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MANCHESTER PRIDE CHARITY

OUR STORY

Our Vision:

A world where LGBTQ+ people are free to live and love without prejudice.

Our Mission:

We are committed to improving the lives of LGBTQ+ people in Greater Manchester and beyond. We are part of a global pride movement that celebrates advancements in equality and challenges discrimination faced by LGBTQ+ people.

Our Values:

Inclusivity: We believe that everybody has a contribution to make regardless of any differences and in particular respect of their protected characteristics.
Empowerment: We believe that everybody should be supported to have the confidence and opportunity to live the way they want.
Togetherness: We believe that great things can be achieved through working with individuals, organisations and communities

Our Goals:

Stage an annual world class celebration of LGBTQ+ life in Greater Manchester.
Maintain the position of the festival on its international platform, acting as a beacon for LGBTQ+ equality in Greater Manchester and throughout the world.

Campaign for the advancement of LGBTQ+ equality at home and abroad.
Educate the people of Greater Manchester and beyond to recognise, understand and challenge discrimination against LGBTQ+ people.

Raise awareness and support for LGBTQ+ mental health.
Partner with third party organisations to deliver a programme of work designed to support the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQ+ people in Greater Manchester.

Support grassroots projects and initiatives that encourage the wellbeing of LGBTQ+ people in Greater Manchester.
Make packages available to provide essential support for projects and initiatives aimed at improving the lives of LGBTQ+ people in Greater Manchester.
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WHAT WE DO

Manchester Pride campaigns for the advancement of LGBTQ+ equality; celebrates LGBTQ+ life and creates opportunities that engage LGBTQ+ people so that they can thrive.

As one of the leading LGBTQ+ charities in the UK, its work aims to challenge discrimination in relation to homophobia, biphobia and transphobia and through our grant-giving, it supports, enriches and empowers LGBTQ+ community groups, events and causes in Greater Manchester.

We deliver an annual programme of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans + (LGBTQ+) events in the region. This includes; the Manchester Pride Spring Benefit, our year-round calendar of art & culture events, Superbia and the flagship Manchester Pride Festival.

In 2018 we distributed 16 grants to LGBTQ+ community groups, organisations, events and initiatives throughout Greater Manchester including George House Trust Welfare Fund, Greater Manchester Prides (Bury, Bolton, Oldham, Stockport, Salford Pink Picnic and Didsbury), Just a Ball Game, Out on Sunday and LGBTQ+ Queen Bee which can be seen in Sackville Gardens.  

In addition, we awarded 31 Superbia grants to LGBTQ+ events, projects and initiatives contributing to the cultural scene of Greater Manchester. Recipients included; Sexuality Summer School, Vogue Ball at Queer Contact, Trans Creative, Hope Theatre Company and Queer Media Festival.

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MEET THE TEAM

OUR BOARD

Paul Wheeler (he/him)
Chair
Mick Lawlor (he/him)
Vice Chair
Rob Malcomson (he/him)
Treasurer
Victoria Empson (she/her)
Trustee
Timothy Westwood (he/him)
Stephen Crocker (he/him)
Trustee
Sharon Pegg (she/her)
Trustee
Rajesh Joshi (he/him)
Vice Chair
Temi Adebayo (she/her)
Trustee
Max Emmerson (he/him)
Trustee
Stephen Bowen (he/him)
Trustee

OUR AMBASSADORS

With thanks to our sponsors
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Coca Cola 2021
  • Gaydio
  • Hits Radio
  • CoOP
  • Pure Gym
  • Essential
  • Morning Glory
  • The Co-operative Bank
  • McColls