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Supporting LGBTQ Youth in Northern Ireland

Wheelworks Exhibition Launch

  • On April 15, 2016
Cara-Friend LGBT Youth Belfast took part in an eight-week creative arts programme from January-March, facilitated by Wheelworks. The focus was on representation in media and LGBT advocacy. The young people were involved in creating art installations that represented their own identity as young LGBT people. The exhibition was launched on Thursday, April 14th at an […]
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Educating the Educator Training

  • On April 14, 2016
Cara-Friend, as part of LGBT Awareness Week 2016, are delivering an evening of training for professionals and volunteers who work with young people, particularly those in schools and youth clubs. The session, entitled ‘Educating the Educators’ will be delivered in the Belfast LGBT Centre, 9-13 Waring Street, on Thursday May 19th from 6.00pm-8.30pm. The session’s […]
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Cara-Friend LGBT Youth Residential

  • On April 13, 2016
Cara-Friend recently organised a residential weekend for young LGBT people at the East Coast Adventure Centre in Rostrevor. The residential weekend had a focus on good relations and was funded by the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister, as well as the Education Authority. As well as thirty young people from our […]
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Cara-Friend Study Trip to Athens

  • On April 7, 2016
The staff of Cara-Friend recently took part in a European LGBT conference in Athens, Greece. Organised by the local branch of AEGEE- Europe, the European Students’ Forum, the event ran from March 17th-20th. Participants, in addition to Cara-Friend from Northern Ireland, attended from across Europe, including LGBT organisations from Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, and the Netherlands. […]
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Come Walk in Our Shoes

  • On March 11, 2016
On Monday, March 7th, the Youth Team of Cara-Friend took part in the facilitation of an event called ‘Walk in Our Shoes’ at the RADAR centre, organised by the LGBT subgroup of CYPSP. The event was aimed towards all professionals who work with children and young people, to better enable them to deal with issues […]
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Hunt for new LGBT Centre

  • On March 11, 2016
Cara-Friend, The Rainbow Project and Here NI are collectively looking to buy a new premises for the LGBT Centre in Belfast. If anyone can assist in helping us find the perfect building please do get in touch. We are looking for a property between 3000 – 5000 square feet, ideally in the Cathedral Quarter but […]
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Cara-Friend Recieves Children In Need Funding

  • On March 4, 2016
Cara-Friend is delighted to announce that we have been successful in our application for funding from the BBC’s Children in Need. The focus of the funding is on the promotion of positive mental health among the LGB&T young people we work with, as well as to develop LGBT-specific mental health services for young people. Declan […]
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New intern joins Cara-Friend from Belgium

  • On March 4, 2016
François Fekete de Vari has joined the ranks of the Cara-Friend LGB&T Youth Team for a twelve-week placement. François, 27, hails from Brussels and has thrown himself into Cara-Friend’s work, getting involved in assisting our youth officers on Monday and Friday nights in the Belfast LGB&T Centre. He has also gotten involved with the Out […]
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