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Supporting LGBTQ+ People in Northern Ireland

Cara-Friend win Best Community Organisation at Pink News Awards with The Rainbow Project!

  • On October 23, 2018
The 2018 Pink News Awards took place in Church House, Westminster in London on Wednesday, October 17th. Cara-Friend were delighted to be in attendance, with Deputy Director Declan Meehan and Community Development Manager Adam Murray representing the organisation. Cara-Friend were nominated alongside sectoral partners, The Rainbow Project, in the Best Community Organisation category. The awards […]
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Resources Launched in Irish and Ulster Scots

  • On September 26, 2018
Cara-Friend are delighted to launch a number of our resources in both Irish and Ulster Scots which are now available for free download from our Resources section on our website, as well as in hardcopy format by requesting from our office. The flyers and posters are aimed at making LGBTQ+ support services more accessible across […]
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Cara-Friend Study Visit to Malta

  • On September 11, 2018
Last week the staff team from Cara-Friend went on a study visit to Malta from September 3rd-6th. The purpose of the trip was to meet with LGBTQ+ people and representatives of LGBTQ+ organisations to learn about the recent, rapid progress made there in terms of legislative change and LGBTQ+ rights. It was also to share […]
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450 Teachers Trained in Two Weeks

  • On September 10, 2018
Cara-Friend has trained almost 450 teachers in schools across Northern Ireland as part of the LGBTQ+ Inclusive Schools Programme. The LGBTQ+ Awareness Training was delivered to teachers and staff in 6 schools so far – a great start to the new school year! “LGBTQ+ Awareness Training for teachers and staff is a great way for […]
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Pride Finishes with Record Numbers at Foyle and Newry!

  • On September 10, 2018
The Pride Season in Northern Ireland finished with the Foyle Pride Parade on August 25th and Pride in Newry on September 1st. Cara-Friend attended both, taking part in both parades with record numbers of LGBTQ+ young people, along with other organisations and sector partners. Foyle Pride was celebrating its 25th anniversary, the first Pride having […]
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NI LGBTQ+ Youth Forum Summer Holidays!

  • On August 13, 2018
The Northern Ireland LGBTQ+ Youth Forum was on its summer holidays over the weekend of August 10th-12th in White Park Bay. 30 young people from four different LGBTQ+ youth groups participated in the weekend retreat, which focused on connecting LGBTQ+ young people from across Northern Ireland, as well as providing them with leadership training. The […]
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Call for Papers for Outing the Past 2019

  • On August 10, 2018
Cara-Friend is delighted to announce that Outing the Past will return to Northern Ireland next year. Not only will Cara-Friend present Outing the Past, Belfast over the weekend of March 8th & 9th 2019, but we will also present a similar festival in Derry-Londonderry with our partners in The Rainbow Project and Foyle Pride over […]
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Hundreds March with Cara-Friend at Belfast Pride

  • On August 9, 2018
The annual Belfast Pride Parade was a roaring success again this year with thousands of people taking part in the parade, as well as thousands lining the streets to watch in support. The streets were awash with colour, positivity, love and noise as the LGBTQ+ community and their allies demonstrated their presence and their demands: […]
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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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