Manchester Euro Pride - August 2003

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Euro Pride in Manchester 2003

This year Manchester was the chosen city to host EuroPride, so everything was laid on in a much grander scale. The parade was one of the best ever, with a lot of effort being put into the costumes and floats. Canal Street (the gay area of the city) and surrounding car parks were fenced off. You had to buy £15 wrist bands to gain access, it helped raise significant funds for charity and keep the event predominantly gay. 

EuroPride is a pan-European international event dedicated to LGBT pride, hosted by a different European city each year. The host city is usually one with an established gay pride event or a significant LGBT community.

For up to a fortnight, numerous sporting and artistic events are staged throughout the host city. Europride usually culminates during a weekend with a traditional Mardi Gras-style pride parade, live music, special club nights, and an AIDS memorial vigil.

For info on the annual Manchester Pride log onto:


Special thanks to my sponsors and supporters:

Essential, Uni-Challenge, Spirit, Poptastic, Wizard-of-Oz-Sing-a-long-a, Palace Theatre, EuroPride Arena, Huge @ Printworks

And a big thanks to the boys:

Rafa, Steve, Ben, Jamie, Greg, Saul, Antonio, Marcio, Mathew, Raphael, Demian, Mark, James, Nick, Luca, Edge, Marcos