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Mister Stokes: Man-Woman of Manchester

Man-Woman of Manchester: an extraordinary story

March 4, 2016 Comments Off on Man-Woman of Manchester: an extraordinary story

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.

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Queer as Folk

Revisiting Queer As Folk

January 20, 2016 Comments Off on Revisiting Queer As Folk

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.

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Sian and Violet in Banana

Oh lesbians, wherefore art thou?

October 7, 2015 Comments Off on Oh lesbians, wherefore art thou?

There isn’t a massive amount out there that I relate to lezzy-wise. Lesbian shiz is kinda elusive.

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Manchester Lesbian Gay Chorus (MLGC)

The Manchester Lesbian and Gay Chorus

September 28, 2015 Comments Off on The Manchester Lesbian and Gay Chorus

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.

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Our Ross by Precinct Seager Galvez-Soto

Coming out – and the ‘mini-out’ phenomenon

September 8, 2015 Comments Off on Coming out – and the ‘mini-out’ phenomenon

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!

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Manchester Pride: gaggles of gays and a glorious weekend

September 3, 2015 Comments Off on Manchester Pride: gaggles of gays and a glorious weekend

August Bank Holiday in Manchester. Aka, Gay Christmas.

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Our Ross by Precinct Seager Galvez-Soto

Snapshots of a Mind: LGBT Foundation, Manchester

September 3, 2015 Comments Off on Snapshots of a Mind: LGBT Foundation, Manchester

In among the revelry and shenanigans at last weekend’s Manchester Pride, pockets of calm and reflection could be found.

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OUT!

OUT! – Manchester Pride’s Digital Platform

August 27, 2015 Comments Off on OUT! – Manchester Pride’s Digital Platform

Manchester has a long history of being at the cutting edge of things.

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Queer as Folk

Lesbians, Manchester and Making a Splash

August 25, 2015 Comments Off on Lesbians, Manchester and Making a Splash

I have a confession to make. Right, okay, here goes…I was born and raised a Southerner.

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Jake in Manchester

Briefcase Encounter: an exclusive gay network comes to MCR

August 25, 2015 Comments Off on Briefcase Encounter: an exclusive gay network comes to MCR

Sometimes you just want to go out for a drink and friendly conversation.

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