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4 days ago

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Delighted to have our partners from Pop-Up UK with us for the Pathways NI Open Day and the launch of our new Rainbow Library, a project for all LGBTQI+ young people with a passion for creating, illustrating and storytelling. If you have a creative mind and want to change the narrative come get involved! Black Box, Friday 20th May, 10am to 2pm. (L-R: Dylan Calder, Ryan Johnston, Amanda Saakwa-Mante, Ibrahim Zanta, Lee Cullen, Steve Williamson.) Contact ryan.johnston@cara-friend.org.uk for more info. ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

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Every single employee in workplaces across the North deserve the right to equality, diversity and respect. Danske Bank are helping Cara-Friend to make this a reality. The LGBTQ+ Inclusive Business Charter for N. Ireland delivers local LGBTQ+ knowledge, experience & training for private businesses and public agencies across NI. Is your workplace signed up yet? Get in quick as the demand for the Charter is already incredible 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

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Wonderful visit to Pinsent Masons today as part of LGBTQI+ Awareness Week. It was great to talk to them about the work of Cara-Friend, especially our LGBTQI+ Inclusive Schools' Charter which they have generously contributed towards. ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

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Today on the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, & Transphobia Cara-Friend met the Rt Hon Conor Burns MP, alongside our sector partners The Rainbow Project and Here NI Together we impressed upon the minister that any ban on conversion therapy introduced by the UK government which excludes protection for trans and non-binary people will be wholly unacceptable. The UK government made a commitment to ban ALL conversion therapy, and that is what we want to see them follow through on. All LGBTQI+ people deserve to be protected from those who would seek to change us to make us fit into their narrow world view. ... See MoreSee Less
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7 days ago

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Delighted to attend the launch of LGBTQI+ Awareness Week this morning at Belfast City Hall. It's also great to see flags proudly flying over the Belfast LGBT Centre once again. With 24 events on over the course of the week there is something for everyone. Check out the programme here: www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/66809831/lgbtqi-awareness-week-programme-2022 Many thanks to our partners The Rainbow Project and Here NI, to Belfast City Council for hosting the launch today in City Hall, to the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Cllr Michael Long, and to all those who have organised events this year. Special thanks also to Equality Commission for Northern Ireland and The MAC who have sponsored this year's keynote event, 'Take A Seat' which takes place on Friday from 9.30am to 12.30pm, spaces are still available, email adam@cara-friend.org.uk to reserve a seat. ... See MoreSee Less
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