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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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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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