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Drag Ball 2019

Drag Ball 2019

Greater Manchester HIV charity has announced the return of their Drag Ball and it is bigger than ever

This celebration of Manchester’s vibrant drag scene will take place on Thursday 25th July at the O2 Ritz, and this year is inspired by the 50th anniversary of one of the most important historical events in the fight for LGBT rights, the Stonewall Riots.

The George House Trust Drag Ball will celebrate LGBT history through some incredible performances and a riotous party. The event will be George House Trust’s biggest Drag Ball yet, incorporating many genres of drag and some of Manchester’s most recognisable Queens.

Samuel Clarke, Community Fundraising Organiser at George House Trust said “Manchester’s gay village and drag community have been huge supporters of George House Trust, both in their awareness raising and fundraising. 

So many fantastic Queens support the work of George House Trust and with it being fifty years since Stonewall we wanted to bring back our Drag Ball, not only to highlight the importance of the drag community in LGBT history, but to celebrate the incredible ways that Manchester’s drag community supports people living with HIV. Our last Drag Ball was a huge hit with the Queens and the public, so we’re thrilled to be able to bring it back.”

This year, the event is in memory of long time George House Trust supporter Anthony Molloy, who sadly passed away in April. Anthony was instrumental in previous George House Trust Drag Balls and the event would not have been possible without his incredible support and generosity.

Tickets for the Drag Ball 2019 go on sale from 10:00 on Wednesday 22nd May. Standard tickets are £10 from link below and VIP tickets are £25 from www.ght.org.uk. All proceeds from this event will go directly to George House Trust to support and empower people who are living with HIV.

Ticket prices are subject to booking fees. More information about the event can be found ght.org.uk/dragball.

George House Trust is one of the longest serving HIV charities in the UK.  Launched in July 1985, we have been providing support services to people living with HIV, their carers, partners and families across the North-West of England for over 33 years.  We work with children, young people and adults, delivering support through relevant and timely interventions, which focus on empowerment and strengthening confidence to live a fulfilling and healthy life.  We are recognised nationally as an organisation that has developed innovative responses to the needs of people living with HIV. We are also recognised for our commitment to being a service user-centered charity, putting service users at the heart of its decision making processes and governance.  All our services are provided free of charge.

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Published: 24-May-2019

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