Manchester Pride ran from 17th-27th August with the parade taking place on 25th August. It started at 1.00pm from Deansgate as it does every year. I was the first time I’ve watched the whole parade as last year I just caught the tail end of it disappearing back into the gay village.
I positioned myself in front of a man with a huge appendage (his camera) who was standing on little step ladders. I thought the ladders were a great idea as the crowd was about 3 people deep but I planned to go the pub after and was glad I didn’t have to accessorise with ladders.
Seeing so many groups, businesses and organisations taking part made me realise just how many people not only accept but actively support and are proud of Manchester’s gay community.
It was fantastically flamboyant, tongue in cheek and as camp as a row of tents!
“I want to break free, from these shoes as there killing me!”
There’s a joke in there some where
It was nice to see the Scotts had come all the way down here for Manchester pride. The man in the middle knows how to work a kilt!
I’m really glad the crowd applauded the Fire brigade.
Even the sign isn’t straight.
Apparently I didn’t register on the Gayger-counter.
God accepts gay today, so it would seem.
Alan Turing: An important and iconic figure.
Salford Youth Service float.
Now that man knows how to work a leather kilt!