Skip navigation

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT)

Life in Newcastle

Newcastle has a thriving and growing gay scene, mostly based in the area around the Centre for Life, and there are also lots of other ‘gay friendly’ social and cultural venues. There are a number of local services, as you’ll see below, which offer support, advice and information on LGBT issues, and the size of the city means you’ll soon get to know people.

If you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, you may face the same sorts of issues as a student as you do in wider society; homophobic bullying, heterosexism, social isolation, or just wondering where it is safe to be ‘out’.

You may be wondering where the local gay scene is, and how to meet other LGBT people.

You may be unsure about your sexual orientation or gender identity, and may feel you need support to explore this.

Please see the contacts and links below for local services and national websites which offer support and information about LGBT issues, including local listings.

If you need support with difficulties you are facing because of your sexual orientation or gender identity, you can also access support from Welfare, Immigration and Funding SupportCounselling and Mental Health Support and the Students' Union LGBT Society.

Contacts

LGBT Foundation
Advice, Support and Information- 0345 330 30 30

Newcastle Lesbian and Gay Switchboard:
(0191) 261 8555 (Mon–Thurs, 7pm–10pm)

National Gay and Lesbian Switchboard 
National helpline for LGB people 24-hour
020 7837 7324

Mesmac:
Local service for men offering information and advice on the local gay scene and how to meet other gay and bisexual men, legal issues, sexual abuse, coming out and relationships. Video and book lending service.
3rd Floor, Civic Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8QH 
(0191) 233 1333.

Northern Pride
Provides a strong and positive LGBT voice in the North East.

Queer Youth Network:
Nationwide LGBT youth organisation giving information about LGBT issues, national and local listings, campaigning.

Stonewall - the Lesbian, Gay and bisexual charity:
Web pages for Stonewall, LGBT community and campaigning organisation. Wide ranging information on LGBT events, politics, legal advice, campaigns etc.


Latest News and Features

More news

Back to top