Manchester Pride is encouraging businesses to bring ‘back the 90s’ for a day in August.
As part of celebrations of Manchester Pride turning 25, the LGBT charity is inviting Mancunians to embrace what is considered by many as the decade the Manchester LGBT scene came alive by raiding your wardrobe for all that old nineties gear and your music collections for your old 90s tunes.
We’re talking Teletubbies, Tamogotchies, Spice Girls, the lot!
Manchester Pride wants businesses and their workers to join them in a city-wide party on Friday 14 August – two weeks before the four- day Big Weekend – for fancy dress, Spotify playlists and a Boom-Box squad.
Throughout the fun-filled day, the charity will be running competitions on its social media channels, offering tickets for the Big Weekend, along with a variety of nineties-themed prizes.
Chief Executive of Manchester Pride Mark Fletcher said, “The nineties played a pivotal role in the progression of LGBT life in the city, so to celebrate this we wanted to honour the decade with something fun whilst raising essential funds for our charity.
“Whether you’re dressing up as the Teletubbies, digging out your old Tamagotchi or getting down to a bit of 90’s pop music, we want to see work places turn back the clocks to remember this defining decade.
“Funds raised will go directly to the various LGBT organisations that we support across Greater Manchester.”
The August Bank Holiday sees the return of the vibrant Manchester Pride Parade, an integral part of the Manchester Pride festival. This year’s Parade will be led by Sir Ian McKellen whilst also incorporating a new devoted-to twist.
To find out more about the Manchester Pride and all events, not just in August but throughout the year, you can follow the charity on Twitter @manchesterpride or visit the website atmanchesterpride.com