The world famous Manchester Pride Parade returns to the Manchester Pride Festival and this year we’re ‘Buzzin’ to be Queer’!
The iconic worker bee, deeply rooted in Manchester's history, emerges as the focal symbol for this year's Pride Parade theme - ‘Buzzin’ to be Queer - A Hive of Progress’. Dating back 150 years to the industrial revolution, the bee has evolved beyond a mere emblem; it has become a powerful representation of Mancunians' hard work ethic and the bustling energy that defines the city as a hive of activity.
As we celebrate ‘Buzzin’ to be Queer - A Hive of Progress’ the 'Progress Bee' becomes more than a symbol; it becomes a call to action. It reminds us that, just like worker bees collaborating in a hive, LGBTQ+ communities and their allies can achieve great things when united. The bee symbolises not only the hard work that has defined the city's history but also the ongoing commitment to progress, inclusivity, and equality that Manchester Pride champions.
So, let the bee guide us, buzzin’ with the collective energy of a community that knows the strength found in togetherness. As we march in the Parade, let's embody the worker bee spirit and create a hive of progress where everyone can thrive.
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