Documentaries

From the dozens of interviews, we've created some special programmes exploring various aspects of gay life in Manchester.

Your Story

"Manchester really grabbed me – especially in the late 80s/early 90s. It seemed to have much more going on and it was politically active as well. We went on the big march against Section 28 – and had a blimmin’ good night out as well"

Charting the modern history of gay Manchester. From the 1960s through to today - this hour long documentary looks at how LGB and T people in Manchester have lived and loved over the past 50 years.

Download the documentary in MP3 format - 58 MB

The Women's Scene - a look at how women have shaped Manchester's scene

"I went to the opening night of the very first women's own bar... and it felt absolutely liberating"

Download the documentary in MP3 format - 28 MB

Cath's Story - One woman's story

"It was very difficult in those days. I did what was expected of a woman – I worked for a bit, got married, had children. I was always unfaithful with women… and I was lucky enough to work in a hospital! It suddenly clicked. I thought ‘WOW, yeah, that’s what I am. I’m a lesbian."

Download the documentary in MP3 format - 10 MB

Are you proud, Manchester?

"It was the guy behind the bar at the Rembrandt who started it. It was just a bring and buy sale outside. We came in, in the car, the dogs came with us and we had a good time… it was a nice day."

Reliving memories of 21 years of Manchester Pride.

Download the documentary in MP3 format - 28 MB