Corrie Star launches Walk Against Homophobia

Publish Date: 21/05/2008

Antony CottonThe walk, which is raising money for the Lesbian and Gay Foundation (LGF), will start at 1pm from All Saints Park, Oxford Road Manchester and will travel through Manchester City Centre ending in Sackville Park where there will be speeches form the organisers.

All individuals, organisations and businesses from the lesbian and gay communities of the North West and beyond have been invited to take part on the day.

The Lesbian and Gay Foundation hope that the walk will bring people together with friends and family to ensure that their voices are heard and to help 'End Homophobia and Empower People'

Emma Peate, Fundraising Manager at the LGF said: 'The aims of the event are to raise awareness about homophobia amongst the general public, media and policy/decision makers, have an enjoyable event that helps bring community members together and of course raise money for LGF's much needed services in the process.

'We have had a great response and hope for a really big turn out to have maximum effect, and create a real buzz in Manchester on the day!'

Messages of support have also been received from Sir Ian McKellen, Melvyn Bragg and Sandi Toksvig who are all patrons of the charity.