About

Northumberland Pride is a county wide organisation set up in 2017 to raise awareness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT+) culture and heritage. We do this by promoting equality and diversity for the elimination of discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity. In practice we provide safe spaces which break down barriers, that promote inclusion and support across Northumberland. Our vision is to celebrate LGBT+ life with our allies through events and project work. In 2017/2018 we delivered the first Northumberland Pride in Alnwick. Northumberland Pride 2018 was attended by over 2,500 people and our colourful March through the town centre of Alnwick attracted over 500 people.

Lorna Stewart-HookChair

Lorna is a founding member of Northumberland Pride and works for HM Prison Service. She is also involved in various diversity and inclusion committee groups in her workplace.

Caspar BaldwinTrans Engagement Lead

Casper joined the committee in 2018 after attending the first Northumberland Pride and is lead on Trans engagement.

Darren IrvineTreasurer / Events Lead

Darren is a founding member of Northumberland Pride, is a Civil Servant and has held a number of roles in the voluntary sector as well as being involved in various LGBT+ initiatives over the years.

Follow Darren @DazIrvine

Debbie FloundersVolunteering Lead

Debbie takes care of volunteering throughout the year and is an LGBT+ ally.

Thomas AndersonCommunications & Marketing Lead

Thomas joined the committee in 2018 and brings a wealth of experience. He founded Inclusive Networks, the newly created PrideFace and is the former Chair of The Co-op’s award-winning LGBT+ staff network group “respect”.

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Carmelle Stewart-HookCommittee Member

Carmelle joins the committee after much support in our first year. A fishing manufacturer and keen photographer, she has a passion for a community focused organisation.

Jane DargueCommittee Member

Jane takes on various roles throughout the year and is an LGBT+ ally. Her background in local government allows her to support wider networking with individuals and organisations who could potentially work with Northumberland Pride to help us achieve our goals.

Follow Jane @Argot101