In 2022, we were thrilled to team up with akt and The Proud Trust to present an exciting round-up of amazing LGBTQ+ youth events over Manchester Pride Festival weekend!
“We’re extremely proud to be a part of this event. At The Proud Place, alongside our youth groups we frequently hold events from creative art workshops and games nights to training courses and LGBT+ speakers. This’ll be one of our most exciting events yet and we can't wait to celebrate with young people from Manchester and beyond.” - Lisa Harvey-Nebil, CEO of The Proud Trust
Visitors could take advantage of the celebrations by checking out our Youth Guide to Manchester Pride for all the details and a day-by-day breakdown of all of our FREE Youth Pride MCR events at Manchester Pride Festival 2022.
YOUTH PRIDE MCR AT YES
Part of our Youth Pride MCR 2022 celebrations took place on Sunday 28th August at YES, an accessible venue and private event space just a short walk from the Gay Village. We were overjoyed to present a free pride party and a fabulous programme of entertainment, wellness activities and performances for young LGBTQ+ people and their allies aged 14+.
Highlights included a sing-a-long with Queen Bayard, a meet & greet with Heartstopper's Yasmin Finney, and Ginny Lemon brought the party with a show-stopping performance!
"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!