Out and About LGBT&Q Women’s Mentoring Programme


YouthAction Northern Ireland is delighted to extend its mentoring programme to young LGBTQ women aged 16 – 25 years across Northern Ireland.
The programme is premised upon the benefits that can arise from having an informal, supportive and purpose driven relationship with a youth worker. One-to-One sessions seek to support young women in identifying some of the personal barriers they are facing, to adopt action orientated approaches to these, while developing further support networks.

Click here for more information about the programme

(Note: There is no cost to join this programme)


Contact Youth Action

Contact Gail by email at gail@youthaction.org for further information or to register.


LGBT Awareness Week NI 2016 – The Launch

The Rainbow Project, HereNI and Cara-Friend would like to invite you to the launch of LGBT Awareness Week at Belfast City Hall on Monday 16th May 2016 from 10.00am (Tea and coffee will be available from 9.30am).  The theme for this year’s week is Challenge Homophobia and Transphobia (CHAT).  Please feel free to bring along a pop up stand and literature for distribution.

For more information on the Launch and for a full Programme of events throughout LGBT Awareness Week please click on the links below:

LGBT Awareness Week Launch Invite

LGBT Awareness Week Programme 

Same-Sex Family Project Launch – Monday 16th May 2016

HEReNI and The Rainbow Project are launching a unique Same-Sex Family Project, supported by the Big Lottery.  You are cordially invited to attend the launch on:

Date: Monday 16th May 2016

Time: 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Venue: Clifton House, Belfast

A networking lunch will be provided.  If you wish to attend, please RSVP to malachai@rainbow-project.org

Click here for Launch Invite …

Working with LGBTQ Youth – Inclusive Approaches Training- Friday 26th February 2016

With increased legislative protection and greater visibility of LGBTQ people in
society one might consider discrimination, inequalities and social exclusion to be
problems relegated to the past. Despite many advances however, research
continues to illustrate the issues that young people face as a result of their sexual
and gender identities women, and doctoral research focusing on the experiences of young women
growing up and ‘coming out’ in Northern Ireland, this one-day workshop will –
• Consider the appropriateness of various gender and sexual identities
• Provide a brief overview of recent legislation designed to ensure equality.
• Consider the impact of discrimination and exclusion on young people.
• Provide sign posting to relevant organisations, programmes and resources.…Read more

Come Walk in My Shoes Event – 7 March 2016

Across Northern Ireland thousands of young LGB&T young people challenge prejudice by simply walking out their front door, and by doing so they challenge society to promote their inclusion. Some of these young people are inviting you to walk in their shoes just for one night. This walkthrough event hosted at the interactive RADAR Centre (designed specifically for those who work with Children & Young People) will challenge you to place yourself outside of the gender binary, or outside heteronormative structures and see the world through different eyes … Read more