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Alternative Manchester Pride Parade

Alternative Manchester Pride Parade

Recently LGBTQ+ charity Manchester Pride announced that it will deliver three days of virtual celebrations for LGBTQ+ people in Greater Manchester over the August bank holiday weekend in a bid to reduce the impact of social isolation through celebration.

Today the charity is reaching out to the communities of LGBTQ+ people across the region inviting them to come forward to be part of its Alternative Manchester Pride Parade.  The Parade, which will this year be filmed in advance to keep it safe for those taking part, will have the theme March For Peace as it highlights the diversity of LGBTQ+ communities and their own unique reasons for joining the Pride protest each year.

The festival will feature individuals from LGBTQ+ organisations that are partners with or have been supported by Manchester Pride, some well known faces and twenty members of the community at large. Those wanting to take part should apply by filling in this form: https://form.jotform.com/202115055344342

Research shows that those from marginalised or disadvantaged groups who already experience poorer outcomes in healthcare are likely to be disproportionately affected by COVID-19.  What’s more, inequalities faced by LGBTQ+ communities may mean that the impacts of social distancing and self-isolation are particularly felt by LGBTQ+ people.*

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Published: 6-Aug-2020

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