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Celebrating 10 years of connecting LGBT communities across the North East… 

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Northern Proud Voices are the North East’s first and largest choir for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans people (and allies). We sing all types of music under professional direction and we meet every Thursday evening from 7 - 9 pm in suite 4 at the Jurys Inn Hotel, Newcastle. 


We are a non audition choir so it doesn't matter if you don't read music or have never sung in a choir before. NPV is not just about singing, we are a diverse, friendly, social space for LGBT people. 


Please check out our website for more information:


or you can find our page on Facebook by searching for "Northern Proud Voices"


We are always looking to welcome new members and are particularly keen to increase our female membership. Do get in touch if you would like more information or if you have any questions by emailing

BAMER Women’s Sexual Violence Network 

Invite to Join & Free Training Offer 


Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland (RCTN) are setting up a Black Asian Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) Women’s Sexual Violence Network.  The network is aimed at BAMER women who work or volunteer in frontline roles in generic, holistic or specialist organisations (this can include statutory and voluntary sector organisations). 

BAMER Women's Sexual Violence Network - Invite to Join & Free training Offer.pdf
Click here for more information
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Hidden Histories

his story, her story, their story, our story.


Do you identify as LGBT+ or do you know someone who does?

Have you lived/got knowledge of North Tyneside’s LGBT+ Community?


We are a group of young LGBT+ people supported by experienced Barnardo’s staff and our Heritage partner North Tyneside Council Libraries.  We have been funded by the Heritage Lottery to research and record the LGBT+ social personal and community history of North Tyneside. 


Below is an anonymous survey that you can complete – Survey Monkey


We are looking for LGBT+ people aged 40+ who would be willing to share your history of what life was like for you, the issues and barriers you faced and how you overcame these and the community that supported you. These stories would be recorded anonymously and archived in North Tyneside Council’s library. 


If you are interested in sharing your story face to face just get in touch.

Please speak to Caroline or Justine at;

The Base @ Barnardos, 26 Esplanade, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, NE26 2AJ          Telephone:  0191 253 2127 OR 07810540399 or

Feel free to forward this on to people you feel may be interested in being involved

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Is a social meet up group for gay and bi women from all over the North East for socialising in and around Newcastle. 

Friendly to all lesbians, bisexuals and transgender women who love women we are hoping to meet and chat during newbie events every month, go for walks, cinema/ theatre/performance night, coffee, meals, or other socials events. For more information and future events visit our website.




Report, complain, campaign

Find out more about online abuse and harassment, what it is, and what you can do to stop it. It is important that we work together to stop discrimination, challenge abusive behaviour online, and provide support to those affected.

For more information click here


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One of our asylum seeking members, meeting her MP, Chi Onwurah to thank her for her support in getting her out of detention.

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Pride & Joy is a singing group who meet every Tuesday 6.30-8.30pm at Alphabetti Theatre. We are organised by people who love singing and exist to give LGBT people in the North East the opportunity to make music in a friendly environment. We believe that singing contributes positively to physical and mental well-being and we share the benefits by hostingt singing workshops, tasters and events. Our focus is on providing a smaller group where less confident members can develop their vocal skills in a supportive environment. We enjoy singing together, but we also care for each other beyond the choir room, building friendships and support networks that help us cope with our daily lives.

We hold Taster sessions for LGBT groups and we've found that people who swear they can't sing in tune are very often surprised by how quickly their voice becomes stronger, more confident and can blend well with others - it's also great fun.




LGBT Directory North East August 2018.pdf


listing guide
Click here for more information