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Trans festival brings Sparkle to Manchester

Trans festival brings Sparkle to Manchester

Transgender people from all over Britain are looking forward to  fun-filled weekend festival of live entertainment in Manchester in July.

British transgender charity Sparkle is organizing the event in the LGBT heart of Manchester, Canal Street. The Sparkle festival will aim to spread important transgender messages to the public.

Minister for Equality and gay marriage advocate Lynne Featherstone has supported the cause.

She said: 'It is important that the transgender community has the opportunity to have fun. Sparkle sends the clear message that life is worth celebrating and gender diversity is not something to be ignored.'

Sparkle spokeswoman Bella Jay said the event is a celebration of gender diversity, an opportunity to make new friends and obtain help, support and information on gender issues.

The event is the largest celebration for members of the transgender community, but welcomes everyone to join in on the festivities.

Jay said: 'I hope that Sparkle 2012 will be the biggest and best to date. Lots of people are working hard behind the scenes to ensure everything runs smoothly and there is a great programme of events for everyone to enjoy.'

There will be a number of transgender-friendly bars, and the organisation is hoping more people will come and celebrate the wide gender spectrum.

Performing once again will be popular transvestite/transgender band KinkyMinx, who perform rock and pop covers.

Sparkle In The Park 2012 will be presented for the fourth time by Chelsea Attonley and take place in Sackville Gardens, Manchester. More details will be confirmed soon.

The festival will run from 13 to 15 July. For more information on to Sparkle's official site.