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. Join us on for 7 days of pride culminating in our 2nd pride march and event on 1st June 2019.
To promote equality and diversity for the public benefit and in particular the elimination of discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity, including in particular but not exclusively by:
Raising the awareness of the public with regard to all aspects of discrimination in society and issues and difficulties affecting the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people
Cultivating a sentiment in favour of equality and diversity in particular through celebrating the achievements of LGBT people and the diversity of the LGBT community
Advancing education and raising awareness in equality and diversity whether by teaching, interaction, performance or producing and/or displaying artistic and other materials
Producing publications, lectures, media, promoting public events and exhibitions, public advocacy and other means of communication
Associating with voluntary organisations, and/or governmental, public and private bodies to develop and maximise the effectiveness of voluntary organisations run by and for LGBT people
Staging and promoting LGBT events and in particular an annual LGBT festival
Creating safe spaces where LGBT people can explore their culture and heritage that breaks down barriers, celebrates inclusively and removes social exclusion
Promoting activities to foster understanding between people from diverse backgrounds.