About Us

In the summer of 1995 Gay Advice Darlington Durham was formed. With the sole mission to not only offer support and advice to the LGBT community, but to push for equality and to promote diversity in our county.

 Over the last two decades the face of GADD has changed dramatically, as have the service users, staff and volunteers, but the aims, goals and work has remained constant.

Since inception the state of equality, diversity and minority rights has changed dramatically, for the better. Who would have thought at the start of GADD that in less than 10 years, civil partnerships would be introduced?

 But there is still work to be done. There is still inequality, homophobia, transphobia. There is still sexual health issues that are more common in the gay community. There are still support needs of people struggling with their sexuality or gender.

 GADD is here to offer everything. From our groups where you can join others in an informal setting to share experiences and opinions. Our one to one advice, either face to face or on the phone, our sexual health advice and supplies service, or our work with the Criminal Justice system.
Within the wider community we offer various services to business including our diversity training and advice services for employers, unions and staff.

If you are affected by any LGBT issues, we can offer you support and help. Browse our website for information, pop in for any of the groups or open house sessions or you can call our helpline on 01325 355551.
This line is for support and advice only. In an emergency always dial 999 first.