As our series of interviews with the main local party leaders continues ahead of May’s council elections, Stockport UKIP chairman John Kelly is in the Stockport Reports hotseat this week.
On Easter Saturday there is an afternoon of athletics, basketball, climbing, football, rugby league and more – all aimed at LGBT people who are beginners in sport.
It will be going on at Hough End Leisure Centre, which is located between Chorlton and Withington.
Under the Rainbow has been speaking to the Director of Pride Sports, Lou Englefield, who has been describing what’s planned.
This weekend is Manchester Pride – the annual festival for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community. On Saturday afternoon, the parade will be going through the streets of the city centre.
Under the Rainbow has been catching with one of the groups from the borough, that will be walking in the parade – People Like Us Stockport.
Leader of the Conservative group on Stockport Council, Cllr Syd Lloyd, tells Stockport Focus it will be a “miracle” if UKIP defector Cllr Paul Bellis retains his seat in the May elections.
Stuart Hatton Jr is a winner of the Mr Gay UK and Mr Gay World competitions.
This week he launched an anti-bullying campaign. He’s encouraging people to tweet a photo of themselves with So What written on their hand, with the hashtag #SoWhat.
Stuart told Under the Rainbow that he hopes to help young people shrug off homophobic and other bullying that may be directed at them.