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Manchester’s first openly gay Lord Mayor talks to Northern Soul

Jul 9, 2016 Comments Off on Manchester’s first openly gay Lord Mayor talks to Northern Soul

In just a few short weeks, Carl Austin-Behan has raised the profile of Lord Mayor of Manchester beyond measure. It’s fair to say that many of the city’s inhabitants hadn’t even realised there was a Lord Mayor until the 44-year-old was sworn in.

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Mister Stokes: Man-Woman of Manchester

Man-Woman of Manchester: an extraordinary story

Mar 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

Lesbians, Manchester and Making a Splash

Aug 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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