Newcastle Pride Inc is so honoured to have been named the City of Newcastle’s Community Group of the Year for 2020 at the City of Newcastle’s Australia Day Award Ceremony at Civic Theatre on Sunday 26th January 2020.



Newcastle Pride, the organisers of the highly successful Newcastle Pride Festival, was named the Community Group of the Year.
After two instalments of their annual event, which the City of Newcastle sponsors, Newcastle Pride will move to develop a Youth Pride Tribe this year to focus on events for LGBTIQ young people, featuring a 2020 Queer Youth prom.
“I’d like to congratulate Newcastle Pride on their fantastic festival and for providing an inclusive, vibrant and fun environment for all LGBTIQ residents to build social connections and experience a community free of discrimination,” Councillor Nelmes said.
“The festival fosters a sense of community inclusion and participation, as well as benefits to the broader economy of Newcastle through tourism and event attendance, and its success owes to the hard work of the committee members.”
Newcastle Pride’s 2020 Festival: This Is Me! runs from 14th – 30th August 2020 and the festival program will contain a comprehensive slate of events for all ages and interests at locations from around the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Maitland regions. To stay up-to-date with all the Festival announcements go to our website:


Edward Abbott (Newcastle Pride’s Media and Marketing Committee Member), Lee-Anne McDougall (Newcastle Pride’s President) and Ivan Skaines (Newcastle Pride’s Vice-President) accepting the award on behalf of the Newcastle Pride Committee with Lord Mayor of Newcastle – Nuatali Nelmes
Newcastle Pride with fellow City of Newcastle Australia Day Award recipients Michelle Faithfull (Citizen of the Year) and Alexa Stuart (Young Citizen of the Year).
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