See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the Manchester area at the link below, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
December 19, 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.
December 31, 2014, 10pm at Alter Ego. Manchester’s biggest/ longest running monthly gay fetish night with a bit more sleaze. DJs: John Aggy, Lawerence Clarke, Jim Dusty, Pete Simpson + guests. Dark spaces to explore your perversions. Upcoming in 2015: Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 27 + 4th Fridays thereafter. Tickets available from RoB Manchester and the Sackville Lounge.
January 10, 2015, 10am - 4pm at the Phones 4U Arena, Victoria Station, Trinity Way. Created to support same sex couples entering into civil partnerships and marriage, encompassing the best services and products related to the gay wedding market, all under the one roof, to create your own spectacular day.
February 6, 2015, 8pm-1am at The Carlton Club, 113 Carlton Rd. Old and new skool grooves. Hip Hop, Soul, Funk, RnB, House all-out party with Curly & Jae Polo, lights, smoke machines and sound system from Sixth Sense Sounds. Continuing each 1st Friday of every month - £5 at the door.
February 12-15, 2015. Exposes/ discusses LGBT history at Central Library's Archives+, the People's History Museum, and other Manchester venues. Showcases new research into LGBT history. celebrates LGBT representation in film and comics with German film retrospective/ open discussion. Sister event to The 2nd What Is & How To Do LGBT History Research Conference.
February 15, 2015 7-11pm at Rear Entry (below Sackville Lounge). First time underwear party from the monthly fetish party guys.
March 27-29, 2015, at venues in and around the Gay Village, Manchester For more info, see facebook or website below:
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.
August 2015. A colorful program of arts, culture, film, music, comedy, erotica, and community activities, spanning the whole month, across Greater Manchester. See their website for details closer to the event:
August 28-31, 2015. Tens of thousands descend on Manchester's Gay Village, celebrate the climax of Manchester Pride Festival. Saturday Parade from Liverpool Road, typically with over one hundred floats, to the Gay Village lifestyle Expo, market stalls, food, performers, theatre, film, exhibitions, sports, bars/ clubs events. See year-round events details, and 2014 media at website:
Early November, 2015 (to be confirmed). Last year included: Friday registration at Sackville Lounge; events aound town at The Eagle, Rem Bar, Alter Ego, Sackville Lounge and Basement Sauna. Main event Saturday from 11pm at Club Backdoor, on Richmond Street.