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About Us

Manchester Pride employs a small dedicated team who deliver our annual programme of events and activities. The core team consists of 4 full-time members of staff including a Chief Executive Office, 2 Events Managers and a Team Assistant.

Specialist Freelancers assist the core team at key times throughout the year undertaking temporary roles and short-term projects.

This support is enhanced by a number of non-executive directors and trustees, who govern and lead the organisation on a voluntary basis.  

Manchester Pride is represented around the globe by a number of Patrons from the world of politics, film, television, music and literature. Patrons of Manchester Pride carry our important message for LGBT equality to the four corners  of the world, championing Manchester Pride, the work we do, the achievements we’ve made and the journey we’ve yet to take. 

Volunteers, known as Pride Stars, add much needed support to the team at Manchester Pride, from volunteering at events to assisting with administration and office duties.

Our History/Our Journey so far

Organised events marking and celebrating LGBT life Manchester have taken place over the last two and a half decades in and around the city's Gay Village. In 2003 Manchester was host to EuroPride which saw the birth of the Pride event we have today in the format of The Big Weekend.

What we do

Manchester Pride campaigns for equality and challenges discrimination creates opportunity for engagement and participation, celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender life and fundraises to enrich and empower LGBT organisations, charities and communities in Greater Manchester.

Why donate with us

Through our fundraising efforts we've distributed over £1.3 million to local LGBT organisations, charities and community groups in Greater Manchester. Many of these organisations do not receive public funding and survive because of external funding avenues, such at The Manchester Pride Community Fund. To see where this funding goes please take a look at our charity video here.

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