Carl Austin Beham
Carl Austin-Behan OBE is a British former politician and community activist who currently serves as LGBT adviser to the Mayor of Greater Manchester.
He served as Lord Mayor of Manchester, being its first openly gay Lord Mayor. He was Labour councillor and Mr Gay UK.
We asked Carl to talk about his experiences and answer a few of our questions.
Pride in Leigh
Pride in Leigh will celebrate LGBTQ+ people and communities with a programme of activities designed to complement Wigan Pride.
The group is bringing together a number of organisations based at Leigh Spinners Mill, including Leigh Film Society, Everything Human Rights which works with ethnic minorities, Monument Men and the Hackspace.