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Why It’s Cool To Celebrate Diversity  

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Pride Month – Saturday 1 June to Sunday 30 June 2024 – is a fantastic time to engage with the LGBTQ+ community, to celebrate how cool it is to be unique, and to raise awareness about the importance of acceptance and equality and diversity.

Honoring individuals from a broad range of genders, ages, cultures, backgrounds, nationalities, and sexual orientations is what makes the world such an interesting and beautiful place. Life becomes a richer experience when you’re open to celebrating diversity in all of its wonderful forms.

Personal journeys of self-discovery

Since the first ever Pride, held in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles in June 1970, LGBTQ+ people have united in demonstrations for legal rights and marched in vibrant outdoor parades to show pride in their sexual orientation or gender identity. If you’re proud to wave a rainbow pride flag, there are many LGBTQ+ events that you can attend throughout Pride 2024, in the UK.

As a gay man, you may like to take a moment to reflect on your own personal journey of self-discovery during Pride month. It’s also a perfect time to get together with friends in the LGBTQ+ community, and to fondly remember lost loved ones who were proud to stand out from the crowd.

On ManChat – the UK’s busiest gay chat line – you can celebrate diversity by chatting to a variety of friendly and flirty real men from all over the UK. You can share stories and personal experiences, while practicing your best flirting techniques. And if you click with a hot guy, you can phone or text chat and also make plans to hook up in Pride month.

Pride events in the UK

During the balmy summer of 2024, you can experience colourful and energetic Pride events in the UK in an array of cities. Rainbow riot festivities kick off at Birmingham Pride on May 25-26, and continue with Edinburgh Pride (June 22) and Pride in London (June 29) which attracts visitors from all over the globe.

In London, join one million visitors and the iconic Pride Parade that traverses through some of the city’s most popular tourist attractions, including Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square. You can make new friends at the parties, workshops, and cultural gatherings that also celebrate diversity coolness in the capital. As all of the events are proudly inclusive to all spectrums of diverse community, Pride successfully promotes London as a must-visit LGBTQ-friendly destination. Glasgow, Belfast and Newcastle extend Pride’s cool celebrations of diversity by hosting lively LGBTQ+ events in July. The biggest events of the LGBTQ+ community’s social calendar – Brighton Pride and Manchester Pride – take place in August.

Challenging exclusionary behaviour

While more and more people are now openly embracing diversity, not everyone is on board with showing solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community. Some people make assumptions based on sexuality, gender and sex because they’re unable to accept anything that’s beyond their own personal world view.

It’s important to show solidarity by raising awareness of unacceptable behaviour in any environment. Bullying, harassment and discrimination is never ok.

Many employers now have strategies in place to call out unacceptable behaviour at work. When employees feel that they can trust that they will be treated fairly regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race or age, they will look forward to doing their job to the best of their ability. A diverse and inclusive workforce is more innovative and can achieve great things.

Educate friends, family or colleagues about the importance of having a shared commitment to supporting underserved communities by using LGBTQ+ positive language and talking about important topics that impact on diversity, equality and inclusion. LGBTQ+ resources such as books, films and TV shows offer an easy and fun way to explore the diverse community’s history and other LGBTQ+ topics with your loved ones and new Man Chat friends.

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How To Stimulate His Mind

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To establish a rapport and a connection, with the friendly, like-minded and sexy stranger that you’re chatting to on the UK’s busiest gay phone service, it’s important that you more than flirty. Stimulating his mind will score you brownie points, and increase your chances of successfully arranging a date.

Show off your personality and confidence by engaging your POI in light-hearted and cool banter that effortlessly develops into hot seduction.

Explore Each Other’s Minds

To make a great impression, you don’t have to be OTT in your behaviour or with your compliments. Being your usual warm, charismatic and friendly self will make any guy that you message on ManChat positively responsive towards you. Send a cheeky private message or a flirty text, and take your time getting to know each other before arranging a meet.

When you explore each other’s minds you share ideas and create a joint vision that is bigger and better than anything you could have imagined by yourself. Initiate conversation by focusing your attention on your crush, so that you can get to know how his brain works. Talk about a variety of topics, including dating-friendly general interest and personal stuff such as background, work life, family history and culture. Discovering mutual likes and dislikes will also help to bond you closer together.

You’ll gain a rounded view of each other’s values and opinions, as you form mutual respect and trust.

Pay Non-Physical Compliments

While everyone loves to receive compliments about their physical appearance and good looks, these types of comments do little to stimulate the mind and make someone putty in your hands. To make your POI feel extra special, compliment him on his sharp mind, wit and intelligence. If he’s particularly knowledgeable about something, mention that too.

Make sure that your compliments sound genuine and sincere.

Ask Great Questions

To unlock the mystery of what makes someone tick, you have to be brave enough to ask great questions. This is not the time to focus on small talk and hot gossip about superficial stuff. You need to be willing to dig deeper, if you want to stimulate his mind like no one else has ever done before!

Begin by asking him questions that relate to his most recent and/or significant memories, goals and dreams. Move on to questions that explore unlimited possibilities… “If you had a superpower, what would it be?”; “If you could time travel, what year would you visit?”; “if you could steal something and not get caught, what would it be?”

As you stimulate his mind with thought-provoking questions, you’ll also be working magic on his senses.

Share Your Thoughts

The most personal and intimate thing that you can do with another person surprisingly doesn’t involve sex. Sharing your thoughts with someone offers them an open invitation to get to know your vulnerable side. This takes time, patience and practice, so be prepared to go slow when melding minds and getting to know each other on a deeper level.

Have Fun

When you’re chatting and flirting with a handsome hunk that you instantly clicked with on ManChat, you should definitely be having fun. Mind stimulation doesn’t only involve hot topics that are personal and serious in nature. Expressing personality and a sense of humour is equally important when establishing a connection and rapport.

Tickle his funny bone, and make him LOL, by sharing stories about past experiences. It’s fine to talk about people and situations that make you laugh, but avoid being rude or crude.

If you can stimulate his mind while also making him chuckle, you’ll have made a first class impression on any guy that you want to date.

Tell Him How He Makes You Feel

Once you’ve completed your fun and light-hearted fact-finding mission, you’ll need to integrate all that you have learned about your POI.

Think about the information and ideas you have shared and explored together. If you find that you’ve been mutually stimulated by your interaction, you could have the basis for a future successful relationship!

To get him addicted to you, show honest and genuine interest by letting him know how he makes you feel.

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Win A Pair Of Tickets To Brighton Pride 2016!

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Want to win a pair of tickets to Brighton Pride 2016? Here’s what you have to do!

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  • Be over 18 years old
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  • The competition is available to over 18s only and closes on Friday 29th July 2016.
  • The winner MUST be following us on Twitter & have re-tweeted the correct tweet.
  • Prize is two standard tickets for entry into Preston Park for Brighton Pride 2016 on Saturday 6th August. Tickets are non-exchangeable.
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