Sunderland LGBT+ Network is Sunderland’s largest diversity charity. Aside from our daily work in striding for equality across the City, our team made up of amazing volunteers run a range of services, including events, support groups, training courses, hate crime reporting, information and resources and so much more. On a yearly basis, the team organise Sunderland’s largest diversity celebration event, Sunderland Pride. Since the first event in 2011, Sunderland Pride has attracted thousands of people to the City Centre each year, we are actively preparing for Sunderland Pride 2023.
Sunderland LGBT+ Network Community Interest Group is managed by a board of directors made up of local residents and members of the LGBT+ community across the North East. Together with our sister organisation Sunderland Pride Centre who is a registered charity in England and Wales under number 1150437. We work together to work towards our objectives which are to: carry out activities which benefit the local residents and community by raising awareness of discrimination and the impact of stigma and hate crime, as well as help alleviate social isolation and help those impacted by LGBT+ issues, including health, sexual and mental health. We do this by awareness raising, organising events and encouraging volunteering.
The Rainbow Hub is our community Hub creating a safe space for the LGBT+ Community and their allies. A vabrant place which includes a cafe/bar with a fantastic menu to suit. It also contains a community room for groups and training, as well as our office for Sunderland LGBT+ Network.
It recently has been busy especially with Christmas Party Nights, and we are looking forward to the social events we have planned next year such as Valentines Day, Buskers nights, Quiz and Bingo nights to name a few. The Hub is also available for private parties such as Birthdays and anniversaries.