Women playing football is nothing new, but women being paid to play professional football is. Since 2018, professional female footballers earn £47,000 per year, a good sum by anyone’s standards but when compared with male footballers’ salaries, it’s pocket money. But it’s a start, and change only comes about when people who care, show it.
Manchester Pride has changed over the years since its inception in the mid-1980s. The Pride weekend provides more than just entertainment for the LGBT community, but is Pride doing enough to keep up with the community’s diversity in 2022?
Manchester Pride is often criticised for being commercialised and being more of a party than a protest. But it can be both, as Gary Roberts discovered at the 2022 Pride weekend.
That’s the theme of a pop-up art exhibition being held in Salford on 27 August, to spread a little joy in a time when LGBTQ+ people are under attack from the media and politicians.