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December 6, 2012

North West England’s biggest LGBT event raises £52,000 for good causes but profits down by half due to rain and lower charitable giving in 2012

Manchester Pride, one of the UK’s biggest and best gay festivals, is to donate £52,000 ($84,000, €64,000) to charity – but its profits have been halved by bad weather.

The event charges for entry to the streets of Manchester’s gay Village during the pride weekend but always spreads its profits around the north west’s LGBT and HIV charities.

But this year’s festival in August in the gay capital of northern England faced a perfect storm of wet weather and a UK-wide decline of 20% in charitable giving.

August 2, 2012

Pride House chooses Diversity Role Models as beneficiary of collection at Broncos rugby match

A gay Olympic sports event is reaching out to LGBT youth in London as part of its week-long festivities in the UK capital.

As well as holding a youth day on Tuesday (7 August), Pride House is inviting groups for gay youngsters to take part in a ten-pin bowling event and a workshop on the theme of their vision for themselves and society by the Olympics in 2018.

Mark Delacour of the LGBT Consortium has been involved in the current Pride House scheme for several months.

July 15, 2012

Scotland's premier LGBT festival and gay pride parade draws unprecedented amount of party-goers

This weekend saw Scotland’s biggest ever LGBT event in history with over 6,000 marching and partying, claims event Pride Glasgow director Ross Stevenson.

Saturday’s (15 July) Pride Glasgow kicked off at noon with the parade march from Kelvingrove Park, in the West End to George Square, in the city center.

Upon arrival participants took part in a political rally and then were treated to a fantastic street party at the square.

April 18, 2012

Pride Scotia will include parade down Scottish capital of Edinburgh's famous Royal Mile

Pride Scotia, the Scottish Pride organisation, have announced their 2012 event will take place in Edinburgh on 30 June this year.

The march will start at noon outside the City Chambers, headquarters of the city’s council. It will work its way down the famous Royal Mile, taking in Edinburgh’s historical sights and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender venues.