What is Manchester Pride and how can I get… | Manchester Apartments
19 August 2022

What is Manchester Pride and how can I get involved?

Manchester Pride is fast approaching and is world-renowned as a show-stopping event that people travel from all over the country for, so, if you’ve been wondering what it’s all about, what’s going to be going on, and how you can show your support this weekend – you’ve come to the right place.

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What’s the history of Manchester Pride?

In 1986, Manchester City Council provided funding for a 2-week celebration on Oxford Street for the gay community, and so, Manchester Pride was born – and man, did it hold strong.

Manchester Pride Festival is now known as the ‘Party of Protest’ and is part of the largest LGBTQ+ liberation movement in the world that is still growing each year. Whether you’re part of the LGBTQ+ community, or are an ally, this is a great way to get involved and be a part of the change.

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What’s going on over Pride?

Hosted over the August bank holiday weekend, there’s plenty going on that you won’t want to miss out on. We’ve outlined the line-up for you below so you can see what events you want to attend and where you want to be this weekend –

Thursday 25th August – Human Rights Forum

Friday 26th August - Monday 29th August– Gay Village Party

Saturday 27th August – Pride Parade

Saturday 27th August & Sunday 28th August – Youth Pride MCR

Saturday 27th August & Sunday 28th August – Family Pride MCR

Saturday 27th August – Sunday 28th August – Superbia Weekend

Monday 29th August – Candlelit Vigil

Manchester Pride
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What’s on during the Gay Village Party?

The Gay Village Pride Party spreads across the entire weekend, offering plenty of entertainment for all. There are a whole host of incredible artists coming to perform and show their support, but here are some of the ones we’re most looking forward to –

Friday 26th August

  • Trans Filth and Joy
  • DJ Fat Tony
  • Fat Britney
  • Duncan James

Saturday 27th August

  • Nadine Coyle
  • DJ Billy Andrew
  • Katherine Ellis
  • Monsta Boy

Sunday 28th August

  • Melanie C
  • Jova and the Wave
  • Lucy Spraggan
  • Misty Chance and Mends

Who are you looking forward to seeing? You can find a full line-up here.

Manchester Pride
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What about the Pride Parade?

The Manchester Pride Parade is the biggest parade in Manchester, with tens of thousands of people coming together to show support and celebrate the queer people and culture loudly and proudly.

The Parade aims to highlight the importance of peace, and a world in which all LGBTQ+ people can be free to love without the fear of prejudice. Each year, people flock from across the globe to show their support and to be involved in the Manchester Pride Parade, as it’s one of the most popular Pride events in the whole UK.

Which events are you looking forward to attending? We’d love to know! Tag us on socials, stay safe, and be proud of who you are!