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United Kingdom: What Does Pride Mean Today‪?‬ World Wide Wave

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Pride has always been about visibility. Whether it is to raise visibility in places where LGBT people are hidden or to celebrate the community to what it has become today, Pride is a global movement. In most cases Pride events were born out of protest. In some places it is now more of a party.

But at what point does profit become more important than Pride? There is a global counter-movement to “reclaim pride” from the commercial interests and bring it back to its grass-roots protest origins. And Manchester is the latest city where there is division over what Pride means today. John Proctor, organised a protest march at Manchester Pride in the UK to make his point.

Pride has always been about visibility. Whether it is to raise visibility in places where LGBT people are hidden or to celebrate the community to what it has become today, Pride is a global movement. In most cases Pride events were born out of protest. In some places it is now more of a party.

But at what point does profit become more important than Pride? There is a global counter-movement to “reclaim pride” from the commercial interests and bring it back to its grass-roots protest origins. And Manchester is the latest city where there is division over what Pride means today. John Proctor, organised a protest march at Manchester Pride in the UK to make his point.

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