Sunday, September 1, 2013

Manchester Pride 2013

Dozens of thousands took to the streets to celebrate Manchester Pride Parade 2013. Spectators were treated to a riot of colour in a carnival atmosphere as more than 100 flamboyant floats made their way through the city centre.

The Manchester Pride Parade is the highlight of the Big Pride Weekend and the biggest Parade in Manchester. The 2013 parade theme was ''Acceptable in the 80s?', which recognises the impact the 1980s had on LGBT and HIV activism.

Pride events have been taking place in Manchester for over 21 years and the current Manchester Pride organisation is in its ninth year of organising the festival. The main goal of Manchester Pride is to raise money for a variety of LGBT organisations and groups within Greater Manchester.

Manchester Pride 2013 ended on a poignant note with the George House Trust Candlelit Vigil at Sackville Gardens to remember HIV victims and Russian LGBT groups.

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