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. We are registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales: Number 1159910
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 LGBT discrimination, in all its forms.
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 annual Prides and many smaller events, including regular socials for the LGBT community and allies in a safe environment for everyone to enjoy. Our specialist work continues supporting victims and survivors of same sex domestic and sexual violence and we are training more frontline services to help respond to victims and survivors following disclosure. We rely on donations and grants to help us reach as many people as possible, who need our help.
We need financial help to do this work. 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.
We have begun a new initiative called the Rainbow Alliance. We are asking businesses and agencies in County Durham to get involved with LGBT and begin recognising what we bring to our communities. We are planning further events throughout the year so keep a watch out on our social media pages.