We are Manchester Pride
One of the leading LGBTQ+ charities in the UK. Our work aims to fight against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. Our grant giving supports, empowers and enriches LGBTQ+ community groups, and enables us to host annual events that give a platform to LGBTQ+ people of all ages.
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OUR WORK
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.
50+ years of growth
Manchester has played a huge part in the UK’s queer liberation movement.
200,000 people
attended the Gay Village Party over the past 5 years.
We’ve raised over £1.5M
for LGBTQ+ good causes across Greater Manchester since 2003.
Manchester Pride Community Fund
The Manchester Pride Community Fund raises essential funds to help LGBTQ+ communities. Every penny donated goes directly to supporting LGBTQ+ causes and projects in Greater Manchester.

This means none of the money you donate goes to the day-to-day operations of the Manchester Pride Charity.



You can help us in our fight towards LGBTQ+ equality - we welcome any donation, no matter how small.
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Community Grants
In the Pride In Our Future report February 2022, we shared details of upcoming changes to our grants programme. 

Priority will be given to grant applications that match key issues outlined by our communities. 

The new, streamlined grant application process will be published by the end of May.
Annual review
Each year we conduct an annual review of our activities as a charity and publish our accounts online.
annual review
25+
Members and accredited businesses
All Equals Charter
Over a third of LGBTQ+ employees have hidden or disguised their LGBTQ+ status at work for fear of being discriminated against. All Equals Charter helps businesses and organisations to establish LGBTQ+ inclusivity in their workplace.

Supported by Manchester Pride’s Inclusivity Development Manager, Charter members have access to expert knowledge to develop and adapt everything from policies and procedures, to training and education offered to their workforce.

Accreditation allows businesses and organisations to indicate to employees, clients and suppliers that they meet a set of values and principles of intersectional inclusion.
Support us
Without the invaluable support of our incredible volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to do the things we do for LGBTQ+ communities.



Volunteering is a rewarding experience and a great way to make new friends within the community. We’ve plenty of amazing perks for you in return, too.
Pride In Our Future
Your voices were heard. Following our in-depth community consultation, we’re actively striving towards building you a better Manchester Pride. Learn more about the changes we’re implementing.
Meet the team
Everyone at Manchester Pride is passionate about celebrating and improving the lives of LGBTQ+ people in Greater Manchester and beyond.
Heart Inclusive
He/Him
Mark Fletcher
Chief Executive Officer

Queer Manc man of colour. When I'm not glued to my desk writing strategies and reading proposals, I like to meet people who share my passion for pushing forward with positive social change. These days I’m more of a family man than a party boy. I choose kindness.
Ally
She/Her
Farhana Hemani
Head of Engagement 

In between engaging with communities, corporates and organisations to work towards creating a more equal world, I'm a brand new mum to baby Idris, I'm a tea enthusiast and will seek out a bookshop in every new place I go. I also make a pretty serious Dahl.
Ally
He/Him
Michael Lever
Operations Director

When I have a break between preparing policies and attending H&S briefings, you’ll find me browsing for limited edition trainers. I’m an obsessive collector of ASICS Gel Lyte V. When I’m not hunting for the latest kicks, I can be found hunting out the best veggie food Manchester has to offer.

Bisexual
She/Her
Lizzy Holroyd
Senior Marketing & Communications Manager

I'm pretty good at spinning lots of plates, which is maybe why my specialist skill is creating tasty dishes from a fridge forage the day before a big shop. I’m happiest in my bubble, with my partner and our pet pug, Oscar. I love being outdoors and getting active; running, rock climbing and swimming in the sea.
Pansexual
She/Her
Cloe Gregson
Senior Events Manager

I’m Mancunian born and raised. I love dancing, especially at The White Hotel. When I’m not tearing up the dance floor myself, I’m curating and programming Manchester Pride’s events to ensure everyone has a great time at the Gay Village Party.
Bisexual
She/Her
Isobel Stainsbury
Engagement Manager

Yet to meet a hat that doesn't suit me, which is a good job because I wear many of them. When I’m not connecting with LGBTQ+ communities across Manchester; I’m a jazz singer, worm farmer, plant parent, coffee addict, clothing designer.
Heart Inclusive
He/They
Christopher Owen
Inclusivity Development Manager

When not implementing a wide variety of queer liberation initiatives across Greater Manchester, I enjoy gentle walks along the canal with my boyfriend, and reading and writing children's fantasy and science fiction stories.
Ally
She/Her
Sarah Carr
Executive Assistant

I love puzzles and recently taught myself how to complete a Rubik's Cube. I'm a new mum to Ben, but also enjoy looking after the Manchester Pride family - I’m a big advocate for wellbeing in the workplace. In my spare time I like running, cooking and watching movies.
Bisexual
She/Her
Phoebe Woodall
Digital Content Producer

Neurodivergent Manchester creative and vegan junk food enthusiast. When I’m not creating content for Manchester Pride, I love printmaking, dancing and making music. I can often be found with my head buried in Mythology books, and buying pretty new books before I’ve read the ones I own.
Bisexual
She/Her
Amanda Emmerson
Events Coordinator


I do more than wrangle risk assessments and input into event safety structures. I roll into the office on my skateboard, I also love to snowboard and surf (predictable being from Los Angeles). I collect records that I love to look at and rarely play.

Trans
They/Them
Jaz Warzynska
Community Engagement Officer

Outside of working with a variety of queer communities in and out of Manchester I’m a keen potter, artist and birdwatcher. I can’t think of anything better than going to a Sunday market full of independent artists with my dog Mango on a sunny day.
Heart Inclusive
He/Him
Freddie Borgman
Operations Coordinator

When I'm not streamlining administrative processes and engaging with stakeholders, I’m building on my (already extensive) wealth of useless historical knowledge. At the weekend, you can typically find me in Manchester’s humble charity shops, seeking out something special to wear to the Gay Village that evening.
Nonbinary
They/Them
Chloe Southworth
Admin Assistant

I have a vital role in supporting the events team to ensure we're able to put on wonderful events for our communities all year round. I love being part of a great queer office, but when I'm not working you'll find me watching musicals, organising my extensive earring collection, and going to gigs and queer events around Manchester.
Heart Inclusive
He/Him
Naz Ali
Marketing Executive

I enjoy marketing at Manchester Pride because I’m always looking for a challenge and to try something new (it’s a Leo thing!). When I’ve not got my head deep in a design brief or communication strategy you’ll probably find me with my besties and my boyfriend thrifting, on the dance floor or in the Northern Quarter with an iced coffee in hand.
Meet the trustees

Manchester Pride trustees share ultimate responsibility in the governance and direction of the charity.

Lips
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Paul Wheeler
Chair
Eye
He/Him
Mick Lawlor
Vice Chair
Rainbow Eye
He/Him
Rob Malcomson
Treasurer
Lips
She/Her
Victoria Empson
Trustee
Peace Inclusive
He/Him
Tim Westwood
Trustee
Eye
She/Her
Sharon Pegg
Trustee
Lightning
He/Him
Rajesh Joshi
Trustee
Equality
She/Her
Temi Adebayo
Trustee
Lips
He/Him
Max Emmerson
Trustee
Peace Inclusive
He/Him
Stephen Bowen
Trustee