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Manchester pride

DA Languages are actively engaged in supporting LGBT charities in the North West, and this weekend is one of the busiest weekends in Manchester’s social calendar, Manchester Pride!

The event originated from one of the first recognised local LGBT events, which took place on August Bank Holiday 1985. In 1989 the Northwest Campaign for Lesbian & Gay Equality organised Manchester’s “Celebration of Gay and Lesbian Diversity” Love Rights. From this point live music and parades were incorporated and in 2003 the name ‘Manchester Pride’ was formed.

Pride events around the world generally take place in June, because of the Stonewall Riots in June 1969 (a series of demonstrations by members of the gay community against a police raid in New York). Manchester is home to one of Europe’s most famous gay villages. You can enjoy the weekend in bars like New Union, one of the oldest gay bars in Manchester. This year’s event runs for four days from Friday, August 24 to Monday, August 27.

manchester pride

The annual celebration of the LGBT community in Manchester is comprised of a number of events, from the Big Weekend music and entertainment festival to the Parade. Celebrations culminate in a candlelit vigil on August 27.

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