COME and join us at our glamorous, all-singing and all-dancing Progression Ball and Awards – new for 2024

Ball & Awards

We are delighted to launch our inaugural Ball and Awards which will celebrate the progress of LGBTQIA+ communities AND our own remarkable development as a charity.

To be held at Grand Hotel Gosforth Park on Friday, February 2nd, 2024 to mark the start of LGBT+ History Month, you are invited to join in with a night packed full of entertainment, a three course meal, auction, drag performance, raffles, games galore, an exhibition of the Gilbert Baker Foundation’s and ReportOUT’s Flag in the Map Project and hear inspirational stories from a range of LGBTQIA+ people.

The event will run from 6.30pm to midnight.


embrace the vibrancy

The evening will also include an awards ceremony to recognise the amazing achievements of people across the region in promoting and supporting local LGBTQIA+ communities, making the North East a more inclusive, diverse and accepting place for all.

We are now seeking nominations in the following categories:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Business Award, sponsored by Newcastle Building Society
  • Third Sector Award, sponsored by Ability Consultants
  • Youth Achievement Award, sponsored by NE Youth
  • Ally Award, sponsored by Square One Law

We also ask you to EMBRACE THE VIBRANCY and request that you dress colourfully, incorporating one or more colours from the Progression Flag.

And make the most of the miniature bottles of alcohol located on each seat, generously donated by Silk Route Spirits.

A huge thanks to sponsors Newcastle Building Society, Ability Consultants, Square One Law, NE Youth, Margaret Rose Events, Fluid Bookkeeping, 32West, ReportOUT, Silk Route Spirits.

Keep an eye out for more details in the leading months.

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