Welcome To Durham Pride UK
Durham Pride UK was founded back in 2014 when our Chair, Mel Metcalf began asking people why our beautiful and diverse County wasn’t celebrating LGBT Pride.
We were told we couldn’t do it by some, that it would only be another student event by others and that there wouldn’t be any interest by many.
Less than 6 months later our first Pride happened on a lovely sunny Thursday evening with an estimated audience of 2,500 and a magnificent mix of people. In 2019 we welcomed an amazing 25,000 people to our celebrations as we continue to grow LGBT+ visibility in County Durham.
So we did it and a wonderful LGBT+ community and its many fabulously supportive allies came together to celebrate diversity and put County Durham on the LGBT+ friendly map.
We are all about raising awareness and educating the public about the issues and difficulties affecting the lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people in and around County Durham.
This includes but is not limited to specialist support and advice for front line agencies providing services to victims and survivors of same sex domestic/sexual violence and abuse, hate crime and bullying.
Any profit from Pride will be used to support our monthly events throughout the year.
Durham Pride UK is registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales: Number 1159910