WHO WE ARE
Manchester Pride campaigns for the advancement of LGBT+ equality; celebrates LGBT+ life and creates opportunities that engage LGBT+ people so that they can thrive.
As one of the leading LGBT+ charities in the UK, our work aims to challenge discrimination in relation to homophobia, biphobia and transphobia and through our grant-giving, we support, enrich and empower LGBT+ community groups, events and causes in Greater Manchester.
We fundraise by staging a number of events throughout the year, including the award winning Manchester Pride Festival, The Manchester Pride Spring Benefit, events recognising International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) and our year-round programme of culture, Superbia.
Since 2003, we have raised and distributed over £1.5million.
SOMETHING NEW IS COMING...
Manchester Pride has confirmed its annual August bank holiday festival will go ahead in 2019, but will look and feel radically different to previous years.
The four day event, known as The Big Weekend, has been around for more than 25 years. Over this time it has been known by various names including Pride, Mardi Gras and The Big Weekend and it has traditionally taken place only in Manchester’s historical gay village around Canal Street.
However, significant property development in the area, including a substantial risk of development on the Sackville Street car park which currently houses the Main Stage, means there won’t be the space next year to deliver the celebration in the same way it has always been.
HAVE YOUR SAY
As we take on the challenge of reincarnating the festival we will provide an opportunity for Manchester’s LGBT+ people to tell us what they want from their festival in 2019.
We hold our listening group events each year, with the next one due to take place in October. To be a part of this, register your interest below.
OUR EVENTS AND INITIATIVES
At Manchester Pride, we're not just all about The Festival and The Big Weekend - we offer a variety of events and initiatives to get involved with. Here are just a few of our events, to find out more about them and the other work we do, click the button below.
THE MANCHESTER PRIDE FESTIVAL
The Manchester Pride Festival takes place in the heart of Manchester's city centre and is an award winning four day event celebrating LGBT+ life. The Festival is Manchester Pride's flagship event and consists of four elements: The Big Weekend, The Manchester Pride Parade, The Candlelit Vigil and The Superbia Weekend.
THE manchester pride inclusion & equality charter
Manchester Pride has developed this Charter to promote equality and inclusion for all LGBT+ people in Greater Manchester.
It aims to do this by tackling all forms of discrimination and inequality faced by LGBT+ people in Greater Manchester.
Explore the Disney® Parks and party the night away with new found friends in the bars and clubs in Disney Village®. A Farewell Breakfast rounds off the weekend where you can reminisce and reflect on your time at Pride, all whilst being greeted by some of Disney's most beloved Characters.