Â Sunderland Pride When: 30 August 2014
Where: Sunderland City Centre
How much: Free
Sunderland Pride is Sunderland’s dedicated lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans charity. On an annual basis the Sunderland Pride team executes planning of the Sunderland Pride event, held every September. Launched on September 23rd 2011, the first festival attracted around 2,000 people into the City Centre and gave many an opportunity to celebrate their sexuality in a safe environment while also promoting the diversity of the City.
The event has successfully grown in size, and in 2013 reached a peak audience of over 3,000 â€œ Through use of advertising and engagement with new sponsors, which includes Stagecoach North East, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue and the lengthy support of Gentoo Sunderland. The event also added the successful Pride Breakfast which was hosted by Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue and was attended by numerous individuals from Sunderland City Council and partner organisations that have supported the Sunderland Pride event for a number of years.
In 2014 the organisation and event will reach a new peak, in January 2014 the team announced their third patron. Chris Ramsay, who was one of the founders of the organisation and the event, takes up the role of patron Chris was not only one of the founders but dedicated three years of his time on the Management Board and is a well-known figure within the City, having actively been involved with the Sunderland Scene for the last decade.
Go to: www.sunderlandpride.co.uk