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Manchester Pride

  • 12th November 2013

    Manchester Pride vows to increase charitable donations following criticism 8

    Coronation Street's Antony Cotton and Pan Ann at Manchester Pride in 2011 (Photo credit: @Danniejudge)

    12:14 PM — Manchester Pride says it’s confident it will be able to increase donations made to LGBT charities following criticism by community figures that it’s simply not giving enough.

  • 21st September 2012

    UK: Cardinal Keith O’Brien nominated for ‘bigot’ of the year, by Stonewall 32

    Stonewall: “Cardinal Keith O’Brien has been a prominent opponent of marriage equality”

    8:03 PM — Stonewall, Britain’s largest gay rights charity, has nominated the UK’s most senior catholic, Cardinal Keith O’ Brien for the title of Bigot of the Year as part of its annual awards ceremony.

  • 25th August 2012

    In Photos: Manchester Pride 2012 112

    5:24 PM — Manchester saw tens of thousands of people take to the streets to take part in the city's LGBT pride parade, part of a long weekend of celebrations in the Northern city.

  • 27th August 2011

    Video: Manchester Pride sees thousands celebrate their 21st pride 44

    Coronation Street's Antony Cotton and Pan Ann led the pride(Photo credit: @Danniejudge)

    7:05 PM — The LGBT community of Manchester have celebrated the 21st Manchester pride with hundreds of thousands lining the streets with rainbow flags and 'I Love MCR' banners supporting the fightback after the riots that broke out in the city earlier this month.

  • 17th August 2011

    Manchester Pride’s festival director steps down 4

    Manchester Pride parade takes place next weekend

    2:38 PM — The director of Manchester Pride, Jackie Crozier, has announced she will leave her role. Ms Crozier announced today she would step down after six years with the event, although she will leave once a replacement has been found.

  • 15th August 2011

    Alexandra Burke: ‘Gay rights are so important to me’ 51

    Alexandra Burke performed at Brighton Pride

    5:04 PM — X Factor winner Alexandra Burke has revealed her strong support for gay rights. The singer, who performed at Brighton Pride on Saturday, said that her best friends are gay and that she "absolutely" supports calls for marriage equality.

  • 10th August 2011

    Riot damage won’t stop Manchester Pride, organisers say 53

    Manchester Pride will go ahead

    3:30 PM — Manchester Pride will go ahead this weekend, organisers have said. The city centre is recovering from yesterday's widespread riots and looting and businesses in the gay village suffered some damage.

  • 15th July 2011

    Pixie Lott, Blue and The Sugababes for Manchester Pride 13

    Pixie Lott is to headline Manchester Pride

    2:19 PM — Pop star Pixie Lott is to headline next month's Manchester Pride for the event's 21st birthday. The Mama Do singer will be supported by Blue and the Sugababes, while other acts include Patrick Wolf, Soundgirl and Heather Peace.

  • 27th August 2010

    Manchester Pride accused of ‘dumbing down’ 11

    Manchester Pride, which kicks off its 20th anniversary celebrations today, has been branded "dumbed down"

    3:16 PM — The 20th Manchester Pride, whose "Big Weekend" celebrations kick off today, has been branded "dumbed down" by gay rights group Reclaim the Scene.

  • 24th June 2010

    Manchester Cathedral celebrates LGBT heritage of the city 14

    The Bishop of Manchester welcomed LGBT groups to the city's cathedral

    5:11 PM — The Bishop of Manchester, the Right Reverend Nigel McCulloch, last night welcomed the city’s LGBT community to Manchester Cathedral for a service to celebrate their heritage in the city. This was the second such service to take place, the first being in 2008. Bishop McCulloch, along with the Dean of Manchester, the Very Reverend Rogers […]

  • 26th May 2010

    Manchester Pride 2010 lineup announced

    Manchester Pride celebrates its 20th birthday this year

    12:12 PM — Manchester Pride have revealed their Big Weekend line-up for this summer. Artists set to perform include 1980s stars Belinda Carlisle and Heaven 17, soul singer Beverly Knight, electro outfit May 68 and local indie band The Sticks.

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