Youth Pride MCR is a free-to-attend event especially curated for the younger members of our LGBTQ+ family. This unique event brings together creativity, fashion, music to create a nourishing space for young people aged 14+ who want to experience Pride in a way that is designed just for them. Youth Pride MCR has been developed by Manchester Pride through engagement with young people from across Greater Manchester.
Youth Pride MCR 2021
Youth Pride MCR 2021 took place on Sunday 29th August in The Pink Room and The Basement at YES, a fully accessible, private event space on Charles Street.
The Pink Room saw a fun programme of events including a voguing workshop, activism and self-reflection activities, DJ sets from Thirsty Girls Collective, Youth Pride MCR Wardrobe of Wonders, drag performances and more!
Highlights included the Youth Pride MCR Variety Show - proudly curated and performed by our very own Youth Pride workshop attendees, How To Be Authentically You - The Change Circle with Jamie Windust, Youth Pride MCR Catwalk party with House of Ghetto, a Vogue tutorial with Darren Pritchard and a special performance from Ginny Lemon.
The Wellbeing Area hosted film screenings and mindfulness sessions, where attendees can enjoyed crafting macrame plant hangers, embroidery and contributing to art work.
Stay tuned for announcements on this year's event!
"I've loved meeting new people and feeling included, coming from a small village there isn’t many LGBTQ+ people or activities. Youth Pride has helped me make new friends and feel less lonely.” - Youth Pride attendee
We work hard to ensure all of our young people feel seen, safe, supported and comfortable at our events. Youth Pride MCR is a fantastic opportunity for like-minded young people to come together and express themselves authentically in a welcoming and nurturing environment designed to build confidence, encourage new connections and offer young people a safe space to thrive. We asked some of our Youth Pride MCR members what they enjoyed most about our events - check out what they had to say!
“It’s been an amazing experience and has made me come out of my shell a lot! Alex and Jana have given me lots of confidence to be who I want to be and not be ashamed.” - Youth Pride attendee
Before you go - Youth Pride MCR is on Instagram! We collaborate with our Youth Pride MCR workshop attendees to create content by, for and about young LGBTQ+ people and to allow our members a digital space to get creative. Be sure to follow us to stay up to date on all things Youth Pride MCR and find out what our members get up to throughout the year!