“We are really excited to team up with Manchester Pride once again, it's so important for the LGBT+ parent/carer community to be seen and heard, bring awareness and celebrate our differences. These events reduce isolation and provide opportunities for our children to celebrate their family and learn more about the importance of Pride. - Matt Taylor-Roberts, Managing Director of Proud 2 b Parents
Our PALAVER! Party hosted in Great Northern’s Square and Ampitheatre created a messy, joyful and celebratory line-up of inclusive performance programming for children aged 3-8 and family audiences, providing essential representation of queer identities and celebratory spaces for children and families. Highlights included performances from; Blu Romantic, Lady Bushra, Yshee Black, Ginny Lemon, Fatt Butcher, Flick, Carrot, and Cyro, and we even enjoyed our own Mini Pride Parade!
The non-stop rainbow party included other fun such as a magic show, a mini disco, party games, prizes and arts and crafts, plus kids can play in the The Great Northern’s sandpit. We enjoyed a Human Library in the book nook, sports sessions, live music, face painting and more, and our friends at Queer Lit dropped by to offer a wonderful range of LGBTQ+ children's books.
Attendees could also visit the Unseen Community exhibition by Proud 2 b Parents and artist Allie Crewe - a photographic exhibition exploring the dark of discrimination faced by the LGBTQ+ parent/carer community, and the light of family life.