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Supporting LGBTQ+ People in Northern Ireland

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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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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