Tyne and Wear
Tyne and Wear is a metropolitan county in north-east England. It was created, like other metropolitan counties, in 1974, and originally had an elected metropolitan authority, the Tyne and Wear County Council. The County Council, like other metropolitan authorities and the Greater London Council, was abolished in 1986, and the indvidual boroughs effectively became unitary authority areas.
Tyne and Wear contains five boroughs:
There was a very active Tyneside CHE Group; in 1978 the group produced a tape/slide kit about homosexuality, for use in schools.
NEGayScene is the North East's dedicated LGBT website.
Mesmac North East lists LGBT resources in the area.