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In 1859 the body of a man by the name of Harry Stokes washed up in the River Irwell. Upon examination, it was discovered that twice-married Stokes was biologically female and had been successfully living the life of a Victorian man in Manchester.Read the full story..
Regular readers will know that I’ve wittered on loads about how Queer As Folk sparked my desire to move Manchester, the land of the gays. But I haven’t watched it again since its initial transmission 16 years ago. So when my girlfriend suggested we re-visit both series, I thought yes, it’s time.Read the full story..
The Manchester Lesbian and Gay Chorus (MLGC) celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. Northern Soul’s Drew Tosh caught up with its musical director, Loz Kaye.Read the full story..
When you’re finally ready to make the massive leap to come out, it’s thought that once you step out of the closet, that’s it, you’re out…Yo world! I’m a big gay lezza!Read the full story..
August Bank Holiday in Manchester. Aka, Gay Christmas.Read the full story..
Sometimes you just want to go out for a drink and friendly conversation.Read the full story..
- My Space: Paolo Hewitt, writer and journalist
- “Once the Spice Girls move into your house, you very quickly run out of space.” Sheffield songwriter Eliot Kennedy talks to Northern Soul
- Photo Gallery: Fancy Pants, The Portico Library, Manchester
- Queering the past: Bolton, LGBT history and Walt Whitman. Playwright Stephen M Hornby talks to Northern Soul
The Northern Soul Awards 2018
The Northern Soul Awards 2018 took place at the stunning Manchester Cathedral on November 15. Here’s our list of winners, along with the Highly Commended and Special Mentions for each category. Congratulations!
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