Queer Eye’s Tan France joins a number of RuPaul's Drag Race UK stars to headline the 2021 Manchester Pride Conference, which will be held Tuesday April 20th. With a theme of Beyond the Rainbow: Driving Inclusivity and Equality all Year Round, the free conference offers a full day of digital content to engage, educate, and inspire change.
Just two hours north of London, Manchester is a very LGBTQ+ welcoming city and Manchester Pride is one of the UK's leading LGBTQ+ nonprofits, which fights for LGBTQ+ equality and supports the queer community of Greater Manchester.
This is the organization's third annual conference. Meet the lineup here (all images Manchester Pride):
France is a British-Pakistani-American fashion designer, made famous by his role on Queer Eye. He'll be interviewed as part of the day-long conference, which offers activists the opportunity to expand their knowledge on LGBTQ+ issues and provides practical tools and resources to drive change.
Hosting this Manchester Pride Conference is Owain Wyn Evans, an out gay BBC weatherman and journalist.
It’s A Sin’s Nathaniel J Hall who is also a writer, producer, and HIV activist, will be delivering a spolight presentation.
Rupaul’s Drag Race UK breakout star, Ginny Lemon will also deliver a spotlight presentation.
Joining a panel discussion at the conference is Mancunian Drag legend Cheddar Gorgeous.
2021 RuPaul's Drag Race UK star Cherry Valentine will also appear on a panel.
Writer and LGBTQIA+ advocate Ben Pechey will be speaking at the conference.
In depth conversation sessions include one presented by from makeup artist, writer, model and public speaker, Umber Ghauri on living with a disability.
Other offerings include a panel discussion on Creating Inclusive Culture, and a panel on The Power of Being an Ally hosted by transgender performer and activist Kate O'Donnell with speakers Sadie Sinner, curator of The Cocoa Butter Club and captain of Cue Tease Burlesque; and Jill Nalder. Jill an actress and childhood friend of writer Russell T Davies (whose It's A Sin features a character based on Jill).
Learn more and register for the conference here. U.K. attendees can also pick up a Limited Edition Manchester Pride Conference ‘Swag Bag’ when they register, for £15.00 (incl. postage) with proceeds going to support our charity work.