IDAHOT, which takes place on Wednesday May 17th, is a worldwide celebration of sexual and gender diversities. It was created in 2004 to draw the attention of policymakers, opinion leaders, social movements, the public and the media to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBT people internationally.
Mark Fletcher, Chief Executive for Manchester Pride, said; “This is a great opportunity to mark one of the most important days of the LGBT calendar in such a special way. I look forward to seeing who will rise to the challenge and join us in having fun and raising awareness whilst also raising vital funds for LGBT causes in Greater Manchester.”
What’s happening when?
The Manchester Pride 10 Peaks Challenge – Saturday 13th May
Manchester Pride will be heading to the Lake District to take part in a gruelling challenge which will see participants aim to complete a 12 mile walk with a hearty 2000m ascent over 10 peaks! The team will be hoping to complete the challenge in just 12 hours so training will most certainly be necessary!
To take part in the challenge, which will include free accommodation and travel to and from the lakes, entrants must raise a minimum of £250 for the Manchester Pride Community Fund. Visit the Manchester Pride website for more information.
Manchester Pride is a registered charity that campaigns for equality and challenges discrimination; creates opportunity for engagement and participation and celebrates lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender (LGBT) life.
The charity raises money for LGBT and HIV causes in the region by staging a number of events throughout the year including The Manchester Pride Festival. It operates a number of grants and fund schemes each year . This currently includes the George House trust Welfare Fund for individuals living with HIV, the Lesbian and Gay Foundation Free Condom and Lube Scheme and the Manchester Pride Community Grants Scheme supporting community groups and LGBT organisations.
In 2016 Manchester Pride raised a record breaking £149,000 and attracted acts and appearances from a range of artists, including Will Young, Katy B, MNEK, Judge Jules and Groove Armada.
To find out more about Manchester Pride you can follow the charity on Twitter @manchesterpride or visit the website at manchesterpride.com.