WHO WE ARE
Manchester Pride is much more than a celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender life.
As one of the leading LGBT+ charities in the UK, our work aims to challenge discrimination in relation to homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. We also support a range of charities and organisations, large and small, in delivering projects which directly impact on the lives of LGBT+ people.
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.
We will run an annual campaign giving voice to Greater Manchester’s LGBT community on local, national and global issues in a supportive and proactive manner.
We will create space, whether virtual or physical, to enable individuals to embrace and explore their relationship and heritage within the LGBT community.
We will earn the trust of the LGBT community by being open and transparent. We will listen and actively seek out the views of our diverse community, helping stakeholders have a two-way conversation with us and involving them in our decision-making.
We will raise funds for LGBT+ related causes in Greater Manchester, and provide the LGBT communities with the opportunity to provide direct input in the decision making process for the distribution of all funds raised . We will aim to remain innovative in our fundraising efforts and will maintain a diverse range of initiatives to provide a stable fundraising model.
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 SPRING BENEFIT
The Manchester Pride Spring Benefit stands out as the 'must-attend' event in the North West's annual social calendar, bringing together business leaders, community champions and the world of celebrity for an evening of red carpet, black-tie glamour.
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.
THE BRITISH LGBT AWARDS 2018
WE'VE BEEN NOMINATED!
The British LGBT Awards is designed to showcase individuals and organisations that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the LGBT community.
Manchester Pride has been shortlisted as one of the top 10 charitites/community initiatives in the UK that continues to change the lives of LGBT+ people.
Cast your vote and help us win!