Manchester Pride’s yearly festival – one of the biggest and best Pride events in Europe – has been sadly cancelled this year due to COVID-19. However, the organisers behind the event have recently announced plans for a three-day celebration of LGBTQ+ life in Greater Manchester, taking place over the August bank holiday weekend. The Alternative Manchester Pride Festival will feature free content that can be safely enjoyed from your own home, in collaboration with organisations such as United We Stream Greater Manchester, Youth Pride MCR and BBC Radio Manchester. There’ll be live performances and DJ sets from special guests, a Youtube programme designed by and for young people, and the yearly Candlelit Vigil, which will be livestreamed and broadcast on the radio. And for the first time ever, the festival will also feature a Human Rights Forum in order to explore Trans Rights and BAME issues. Manchester Pride supports LGBTQ+ people year-round and encourage donations from those who can afford it, in order to ensure there is funding for their vital work – more details on the Alternative Manchester Pride Festival and how to donate are on their website.

Sun 30 Aug - Mon 31 Aug
Amy Callaghan
Published on:
Fri 21 Aug 2020