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Supporting LGBTQ Youth in Northern Ireland

Belfast LGBT History Festival, ‘OUTing the Past’

  • On January 9, 2018
Cara-Friend are delighted to announce that they are bringing the first ever LGBT History festival in Ireland to Belfast, as part of LGBT History Month in February 2018. ‘OUTing the Past’ will take place on Friday, February 16th and Saturday, February 17th. Belfast will be one of several hubs across Ireland and Britain taking part in the festival […]
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Department of Education Report Finally Published

  • On September 15, 2017
Cara-Friend welcomes the long-awaited DE report into the experiences of LGBT students at post-primary level in Northern Ireland. While Cara-Friend had expressed reservations around the survey which was conducted, mainly regarding the age range (16-21 years old), we are pleased to see that the report has finally been published. Cara-Friend has lobbied for this information […]
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Cara-Friend Show Their Pride!

  • On September 7, 2017
Cara-Friend had an amazing Pride Season 2017, attending all three Pride festivals in Northern Ireland for the first time! Belfast Pride parade saw a huge contingent of almost 300 young people marching with Cara-Friend LGBT Youth. We were joined by our young people from our flagship group in Belfast, but also from Cookstown, Ballymena, Armagh […]
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Cara-Friend Foyle Pride Coffee Morning

  • On August 17, 2017
On Monday, August 21st, Cara-Friend and The Rainbow Project will host a coffee morning in the Foyle LGBT Centre to mark the start of the 2017 Foyle Pride Festival. The coffee morning will give other service providers and members of the public to learn more about the services offered by both organisations and to meet […]
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Cara-Friend to Host LGBT History Festival

  • On August 17, 2017
What were you taught in school about LGBT people and history? Our guess is nothing! That’s why Cara-Friend is delighted to announce that the National LGBT History Festival, ‘Outing the Past’, is coming to Northern Ireland for the first time. Belfast will host a hub of the festival which will bring a day of paper […]
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LGBT Awareness Week 2017 Launch

  • On May 15, 2017
LGBT Awareness Week NI 2017 – The Launch at Belfast Harbour Commissioner’s Building  (Corporation Square, Belfast BT1 3AL) – Monday 15th May 2017 at 5.30pm, and the Programme for the Week Cara-Friend, The Rainbow Project and HereNI have great pleasure in announcing this year’s LGBT Awareness Week, which will take place from May 14th until 21st all across Northern Ireland. The theme of the week is […]
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The Big Gay Health Day is Back!

  • On March 3, 2017
The Big Gay Health Day is back for 2017 in our new Belfast LGBT Centre (CQHQ, 23-31 Waring Street). Co-hosted by Cara-Friend, The Rainbow Project and HereNI, the annual health day is an opportunity for members of the LGBT community, and their allies, to come and see our new LGBT Centre, learn about the services […]
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Educating the Educators Dates Announced

  • On January 11, 2017
Educating the Educators is a training session for all professionals and volunteers who work with young people in Northern Ireland. It is designed to make participants’ practice more responsive to, and inclusive of, the needs of LGBT young people. Three dates have been announced for the training session, in three different locations: Armagh City Hotel […]
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Cara-Friend Regional Groups Set to Return

  • On October 4, 2016
Cara-Friend is delighted to announce the return of its LGBT Youth Regional Groups over the coming weeks. The first group to return is Cookstown Cara-Friend LGBT Youth which will begin on Wednesday, October 19th and continue fortnightly each Wednesday from 7-9pm in the Cookstown Youth Resource Centre. All those identifying as LGBTQ+ and aged between 12 […]
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New Partnership with ShoutOut

  • On September 21, 2016
We at Cara-Friend are delighted to announce a new partnership with ShoutOut, which will see our work in schools much enhanced and extended over the coming school year. ShoutOut launched in Dublin in 2013 to deliver workshops in secondary schools, on a voluntary basis, to combat homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying and attitudes. This new […]
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