Every year in August Manchester celebrates LGBT people and identities with a weekend long celebration called Manchester Pride!
On the Saturday of the weekend, there is a parade that travels through Manchester city centre, filled with LGBT people of all different ages, shapes and sizes! Thousands of people come out to cheer on the parade and show their support.
The parade usually has a theme and people who take part in it can dress up and decorate trucks that drive them around with this theme in mind.
The theme for 2016 is Once Upon a Time.
Each year, we have a Pride Summer School where young LGBT people come to The LGBT Centre for two weeks of planning, crafting, painting and building, to help us decorate our truck for Pride and to create costumes and outfits to wear on the day!
Following the parade we throw an after party, usually back at The LGBT Centre where all LGBT young people are welcome to celebrate with us, play games, get to know new people, perform, eat cake and have some fun - for free!
Pride is always on the August bank holiday so look out for our summer school posters towards the start of the month if you'd like to get involved!