Last week we joined in the celebrations for 2017’s Northern Pride! As always we had a wonderful time marching through the streets of Newcastle and meeting you all at our stall. We look forward to next year! If you have any pictures of us in the parade, we’d love it if you could tweet us then @laglanortheast
And of course, pride is not over! Below are a list of events taking place over the next few weeks in and around Newcastle
Films for LGBT 50
Events have been taking place up and down the country to mark ‘LGBT 50 – Celebrating 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality’.
For anyone who would like to combine celebrating this important occasion with a trip to the seaside, our very own Whitley Bay Jam Jar Cinema is presenting a series of films chronicling the diverse range of gender from different time periods. This Thursday 10 August at there is a showing of Tangerine, a comedy drama about the life of a transgender sex worker in downtown Los Angeles. You can find more information and book tickets here: http://www.jamjarcinema.com/movie/ST00000598
Paws with Pride
For all you dog-lovers out there put Sunday 13 August in your diary, which sees the return of Northern Pride’s pet show Paws with Pride. The event takes place from 11.30pm to 4.30pm in Leazes Park and there are prizes for a wide range of categories including ‘Most Appealing Eyes’, ‘Feeliest Fur’ and ‘Waggiest Tail’.
As if that wasn’t enough, this year the show has teamed up with Pride Heath Games which will take place on the same day. The aim of this joint venture is to promote and engage the LGBT community in healthy recreational activities and local sports groups. There will be taster sessions from local LGBT friendly sports and fitness groups, old school sports day games such as the Bleep test, Sack race and everyone’s favourite the Egg & Spoon race.
More details can be found here: http://www.northern-pride.com/event/paws
If any of you attend either of these events please send us photos that we can post on our Facebook/Twitter page!
We hope you’re enjoying your summer!