Celebrating 30 Years Queer

Manchester’s LGBT Centre announces yearlong programme of events to celebrate anniversary




Managed by The Proud Trust, the LGBT Centre in Manchester is the UK’s only purpose-built LGBT centre still standing and operating with its original purpose. This yearlong series of events and activities, planned for 2018, will highlight the importance of the work undertaken over the last three decades, and also celebrate and recognise the achievements of LGBT people in the city of Manchester.


The Centre is also hoping to raise £30,000 over the year of celebrations to ensure that it has a secure and sustainable future, in order to continue supporting young people across Manchester for years to come.


Dr Ali Hanbury, Centre Manager, said:


“We are so excited to have reached this milestone and are currently enlisting the support of the wider community, volunteers, and celebrity friends to make the coming 12 months something really special.


“Thirty years serving the LGBT community is something that we are exceptionally proud of, but we are well aware that even though we’ve just celebrated the fifty-year anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality here in the UK, there is still such a huge demand for support from young people for the services that we provide - we continue to run the LGBT Centre so that every young person can be proud of their identity, without fear or shame.”


The launch event for 30 Years Queer will take place at the Centre on 30 November 2017, and it has already gained the support of a number of LGBT+ high-fliers and personalities such as former Lord Mayor Carl Austin-Behan, and TV star Alicya Eyo.


For free tickets to the 30 Years Queer launch night click here.


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