To celebrate LGBT History Month, MM talk to LGBT figures from across Greater Manchester about their experiences of coming out and what progress they think the city still has to make towards equality.
Today, MM chat to Danny Beard, a DJ and entertainer originally from Liverpool but known on the Manchester gay scene as the face of Poptastic – a long-running gay student night.
MM talk to Tom Hayes who is councillor for Oxford City – but originally hails from Salford.
Tom is also national secretary for LGBT Labour, a socialist society affiliated with the Labour party who campaign for further steps for LGBT equality.
A popular bar in Manchester’s famous Gay Village has had to close its doors for good, causing the loss of 18 jobs.
Transgender people make up possibly lower than 0.1% of the population – yet still they experience a disproportionately high rate of hate crime and a number of cases go unreported.
Tributes are pouring in following the death of Mark Cain, a successful businessman and highly popular figure in Manchester’s gay village – who is believed to have hanged himself this weekend.
An LGBT rugby player was left with a broken jaw after a homophobic attack on Canal Street – and now CCTV footage has emerged in a bid to track down the culprit.
Nearly half of all young transgender people under the age of 26 attempt suicide – with 30% saying they have had suicidal thoughts in the last year, a new study has revealed.
Manchester Pride have announced their donations to charity have risen to £54,000 this year – yet protesters maintain that the figure is still far too low.
Facebook says sorry for ‘real name’ policy EIGHT days after Manchester drag queen changed legal title to alias
A Manchester drag performer who legally changed his name to Misty Chance to dodge Facebook’s ‘real name’ policy may be changing it back, after the social media site retracted its guidelines.
What a drag: Facebook rules force Manchester’s Misty Chance into changing legal name to stage moniker
A Manchester drag performer has gone to the greatest of lengths to dodge Facebook’s latest policy which demands all users must now use their ‘real names’ on the social media site.