Cara-Friend is generously funded by Belfast City Council to run our Community Development Project for Belfast. This involves organising community events each year, advocating on behalf of the LGBTQI+ community for the promotion of inclusivity, communications, training, and exploring the history of the LGBTQI+ community.
The LGBTQI+ community is incredibly diverse, and we’re proud to serve that community.
Each year Cara-Friend works alongside LGBTQI+ sector partners and stakeholders from wider society to put on a range of community events. These include:
- LGBTQI+ Holocaust Memorial & Act of Remembrance – A sombre community gathering to honour the victims of the holocause and other genocides, including those oft-forgotten LGBQI+ victims. (January each year).
- LGBTQI+ History Month – An annual month of events exploring the rich and varied history of the LGBTQI+ community both in Northern Ireland and beyond. (February each year).
- Outing the Past – The LGBTQI+ History Festival – Outing the Past invites members of the community each year to present a short talk on an aspect of LGBTQI+ history which interests them. (March each year)
- LGBTQI+ Awareness Week – An annual week of events when the LGBTQI+ sector, as well as our partners and stakeholders, organise events and awareness raising activities to draw attention to the issues facing the LGBTQI+ community, and how we can build a more equal society. (May each year)
- Pride Season – Pride season is the biggest event in the annual LGBTQI+ calendar and Cara-Friend seeks to support as many Pride events and gatherings as possible. (August each year)
If you would like to learn more about Cara-Friend’s Community Development Project or Events, contact our Community Development Manager, Adam Murray.