About Us

In 2015 and following many requests for support, Durham Pride UK was formed as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation to promote equality and diversity for the public benefit and in particular the elimination of discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity of those living in County Durham and the surrounding areas.

Durham Pride UK could not operate without Trustees and volunteers helping us along the way. We are an inclusive charity that welcomes anyone who identifies or supports an inclusive and diverse LGBT County Durham and will help us champion an end to discrimination, in all its forms.

Meet The Team

Mel Metcalf
Dane Wilkinson
Vice Chair
Reece Kirkland
Lauren Walton
Steven Williams
Heather Liddle
Ruth Ashton
EmJay Nicholas
Phil Mullen
K Buchanan

What We Have Done So Far

We have spent time cultivating a sentiment in favour of equality and diversity in particular through celebrating the diversity of the LGBT community. We have staged two annual Prides and many smaller events, including regular socials for the LGBT community and its allies in a safe environment for everyone to enjoy. We further aim to preserve and protect the health of LGBT people in county Durham, in particular but not exclusively those living with HIV and aids by the provision of information and support.


If you would like to donate to our organisation please click on the below link, which you will be directed to the Local Giving website.


The Future

We are beginning a new initiative following this year’s Pride called the Rainbow Network. We are asking businesses and agencies in County Durham to get involved with LGBT and begin recognising what we bring to our communities. Keep looking at this website for announcements as we are hiring a great central venue for LGBT and allies to come along for activities and meet others from the community in a safe and inclusive space.