It’s raining women at Manchester Pride…

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With just less than two months to go before Manchester’s gay pride festival kick starts on 21st August, the programme of lesbian events is really starting to hot up.

On the opening night, comedienne Clare Summerskill performs an alternative stand-up and repertoire at St Chrysostom’s Church in Victoria Park – bringing a dash of dyke humour to the city’s only LGBT-led church.

On Tuesday 25th August, the Lesbian and Gay Foundation (LGF) host an evening of burlesque and drag king worship followed by a frank discussion about lesbian sex in ‘Secrets of the Lady Garden’ at their offices on Princess Street.

And last, but by no means least, The L Word Quiz Night at Vanilla returns by popular demand on Wednesday 26th August.

Jackie Crozier, festival manager of Manchester Pride, said: “I’m really pleased with the women’s events we’ve confirmed so far. The L Word Quiz Night, in particular, is a personal favourite, but I’m looking forward to all of them. I’m also looking forward to seeing the women’s space in Sackville Gardens – which is new for this year.”

Annie Emery at the LGF, said: “We’re all really excited to be hosting Secrets of the Lady Garden. It’s very rare for lesbian and bisexual women’s sexuality to be explored or celebrated – and that’s exactly what we intend to do. It’s going to be a fantastic evening of empowering sexy fun!”

For more information about any of the women’s events at Manchester Pride, visit: www.manchesterpride.com