Manchester Pride is Manchester’s annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) festival, held over the August bank holiday weekend. Pride events have been taking place in Manchester for 19 years. The main goal of Manchester Pride is to raise money for a variety of LGBT organisations and groups within Greater Manchester.
Greater Manchester Lesbian and Gay Staff Affilliation contacted Blacka Acoustics to pqrticipate with the event and provide a moving wall of sound for the event. As carnival floats are a featured specialty of Blacka Acoustics, we were only to happy to get involved
PC Darren Haslam, coordinator of GMP's Lesbian and Gay Staff Affiliation (LAGSA), said: “Its another fantastic response that we’ve had this year, there has been an increase in the numbers taking part and also the number of police forces represented. For me it shows that confidence is slowly increasing amongst our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) staff and walk through the streets of Manchester proudly as a police officer or member of police staff.“
“By taking part in Pride will hopefully send out a strong and clear message to give confidence to the LGBT communities, that you can be gay or trans and work for the police. Hopefully it will also give them confidence to talk to the police and where necessary report a crime, with the confidence that they will be taken seriously.”"
This year’s parade has undergone some changes with a float being added to the crowd where DJ and presenter Anthony Crank will be providing the entertainment with the support of Blacka Acoustics Ltd. Constable Cub, along with Billy B from Lancashire, Whistler the Dog from Cumbria and GMP’s latest recruit PCSO Steve will be out to represent the heroes in the police who are proud to stand up for what they believe in.
Blacka Acoustics at Pride Festival Manchester