Your thoughts about pride.
We asked you to come forward with some of your thoughts and stories about Northern Pride, below are just a few of them.
Laura - what my partner means to me...
Laura is a lesbian who is going out with some who is trans, they have been together for two years. Both will be attending Northern Pride this year. Laura says the best thing about being with her partner is seeing her get happier and happier as time gets on.
Laura has been to pride before, she can’t wait for this year, she said the best thing is meeting new people, being with all her friends and getting involved with the march.
Laura loves going down the pink triangle because she says the atmosphere is so amazing and is a judgement free zone.
Chris Jones - his first pride
As this is your first pride, what are you expecting?Basically to meet new people and make new friends, but also to experience the excitement of the event.
How do you think Pride has influenced society over the years?People have got far more accepting over the years. In the North East we can now walk around without judgement or fear of abuse.
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