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Sparkle Weekend: 14 photos from world’s biggest celebration of trans community

Sparkle Weekend: 14 photos from world’s biggest celebration of trans community

Trans people celebrating Sparkle Weekend 2018

Sparkle Weekend is the UK’s largest celebration of the transgender community.

Now celebrating its 14th year, it’s a celebration over two days of fun in the Manchester sun.

There’s a Miss Sparkle competition, market stalls and a whole variety of amazing trans performers in Sackville Gardens.

Sparkle Weekend also hosts the Sparkle Ball, complete with a cocktail bar, three-course meal and evening of non-stop dancing.

Jacqui Priest is the current chair of Greater Manchester Police’s Pride Network. She took to Twitter for an important message about staying safe on the day.

She said: ‘Hate crime is totally unacceptable and if you’re a victim or a witness, please report it to us.’

Allie Crewe, photographer and trans ally, went down to the first day of festivities yesterday (7 July) to snap the fabulous day in action.

She said she absolutely ‘loved’ the event. Crewe told Gay Star News: ‘It was hot, everyone was chilled and people certainly danced.

‘I’m just sorry I was working as I didn’t have time to get face glitter or go to the beer tent,’ she added.

See her amazing photos:

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1. Photo: Allie Crewe Photography
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2. Photo: Allie Crewe Photography
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3. Photo: Allie Crewe Photography
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4. Photo: Allie Crewe Photography
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5. Photo: Allie Crewe Photography
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6. Photo: Allie Crewe Photography
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7. Photo: Allie Crewe Photography

Allie Crewe also just announced her first solo exhibition of photographic portraits, with incredible transgender portraits.

Entitled You Brought Your Own Light, Crewe will host a nine-week exhibition at Manchester Central Library from 27 July.

You can see her full portfolio on her website or via Facebook or Instagram.

More photos from Sparkle Weekend 2018:

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Gay Star News is a proud partner of Sparkle Weekend.

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