The LGF celebrates Manchester Day Parade in rainbow colours

Publish Date: 21/06/2014

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) is celebrating Manchester and other LGB&T friendly cities from around the world for this year’s Manchester Day Parade on Sunday 22nd June.

The theme for this year’s parade is going global so The LGF’s volunteers and staff have been working hard to create a series of globes representing cities from all over the world, complete with rainbow Saturn rings!

Artist Brian Hanlon, who has previously worked with The LGF for Manchester Day Parade, has been busily preparing behind the scenes at Walk the Plank’s warehouse in Castlefield.

He said: “It’s crazy but it’s also really good fun. My background is in youth theatre so I always go back to the community side of it because it’s, for me, the most important part.”

Volunteers and staff from The LGF will be walking the parade in their bright pink ‘We’re here if you need us’ t-shirts alongside a vibrantly decorated float structure, depicting famous landmarks from different cities including Manchester, Amsterdam, San Francisco, Toronto and Barcelona.

The parade is a brilliant chance to celebrate how fantastic Manchester is, so release your inner child, come along and have some fun! The parade starts at 1pm from Liverpool Road at the top of Deansgate.

Anyone is welcome to walk with us and help represent The LGF on the day. We’ll be meeting at Upper Campfield Market, Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester, M3 4FN at 11:00am this Sunday and the parade will run until 2.30pm. If you’re interested in taking part, please email: jen.lau@lgf.org.uk