Cara-Friend Youth

Lesbian? Gay? Bisexual? Trans? Or Questioning?

If you are aged between 12 and 25, Cara-Friend LGBT Youth will have something to offer! Our groups are run according to a peer-led ethos, where young LGBT people are our volunteer leaders. This means that everyone from the other attendees to the leaders are all in the same situation as you – whether that means you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary or questioning. The most important goal of Cara-Friend LGBT Youth is for young people to be able to be themselves, however they might identify themselves. The groups are safe spaces where everyone can relax, meet new people and, most importantly, have some fun! There is a real community feel to our groups.

Our flagship group is based in Belfast City Centre where we provide an open social space to meet other young people who are LGB&T or Q. It meets in the community room of the LGBT Centre at 23-31 Waring Street (CQHQ beside Quartisan) every Monday and Friday, from 6-9pm. Though Cara-Friend is located on the third floor of the building, it is fully accessible by stairs and an elevator. You must press the buzzer for the door to open, and this is located a little high off the ground, so if you have specialist access needs just contact us to let us know.

Regional LGBTQ+ Youth Groups Across NI

We also run a regional groups across Northern Ireland which are based on the same ethos, and serve the same purpose for LGBTQ+ young people, the details of which are listed below:

Armagh Cara-Friend LGBT Youth, in association with PRISM, meets fortnightly on Wednesdays from 7pm – 9pm, Epicentre Armagh.

Ballymena Cara-Friend LGBT Youth meets fortnightly on Thursdays from 3.30pm – 5.30pm, N-Gage Centre.

Cookstown Cara-Friend LGBT Youth meets fortnightly on Wednesdays from 7pm – 9pm, Cookstown Youth Resource Centre.

Lisburn Cara-Friend LGBT Youth meets fortnightly on Mondays from 6pm – 8pm, Lisburn YMCA.

You’re more than welcome to come along to any of the groups, to bring a friend or just drop in and have a friendly chat!

For more info of regional groups, please contact Jo McParland on joanne.mcparland@cara-friend.org.uk


We are currently working on regional Cara-Friend youth groups in Omagh, Newry, Coleraine and Bangor. Stay tuned for more details on these! Below are all the exact dates each group meets from now until summer!

If you have any queries relating to Cara-Friend LGBT Youth please don’t hesitate to contact our Youth Development Manager, Declan Meehan, on declan.meehan@cara-friend.org.uk or by telephone on (028) 90890202.

Upcoming Events

May
29
Mon
2017
1:00 pm LGBT Switchboard NI
LGBT Switchboard NI
May 29 @ 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
6:00 pm BELFAST Cara-Friend LGBT Youth @ Belfast LGBT Centre,CQHQ
BELFAST Cara-Friend LGBT Youth @ Belfast LGBT Centre,CQHQ
May 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 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
May
30
Tue
2017
1:00 pm LGBT Switchboard NI
LGBT Switchboard NI
May 30 @ 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
May
31
Wed
2017
1:00 pm LGBT Switchboard NI
LGBT Switchboard NI
May 31 @ 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

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