The Manchester Pride parade-the biggest in the UK-may be over for another year but a unique exhibition to raise funds for the Manchester Pride charity is on at the Corn Exchange for another few days.
The exhibition of work by celebrity and fashion photographer Rachel Joseph entitled #JustLikeYou blurs the barriers between the wider and LGBT communities and shows just how interconnected we all are.
The exhibition features celebrities and well-known faces including Fay Brookes, Shobna Gulati, Stephanie Hirst, Bruno Langley and Antony Cotton.
Each striking image, many of which explore gay stereotypes, is accompanied with a message that reveals a personal connection to the LGBT community.
Lord Mayor of Manchester Carl Austin-Behan, whose message reads Proud To Be A Gay-Lord Mayor said, “I’m proud of who I am and equally proud to don the ceremonial robes and serve as Lord Mayor. I hope this project makes people feel equally as connected to Manchester.”
People visiting the exhibition in the atrium at Manchester Corn Exchange will be encouraged to put themselves in the frame and share their personal connection using #JustLikeYou and @ManchesterPride.
“Manchester has always been proud of its diverse community and this project demonstrates how the city constantly thinks of ways to demonstrate and celebrate its creativity,” said Rachel.
Corn Exchange until 9 September.