Manchester Pride has been named one of the best Pride events in the UK in Hits Radio Pride’s Pride Poll.
Manchester Pride received the most votes in an online poll asking fans and listeners of the Bauer Media dedicated LGBTQ+ station what their favourite Pride event was in the UK.
Winning the Large category, the event will receive a marketing campaign on the station.
The poll, which was open for voting throughout Pride month, saw votes for over 150 different local and specialised events of all sizes across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Other winners included Bury and Belfast for Small and Medium respectively.
“Pride events are so important and give so many people a place of hope, safety and joy,” said Jordan Lee, presenter, Hits Radio Pride.
“It was amazing to see so many people vote for such an array of different local events in our Hits Radio Pride inaugural Pride Poll, showing that the love and pride is truly here in the UK.
“My adopted home Manchester saw an incredible number of votes, and after experiencing the passion and euphoria first-hand over the last few years, I can see exactly why Manchester Pride won!”
Mark Fletcher, CEO, Manchester Pride said: “We’re so proud and pleased that Hits Radio listeners love what we do.
“With this year’s event full steam ahead, it’s good to know that we are making a real difference for LGBTQ+ people and we can’t wait to come together again, safely this August at Manchester Pride Festival.”
The theme for the 2021 Manchester Pride Festival will be Garden Of Freedom, as the LGBTQ+ charity looks towards bringing LGBTQ+ people back together to stand together and to push forward in the fight for freedom.
Manchester Pride Festival will run from Friday 27th August – Monday 30th August 2021. Zara Larsson, Sigala, Annie Mac, Gabrielle, Katy B, Example and Eve are all set to appear.