzie Boone

The Formidable Lizzie Boone

Burlesque dance, a woman who loves vodka and an emotional breakdown are all featured in the celebrated show at International Anthony Burgess Foundation

Published: Wed, 28 Jul 2021

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Didsbury Pride 2021

Didsbury Pride 2021

We are delighted to share the news that Didsbury Pride will again take place this Saturday 4th September

Published: Wed, 28 Jul 2021

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David Hoyle + Lee Baxter X Friends of Dorothy

David Hoyle + Lee Baxter X Friends of Dorothy

A new exhibition featuring new work by David Hoyle and Lee Baxter opens in September

Published: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

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The Rainbow Lottery Have Something To Get Off Their Chest

The Rainbow Lottery Have Something To Get Off Their Chest

Now announcing their weekly winning LGBTQ+ lottery numbers live online.

Published: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

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40 artists announced for Pride Quarter Indoor Festival

40 artists announced for Pride Quarter Indoor Festival

Read here about all the artists and the locations for this years pride on Merseyside.

Published: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

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UK’s first LGBT retirement community for Manchester

UK’s first LGBT retirement community for Manchester

We have been dreaming about this for decades.” UK’s first purpose-built LGBT+ Extra Care housing facility in Manchester moves forward

Published: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

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Naomi nominated for Les Flicks

Naomi nominated for Les Flicks

Lesflicks is an independent lesbian-owned organisation and its owner is nominated for the Nat Diversity Awards

Published: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

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Cock Therapy for GMFringe 2021

Cock Therapy for GMFringe 2021

It's very funny, very sad and very gay.

Published: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

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Manchester Pride Festival 2021 Will Continue as planned

Manchester Pride Festival 2021 Will Continue as planned

LGBTQ+ Charity Announces That Festival Will Go Ahead & Reveals Plans For Marches As Part Of Festival Instead Of The City Wide Parade

Published: Wed, 21 Jul 2021

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Donna Trump hosts Queeriosity for Hope Fest 2021

Donna Trump hosts Queeriosity for Hope Fest 2021

Manchester’s Curious Cabaret ran by @donnatrumpuk and @thenarcissanightshade

Published: Tue, 20 Jul 2021

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Your Mcr live

Your Mcr live

Popular Local Magazine Show Celebrates 3 Years With Live Show At Hope Mill Festival

Published: Thu, 15 Jul 2021

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The unseen community

The unseen community

Proud 2 b Parents is an inclusive organisation, for all routes to parenthood.

Published: Thu, 15 Jul 2021

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Between Tongues by Paul McQuade

Between Tongues by Paul McQuade

Where does one language end and another begin?

Published: Thu, 15 Jul 2021

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A welcome return to home-produced theatre in Oldham

A welcome return to home-produced theatre in Oldham

Coronation Street legends Wendi Peters and Bill Ward lead a number of renowned actors featuring in Oldham Coliseum's forthcoming season

Published: Sun, 11 Jul 2021

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We introduce you to LGBT independent business Le Social Wine

We introduce you to LGBT independent business Le Social Wine

From Wine Milkman to Manchester’s most exciting wine company: the lockdown success story of Le Social Wine.

Published: Sun, 11 Jul 2021

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Divina raises money for The Proud Trust and new mural

Divina raises money for The Proud Trust and new mural

Wednesday evening saw a quickly arranged event hosted by Drag icon DIVINA DE CAMPO at G-A-Y Manchester.

Published: Thu, 8 Jul 2021

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Andy Burnham has called for more diversity  in the property sector

Andy Burnham has called for more diversity in the property sector

Greater Manchester Mayor calls for more diversity in property sector to meet net zero ambitions

Published: Thu, 8 Jul 2021

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36 years of George House Trust

36 years of George House Trust

Congratulations to this vital organisation, as relevant today as for the last 3 decades plus.

Published: Thu, 8 Jul 2021

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LGBTQ shows at Waterside's Refract Festival

LGBTQ shows at Waterside's Refract Festival

The festival runs from July 22nd to 31st both inside and outside the leading Trafford arts venue

Published: Thu, 8 Jul 2021

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We chat to Kai Jolley about his new show This Skin of Mine

We chat to Kai Jolley about his new show This Skin of Mine

Ahead of Little LTF Liverpool Theatre Festival we are delighted to publisj this interview with Kai Jolley

Published: Thu, 8 Jul 2021

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Cruz 101 announces reopening date

Cruz 101 announces reopening date

With a week packed with events to celebrate it's return post lockdown.

Published: Wed, 7 Jul 2021

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Manchester Jewish Museum now open and we look at an LGBT connection

Manchester Jewish Museum now open and we look at an LGBT connection

We are delighted that Manchester Jewish Museum is open to the public from Friday 2nd July.

Published: Tue, 6 Jul 2021

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