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City fly the flag for Manchester Pride

2 Sep 2016
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Man City's LBGT+ fans take part in this year's event celebrating minority groups

Manchester City's LBGT+ fans took centre stage this Bank Holiday weekend as part of the club's support for Manchester Pride 2016.

Canal Street Blues, a supporters' club for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other other sexual/gender minorities of City fans, had their own open-top bus in the Pride parade on Saturday as they led a large group of other LGBT+ football fan groups through the streets of Manchester.

Manchester Price 2016, open top bus
Canal Street Blues' open-top bus takes part in last weekend's Manchester Pride

It was part of a whole series of events involving Manchester City at the weekend, which included the flying of the rainbow flag at the Etihad Stadium and messages being displayed on the big screens during Sunday's Premier League contest against West Ham United.

"We're delighted once more that our club is acknowledging Manchester Pride in this way," Manchester City Supporters' Club general secretary Kevin Parker said. "Raising a rainbow flag is a real gesture of inclusion.

"If it shows even one fan struggling with their sexuality or gender identity that it is OK to be LGBT+, that's a huge impact."

See: Manchester Pride gallery

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