Newcastle upon Tyne

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Newcastle upon Tyne is a city and metropolitan borough in Tyne and Wear. it was once one of the world's largest shipbuilding and ship-repairing centres.

LGBT History

Newcastle GLF was listed in Gay News issue 1.

MCC Newcastle is the local branch of the Metropolitan Community Church. It was founded in 1991.

The Newcastle Ravens is a gay inclusive rugby team; it organises the Hadrian Cup competition.

The Newcastle Panthers is a gay football team.

Nick Forbes is leader of Newcastle City Council.

There is a thriving gay scene in the "Pink Triangle",[1] including the Powerhouse club.

NE Gayscene had a page of information about Newcastle.[2] That site has since been replaced by Gay Newcastle.

The Outpost Housing Project, based in Newcastle, provides accommodation support and advice to young LGBT people.[3]

In 2023 a lesbian gender critical football fan was banned by Newcastle United for expressing gender critical views on social media [4].

Newcastle Pride

Newcastle Pride logo
Newcastle Pride is an annual Pride festival supported by the Northern Pride organisation.


  4. Daily Telegraph 2 February 2024 (accessed 6 February 2024) Ms Smith, who is gay and promotes lesbian, gay and bisexual rights and women’s rights, was put under investigation by the police, the Premier League and Newcastle United after expressing strong views on trans ideology on her personal account on X, formerly Twitter. ....she is also considering taking legal action under equalities legislation.