"There's n'owt queer as folk!" Manchester is a city whose great industrial past belies its newfound status as a major gay hotspot. Brought to prominence as the setting for the groundbreaking hit TV series "Queer As Folk", Manchester now teems with gay bars, shops, restaurants and hotels. We begin this episode of Bump! with a stroll down festive Canal Street, which is party-central, the heart of the gay village. Each summer Manchester throws a huge party - Gayfest. Join in as thousands of gay and lesbian Mancurians whoop it up in the streets, in the parks, just about everywhere! Luckily Bump! is also on hand to catch the boys strutting their stuff in the Mr. Gay U.K. pageant. History buffs will appreciate learning how Manchester rebuilt itself after nearly being destroyed by bombs in WWII, as well as being the birthplace of the modern womens' suffrage movement (you go grrrl!). And, we'll show you some very cool gay guesthouses, restaurants, bars and clubs - you'll really see why Manchester is so "right now".
Bump! is the world's first gay and lesbian travel and lifestyle television series. It is unique and international in scope. In each episode Bump! presents a new gay-friendly destination in a stylish and upbeat format.
Bump! travels the globe in search of fascinating gay human-interest stories. From gay tourism hotspots like Miami and London, to urban centres such as Montreal and Los Angeles, Bump! focuses its lens on gay and lesbian communities around the globe.