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Queer Editorial

mediapride19.jpg What’s Gateshead being first at now?

The UK’s first LGBT+ Business and Media Centre is launching in Gateshead. Fancy that!

Stonehills at Shields Road in Pelaw was previously used by the BBC but has been empty for a number of years. No longer! Thanks to support from Gateshead Council, it is becoming a Pride Media Centre offering a range of opportunities and support to the LGBT+ community as well as their allies. The complex will be the home of Pride Community Network, a not-for-profit organisation, and will become a new base for the north-east station Pride Radio 89.2, as well as the home of Out and Proud TV. The centre has a number of TV and radio studios and recording booths, along with 16 offices which will be available to fledgling businesses from both the LGBT+ community and their supporters. The aim is for businesses to develop and be nurtured in the incubator hub in a safe environment with support given to address any particular issues. At the same time the centre will run a range of outreach programmes aimed at reaching isolated members of the LGBT+ community and deliver to them a range of relevant services.

More information for businesses wanting to get involved is available by contacting the centre at: sales@prideworldmedia.com