Manchester's 1998 Lesbian
& Gay Mardi Gras parade makes its
way to the gay village area
BELOW: Canal Street, Mardi Gras 1999
can find my general information about Manchester here.
updated on: June 8, 2001
Manchester has a large gay community -- which has grown in part due
to continued support from the City Council over the last 20 years.
gay area now focuses on the area around Canal Street though, in years gone by,
it was spread out more.
In the 1990's, the annual Lesbian and Gay Mardi
Gras event become one of the UK's largest festivals. However it lost sight
of its original charity-raising purpose and, in 2000, was replaced by GayFest.
Manchester has a wide variety of different gay bars, clubs and businesses and
Canal Street has become hugely popular with the general public.