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LGBT Events

See the many LGBT friendly events happening in Manchester.


Manchester Pride

Ten days of music, arts, entertainment, film, sport and partying. Don't miss the Big Weekend every August, where the unmissable Pride Parade weaves through the city streets and the weekend draws to a close with the HIV Candlelit Vigil.


Great British Bear Bash

The Great British Bear Bash offers four days of furry, friendly fun held every May. The bears come out of hibernation and the Gay Village comes alive with club nights, parties and events catering for bears, cubs, daddies, chasers and chubs.



Sparkle is a three day celebration of all things transgender. Taking place in July, the event is the largest gathering of trans people in the UK brought together to celebrate gender diversity.


Bingham Cup

The Bingham Cup is the world championship of gay and inclusive rugby teams. Takes place in Manchester 1st – 3rd June.


Manchester Gay Skins Weekend

The annual Gay Skins Weekend, sees bars throughout the Gay Village host a number of events for skinheads and their fans.