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.


Supporting Trans Youth Event

Transgender visibility has grown increasingly over the past few years and as society moves forward more and more young trans people are feeling new confidence to be themselves. In the run-up to Newry Pride, Newry Rainbow Centre is playing host to a discussion on some of the barriers young trans people face in relation to discrimination in housing, healthcare and education.

This event is an opportunity to hear from trans young people and those that work with them about their experiences navigating services and how we can include trans young people in our service provision, workplaces, schools, unions and society.

Date: 1st September 2016

Time: 2pm – 4.30pm, refreshments from 1.30pm

Speakers: Ellen Murray (GenderJam), Simon Stewart (SAIL), Aodhán Barnes (GenderJam)

Venue: Newry Rainbow Community, Hill St, Newry BT34 1BE

CYPSP LGB&T Subgroup ‘Come Walk in My Shoes’ Award Victory!

The PHA and QUB Personal and Public Involvement (PPI) Awards were established to recognise the excellent work involving service users and carers in Health and Social Care. The PPI Awards event was held in Riddell Hall, Belfast on 22 June 2016. The CYPSP LGB&T subgroup were recognised and awarded under the Innovation in involvement’ category for their recent ‘Come Walk in my Shoes’ campaign as part of LGB&T Awareness Week.

Koulla Yiasouma, Commissioner for Children and Young People, highlighted from the event ‘as a society we cannot ignore the experiences of our LGB&T young people and how we need to understand their lives and experiences better and ensure that their rights are respected’. CYPSP and the HSCB Social Care Directorate would like to congratulate the CYPSP LGB&T Subgroup and all those participated in the event. Click here to read more.

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 …