Last year celebrated 50 years since the first Pride event in the country, the UK Gay Pride Rally in London, took place. The message behind Pride still stands strong today as the fight for LGBTQ+ equality and inclusion continues.
For us here in Greater Manchester, we like to celebrate Pride in a number of ways - from the unique and poignant to the all-out celebrations and dancefloor shenanigans.
We also like to refuse to accept that Pride month - which is usually held in June - is the only time of year when Pride can be celebrated, with events taking place across the city-region from April until September. READ MORE: Join the FREE Manchester Evening News WhatsApp community Bury Pride took place on April 29 and was the first Pride event of 2023 to kick off in Greater Manchester.
The next celebration will be Pride in Trafford, which runs from May 17 to 20. The event will bring together a range of theatre, culture and entertainment via cabaret, comedy and music.