August 7th, 2008

Paying for Pride?

I liked the previous thread on discussions of Pride.

Thought I'd draw people's attention to this though. You have to pay to get into Manchester Pride. It's not cheap either - £17.50, which is about 4 hours work at minimum wage.

You have to pay. To go on a march. WTF?

They say they "donate money to charity", but I think last year they donated about 5% of their profit. Sadly we don't have access to the figures, the resources to dig deeper as to where the rest of the cast went, and none of the local press dare touch it.

I hope this doesn't become a trend. Does anyone else know of Prides you have to pay for?