MANCHESTER PRIDE PARADE
The Manchester Pride Parade is a march for equality and one of Manchester Pride Festival's most highly anticipated events. Thousands of people march proudly together through the streets of Manchester in front of tens of thousands of supporters and allies cheering them along the way. 2019's Manchester Pride Parade was our biggest and boldest yet, with a whopping 200 organisations, over 14,000 people marching and tens of thousands spectators filling the streets with colour!
Whilst the Government announced an end to restrictions on 19 July 2021, there were guidelines issued to support the safe delivery of large scale events. Unfortunately, we were extremely sad to announce that, following this announcement and subsequent COVID safety advisory group meetings, it was not possible for us to deliver the much loved and anticipated Parade in 2021 in the usual format.EQUALITY MARCHES
As an alternative to this year's Manchester Pride Parade, we instead hosted a series of special Equality Marches on Saturday 28th August, where individuals and organisations had the opportunity to join us in keeping the spirit of Pride alive and furthering our campaign for LGBTQ+ equality here and around the world.
We are firm in our belief that Pride is a protest. We marched and protested proudly across the streets of Manchester with protest placards to campaign for and spread important messages such as:Undetectable = UntransmittableTrans Healthcare is Suicide PreventionBan Conversion TherapyTake action against the LGBT-free zones in PolandProtect Trans KidsStop Hate - Report Hate Crimes24% of youth facing homelessness identify as LGBTQ+77% of LGBTQ+ youth experience rejection and abuse at homeWe are Queer and ProudBisexuality is Beautiful Stand By Your TransBinary is for Squares!
to read our full statement dated 21st July regarding this year’s Manchester Pride Parade.