Lots of events to celebrate LGBT Pride



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Alternative Manchester Pride Festival: 29 – 31 August 2020

This brand new Alternative Manchester Pride Festival promises something for everyone who plans to celebrate Pride at home this August Bank Holiday weekend.

Spanning three days across a spectrum of platforms such as online streams, radio, digital and social media and more, the Alternative Festival will feature exclusive artist performances, arts and culture events, important conversations around activism and history and a whole host of activities and shows to get involved in and enjoy!

The Alternative Manchester Pride Festival will feature free content that can be enjoyed by those who wish to celebrate from the safety of their own living rooms or gardens, or any other room at home!

Out In The City is involved in the virtual parade, a radio show and radio interview. In the parade we are marching for peace with the message loud and clear: no one is free until we are all free, and no one gets left behind. The parade will be diverse, inclusive and representative of the whole community. Out In The City will be celebrating our LGBT+ icons:

Further information can be found on their website here

The LGBT Foundation have put together an amazing series of online events, activities and support to bring the Pride to your home this August Bank Holiday Weekend, 28 – 31 August 2020

They’ve got Bingo, a Café, poetry and loads more.

Further information can be found on their website here

ALT. MCR Pride: 24 – 28 August 2020

A week of virtual activity from Building Equality.

Building Equality Greater Manchester are hosting ALT. MCR Pride to showcase our community through online webinars, exclusive author readings, vigils, positive speakers and competitions, all highlighting the experiences of LGBT+ individuals.

Full line-up of events and sign-up here


Migration, Race & Empire: LGBT+ histories tour: Friday, 28 August 2020, 1.30pm – 2.30pm

Join a virtual tour through the People’s History Museum’s galleries and collection, with Prossy Kakooza and Jenny White, to explore how migration has influenced LGBT+ history and the fight for LGBT+ rights.

This tour will include the experiences of black gender variant Victorians in Britain, how British colonialism exported homophobia around the world, issues faced by people seeking sanctuary in Britain on the basis of their sexuality and challenging racism on the gay scene.

Booking required via Eventbrite as there are limited places.

Event will take place on Zoom, joining details will be sent by email


Pride at Home UK – Daddy & Dad and Lesbemums: Saturday, 29 August 2020

A non-profit, just-for-fun event, Pride At Home UK encourages LGBTQ people, their families and allies to enjoy a picnic, barbeque or party at home and to share a picture or video on social media on the day with the hashtag #PrideAtHomeUK.


Superbia Sunday: Sunday, 30 August 2020, 1.00pm – 6.00pm

Four filmmakers present six brilliant LGBTQ short films for The Superbia Cinema 2020. Watch along with us as we enjoy an hour of original film-making, exploring activist history, memoir, artist explorations, HIV and AIDS, dance, poetry, love, sex, joy and stories of asylum. After the screening, Superbia Project Manager Greg Thorpe will be joined by filmmakers Finley Letchford-Dobbs, Sadé Mica, Joseph Ingham and Siobhan Fahey to discuss their work.


Oral Histories Interviews – ongoing throughout August
The LGBT Foundation Archive Team are currently recording oral histories interviews with people from LGBT communities who are over 50 and live or have a connection to Greater Manchester. More information and how to book here.


Drag Yourself Out (at home!)

Mondays at 11am throughout August

Drag Yourself Out, a journey into drag for gay, bi and trans men over 50 in Greater Manchester is starting up again in a version you can enjoy from your own home via video calls. New participants welcome! More information and booking information here


You Brought Your Own Light, a new book of transgender portraits by Portrait of Britain 2019 winner, photographer Allie Crewe.

A book of transgender portraiture showcasing the work of award-winning photographer Allie Crewe has been published by Axis Projects Publishing this July 2020.

You Brought Your Own Light is produced by Alan J Ward and brings together 26 of Allie’s revealing Transgender portraits, including the image of Grace, a doctor, which won the BJP Portrait of Britain 2019.

You Brought Your Own Light now brings these portraits together in a book, continuing Allie’s journey as a political artist exploring social issues of the day using photography to give a voice to those often-denied power; becoming a campaigner by giving visibility to other people’s narratives.

Allie Crewe says: “Stories of transformation fascinate me, especially when they are women’s stories. I love to photograph teenagers, trans women, women surviving illness or escaping violent marriages. It is not just the physical changes that draw me but how our internal, emotional lives change too. To take a person’s image is, in part, self-portrait. I am representing women, exploring their narratives and interweaving them with my own.”

Allie has worked with her friend and collaborator Olivia Fisher, who has written the words in the book.

You can watch a film about Allie Crewe and how she works here https://vimeo.com/431524286

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