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Octagon announce brand new Bolton  Comedy Festival!

Octagon announce brand new Bolton Comedy Festival!

The Octagon Theatre have today announced an exciting new Bolton Comedy Festival taking place this July inc LGBTQ performers

Published: Wed, 19 Jun 2024

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Jackie and Jan's Gaycation on Canal St.

Jackie and Jan's Gaycation on Canal St.

Wild and wacky adventure with two of your favorite queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race

Published: Wed, 19 Jun 2024

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Thick & Tight: Tits & Teeth comes to Blackpool

Thick & Tight: Tits & Teeth comes to Blackpool

A new festival of ground-breaking multi-disciplinary art and performance across Blackpool

Published: Fri, 14 Jun 2024

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A month of celebration: We Invented the Weekend Festival, Summer Solstice late opening and Pride in Nature coming up in June

A month of celebration: We Invented the Weekend Festival, Summer Solstice late opening and Pride in Nature coming up in June

Midsummer is always a special time in the gardening calendar and RHS Garden Bridgewater, Salford is hosting events to celebrate throughout the blooming month of June.

Published: Fri, 14 Jun 2024

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Manchester Pride Festival Unveils Final Headliner, Sugababes, And Special Guest Rita Ora

Manchester Pride Festival Unveils Final Headliner, Sugababes, And Special Guest Rita Ora

Sugababes are set to headline the Gay Village Party on Sunday 25th August

Published: Fri, 14 Jun 2024

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Homobloc presents: Bay Bryan + Supernature + AKA Jackie

Homobloc presents: Bay Bryan + Supernature + AKA Jackie "Drifting into a new dream"

Deaf Institute is the venue to celebrate his new single.

Published: Wed, 12 Jun 2024

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Culture Club Announce Uk & Ireland Arena Tour This December

Culture Club Announce Uk & Ireland Arena Tour This December

Boy George and Culture Club are thrilled to announce a major UK and Ireland arena tour inc Manchester

Published: Wed, 12 Jun 2024

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Award-winning photographer Magnus Hastings brings a vivacious exhibition of his iconic drag photography to Liverpool this summer.

Award-winning photographer Magnus Hastings brings a vivacious exhibition of his iconic drag photography to Liverpool this summer.

'Queen' by Magnus Hastings opens at the Walker Art Gallery on 27 July and runs until 25 August 2024 

Published: Sun, 9 Jun 2024

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Staging a serious change at the theatre

Staging a serious change at the theatre

Fancy going to the theatre for a change?

Published: Sun, 9 Jun 2024

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Santa doing rehab in Manchester this July

Santa doing rehab in Manchester this July

Published: Tue, 4 Jun 2024

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KAMPUS MCR Pop Up Market

KAMPUS MCR Pop Up Market

An incredible curated market is coming to town and we want to see you all down at KampusMCR supporting local small businesses

Published: Tue, 4 Jun 2024

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Red Light celebrate first anniversary

Red Light celebrate first anniversary

LGBTQ+ Cocktail Bar, Red Light Celebrates its First Birthday with Exclusive Party Hosted by Flash, from Pikes, Ibiza.

Published: Wed, 29 May 2024

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Sparkle: Save the date.

Sparkle: Save the date.

Published: Wed, 29 May 2024

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The Lowry announces its Contemporary Dance and Circus Seasons for Autumn 2023

The Lowry announces its Contemporary Dance and Circus Seasons for Autumn 2023

The Lowry, Salford is thrilled to announce its Contemporary Dance and Circus Seasons for Autumn 2024.

Published: Wed, 29 May 2024

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Pride in Stockport.

Pride in Stockport.

As Pride approaches, we share a series of community initiatives in and around Stockport.

Published: Wed, 29 May 2024

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Faith, by Mike Heath

Faith, by Mike Heath

A silly comedy about homophobia

Published: Thu, 23 May 2024

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Cruz 101: Celebrating 32 Years of LGBTQ+ Clubbing History

Cruz 101: Celebrating 32 Years of LGBTQ+ Clubbing History

Cruz 101 interview: 32 years of LGBTQ+ clubbing, celebrating past, present, and future.

Published: Wed, 22 May 2024

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What to expect in the UK housing market for 2024:  A comprehensive outlook -

What to expect in the UK housing market for 2024: A comprehensive outlook -

Our property and Mortgage guru David looks at what to expect moving forward

Published: Wed, 22 May 2024

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Kimpton Clocktower Hotel is announcing a brand new free art exhibition, a celebration of the power and beauty of qu..r artistry.

Kimpton Clocktower Hotel is announcing a brand new free art exhibition, a celebration of the power and beauty of qu..r artistry.

Under the guidance of Rob Devlin, Friends of Dorothy is an innovative art project focussed on inclusivity and artistic expression

Published: Wed, 22 May 2024

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David Hoyle Live at The Brewers.

David Hoyle Live at The Brewers.

Following his sensational retrospective David Hoyle presents a very special series of performances in the heart of Canal Street. Expect polemic, pathos, provocative politicking and high comedy.

Published: Wed, 22 May 2024

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Creative Support to Headline Stockport Pride 2024

Creative Support to Headline Stockport Pride 2024

Creative Support sponsors Stockport Pride 2024, celebrating diversity.

Published: Tue, 21 May 2024

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Roby 1844 set for a sizzling summer

Roby 1844 set for a sizzling summer

Award-winning canalside bar reopens with new menu and longer opening hours

Published: Tue, 21 May 2024

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House of Manchester at Aviva Studios

House of Manchester at Aviva Studios

Published: Tue, 21 May 2024

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It is what it is at GM Fringe

It is what it is at GM Fringe

A Que.r, Dark Comedy with No Filter comes to Greater Manchester Fringe.

Published: Wed, 15 May 2024

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Tell me how it ends at Liverpool Everyman

Tell me how it ends at Liverpool Everyman

Published: Wed, 15 May 2024

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Loreen live in Manchester

Loreen live in Manchester

Published: Mon, 13 May 2024

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My Son’s a Queer, (But what can you do?)

My Son’s a Queer, (But what can you do?)

This acclaimed, award winning production comes to Home Mcr later this year.

Published: Mon, 13 May 2024

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Supernature on Sunday with Jaegerossa and Decks on Legs

Supernature on Sunday with Jaegerossa and Decks on Legs

May Supernature announced.

Published: Mon, 13 May 2024

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Marrakech and Casablanca: A travel recommendation from Gary Manners.

Marrakech and Casablanca: A travel recommendation from Gary Manners.

Our travel guru Gary, looks at Morocco's two major destinations

Published: Wed, 8 May 2024

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Manchester’s Innovative Sperm Bank Utilises VR Technology to Enhance Donor Experience

Manchester’s Innovative Sperm Bank Utilises VR Technology to Enhance Donor Experience

Manchester's new sperm bank uses VR technology to improve donor experience and increase sperm quality

Published: Wed, 8 May 2024

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"Queens of the Desert" Cabaret Celebrates LGBTQIA+ Talent

Manchester's "Queens of the Desert" promises a vibrant cabaret supporting the LGBTQIA+ community.

Published: Wed, 8 May 2024

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Pride Classical for Liverpool Pride hosted by Danny Beard

Pride Classical for Liverpool Pride hosted by Danny Beard

A world-class 32-piece orchestra will take to the Liverpool Waterfront adding an additional day to the Pride festival.

Published: Tue, 30 Apr 2024

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Kinky Boots returns for 2025

Kinky Boots returns for 2025

Johannes Radebe and Dan Partridge To Star In New Production Uk Ireland Tour Of Kinky Boots The Musical

Published: Mon, 29 Apr 2024

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Merseyside Police, working with LCR Pride Foundation and Liverpool City Council

Merseyside Police, working with LCR Pride Foundation and Liverpool City Council

Liverpool’s Pride Quarter gets new measures to improve safety, including a branded ‘Rainbow Taxi Rank’, improved signage and CCTV.

Published: Mon, 29 Apr 2024

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Manchester's Bursting with Blooms: The Flower Festival Returns This May

Manchester's Bursting with Blooms: The Flower Festival Returns This May

Manchester's vibrant Flower Festival returns this May, celebrating "Manchester Icons" with floral installations, a city-wide trail, music, markets, and creative workshops.

Published: Fri, 26 Apr 2024

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Solve-Along-A-Murder-She-Wrote returns to Canal St

Solve-Along-A-Murder-She-Wrote returns to Canal St

Includes a sing-along to the theme tune with new lyrics!

Published: Fri, 26 Apr 2024

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Comedy fundraiser for Prestwich Pride

Comedy fundraiser for Prestwich Pride

The evening includes a great comedy line up and a chance to win tickets for the AO Arena

Published: Tue, 23 Apr 2024

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Lord Peter Mandelson

Lord Peter Mandelson

Pride in Leadership announce a Conversation with Lord Peter Mandelson

Published: Tue, 23 Apr 2024

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A New Media Company Prioritises Affordability and a Personal Touch

A New Media Company Prioritises Affordability and a Personal Touch

Media training, website creation, and marketing expertise from seasoned media professionals – Gatto Nero Media offers accessible solutions.

Published: Mon, 22 Apr 2024

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LGBTQIA+ Screenwriting Competition

LGBTQIA+ Screenwriting Competition

Budding writers are invited to share their LGBTQIA+ experiences?

Published: Sun, 21 Apr 2024

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The Get Go

The Get Go

Published: Tue, 16 Apr 2024

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Pride in Trafford 2024

Pride in Trafford 2024

This May, Trafford transforms into a vibrant hub of queer arts and culture with the return of the annual Pride in Trafford festival.

Published: Tue, 16 Apr 2024

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Eagle to celebrate 14th Anniversary

Eagle to celebrate 14th Anniversary

80's pop sensation SINITTA headlines a packed line up to celebrate this landmark anniversary.

Published: Tue, 16 Apr 2024

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Navigating the House Purchase Journey:Putting an Offer In

Navigating the House Purchase Journey:Putting an Offer In

Our property expert, David offers guidance to navigate the house purchase journey from start to finish

Published: Sun, 14 Apr 2024

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Loud Cabaret at Bury Met

Loud Cabaret at Bury Met

A top line up combines for this new Queer cabaret event

Published: Sat, 13 Apr 2024

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Navigating the Future: Insights from the NHS's 'Cass Review' on Gender Services for Youth

Navigating the Future: Insights from the NHS's 'Cass Review' on Gender Services for Youth

The Cass Review, a review of NHS gender services for children and young people

Published: Sat, 13 Apr 2024

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Holly Redford Jones live at Cockatoo Club

Holly Redford Jones live at Cockatoo Club

Redford Jones askes where have all the Lesbian Bars gone?

Published: Sat, 13 Apr 2024

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First Wives Club presented by Make a Scene.

First Wives Club presented by Make a Scene.

Join Make A Scene for an interactive screening of the 90s camp classic with added drag queens, champagne, singing in the street and sisterly solidarity.

Published: Sat, 13 Apr 2024

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The Goose re-opens this week

The Goose re-opens this week

One of the longest running venues in the Gay Village re-opens following a major refurbishment

Published: Wed, 10 Apr 2024

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Project to replace damaged Trans Memorial reaches milestone

Project to replace damaged Trans Memorial reaches milestone

Design for new National Trans Monument submitted for planning permission

Published: Wed, 10 Apr 2024

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Happy 8th birthday Iconic

Happy 8th birthday Iconic

Published: Tue, 9 Apr 2024

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Maya Manchester opens in Gay Village

Maya Manchester opens in Gay Village

A major London operator has just opened a Sister venue in our Gay Village to rave reviews. Read more..

Published: Wed, 3 Apr 2024

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Charities launch It Takes a Village

Charities launch It Takes a Village

LGBT Foundation and George House Trust have jointly launched this inaugural weekend of fun.

Published: Wed, 3 Apr 2024

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Manchester Pride Festival 2024: Gay Village Party First Line-up Announcement: With Jessie J And Loreen

Manchester Pride Festival 2024: Gay Village Party First Line-up Announcement: With Jessie J And Loreen

The Gay Village Party is back and bold as Manchester Pride brings an unmissable lineup of global icons and world-famous talent to the city

Published: Thu, 28 Mar 2024

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Hairspray returns to Palace Theatre this summer

Hairspray returns to Palace Theatre this summer

The producers of the 2024/25 UK and Ireland tour of Hairspray are delighted to announce initial casting and further tour dates for the smash hit musical.

Published: Wed, 27 Mar 2024

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Canal St Kings at Cockatoo Club

Canal St Kings at Cockatoo Club

Canal Street Kings: A Fresh Addition to Manchester's Drag King Scene

Published: Wed, 27 Mar 2024

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The Sunday Boys present Voices of the Polar Night

The Sunday Boys present Voices of the Polar Night

Immersive and innovative presentation of music from the darkest places on earth.

Published: Wed, 27 Mar 2024

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Dandy present Belly Rub

Dandy present Belly Rub

A deliciously exhilarating mix of the best tunes, expertly blended by DJs Adaimia, Deany Sevigny, ADBT, Sugar Puffy Daddy, and The Enigmatic Oblong.

Published: Wed, 27 Mar 2024

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Cruz 101 Presents Down The Rabbit Hole Easter Weekend 2024

Cruz 101 Presents Down The Rabbit Hole Easter Weekend 2024

Big name DJ's and Queens are lined up for Easter Weekend at Cruz 101

Published: Wed, 20 Mar 2024

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Exciting Pride in Leadership Events Coming Up Across the UK

Exciting Pride in Leadership Events Coming Up Across the UK

Pride in Leadership events, LGBTQ+ network, UK-wide impact, inclusive leadership promotion.

Published: Tue, 19 Mar 2024

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Secrets of a Wallaby Boy

Secrets of a Wallaby Boy

A Black Mirror-esque edge of satire about the gig economy and AI.

Published: Tue, 19 Mar 2024

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Easter Supernature 2024

Easter Supernature 2024

A daytime party like no other as Supernature announce their Easter line up.

Published: Tue, 19 Mar 2024

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LGBT Walking tours of Manchester

LGBT Walking tours of Manchester

Explore Manchester’s world-famous Gay Village with Josh’s LGBT+ Manchester Walking Tour!

Published: Wed, 13 Mar 2024

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Kath Wilkinson looks at hypothetical scenarios used in financial planning to understand an individual's financial future.

Kath Wilkinson looks at hypothetical scenarios used in financial planning to understand an individual's financial future.

Our financial guru Kath Wilkinson considers the 'What If's' in life.

Published: Wed, 13 Mar 2024

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Loving Me have opened the UK’s first Trans+ Domestic Abuse refuge!

Loving Me have opened the UK’s first Trans+ Domestic Abuse refuge!

Loving Me, a national project of The Emily Davison Centre charity, have purchased the United Kingdom’s first trans+ domestic abuse refuge

Published: Wed, 13 Mar 2024

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Feedback from the Village Action Forum

Feedback from the Village Action Forum

Members of various stakeholder parties met again recently and here is what resulted moving forward

Published: Wed, 13 Mar 2024

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Bushra tour 2024

Bushra tour 2024

Saree about it! A Comedy Revolution Hits the UK

Published: Wed, 6 Mar 2024

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All Wmn 24 launched

All Wmn 24 launched

We share the news of a new community event bringing Women together through live music

Published: Wed, 6 Mar 2024

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March With Pride will return as part of Pride in Liverpool on 27th July

March With Pride will return as part of Pride in Liverpool on 27th July

Tens of thousands of people are expected to join Liverpool’s annual March With Pride as it returns for a weekend of celebration and protest in 2024.

Published: Wed, 6 Mar 2024

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Applause: The Gaga Brunch at Cockatoo Club

Applause: The Gaga Brunch at Cockatoo Club

Unleash Your Inner Gaga at Manchester's Applause: The Gaga Brunch

Published: Sat, 2 Mar 2024

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The LGBTQ+ New Comedian of the Year Competition Returns for 2024

The LGBTQ+ New Comedian of the Year Competition Returns for 2024

Our own heat takes part at The Brewers for LGBTQ+ New Comedian of the Year 2024.

Published: Sat, 2 Mar 2024

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Join the celebrations for International Womens Day at RHS Bridgewater.

Join the celebrations for International Womens Day at RHS Bridgewater.

Gardening events at RHS Garden Bridgewater including the return of PRIDE IN NATURE.

Published: Sat, 2 Mar 2024

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Je Suis Charlie: A Black Comedy on Queer Life in Manchester

Je Suis Charlie: A Black Comedy on Queer Life in Manchester

Dive deep into queer life with "Je Suis Charlie" at Manchester's 53two venue from March 28-30, 2024. Bold storytelling awaits.

Published: Sat, 2 Mar 2024

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Sam Lake: Aspiring DILF Tickets

Sam Lake: Aspiring DILF Tickets

Join Sam Lake for his first UK Tour of his critically acclaimed show, Aspiring DILF!

Published: Tue, 27 Feb 2024

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Fever Ray descends on Manchester

Fever Ray descends on Manchester

Dandy is the LGBTQ+ dance party for all shapes and types.

Published: Mon, 26 Feb 2024

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Her Stories at Waterside Arts

Her Stories at Waterside Arts

This performance is part of a UK-wide tour celebrating International Women’s Day 2024

Published: Mon, 26 Feb 2024

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Showwomen comes to The Lowry

Showwomen comes to The Lowry

FEATURING: A queer cast Marisa Carnesky, Fancy Chance, Livia Alour And Lucifire

Published: Sat, 24 Feb 2024

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Manchester Pride Festival Is Buzzin’ To Be Back In The City As It Returns For 2024

Manchester Pride Festival Is Buzzin’ To Be Back In The City As It Returns For 2024

Manchester Pride has revealed the theme for the 2024 festival and parade as Buzzin' To Be Queer - A Hive of Progress

Published: Fri, 23 Feb 2024

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GASP! Horror Film Festival returns for second year.

GASP! Horror Film Festival returns for second year.

GASP! Horror Film Festival Announces Its 2024 Line-up

Published: Wed, 21 Feb 2024

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First Grants Awarded From LCR Pride Foundation Community Fund

First Grants Awarded From LCR Pride Foundation Community Fund

The first round of grants from the LCR Pride Foundation Community Fund have been awarded to initiatives aiming to bring real change for LGBT+ people in Liverpool City Region.

Published: Wed, 21 Feb 2024

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Tickets now available for Salford Pride 2024

Tickets now available for Salford Pride 2024

Pink Picnic Tickets Go On Sale At Pinkpicnic.org.uk On Saturday 24th Of February 2024!

Published: Wed, 21 Feb 2024

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David Hoyle: Please Feel Free to Ignore My Work

David Hoyle: Please Feel Free to Ignore My Work

A specially commissioned programme of work celebrates internationally acclaimed Manchester-based artist David Hoyle.

Published: Tue, 20 Feb 2024

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The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme’s 20th Anniversary Highlight Reel

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme’s 20th Anniversary Highlight Reel

JFTFP's 20th anniversary in the UK showcases Japanese cinema's exploration of memory, featuring premieres and diverse themes, article by Jamie Ryder.

Published: Fri, 16 Feb 2024

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Celebrate with your Valentine at Prestwich Pride’s First Event of 2024

Celebrate with your Valentine at Prestwich Pride’s First Event of 2024

Prestwich Pride is thrilled to announce their first event of 2024, with a Queer film screening and night of disco on the dancefloor, taking place Friday 16th February in collaboration with Prestwich Community Cinema.

Published: Sat, 10 Feb 2024

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Greater Manchester is a place where everyone should feel safe to be themselves.

Greater Manchester is a place where everyone should feel safe to be themselves.

No one should face violence, abuse or hatred just because of who they are, who they love, where they’re from, what they look like or what they believe.

Published: Sat, 10 Feb 2024

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Calling all LGBTQ business operators out there.

Calling all LGBTQ business operators out there.

Published: Sat, 10 Feb 2024

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The return of 'naughty' The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch

The return of 'naughty' The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch

Critically acclaimed musical parody Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch returns to the region very soon

Published: Wed, 7 Feb 2024

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Bold reimagining of Austen's romantic novel Northanger Abbey

Bold reimagining of Austen's romantic novel Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey By Zoe Cooper From The Novel By Jane Austen Directed By Tessa Walker

Published: Wed, 7 Feb 2024

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Valentines 2024 in the Gay Village

Valentines 2024 in the Gay Village

Are you planning to spoil your 'special one' next week for Valentines?

Published: Wed, 7 Feb 2024

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Big Angie comes to the Gay Village

Big Angie comes to the Gay Village

Glasgow's big darlin, Angie visits The Cockatoo Club

Published: Sat, 3 Feb 2024

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The first Supernature event of 2024

The first Supernature event of 2024

Supernature on Sunday with Gina Breeze

Published: Wed, 31 Jan 2024

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A thrilling nomination for our Sunday Boys Choir

A thrilling nomination for our Sunday Boys Choir

The Sunday Boys have been nominated for the Royal Philharmonic Society’s (RPS) ‘Inspiration Award’.

Published: Wed, 31 Jan 2024

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We found out a little more about Dina Martina soon to perform on Canal St

We found out a little more about Dina Martina soon to perform on Canal St

We caught up with Dina Martina ahead of her Canal St debut at The Brewers

Published: Mon, 29 Jan 2024

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BI-TOPIA lands at Waterside Arts

BI-TOPIA lands at Waterside Arts

Compelling semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story exploring LGBTQ+ and male identity, discrimination, trauma and mental health will tour UK

Published: Fri, 26 Jan 2024

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Our mortgage guru David presents an overview around prospects for the year ahead.

Our mortgage guru David presents an overview around prospects for the year ahead.

Unveiling the Crystal Ball: House Price Predictions for the UK in 2024

Published: Wed, 24 Jan 2024

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LOVE IS LOVE by Kantos

LOVE IS LOVE by Kantos

Love is universal. Love is for everyone. Love is all around. Love is love.

Published: Wed, 24 Jan 2024

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Cruz 101 celebrates 25 years of Babylon

Cruz 101 celebrates 25 years of Babylon

"Step Back in Time: Party at Babylon's Authentic Backdrop from 'Queer as Folk' in Manchester!"

Published: Wed, 24 Jan 2024

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Pride events and dates for 2024

Pride events and dates for 2024

Save The Date: Greater Manchester Pride Events for 2024

Published: Wed, 24 Jan 2024

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A celebration of one of the villages longest running venues.

A celebration of one of the villages longest running venues.

Congratulations to Dave, Paul and the team at The Goose.

Published: Mon, 22 Jan 2024

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Russell T Davies for National Student Pride 2024

Russell T Davies for National Student Pride 2024

Published: Wed, 17 Jan 2024

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