The Manchester Pride Festival 2022 might have just come to a close, but we want your views on what you'd like to see in 2023 as we begin to plan for next year.
After consulting with our communities in 2021, we decided not to hold MCR Pride Live as part of the 2022 Festival and instead focus the events around the Gay Village Party. The Gay Village Party will always continue to be at the heart of the Manchester Pride celebrations into 2023 and beyond, but we would like your opinions on whether an event like MCR Pride Live should return in 2023 and how this should take place.
This consultation will run throughout autumn 2022. You can provide feedback to us via:
Your honest feedback is valuable to us, thank you for taking the time to engage with this consultation.
The consultation is open until Friday 30th September, but you can still fill out our survey below:
Over 2022/23 we will host consultation workshops to gather feedback from marginalised groups within the LGBTQ+ communities about how we can work to support them, improve visibility and inclusion in Manchester Pride. The following workshops will be held online, with an option for those who cannot attend to submit questions, ideas or recommendations in advance for discussion. We will hold additional in-person drop in sessions for those who cannot access online workshops.
Additionally, we will be holding in-person drop-in sessions for community members to meet the team, meet the trustees and bring any questions or feedback points focussed around our four pillars for the year; Community, Transparency, Activism and Giving.
We will be holding our an annual Town Hall in Q4 and this will be open to the public.
Commencing from April 2022, we will hold a series of forums to decide the direction of Manchester Pride events 2023 and beyond.
Throughout 2022/23, we will undertake surveys to inform our plans and responses to the vast array of events we hold across the year. These surveys will ensure we obtain valuable data about what our stakeholders like and dislike, along with the opportunity for respondents to give open feedback about what they feel is important. We will release reports with the results of the surveys to ensure clarity and transparency for our communities.
Manchester Pride Weekend
Community Event Surveys
For more information about how you can get involved please email the team on firstname.lastname@example.org
Prior to the 2022 Festival, we hosted co-design workshops for various aspects of the Manchester Pride Weekend with a variety of stakeholders including:
The programming and stages in the Gay Village Party were co-produced with organisations and icons from our local LGBTQ+ communities, including: