Did you know that Cara-Friend is the oldest and largest LGBT support organisation in Northern Ireland?
Cara-Friend is an organisation dedicated to supporting, empowering, educating, and offering friendship to everyone in the LGBT community. [Read more]
We offer support through our different services including LGBT Switchboard NI, GLYNI, Family Ties Project, Translate, 21+ and through our free counselling services [Read more]
There are numerous ways to get involved with our organisation through our Befriending Scheme, community groups, or by becoming a volunteer. [Read more]
Do you need to talk to someone about your sexuality? Perhaps you feel isolated, or maybe just want to know...Read More
GLYNI is Northern Ireland's largest LGBT youth group providing a forum for support, personal development and...Read More
The aim of the Family Ties Project is to provide practical advice and support to parents who are perhaps... Read More
Cara-Friend is here to support you!
Cara-Friend is a volunteer-based community service providing free, anonymous and confidential telephone support, counselling, information, referal services and support groups for gay men, lesbians, bisexual and transgender people in Northern Ireland on sexuality and life issues.
Please use the form below to send us an email.
Are you 14-25 years old and identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans?
GLYNI is Northern Ireland's largest LGBT youth organisation for 14-25 year olds. Our goal is to provide young people with a safe and positive environment in which to socialise and get to know other young people who are in the same situation in life.
We run a number of workshops, personal development programmes, creative art projects, social events and activities. Simply put, we are fabulous! We have groups in Belfast, Lisburn, Craigavon & Foyle.
Click here for more information.
Joining GLYNI has been one of the best things I've ever done... I've made some great friends and it has made me feel good about being me.
It's fun, and it's a place to hang out with friends. The group has given me a lot of confidence.
Cara-Friend also runs a group for trans people called Translate, as well as a group for those aged 21+. With our partners at Aware Defeat Depression, we have set up a new support group for LGBT people who have depression.
Cara-Friend provides meeting space and resources to a range of community groups at our Belfast LGBT Centre. These groups include: