Sat, 28 Aug|
Manchester Pride Protest 2021
Join us on this (unofficial) Manchester Pride Protest calling for improved LGBTQIA+ rights and better funding of Manchester's LGBTQIA+ charities
Time & Location
28 Aug 2021, 11:30
Manchester, Deansgate Train Station, Whitworth St West, Manchester M3 4LG, UK
About the Event
This year, Manchester Pride Ltd have cancelled the official Pride parade and cut funding to Manchester's important LGBTQIA+ charities. Come and join PRiDE OUT as we take part in this unofficial Manchester Pride Protest march.
We are led to believe by the protest organisers that Greater Manchester Police have agreed to block off traffic on the route as the protest march is in progress, including through the 'Gay Village'. For those with access needs, we understand there is an accessible route circumnavigating the road closures. Although access into Canal Street is a public right of way for pedestrians, it is likely bikes will NOT be permitted; therefore if you are planning to come by bicycle we suggest you bring a secure lock or be prepared to walk around the Village and rejoin the parade. If you're not planning to bring a bike, please bring/wear a helmet or cycling gear!
The protest is calling on Manchester Pride Ltd to provide better funding of Manchester's charities and community groups; and will also be campaigning for better trans rights, the Gender Recognition Act and a ban on conversion therapy. Placards and signs are welcome, this is a protest as well as a celebration. Further Information on the protest march and route updates are available on the Twitter page: https://twitter.com/MCRPrideProtest.
Meet outside Deansgate Metrolink Station from 11.30am and the march begins at 12:00pm. Face masks and social distancing encouraged.