Community is at the heart of everything we do. The Candlelit Vigil is the culmination of Manchester Pride Festival, and each year it closes the four days of the Festival with a moment of reflection in Sackville Gardens. The home of Alan Turing, The National Transgender Memorial and the Beacon of Hope, the gardens are transformed into a sea of flickering candles as the celebration calms and comes to end. The Candlelit Vigil is free to attend.
Looking back: The Candlelit Vigil 2022
At the Candlelit Vigil, along with our friends at George House Trust
, we took a moment to remember those we have lost to HIV, to fight the epidemic worldwide and the stigma that still exists. We remembered and honoured those who are suffering and those who are persecuted, and stood together in a united front and recognised the many challenges that are still faced by LGBTQ+ communities, both here in the UK and around the world.The Candlelit Vigil 2022 was beautifully curated by Nathaniel J Hall, Kate O'Donnell and Cheryl Martin.