A Way Out also provides an outreach and engagement support service for on-street sex workers in the Tees Valley area.
A Newcastle group supporting lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender people has been nominated for a prestigious National Diversity Award.
Ellie Lowther of Trans Aware in Middlesbrough has been nominated for a National Diversity Award.
The Josephine & Jack Project has been nominated for a National Diversity Award.
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Accessible Arts & Media in York nominated for National Diversity Award