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Parade Peace Troupers

Parade Peace Troupers

Read the latest update on Manchester Pride Festival.

Will You Join Manchester Pride in our March for Peace?

As one of the UK's leading LGBTQ+ charities, we want to share our vision for peace in a world where all LGBTQ+ people are free to live and love without prejudice.

During the summer of 1967, thousands of flower children streamed across America searching for peace. Many members of the LGBTQ+ communities saw the developments of that time as guiding the way to greater liberation, however, over 50 years later the community - both globally and here at home in the UK - must continue its fight for equal rights.

While LGBTQ+ people have achieved so much since then, homophobic and transphobic hate crimes have more than doubled over the last five years, with many people still facing discrimination because of their identity.

We are calling on the community and its allies to come together, respect the labels, embrace differences, and to recognise that everyone deserves the right to be who they are and live their lives in peace.

Manchester Pride Festival 2020 is coming and we’re going to make the Parade another show-stopping, feel good celebration that wows the crowds and shows the world that all love is equal.

But we need you. Can you help us spread the message of peace?

Joining the Parade Peace Troupers will give you the opportunity to march with us at the front of the Manchester Pride Parade and spread peace and love across the city as the Manchester Pride entry!

We’ll make sure you’re well prepared for this amazing opportunity. You’ll get to take part in our fantastic, free workshops and learn all about costume, design, movement and confidence. And of course you’ll meet new people and have the chance to make new friends.

It’s a brilliant opportunity for first timers or those who have strutted their stuff before. To make sure you get the most out of this experience and put on the best display possible, we ask that you commit to at least three workshops. The dates are all listed below, so please check these before applying or get in touch if you have any questions.

Parade Peace Trouper Workshop: Tuesday 12 May 2020
Parade Peace Trouper Workshop: Wednesday 22 July 2020
Parade Peace Trouper Workshop: Wednesday 5 August 2020
Parade Peace Trouper Workshop: Wednesday 19 August 2020

We ask that you are able to attend both of the dates below.

Dress Rehearsal: Wednesday 26 August 2020
Parade: Saturday 29 August 2020

There will be something for everyone in these fun, free and friendly workshops. Fill in the application form below or get in touch on 0161 831 7700.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

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