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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

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

Published: Tue, 29 Sep 2020

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Iris Prize 2020

Iris Prize 2020

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

Published: Tue, 29 Sep 2020

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

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

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

Published: Sat, 26 Sep 2020

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We chat with niche queer house producer Forbid

We chat with niche queer house producer Forbid

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

Published: Thu, 24 Sep 2020

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Breast Cancer survivors cook up more than a Manchester Tart

Breast Cancer survivors cook up more than a Manchester Tart

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

Published: Thu, 24 Sep 2020

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We chat with Dave Hemingway

We chat with Dave Hemingway

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

Published: Thu, 24 Sep 2020

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Brand new weight loss TV show needs applications

Brand new weight loss TV show needs applications

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

Published: Thu, 24 Sep 2020

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Bi Visibility Day 2020

Bi Visibility Day 2020

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

Published: Wed, 23 Sep 2020

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2020 House of Suarez CarnEvil Ball

2020 House of Suarez CarnEvil Ball

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

Published: Fri, 18 Sep 2020

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

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

MANCHESTER CAMERATA PREMIERES NEW DIGITAL FILM SERIES:

Published: Fri, 18 Sep 2020

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Drag symposium

Drag symposium

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

Published: Fri, 18 Sep 2020

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THE QUEENS ARE BACK!

THE QUEENS ARE BACK!

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

Published: Fri, 18 Sep 2020

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Rent announced at Hope Mill Theatre

Rent announced at Hope Mill Theatre

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

Published: Fri, 18 Sep 2020

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Fruit Salad: A story of friendship

Fruit Salad: A story of friendship

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

Published: Fri, 18 Sep 2020

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Lesflicks goes from strength to strength

Lesflicks goes from strength to strength

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

Published: Mon, 14 Sep 2020

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Glenn Meads chats with Sam Retford and George Webster

Glenn Meads chats with Sam Retford and George Webster

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

Published: Sat, 12 Sep 2020

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Our friends at GlitterBeam chat with Lady Bunny

Our friends at GlitterBeam chat with Lady Bunny

Lady Bunny chatted recently to the LGBTQ+ Radio Station GlitterBeam

Published: Thu, 10 Sep 2020

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Andrew Lancel stars in Swan Song by Jonathan Harvey

Andrew Lancel stars in Swan Song by Jonathan Harvey

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

Published: Tue, 8 Sep 2020

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Owain Wyn Evans to be Patron

Owain Wyn Evans to be Patron

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

Published: Fri, 4 Sep 2020

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A new art trail for Manchester

A new art trail for Manchester

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

Published: Fri, 4 Sep 2020

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Green Carnation Co call out

Green Carnation Co call out

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

Published: Fri, 4 Sep 2020

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Village businesses statement

Village businesses statement

Clarification of what is happening this bank holiday weekend.

Published: Wed, 26 Aug 2020

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Alternative Manchester Pride Festival

Alternative Manchester Pride Festival

The Line-Up For Three Days Of LGBTQ+ Content

Published: Wed, 26 Aug 2020

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

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

Sister development of Kampus Mcr recently featured on Manctopia

Published: Wed, 26 Aug 2020

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Local Expertise Builds Manchester’s New £8m Casino

Local Expertise Builds Manchester’s New £8m Casino

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

Published: Wed, 26 Aug 2020

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

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

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

Published: Wed, 26 Aug 2020

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

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

Alternative Manchester Pride Festival Announces Programme For Youth And Family Audiences

Published: Tue, 25 Aug 2020

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Mark Fletcher keeps flag flying

Mark Fletcher keeps flag flying

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

Published: Thu, 20 Aug 2020

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Cheddar Gorgeous and Simone French host MIF Matchmakers

Cheddar Gorgeous and Simone French host MIF Matchmakers

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

Published: Thu, 20 Aug 2020

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Melanie C announces headline tour dates and global album launch shows

Melanie C announces headline tour dates and global album launch shows

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

Published: Thu, 20 Aug 2020

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

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

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

Published: Thu, 20 Aug 2020

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LCR Pride Foundation Reveals First Community Fund Recipients

LCR Pride Foundation Reveals First Community Fund Recipients

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

Published: Thu, 20 Aug 2020

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Peru Perdu & Veuve Clicquot couple up for Bank Holiday

Peru Perdu & Veuve Clicquot couple up for Bank Holiday

PERU PERDU & VEUVE CLICQUOT PRESENT: BRUNCH WITH THE QUEENS

Published: Fri, 14 Aug 2020

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Barpop announce new menu and more events

Barpop announce new menu and more events

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

Published: Fri, 14 Aug 2020

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Cripple: The first broken book

Cripple: The first broken book

A whole new way of experiencing a novel

Published: Fri, 14 Aug 2020

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

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

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

Published: Fri, 14 Aug 2020

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

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

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

Published: Thu, 13 Aug 2020

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Worker Bee Artisan Markets restart

Worker Bee Artisan Markets restart

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

Published: Tue, 11 Aug 2020

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Alternative Manchester Pride Parade

Alternative Manchester Pride Parade

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

Published: Thu, 6 Aug 2020

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Manchester Tom Creates Artwork For Charity AKT

Manchester Tom Creates Artwork For Charity AKT

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

Published: Wed, 5 Aug 2020

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Help for LGBTQI+ individuals with anxiety and depressive mood symptoms

Help for LGBTQI+ individuals with anxiety and depressive mood symptoms

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

Published: Wed, 5 Aug 2020

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Drag Yourself Out at home

Drag Yourself Out at home

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

Published: Wed, 5 Aug 2020

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Darren Knight appointed to GHT

Darren Knight appointed to GHT

George House Trust Appoints CEO

Published: Wed, 5 Aug 2020

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Village reopens with new benefits for Canal St Card holders

Village reopens with new benefits for Canal St Card holders

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

Published: Fri, 31 Jul 2020

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Welcome to #Arthousecanalst

Welcome to #Arthousecanalst

For artists and lovers of art everywhere..

Published: Fri, 31 Jul 2020

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Napoleons Casino & Restaurant will open in Village

Napoleons Casino & Restaurant will open in Village

NEW £8M CASINO OPENS THURSDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER

Published: Fri, 31 Jul 2020

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Tour De Trans

Tour De Trans

Published: Mon, 27 Jul 2020

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Football Pride Festival 2020

Football Pride Festival 2020

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

Published: Thu, 23 Jul 2020

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Free special lockdown gig from Sunday Boys

Free special lockdown gig from Sunday Boys

An exciting, digital gig packed full of Sunday Boy classics

Published: Thu, 23 Jul 2020

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Manchester Camerata receives £50,000 grant from Innovate UK

Manchester Camerata receives £50,000 grant from Innovate UK

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

Published: Thu, 23 Jul 2020

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Manchester Pride Festival 2020

Manchester Pride Festival 2020

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

Published: Fri, 17 Jul 2020

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The LGBTQ Bee returns to Sackville Gardens

The LGBTQ Bee returns to Sackville Gardens

Published: Fri, 17 Jul 2020

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Lesflicks Online Lesbian Short Film Festival

Lesflicks Online Lesbian Short Film Festival

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

Published: Fri, 17 Jul 2020

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Happy Valley Pride Presents Storytime!

Happy Valley Pride Presents Storytime!

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

Published: Fri, 17 Jul 2020

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The Strange Adventures Of Professor Calamity by Rylan John Cavell

The Strange Adventures Of Professor Calamity by Rylan John Cavell

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

Published: Fri, 17 Jul 2020

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Drew Tosh chats with Jonathan Harvey

Drew Tosh chats with Jonathan Harvey

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

Published: Tue, 14 Jul 2020

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Modern spectacle makers Cubitts team up with Philip Normal

Modern spectacle makers Cubitts team up with Philip Normal

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

Published: Thu, 9 Jul 2020

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LGBT Foundation vacate Gay Village offices

LGBT Foundation vacate Gay Village offices

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

Published: Thu, 9 Jul 2020

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Capital and Centric creating a proper owner occupier community

Capital and Centric creating a proper owner occupier community

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

Published: Thu, 9 Jul 2020

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Monster Brunch Queer Art Club

Monster Brunch Queer Art Club

Published: Thu, 9 Jul 2020

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The country’s first LGBT affirmative extra care scheme

The country’s first LGBT affirmative extra care scheme

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

Published: Thu, 9 Jul 2020

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Jinkx Monsoon to Headline Happy Valley Pride

Jinkx Monsoon to Headline Happy Valley Pride

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

Published: Fri, 3 Jul 2020

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Inkandescent deadline approaches

Inkandescent deadline approaches

Inkandescent celebrate original and diverse writing that challenges the status quo

Published: Fri, 3 Jul 2020

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Liverpool John Moores University needs your help

Liverpool John Moores University needs your help

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

Published: Fri, 3 Jul 2020

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Proud Trust welcomes foreign visitors virtually

Proud Trust welcomes foreign visitors virtually

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

Published: Thu, 2 Jul 2020

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Jonathan Harvey event with Hope Mill Theatre

Jonathan Harvey event with Hope Mill Theatre

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

Published: Thu, 2 Jul 2020

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Silver Pride 2020

Silver Pride 2020

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

Published: Thu, 2 Jul 2020

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Canal St smartphone cover released

Canal St smartphone cover released

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

Published: Thu, 25 Jun 2020

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LCR Pride Foundation Launches £20,000 Community Fund

LCR Pride Foundation Launches £20,000 Community Fund

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

Published: Thu, 25 Jun 2020

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Lola’s now delivering ‘Up North’

Lola’s now delivering ‘Up North’

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

Published: Thu, 25 Jun 2020

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Smalltown Boy is a LGBTQ+ romance

Smalltown Boy is a LGBTQ+ romance

New novel by debut author Josh Stoddard, set in 1985

Published: Thu, 25 Jun 2020

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Invite to the Modern Family Show with 2 Dads

Invite to the Modern Family Show with 2 Dads

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

Published: Fri, 19 Jun 2020

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LCR Pride Foundation invites city to MarchOnline

LCR Pride Foundation invites city to MarchOnline

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

Published: Fri, 19 Jun 2020

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Work underway on city's new LGBT+ centre

Work underway on city's new LGBT+ centre

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

Published: Fri, 19 Jun 2020

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Support Didsbury Pride

Support Didsbury Pride

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

Published: Fri, 19 Jun 2020

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‘Superbia Spotlights’: Artists sought for micro-commissions

‘Superbia Spotlights’: Artists sought for micro-commissions

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

Published: Thu, 18 Jun 2020

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Joe Biden and Justin Trudeau to join Global Pride

Joe Biden and Justin Trudeau to join Global Pride

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

Published: Mon, 15 Jun 2020

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Red to Rainbow at Kellogg's

Red to Rainbow at Kellogg's

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

Published: Thu, 11 Jun 2020

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Laughs in lockdown with LGBTQ+ Comedy special

Laughs in lockdown with LGBTQ+ Comedy special

ComedySportz Online Show for Proud Trust and Rainbow Noir

Published: Thu, 11 Jun 2020

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Wigan Pride announcement

Wigan Pride announcement

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

Published: Thu, 11 Jun 2020

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