Sunderland LGBT+ Network


Sunderland LGBT+ Network has grown significantly since its inception and in 2011, when it held the first Pride Event in Sunderland. It became Sunderland Pride Group in 2015, as it was felt that a Pride Festival year did not meet the community’s diverse needs, and a further change in 2020 Sunderland LGBT+ Network was established, to meet the growing needs of the community.

We are a community led organisation and base our work on identified LGBT+ community needs and aim to contribute to a society in which LGBT+ people are involved and have the opportunity to achieve in their life and wellbeing. 


To create opportunities for LGBT+ individuals in Sunderland and the North East to become happier, healthier and self –empowered. We work to create a visible presence of LGBT+ issues and we will work to end homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia and to promote respect for LGBT+ people.

 To support LGBT people address health issues and promote community wellbeing 
 To reduce isolation and connect LGBT people to their local community
 To raise the voices of LGBT people and provide opportunities to feedback into issues affecting their community 
 To host an annual Pride Festival to encourage community Cohesion with the LGBT+ community, its allies and wider community 

Emergency contact numbers
Mental health emergencies are serious. You're not wasting anyone's time.
Text SHOUT to 85258 (UK-wide)
Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust - 0303 123 1145
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Samaritans - 116123 
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

The Big Christmas Pride Party

To watch live on our YouTube channel follow this link...

Support Christmas Pride by Donating 

Sunderland LGBT+ Network and Pride rely on sponsorships and donations - if you have a couple of pounds or even a couple of pennies spare, it really helps us to keep these amazing events running each year.
Sunderland LGBT+ Network
Suite 2C, North Sands Business Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR6 0QA