- 12-14 August 2022
- 11-13 August 2023.
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
- Gypsy Darling
- Gerry Potter
- Jackie Hagan
- 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
- Annabelle Lecter
- The Circus House Acrobatic Workshop
- Drag Workouts
- Avril Taylor Cher and Tina Turner Tribute Act
- Night Market Disco and DJs
- Shine Tea Party
- Community Choir
- Sexual Health Clinic
- Dog Show
- Freddie Mercury Tribute Act
- Bike P-Ride
- Film screenings
- Gay Men’s Writing Group
- Zacc Rogers Blues Night
- Cheese Club
- Comedy Workshop for 6-11 Kids
- Cakes and Food offers
- 5km Rainbow Run
- LGBT themed tattoos
- RuPanda’s Drag Race (for kids of all ages)
- Face Painting and Glitter Beards
- Mindful Textiles and Art Workshops
- Free gym passes
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.
Panda has a new flag for Levenshulme Pride 2019.
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Everything is FREE to attend.
A true People’s Pride for our community driven by the people and businesses and groups in Levenshulme and welcoming everyone.
Levenshulme Pride: No Barriers.
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Happy Transgender Day of Visibility 2019.
Levenshulme Pride celebrates all our trans friends today and reminds everyone of the amazing people that make up the trans community.
We hope to expand our trans focussed activities at Levenshulme Pride this year working in collaboration with other organisations including Sparkle.
Over the last few weeks there have been demonstrations at Parkfield School in Birmingham with people objecting to any LGBT content in the curriculum. The specific programme objected to is run under the banner of “No Outsiders”. It covers a wide range of topics such as race, ethnicity, religion, identity, safety and different families a well as an understanding of LGBT people in the community. The overall theme is difference and diversity and all topics are taught in an age appropriate way.
This week a post was shared on Facebook about a meeting held at a business in Levenshulme also objecting to “LGBT being taught” in local schools. Videos and material posted showed a clear lack of understanding about what is being taught in schools as part of pupils’ personal development. The fact such a meeting has taken place with completely false allegations being made has caused considerable consternation and even fear in our community. That is not acceptable.
To counter the misinformation being spread in our community we will be organising a public meeting so people can better understand the reality of the situation and not rely on incorrect rumours being spread.
Levenshulme is a multicultural home to people with all kinds of beliefs. The mutual support, tolerance and understanding within our community must not be undermined by ignorance and groups attacking each other. That can only lead to tensions, distrust and fear.
Levenshulme Pride is the largest community Pride in Manchester. We strive to be inclusive and welcoming to all regardless of any personal characteristic. Levenshulme Pride also strives to celebrate the diversity and difference within our community. Challenging misconceptions and promoting equality and respect for all LGBT people is at the heart of what we do. We started in response to a homophobic attack and we will continue to resist attacks on the LGBT community through celebration, community cohesion, information, education and acts of inclusion and understanding.
Further information and details of the meeting will be announced as soon as arrangements are confirmed.
Levenshulme Pride welcomes everyone whatever flag you want to fly.
Levenshulme Pride 2019 will happen Friday 16th – Sunday 18th August
Further updates will follow but get these dates in your diary now for another long weekend of the amazing Levenshulme Pride.
Levenshulme Pride: No Barriers
Our bunting on the Village Green where we held our Vigil and thank you ceremony was torn down and our rainbow flags have been stolen. Such a shame someone didn’t want people to enjoy them until we had a chance to take them down ourselves.
Never mind. Levenshulme Pride was a spectacular three days of wonderful things. The bunting on the Bee With No Name survived and we remain strong standing together against hatred.
”The weirdest Village Fete I’ve ever been to” (overheard comment) will be back again next year bringing joy and happiness to Levenshulme.