Levenshulme Pride has a huge range of activities to suit everyone. Now in our third year we have 26 venues and locations having started with six just two years ago.
We will have entertainment of all sorts from drag acts and DJs to live music, spoken word, film screenings and theatre performance. We also provide education, health and fitness activities, mindfulness sessions, panel discussions and opportunities to reflect as well as celebrate.
Here’s a taste of some of the activities and performers in 2019:
Manchester Big Gay Big Band
Manchester Prairie Dogs Line Dancing
Stalls extended to Saturday and Sunday
March turning the A6 into the Gay6
Levante Samba Band
The Vegan Queens
Creative Workshop for teenagers with additional needs
Our brochure for Levenshulme Pride 2019 is being finalised now and will be winging its way to the printer tomorrow. Keep an eye out for brochures appearing around Levenshulme, in the Gay Village and other locations in the city centre from the end of next week.
Our programme of activities will be available the week before Levenshulme Pride as a printed information sheet. This will also be available here on our website and social media so you can see everything that’s happening.
Thank you to Afzal Khan MP for voting in favour of equal marriage rights for same sex couples in Northern Ireland today.
Although this would only take effect if a new administration is not formed in Northern Ireland before 21st October and it would still require secondary legislation it is great to know our MP supports equal rights across all areas of the UK.
The amendment to extend equal marriage rights to Northern Ireland passed by 383 to 73.
Another amendment to extend abortion rights to Northern Ireland passed by 332 to 99.
New guidance for Relationships Education (Primary Schools) and Sex and Relationships Education (Secondary Schools) has been passed by Parliament.
The guidance requires schools to inform and educate children about different relationships including same sex relationships. This is important to reflect reality, the society we live in and principles of equality and inclusion.
It should be remembered that some children are LGBT. They deserve equal recognition, support, understanding and visibility in schools.