Sector Narratives

LGBT

LGBT

Tolerance at heart

Migrant city which has a history of being open, inclusive and welcoming to all. A place where people care. A place where people look after their own and each other. A place of inclusion and outreach, committed to and working hard at ensuring equitable growth and enabling social mobility. With an integrated diverse, cosmopolitan population and well established communities that both successfully co-exist and converge. 

A history and heritage of tolerance

History of radical, free-thinking people (birthplace of the campaign for homosexual equality in 60’s, campaign against section 28, suffragettes, Peterloo) and pioneering leadership with strong track record of LGBT firsts and LGBT individuals in high profile roles (first openly gay mayoral candidate, first civil marriage ceremony, first LGBT advisor for Greater Manchester, policing pledge, HIV pledge to be one of the Fast Track Cities). 

Thriving community

A vibrant community and LGBT+ scene at the beating heart of Greater Manchester.  Connected and intrinsic to the culture, creativity and identity of the city region and brand ‘Manchester’.  With reach, profile and recognition throughout the UK and across the globe.  

Key messages

The spirit of Manchester

Migrant city which has a history of being open, tolerant and welcoming to all.  A place where people care about and for their families, communities and each other.  A place largely of inclusion and integration with a diverse, cosmopolitan population and well established communities. 

Radical, free-thinking, pioneering place, people and leadership

History of radical, free-thinking people (birthplace of the campaign for homosexual equality in 60’s, campaigning against section 28, suffragettes, Peterloo) and pioneering leadership with strong track record of LGBT firsts and LGBT individuals in high profile roles (first openly gay mayoral candidate, first civil marriage ceremony, first LGBT advisor for Greater Manchester, policing pledge, HIV pledge to be part of Fast Track Cities).

 

A safe space to be an individual

Both psychologically (established community, culture of tolerance and openness, spaces and places to belong, culture of radical and bold thinking and culture, a creative city) and practically (compact, easy to get to, from and around, good transport links, big events, inclusivity in accommodation and nightlife).

Big, bold and high profile

Thriving, diverse and large LGBT+ community that is integral and integrated into the region and the city.  A vibrant and thriving culture and LGBT+ scene including international, high profile events attracting people from around the world (e.g. Pride, Sparkle, Superbia) and high profile, pioneering output (e.g. Queer as Folk) with a global audience.  With well established institutions and infrastructure (e.g. LGBT Foundation, Village, The Proud Trust, LGBT centre, The George House Trust, Albert Kennedy Trust) with influence and reach.

A rounded offer, all year round

The LGBT offer is intrinsic and integrated into the living and leisure offer across the region and throughout the year.  It is also only one facet of a well rounded offer for visitors.  A vibrant nightlife, shopping galore, a thriving youth and cultural scene from the the mainstream to the minority, the well known to the unknown.  

Company Details

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Lee House 90 Great Bridgewater Street Manchester M1 5JW
Company number

03192592

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