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Who we are

Cara-Friend is an organisation dedicated to supporting, empowering, educating, and offering friendship to everyone in the LGBT community. [Read more]

What we do

We offer support through our different services including LGBT Switchboard NI, Cara-Friend LGBT Youth, Family Ties Project and through our free counselling services [Read more]

How to get involved

There are numerous ways to get involved with our organisation through our Befriending Scheme, community groups, or by becoming a volunteer. [Read more]
LATEST NEWS FROM CARA-FRIEND

Department of Education Report Finally Published

Department of Education Report Finally Published

Cara-Friend welcomes the long-awaited DE report into the experiences of LGBT students at post-primary level in Northern Ireland. While Cara-Friend had expressed reservations around the survey

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Cara-Friend Show Their Pride!

Cara-Friend Show Their Pride!

Cara-Friend had an amazing Pride Season 2017, attending all three Pride festivals in Northern Ireland for the first time! Belfast Pride parade saw a huge contingent

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Cara-Friend Foyle Pride Coffee Morning

Cara-Friend Foyle Pride Coffee Morning

On Monday, August 21st, Cara-Friend and The Rainbow Project will host a coffee morning in the Foyle LGBT Centre to mark the start of the 2017

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Cara-Friend to Host LGBT History Festival

Cara-Friend to Host LGBT History Festival

What were you taught in school about LGBT people and history? Our guess is nothing! That’s why Cara-Friend is delighted to announce that the National LGBT

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OUR GROUPS AND SERVICES
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Do you need to talk to someone about your sexuality? Perhaps you feel isolated, or maybe just want to know...Read More
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The aim of the Family Ties Project is to provide practical advice and support to parents who are perhaps... Read More
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Cara-Friend Youth is Northern Ireland's largest LGBTQ youth group providing a forum for support, personal development and...Read More

Upcoming Events

Dec
15
Fri
2017
7:00 pm BELFAST Cara-Friend LGBT Youth @ Belfast LGBT Centre,CQHQ
BELFAST Cara-Friend LGBT Youth @ Belfast LGBT Centre,CQHQ
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cara-Friend LGBT Youth meets every Monday evening at the Belfast LGBT Centre from 6:00pm onwards.  If you would like more information about our activities, please contact theRead More
Dec
18
Mon
2017
1:00 pm LGBT Switchboard NI
LGBT Switchboard NI
Dec 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
On Monday to Friday, from 1pm to 4pm, LGBT Switchboard NI operates it’s helpline and online chat support service. Call the Switchboard on 0808 8000 390, orRead More
7:00 pm BELFAST Cara-Friend LGBT Youth @ Belfast LGBT Centre,CQHQ
BELFAST Cara-Friend LGBT Youth @ Belfast LGBT Centre,CQHQ
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cara-Friend LGBT Youth meets every Monday evening at the Belfast LGBT Centre from 6:00pm onwards.  If you would like more information about our activities, please contact theRead More
If you are distressed or require immediate help and support out-of-hours, please contact Lifeline on 0808 808 8000. Lines open 24/7.
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