Greater Manchester, A City to be Proud In
A city dedicated to transformation, unity, collaboration, social justice and equality... We do things differently here.
From the legacy of Alan Turing to the campaigning work of Allan Horsfall in 1958; from Manchester's Gay Activists Alliance and the radical acts of ACT UP Manchester; to the unified protesting of Clause 28 in 1988 - Greater Manchester has a long and rich history of being at the forefront of the fight for LGBTQ+ liberation for all.
Manchester’s activist roots run deep, and trailblazers like The Suffragettes; Angela Cooper and Luchia Fitzgerald; Paul Fairweather; Dame Gracy; Stephen Whittle; Tony Openshaw and Ian McKellen are all credited with playing pivotal roles in local activist movements that continue to transform the UK’s social and political landscape today.
As we campaign for a world where LGBTQ+ people are free to live and love without prejudice, we’re eager to open conversations about how each one of us can work to sustain Greater Manchester’s legacy of pioneering LGBTQ+ rights.
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
Manchester Pride Conference
Tuesday 22nd March 2022
The Lowry, Salford Quays
The Manchester Pride Conference provides the opportunity for audiences to attend a diverse range of panels and workshops featuring some of the UK’s leading LGBTQ+ voices. The conference aims to assist attendees in expanding their knowledge on LGBTQ+ issues, whilst also providing practical tools and resources to drive change within organisations and as individuals, all year round.