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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
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
  • Coca Cola 2021
  • Gaydio
  • Hits Radio Pride