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Go North East wraps up its first ever programme of events celebrating LGBT+ History Month

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Go North East wraps up its first ever programme of events celebrating LGBT+ History Month

Throughout February, colleagues at Go North East marked LGBT+ History Month with a whole host of engaging activities.

The region’s largest bus operator has been sharing facts and information about LGBTQ+ history and current challenges, as well as hosting a live talk with Chris Dye of the National AIDS Trust, all about the history of HIV and AIDS in the UK and its impacts on the LGBTQ+ community.

Videos of three colleagues talking about their own experiences of being part of the LGBTQ+ community, past and present, have also been shared with team members through the company’s internal channels, alongside some fun and engaging activities open to everyone and designed to help raise awareness across all colleagues across the company.

Activities included a LGBT+ History Month quiz, and live bingo, presented by well-known local drag queen Mutha Tucka, who has been instrumental in bringing the queens from Ru Paul's Drag Race to tour in the UK.

The company also adopted the progress flag as the background colours for its logo on social media channels for the month to help show further support externally.

Martijn Gilbert, managing director at Go North East, said: “I’m really pleased that our One Team GNE Champions decided to celebrate LGBT+ History Month and it was great to see colleagues sharing their stories to help raise awareness across our workplace.

“At Go North East, we’re working hard to ensure that all colleagues feel comfortable being themselves, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

“Inclusion is everyone’s business, so we want to evolve our understanding and respect of all diversity and inclusivity matters across both the workplace and the communities we serve.”

To find out more about Go North East, visit www.gonortheast.co.uk

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Around 175,000 journeys are made on Go North East bus services every day to travel around this wonderful region. Travelling to work or education, to visit friends and family, to have a night out, or to visit one of the region's many tourist and leisure attractions.

For over 100 years, Go North East has connected the region's towns and villages with the cities of Newcastle, Durham and Sunderland and currently operates across Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham and into Tees Valley.

Employing over 2,000 local people, with a fleet of almost 700 buses and coaches and an annual turnover of £100m, the company is the regional subsidiary of the Go-Ahead Group plc, one of the UK's leading providers of passenger transport.

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