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Gay Pride Manchester 2010

Updated on August 31, 2010

I went to Manchester for gay pride, I got the option to march too through the centre of the city, I always wanted to do this to stand up for LGBT and some how I found the confidence to do it.

I could not believe the amount of support that came from the thousands of people who lined the streets and applauded us even children waved with their parents, I was so overwhelmed I cried as I marched with my friends.

I loved every minute of marching holding the banner "Enough Is Enough" and shouting it with the thousands of others who marched with us. Leading the prode march was my idol Sir Ian Mc Kellan.

If you are thinking of going to a pride trust me go to one it is amazing, we had a lot of religious groups march along side of us too which meant an awful lot to us all, showing that not all have closed their doors and judged us.

There were a lot of other groups who marched with us, far too many to name but it was the best day of my life and it showed that when we all stand together against persecution and against Hate what we can achieve. 

The weather was brilliant and the whole weekend was so overwhelming I want to do it again and am definitely going to next year. We stood up for our right to be who we are and to live in freedom, it was my first ever gay pride and wont be my last. 

I hope that you all do go to one and see the support that people do give but remember you don't have to be LGBT to support our rights but by going to one your making a difference to the future.  

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      Callum 7 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      Thanks mate :)

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      attemptedhumour 7 years ago from Australia

      Good for you mate, it's nice to hear such a positive report. Peter Mc kellan and people like him do your cause a great service. Cheers from a free thinking, knockabout, Brickie.

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      Callum 7 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      Thank you romancer wont let you down :)

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      ROMANCER OF LIFE 7 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii

      I'm sooo proud of you!

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      Callum 7 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      Thank you ethel it as the best day ever :)

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      Eileen Kersey 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Meeting Sir Ian as well. What a great day out and what courage.

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      Callum 7 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      Thank you @magicboy it certainly was wish you could have been there or seen it, There is a you tube video of it and you can see us waving to you :)

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      @MagicBoy 7 years ago from Qatar

      It must me great to be a part of such a huge gathering and for something you believe in..I guess mostly the joy of meeting so many people from different background would be amazing..isn’t it..Thumbs up to you..

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      Callum 7 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      Thanks syzygyastro x maybe I might come and march over in canada with you and your partner :)

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      William J. Prest 7 years ago from Vancouver, Canada

      As one of the founding members of the 20th century gay movement in Canada during the early 1870s, I feel your overwhelming excitement. It is by lending your supper along with millions of others that prevent a slide back to an ignorance and fear still plagues many areas of the world like Iran and some African countries. We are by no means out of the woods in this country either. I salute you!

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      Callum 7 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      I am so proud and I thought of him when I marched :)

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      qwark 7 years ago

      Hi Cal:

      Proud of ya!

      My brother would have been there with ya!

      Nice "hub!"

      Be proud of what'char my brother! :-)

      Qwark!

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      Callum 7 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      Thank you selrach I just wanted to put this on here for those who have never been or seen a pride and thank you for commenting because its good to know that hetrosexual man do support us too :)

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      selrach 7 years ago

      Well done in having the courage to stand up for who you are.I have a hard time understanding what fellow hetrosexuals have against our fellow men and women just becuase of their sexuality

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