Yay! It's pride month soon and I've finally managed to get round to Illustrating the Manchester Gay Village Area. I absolutely love it. And not just because I can shamelessly throw in rainbows and all the colours in it.
I remember the Pride parade in Manchester in 2019 and being mesmerised by all the colours and celebrations of people. I was really hoping to get some proper images to capture the vibrancy of Pride. But alas, like most things this year, unfortunately Corona has kicked that plan to the curb. However, I am happy that I at least got to do this.
Donating to LGTB Foundation & Black Pride
Although I love a great celebration of diversity. I felt that I wanted to show more support. So during the month of Pride any prints of the Manchester Gay village will have 25% of its profit donated to the LGBT Foundation and Black Pride. And after pride 15% of profit from every purchase will be donated towards the LGBTQ Foundation & Black Pride.
About the LGBT Foundation
Established in 1975 within Manchester, the LGBT Foundation advocates for equal rights amongst people who identify as gay, lesbian, trans and bisexual. Each year the foundation supports around 40,000 people and 600,000 online. Providing key support through increasing skills, knowledge and self-confidence to improve and maintain their health and wellbeing.
About Black Pride
Black pride is a celebration during pride month focusing on diverse sexualities, gender identities, cultures, gender expressions and backgrounds. UK black pride is Europe's largest celebration for LGBTQ people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Latin American descent. Creating positive engagement within Black LGBTQ and QTIPOC culture and their friends and family members through education, the arts, cultural events and advocacy.