We took a group of our young people to Northumberland Pride 2021 – you can see how we got on in our Creative Catalyst Highlight on Insta. Our young leaders performed on the Pride main stage and we hosted creative activities that enabled us to chat to and connect with well over 100 young people across the day. We had a blast!
11th October is National Coming Out Day – a day all about celebrating queer identities and the moment (for some!) of being able to be their true selves. It’s a visibility day for queer folx and anyone in the LGBTQIA+ community and reminds everyone of the enormity of that “coming out” moment. Coming out for many young people is a HUGE deal and a massive moment.
We saw some of that enormity and tentative steps, from some of the young people we chatted to at Northumberland Pride – attending was a big deal to them and an important step in their journey and allyship. As part of our pop up at Northumberland Pride, we invited young people, to share their advice to folx nervous about attending their first Pride and we thought National Coming Out Day was the perfect day to share some of those insights and pieces of advice, to encourage and reassure any young people, curious but nervous about attending, that Pride is a wonderful thing to be a part of.
So, these are pieces of advice from Northumberland Young people, for other young people nervous about attending their first Pride in the future…
Well, that’s a dose of Pride positivity right there, we can’t wait for Northumberland Pride 2022 and will certainly be attending again. And we encourage Northumberland young people to check it out too!