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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
To work with LGBTQ+ people helping them to live free from discrimination and to feel safe in their own environment. To educate people on how to recognise, understand and prevent discrimination against LGBTQ+ people.

Our Goals
1.
Campaign for the advancement of LGBTQ+ equality at home and abroad: Educate the people of Greater Manchester to recognise, understand and prevent discrimination against LGBTQ+ people. Support campaigns for LGBTQ+ equality around the world.

2.
Stage an annual world class pride celebration of LGBTQ+ life in Greater Manchester: Elevate the festival to an International platform to be a leading authority in the advancement of LGBTQ+ equality throughout the world. Inspiring other cities to support LGBTQ+ people and tackle the inequalities that they face.

3.
Increase the levels of social engagement and wellbeing by celebrating cultural activities for, by and with LGBTQ+ people in Greater Manchester: Curate, support and promote multi accessible participatory events and initiatives to reduce social isolation for LGBTQ+ people in Greater Manchester, paying respect to the diversity of the LGBTQ+ communities, their tastes and requirements, thus providing learning experiences, and opportunities for LGBTQ+ people to thrive.

4.
Make grants available for LGBTQ+ community groups, event and causes in Greater
Manchester: Communicate a clear grant making policy to distribute an allocation of funds raised throughout the year.

Our Values
Inclusivity:
We believe that everybody has a contribution to make regardless of any differences and in particular respect of their identity.

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.
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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
Chair
Rajesh Joshi
Vice Chair
Becki Scott
Company Secretary
Rob Malcomson
Treasurer
Stephen Crocker
Trustee
Max Emmerson
Trustee

OUR AMBASSADORS

With thanks to our sponsors
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Autotrader
  • The Co-Operative Bank
  • CoOP
  • BBC Radio Manchester
  • Gaydio
  • Hits Radio Pride
  • Kampus