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The LGBTQ+ Pride events taking place across Greater Manchester in 2022

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2022 marks an important year for the LGBTQ+ community in the country - marking 50 years since the first ever Pride took place in the UK.

The UK Gay Pride Rally was held in London on July 1, 1972 and saw around 2,000 people take part. The event was arranged at the time to mark the third year anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in 1969, which saw police storm the Stonewall Inn bar in New York.

The subsequent riots in response to the action have been seen as a watershed moment for the LGBTQ+ community ever since. 50 years on, a lot of progress has been made that has made life much easier for LGBTQ+ people living in the UK.

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