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Supporting LGBTQ+ People in Northern Ireland


Educating the Educators is a training session delivered by Cara-Friend to all professionals and volunteers working with young people in Northern Ireland. It is designed to make the participants’ practice more inclusive of, and responsive to, the needs of LGBTQ+ young people. You must register, using the below contact form, to secure your FREE place on your chosen session. Details of each session are below:

Belfast: Monday, November 12th from 1pm-4pm in the Belfast LGBT Centre

Armagh: Wednesday, November 28th from 12pm-3pm in the Armagh City Hotel

Ballymena: Thursday, November 29th from 12pm-3pm in the Braid Centre

Derry-Londonderry: Thursday, November 29th from 4pm-7pm in the Holywell Trust

Omagh: Thursday, December 6th from 5.30pm-8.30pm in the Silverbirch Hotel

The training consists of an informative session on sexual orientation and gender identity, and will cover issues faced by LGBTQ+ people, as well as the different definitions and terms we hear associated with the community. It will also involve a series of practical workshops designed to improve all participants’ practice in their workings with LGBTQ+ young people. It is designed to be interactive so that the participants can get the most out of the session – so specific scenarios can be brought in which relate to a participant’s own work.


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