May 2-5, 2014 The Great British Bear Bash returns with dance, sauna at The Basement Complex, and pool party at at Moss Side Pool; Friday, Saturday and Sunday Night Club Bears at The Birdcage, partying into the early hours. Host hotel Ibis Hotel on Portland Street.
July 2-19, 2015, world‘s first festival, biannial, original, new work & special events. Wide-ranging original work: music, visual arts, theatre, dance, food; indoor & out; internationally-acclaimed artists & co-producers; established venues & public spaces.
July 18, 2014 and Third Fridays each month, 10:30pm until VERY late, at The Star and Garter, 18-20 Fairfield Street, Manchester. Cross-dressing, alt-queer club kids, dressing up/dancing/showing off /drinking/mincing /wincing /hugging. Music provided by Bollox DJs and special guests throughout the night. Coming up: August 15th and spcial Saturday Pride event August 30th.
August 15-25, 2014 (tentative dates). Tens of thousands descend on Manchester's Gay Village, celebrate climax of Manchester Pride ten-day festival. Saturday Parade, typically with over one hundred floats, lifestyle Expo, market stalls, food, performers, theatre, film, exhibitions, sports, bars & clubs events. See year-round events details, and 2013 media at website:
September 25 - October 6, 2014 (tentative dates). An urban food and drink festival, at no single location, but over much of the City Center and surrounding Greater Manchester district - program of events, both indoor and outdoor, include food stalls, open houses, beer fests, whiskey festival, live music, classic French gastro night, live cookery theater - and more