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We know that COVID-19 and the global pandemic has impacted the community in many different ways. From key working to homeschooling, to being furloughed or retraining.


Some of our LGBTQ+ community have found it harder than most. The community can sometimes be the family we chose, and we may be isolating alone or away from our support network. We also may be living in hostile environments where we are hiding our true identity to remain safe.


We think that it’s important to reflect and remember this moment in our history and highlight the challenges we’ve had to overcome.

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Our initial plans were to use the content as part of our Northern Pride Online live stream event which was broadcasted on July 18th 2020. 


The Life in Lockdown series of short videos was shown throughout the day, live on Facebook and YouTube. These are still available on our YouTube channel.


Due to the feedback we received during the event, we have teamed up with our sponsor Ubisoft to set up an exhibition with the prospect of touring the region. This will be later in the year when social distancing rules improve, and hospitality reopens to maximise the exposure of the exhibition.


To go alongside the exhibition, with the support of Ubisoft we are working on a book which will be delivered to all secondary schools and public libraries in Tyne and Wear. Ensuring that our history of change, survival and resilience during the pandemic is avaible for others to learn about for years to come. 


It's not too late to be a part of the exhibition or the book. If you have an interesting Life in Lockdown story, we'd love to hear from you. 

Thank you for your interest in joining our Life in Lockdown Campaign. A member of our team will be in touch within 14 working days. 

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Our Life in Lockdown series, exhibition and book wouldn't be possible without our sponsor and supporters

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