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3 days ago

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Cara-Friend's Education and Training team were delighted recently to engage with both Ulster University & Queen's University Belfast. Our Education & Training Officer, Gemma Kelly, was delighted to take part in a panel discussion focusing on 'Becoming an Inclusive Leader' as part of Ulster University's 25/25 Leadership Programme.Our Education & Training Manager, Jo McParland, delivered LGBTQIA+ Awareness Training to over 100 PGCE students at QUB. This is the 5th time Jo has delivered this training to students at QUB. If you would like any further information about training or guidance offered by Cara-Friend please contact joanne.mcparland@cara-friend.org.uk. ... See MoreSee Less
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Cara-Friend is delighted to welcome Seren McKeever on to the team today as our new Admin & Finance Officer. Seren previously volunteered with our LGBTQIA+ publishing project which recently established Faerie Press, Northern Ireland's first LGBTQIA+ youth publishing organisation, which she currently chairs.Seren has a passion for reading and writing, and supporting local music. If you would like to get in contact please email seren.mckeever@cara-friend.org.uk ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

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The LGBTQIA+ Heritage Project NI are running "A Queer and Pleasant Danger", exploring the works of Kate Bornstein, tomorrow at Paperclips bookshop at 7:30pm.For info on this and other LGBTQIA+ heritage events be sure to follow the project via LGBT History NI ... See MoreSee Less
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United Against Racism Belfast and End Deportations Belfast and human rights lawyers are organising a peaceful rally against the Rwanda Safety Bill on Thursday 22 February at 5pm outside Belfast City Hall. LGBTQIA+ people in Rwanda are not protected by any anti-discrimination laws. There are no laws recognising trans rights, and LGBTQIA+ people have reported harassment and violence at the hands of neighbours and the police. These are not safe conditions for LGBTQIA+ asylum seekers to be sent to endure.For these reasons and many more, now that Stormont is back we must demand that NI politicians oppose this inhumane bill and stand up for human rights, justice and humanity. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

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Do you have historical LGBTQIA+ items that could use a little love and repair?"I am a Casting AP based in Northern Ireland working for Ricochet, a company which makes the award-winning BBC TV programme The Repair Shop. This highly popular show features a team of skilled craftspeople who restore items that their owners fear may be beyond saving.We are currently looking to repair items that discuss/are in relation to LGBT history in NI including - The Gay Liberation Movement, Northern Ireland Gay Rights Association, the Same-Sex Marriage Referendum, Pride etc. The item could be anything, we’ve got expert conservators who can repair items sensitively to their owners’ requirements so they can continue to cherish them for many more years.If you can think of any individuals or stories that might be suitable, it would be great to hear about them. I’d be happy to chat more about this by email: ayrton.mcgurgan@ricochet.co.uk" ... See MoreSee Less
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