Manchester City will show its support for Manchester Pride, which takes place throughout the town this weekend, at Saturday’s fixture in opposition to Arsenal.
Now in its thirty sixth yr, the pageant is among the largest Pride celebrations within the UK, attracting over 140,000 folks every year as the town joins collectively to have fun.
Although the parade itself has been cancelled for the second consecutive yr due to the pandemic, Manchester City is lucky sufficient to have a house game this weekend, offering us with a chance to have fun Pride and the Club’s support to our LGBTQ+ supporters in attendance and the world over.

Earlier in the present day forward of the fixture, Danny Wilson, Managing Director – Manchester City Operations, Dave Alvarado, John Bridges, Carl Lane and Jordan Gregory from the Canal Street Blues Official Supporters Club (CSB) have been joined by Sarah Bland, Jude Morris-King and Anita Chester from Manchester City Women’s Official Supporters Club and Kevin Parker, Official Supporters Club consultant to elevate the progress satisfaction flag outdoors the Etihad Stadium which can proudly be on show throughout the weekend.
Dave Alvarado, Chairman of Canal Street Blues, City’s Official LGBTQ+ supporters’ membership department stated: “After a hiatus final yr due to the Coronavirus pandemic, it is nice to see the satisfaction flag being as soon as once more raised at the Etihad Stadium forward of Manchester Pride 2021.
“This is now a practice after plenty of years and actually kicks off the Manchester Pride weekend for Canal Street Blues, in addition to our households, pals and allies.

“It’s wanting like a sunny weekend is in story so hopefully we will elevate a number of cash for charity and mirror on the origins and that means of the satisfaction occasion.
“As we all know, the primary parade is not occurring this yr and so we cannot be flying the sky blue flag down alongside the streets of Manchester as we normally do.
“Regardless, on behalf of Canal Street Blues I’d like to want any blues across the metropolis this weekend who could also be becoming a member of within the celebrations, an gratifying and secure Manchester Pride 2021.”

As a part of wider exercise going down at the game this weekend to have fun Manchester Pride, a particular version programme entrance cowl will characteristic Phil Foden, Jack Grealish and Ferran Torres sporting our PUMA x MCFC restricted version Pride t-shirt, designed by competitors winner Lily.
After promoting out of its preliminary run, PUMA are re-releasing the shirt to be a part of us in our celebration so be certain to take a look at our on-line Club store.
All income from gross sales will go to Football vs Homophobia, who work tirelessly to problem discrimination primarily based on sexual orientation, gender id and expression at all ranges in soccer
Inside this weekend’s version of the matchday programme, there may be additionally a particular interview with Dave Alvarado, who’s the Chair of our Canal Street Blues Official LGBTQ+ Supporters Club.
Dave, alongside fellow CSB Supporters Club members John Bridges and Anita Clarke, will even be interviewed at half-time of the game on Saturday, with further exercise throughout the Club’s digital channels all through the weekend.
Earlier this week, plenty of Manchester City workers additionally took half within the Manchester Pride Cup, organised by the Manchester FA as a part of celebrations throughout the City.

For additional particulars on the Canal Street Blues Official Supporters Club go to: @CanalStBlues on Twitter.

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