Manchester Pride returned for its 15th year, celebrating in style with over 4000 participants parading along the streets of Manchester on a glorious sunny day. Whilst parade veterans such as Greater Manchester Police, the NHS and Coronation Street got the crowds going, the parade welcomed a the PossAbilities float this year, which turned out to be a real a crowd pleaser.
This year’s theme, ‘The Circus of Acceptance’ featured fortune tellers, strongmen, ring leaders and even two bearded ladies who spread the love during Manchester Pride. The fun wasn’t all on the float, as some members of the PossAbilities team took to the streets with stickers to raise awareness of the importance of home sharing. The stickers also attracted young adults and the elderly, who are the key people when it comes to home sharing, which brings together different generations with one offering a spare room in exchange for help around the house or just a chat.
Chief Executive Rachel Law said, “We came to show our support for diversity bringing with us people with learning disabilities and our LGBT+ colleagues. I don’t think we realised quite how much fun it was going to be. It was a thrilling, fun-packed day and it demonstrated the human spirit at its very best. We just can’t wait for next year”.
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