The LGF at Manchester Pride Parade!
Publish Date: 16/08/2013
Parading up and down the country!
This summer The LGF have been attending Pride events around the country! We’ve already been to Sheffield, Essex and Bristol Pride doing research for our Part of the Picture study into substance misuse among lesbian, gay and bisexual people. (Take the online survey at www.partofthepicture.co.uk)
We’ve also been touring the North West and beyond showcasing our range of services including Blackpool, L Fest in Staffordshire, Oldham, Peel Park Picnic in Salford and Liverpool.
Marching at Manchester Pride
This year’s Manchester Pride Parade asks; Were we ‘Acceptable in the 80’s?’ For many people the answer will be a resounding “No!”However, these challenges undoubtedly re-ignited LGBT activism.
Now, in 2013, we may have moved forward in terms of legislation governing LGB&T rights, but as a community and in our personal lives we still face many issues where we need confidential support and information, a friendly ear or a safe space to meet others.
The Manchester Pride Parade is the ideal opportunity to demonstrate how far we have come as a community, the goals we still have to achieve, and to celebrate the invaluable contribution that the LGB&T community makes to Greater Manchester today. There are over 100 groups attending with around 2,500 people in the parade so we need to make our presence felt.
For The Lesbian & Gay Foundation it is a great time to remind our communities that:
WE’RE HERE IF YOU NEED US!
Traditionally we march donned in our iconic black Enough is Enough! T-shirts but this year we’ll be in our brand new pink t-shirts, and our walking entry will be highlighting some of the issues that LGB people face and ensuring people know, ‘We’re Here If You Need Us’.
Join us in the parade! You’ll get a free breakfast butty and a fabulous pink ‘We’re Here If You Need Us’ t-shirt to keep! If you’d like to be part of our walking parade entry contact firstname.lastname@example.org