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.

Darren IrvineTrustee

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.

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Thomas AndersonCommunications & Marketing

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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Caspar BaldwinTrans Engagement

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