The Rainbow Alliance is a group of representatives from different agencies across the north east who want to raise awareness and improve responses for LGBT+ staff and/or clients in their agencies or organisations. We continue to highlight and support improvement for victims of same sex domestic/sexual violence and hate crime and bullying through education and training. We have a Rainbow Alliance Ally award for agencies who are assessed as fully committed to LGBT+ equality and inclusion.

Membership is approved by Durham Pride UK.

Current membership includes;

Durham County Council – Ruth Ashton

Soldiers, Sailors and Airforce Association – Major (Rtd) Paul Moore

ARCH North East – Barbara Pawson

Durham University – Louise Herron

Office of Durham Police and Crime Commissioner – Jon Carling

St Aidan’s College – Dr Susan Frenk

St Chad’s College -Rev. David Rushton

Durham Constabulary – Dave Dove

Victim Support Durham – Mark Warcup

Harbour – Danielle Chadwick

Rape Crisis Darlington – Isobel

Durham FA – Richard Hughes

Durham Miners Association –

North Star Housing –

County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service – Michelle Robson

Humankind – BillieJean Summerbell