V/I/S/A/G/E is a creative collaboration between Belfast based photographer Carrie Davenport, graphic designer/nightclub promoter Aaron Eakin, Kaizen Print and six of Belfast’s most formidable Drag Queens.
V/I/S/A/G/E at ArtCetera Studio 43 Rosemary Street, Belfast. Launching Thursday 27th July at 7pm. Open late on Thursday 3rd August. Open daily (except Sunday) from 11am-5pm. Admission free.
Launching at ArtCetera Studio on Thursday 27th July and exhibiting daily from 11am-5pm until Saturday 5th August, V/I/S/A/G/E comprises of a series of portrait photographs. Each Drag Queen is depicted in both their male and Drag identities, representing the six colours of the rainbow flag. The portraits are rendered on 3D structural canvases which create an optical illusion the viewer can interact with.
for LGBTQ rights, dating back to the Stonewall riots of 1969.
Origins of the term Drag are widely disputed, but it’s believed to be an acronym for ‘Dressed Resembling A Girl’, a theatrical term which has been traced back to Shakespearean plays. More than just fun and colourful entertainers, Drag Queens have been at the forefront of the fight
RED: Matthew Cavan / Cherrie Ontop ORANGE: Adam James Renshaw / Rusty Hinges YELLOW: Marcus Hunter-Neill / Portia Di’ Monte GREEN: Michael Hillman / Misty Falls BLUE: Joshua Cargill / Blu Hydrangea VIOLET: Robert McCready / Titti Von Tramp
Exhibiting as part of the 2017 Belfast Pride festival, the project’s purpose is to explore, highlight and celebrate an ancient theatrical art form that has evolved from LGBTQ culture to the mainstream.
LORD MAYOR OF BELFAST Welcome to Pride 2017. Whether it is your first year joining us or you are a long term supporter of Belfast Pride, I am delighted you are joining us to celebrate our LGBT community.
Pride is undoubtedly known as Belfast’s biggest and eagerly anticipated festival for all the family. It celebrates all that makes Belfast the city that it is; it forms its identity as it always has done – unique, edgy, adventurous and loud. There are plenty of events for all the family, and I look forward to joining you with my family in tow.
Our city is not one-dimensional, but multifaceted. It is our diversity that makes it great and the LGBT community plays a huge role in promoting and building on this. As a Council, we are keen to promote Belfast as a city of equals, where everyone feels safe, secure, and respected. The LGBT community contribute greatly to the rich tapestry of Belfast and we welcome the diversity and the positive impact that it has in making Belfast a rich place to work, live and do business. My core theme for my year in office is “Global Belfast” and during my term I will work to ensure that Belfast is a welcoming, inclusive and open city. I strongly believe that the most successful cities in the world are the most diverse and it gives me great pleasure to see festivals like this taking place here. I am delighted to be able to announce that for the first time, Council staff will have the opportunity to participate in the 2017 Belfast Pride Parade, led by our LGBT staff network and I look forward to joining my colleagues in pledging our support to the LGBT community.
Lord Mayor of Belfast Councillor Nuala McAllister
BELFAST PRIDE 2017 ‘Demand Change’ is the theme for Belfast Pride 2017 – this reflects where
we are right now as the progress towards Equality seems to have slowed to a frustrating pace. The origin of the Pride movement is the Stonewall riots of 1969, where some of the most marginalised people in the community led a fight back against harassment and oppression and changed the way we stand up for the same rights as the rest of society. We need to recall this spirit to make sure that our voice is heard across the full range of issues that affect us including Homophobia, Transphobia, Biphobia, Bullying, Fertility Rights, Marriage Equality and Gender Recognition Rights. We need to ensure that Equality stays at the top of the political agenda as we demand the right to feel safe and to be ourselves in our own great city. Belfast Pride is where a large, diverse community will come together to protest and also to celebrate in a loud, unified voice that cannot be ignored. Pride is our platform to celebrate our beautiful, ever-evolving community, where more and more citizens of our city join us demonstrating that society is on our side and where we will make a stand to Demand Change. Celebrating our lives is an important part of Pride, it provides positive affirmation, a sense of community and hope the for the future for a community where Mental Health is the leading concern. We need to come together as a community in the spirit of Pride, we are more diverse than ever and we need to build from a basis of respect for each other’s identities, outlook and opinions – we are all on the side of Equality. Pride brings a diverse and ever expanding group of LGBT people together and working together for our common goals under the Pride rainbow will make the loudest, possible call for Equality. Celebrate your life. Demand Equality. Demand Change.
Seán Ó Néill Chair, Belfast Pride
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EVENTS BEFORE PRIDE 24TH JULY - 31ST JULY MONDAY 24TH JULY
HERe NI,Life Coaching Session LGBT Centre, 23-31 Waring Street. 7pm-9pm This workshop allows you to reconnect with who you really are and teaches you tools and techniques to have more control in your life. Booking is essential for this workshop.
TUESDAY 25TH JULY
HERe NI Guitar Session LGBT Centre, 23-31 Waring Street 3pm-4pm Bring your guitar for a jamming session at HERe NI with Cara.All ability levels welcome Sexual Health Clinic The Rainbow Project, Belfast LGBT Centre, 23-31 Waring Street 5.30pm-8pm The Rainbow Project in partnership with the Belfast Trust GUM service are providing a free full sexual health screening clinic for men who have sex with men (MSM). This is a drop-in service on a first come first served basis with no appointment necessary. Can’t make it? Join us on Pride Day for a test at the Pride Village, see separate listing on 5th August.
WEDNESDAY 26TH JULY
TEN X 9 PRESENTS…TEN X 9 FOR PRIDE BLACK BOX, HILL STREET 7.30pm Tenx9 is delighted to be back in Pride and Belfast Pride are happy to support this great event. Tenx9 is the storytelling sensation - begun in Belfast in 2011 where 9 people have up to 10 minutes each to tell a true story from their lives. The theme for Tenx9 at Pride this year is OMG. Expect stories about closets, upsets, regrets and surprises. Come early, it’s free and unticketed, so queue up.
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EVENTS BEFORE PRIDE 24TH JULY - 28TH JULY THURSDAY 27TH JULY HERe NI and The Rainbow Project Adoption and Fostering Information Evening Belfast LGBT Centre, 23-31 Waring Street 7pm-9pm Have you thought about adoption or fostering? Come along this evening and hear from Adoption Services, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust about adopting in Northern Ireland for LGBT people, all you need to know about the process and about the children waiting for their forever home. We will also have information on fostering for anyone who is interested, this will be a great opportunity to find out more. WOW Group Dinner HERe NI 7pm Location TBC ÂŁ15 per person Why not join us for the annual WOW group Dinner to celebrate Pride. The location is to be confirmed. The Rainbow Project Celebrating Pride in our Identities â€“ A Community Conversation The Duncairn Complex, Duncairn Avenue, Belfast 6:30pm Identity is how you see yourself and how others see you. In Northern Ireland this is an ongoing source of struggle. This workshop facilitated by Community Dialogue and introduced by the Rainbow Project is an opportunity for people, both within the LGBT and wider community to explore and share views on how to celebrate Pride in all our diverse identities.
EVENTS BEFORE PRIDE 24TH JULY - 28TH JULY THURSDAY 27TH JULY
Outburst Arts / No Alibis Bookshop Amy Lamé - From Prejudice to Pride: A History of LGBTQ+ Movement No Alibis Bookshop, Botanic Avenue 6.30pm Outburst is delighted to welcome writer, activist and broadcaster Amy Lamé back to Belfast to tell us all about her new illustrated LGBTQ+ history book for young people aged 11 and up! From Prejudice to Pride looks at the rise and achievements of the LGBTQ+ movement across the world. This book will inspire young LGBTQ+ people and help answer questions for all readers interested in gender and identity. Amy will be signing copies of the book and talking about her work. All ages welcome. Free Admission but pre-booking essential. See “OutburstArts” Facebook/ Twitter for free ticket link.
FRIDAY 28TH JULY
QFT presents... THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT. 10.00pm QFT celebrate the start of Belfast Pride with a flamboyant, modern classic starring Terence Stamp, Guy Pearce and Hugo Weaving. Priscilla took two drag queens and a transgender woman in an infamous lavender bus across Australia, turning writer/director Stephan Elliott’s wild, glittering, and fabulously queer road movie into a watershed moment for the LGBT movement. Costumes, cabaret, lip-syncing, fights, bigotry AND solidarity – Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is at once clever, funny and beautiful. www.queensfilmtheatre.com
FRIDAY 28TH JULY Lawyers with Pride Belfast Pride Law Lecture 2017 Moot Court Room, School of Law, Main Site Tower, Queen’s University Belfast 3.30pm Lawyers with Pride present the inaugural Belfast Pride Law Lecture 2017. The event will build on the success of last year’s launch of Lawyers with Pride by providing an opportunity for those attending to hear from this year’s prestigious keynote speaker as well as an opportunity to discuss the role of the legal profession in advancing and protecting LGBT rights in Northern Ireland. Lawyers with Pride are delighted and honoured that Lord Kerr will give their inaugural lecture on “Some Recent Cases in the UK Supreme Court”. Lawyers with Pride is a group of solicitors, barristers, trainees/pupils, legal academics and law students who wish to show their support for the LGBT community in Northern Ireland. Lawyers with Pride is made up of members of the LGBT community and allies and took part in Belfast Pride last year for the first time. Ticket Information:facebook.com/LawyerswithPride
FRIDAY 28TH JULY THE OFFICIAL FESTIVAL LAUNCH AND 2017 BELFAST PRIDE AWARDS Belfast City Hall - Free / Ticketed Reception from 7pm in the Rotunda Belfast City Hall is at the centre of our city and is where we launch Belfast Pride 2017 with the Mayor of Belfast. It’s an occasion for community and celebration and is open to all. After launching the festival, We have the Belfast Pride Awards - the only charity LGBTQ awards ceremony in Belfast and a showcase for community groups, services and supporters. The show will be hosted by Barra Best and Sonya Mac.The Belfast Pride Awards recognise contributions to the LGBTQ community from across a range of sectors including community support groups, entertainment and business. This year’s awards are: • • • • • • • • • • •
Political Contribution to the LGBTQ Community Belfast Pride Business Contribution Award Award for Innovation in the LGBTQ Community Community Partnership Award Pride Supporter of the Year – Community Pride Supporter of the Year – Business People’s Choice Award Contribution to Pride Village in 2016 Best Night Out in Belfast Best Parade Entry in 2016 Community Action Award
We then have the PA MagLochlainn Memorial Award
- a special annual award from Belfast Pride in memory of the late PA MagLochlainn. All of the other awards are all decided by you – 100% public nomination and vote, so it couldn’t be fairer or more open. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date on when to make your nominations, how to vote and how to apply for free tickets.
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SATURDAY 29TH JULY Old School Fete - Up the Lagan in a Bubble The Rainbow Project, Cara-Friend & HereNI Bryson LaganSports, 2 Rivers Edge, 13-15 Ravenhill Road, Belfast 10am - 5pm Free Entry, other items at additional cost HereNI, Cara-Friend and The Rainbow Project are proud to invite you to ‘Up the Lagan in a Bubble’ where you get to watch and join in the frolics of people zorbing on the river Lagan. We will also be hosting a fete, with fun and games in an easy and fun atmosphere, think old school fete games, music and fun, food, drinks and carnival style games to be enjoyed by all. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to register to take part! Framewerk Gallery presents: Drag Queen Story Time Holywood Arches Library, East Belfast 11.00am - 1.00pm Family friendly Story Telling Pride-style featuring local Drag artists Sassie, Electra, Lady Portia Di’Monte and Jordan Mullan. These artists will be reading extracts from their favourite books or novels. with the aim of providing a safe, fun and encouraging environment for all ages to engage in creative literacy. Several of the hosts are dyslexic and their extracts would aim to encourage other young readers with dyslexia or other forms of literacy differences to continue to read. Other extracts would feature inspiring stories dealing with themes of celebrating difference – all with a ‘feel good’, one big family ethos. No tickets need, just come along.
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SATURDAY 29TH JULY Out & About Hikers Annual Belfast Pride Walk and Picnic Malone House Car Park - 12.15pm Get your walking shoes on and enjoy a relaxing walk along the Lagan Valley and its surrounding countryside. Depending on the weather, we will walk along the river and over the fields to the Giants Ring for a picnic, visiting the secret garden above the river at Minnowburn before returning to the car park. This walk is all on paths, we will see if we can spot the troll-like giant wooden sculptures on our way through Minnowburn Wood. Please wear sturdy shoes, trainers or boots, bring a simple packed lunch and depending on the weather forecast, bring along a waterproof jacket. For more details, visit www.outnabout-ni.org QFT presents...Queerama 9.30pm Queerama is a film created from the treasure trove of the BFI National Archive.The story traverses a century of gay experiences, encompassing persecution and prosecution, injustice, love and desire, identity, secrets, forbidden encounters, sexual liberation and Pride. The soundtrack weaves the lyrics and music of John Grant and Hercules & Love Affair with the images and guides us intimately into the relationships, desires, fears and expressions of gay men and women in the 20th century â€“ a century of incredible change. Screening to mark 50 years since the Sexual Offences Act and to celebrate the start of Belfast Pride. www.queensfilmtheatre.com
SUNDAY 30TH JULY Indian Culture Evening HERe NI and The Rainbow Project Indian Community Centre, 86 Clifton Street, Belfast 7pm Fee: £5 Learn about the history of the ICC building, hear a cultural talk about India and Indian heritage in NI, visit the Hindu Temple which is based inside the centre and enjoy an authentic Indian meal. The cost is usually £7.50 but we will subsidise this event so the cost to you is £5 per person. Booking is essential for this event. photo; ICC
SUNDAY 30TH JULY Big Pride Picnic Family Fun Day Belfast City Hall Lawns 12.00 – 3.00 All welcome The Big Pride Picnic brings an afternoon of entertainment to the heart of Belfast with a packed Family Fun Day across the lawns at Belfast City Hall. We’re putting LGBT families right at the centre of the city and there’s a welcome for everyone. There will be fun for all ages from toddlers to grown-ups who should know better... and it’s free! The lawns will be jumping with fun and whole range of activities with food on and soft drinks on sale so you can have a picnic on the lawn. We’ll have: • • • • • • • • • •
Bouncy Castles Inflatable Disco Dome Q Radio Bus - Broadcasting Live Facepainters Balloon Modelling Juggling and Magic Jump, Jiggle and Jive Sideshow Ramone Storytelling Arts and Crafts
There’s a host of groups taking part - the Family project led by HERe NI and Rainbow Project, Cara-Friend, SAIL NI, Q Radio, Libraries NI and more. The fun starts at 12:00, so come join in.
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SATURDAY 29TH JULY SUNDAY 30TH JULY Saturday 29th July 4.00pm and 6.00pm Belfast Film Festival and Belfast Pride present: Desert Hearts Beanbag Cinema, Exchange Place, Belfast Tickets: £6
This film broke the mould of how a lesbian love story could be represented on screen and remains as vibrant and intoxicating as when we first encountered Vivian Cay and crotchety but well meaning Frances. Desert Hearts is both a true lesbian classic and bold, sensual filmmaking.
Sunday 30th July The Rainbow Project presents: Football vs Homophobia Seaview Stadium, Shore Road, Belfast. 11am – 3pm Free entry - Registration fee applies for teams/participants £10 per person Join us for a 6 a-side football tournament open to all genders, skill levels and all communities promoting diversity and tackling discrimination in sport. Players must be aged 16+, with no upper age limit.You can register a team or as an individual and we’ll assign a team. There will be prizes for the winners of each category. Every player gets their very own Rainbow Laces. Sponsored by CPL Contact Jayne to book: email@example.com or call 02890319030
Belfast Film Festival and Belfast Pride present: The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant Beanbag Cinema, Exchange Place, Belfast - 8pm - Tickets: £6
The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant balances a realistic description of tormented romance with staging that remains true to director Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s roots in experimental theatre. The film tells the story of the imbalanced relationship between a haughty fashion designer and a beautiful but icy ingénue and is based, in a sly gender reversal, on the writer-director’s own obsession with a young actor. Featuring exquisitely claustrophobic cinematography and full throttle performances by an all female cast.
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MONDAY 31ST JULY Littlest Chef HERe NI Belfast LGBT Centre, 23-31 Waring Street 2pm-4pm Parents and children are invited to a cooking workshop to develop skills and an enjoyment of cooking for your little ones. Booking is essential for this event and places will be limited to 8 children.
Book Club HERe NI Belfast Central Library, Royal Avenue, Belfast. 3pm-4pm
Our book club meets monthly to discuss books and more at Belfast Central Library. New members are welcome to join us.
Trans YouTube Workshops with Jake Edwards GenderJam NI Belfast Trans Resource Centre, 98 University Street 2pm - 4pm and 6pm - 8pm
Come along & learn how to YouTube and make videos with big trans YouTuber, Jake Edwards. Heâ€™ll be about for a chat, to take your questions, and to teach you plenty about whatâ€™s involved as a trans YouTuber. Open to all trans, non-binary or questioning people aged 25 and under. Free. Booking required: belfasttrans.org.uk/Pride
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MONDAY 31ST JULY Tie-Dye Trans Tshirts Workshop Belfast Trans Resource Centre, 98 University Street, Belfast 4pm - 6pm Admin free: (BYO white or light garments)
The Belfast Trans Resource Centre will have a big presence in the Pride parade this year, and we need awesome tshirts to go with it! Come along to learn how to tie-dye your own tshirts, and make some masterpieces to bring home. Bring your own white or light coloured garments! Open to all. Free.
LGBT Youth Movie Night Cara-Friend Community Space, Belfast LGBT Centre, 23-31 Waring Street 6pm-9pm
Cara-Friend LGBTQ+ Youth will hold a movie night in our community space in the Belfast LGBT Centre on Monday, July 31st from 6pm-9pm. We will be viewing the feel-good, seasonal favourite, Pride. It’s a great excuse to come and check out Cara-Friend’s LGBTQ+ youth group in Belfast and meet some other LGBTQ+ young people, if you have never been before. All are welcome aged 12-25!
Pride in Safety The Rainbow Project Clayton Hotel, Club Vitae, 22 Ormeau Ave, Belfast. 8pm-10pm
Join us for our ‘Pride in Safety’ evening at Club Vitae, Clayton Hotel where our director John O’Doherty will be providing an introduction to self-defence in a safe and informal way that you can enjoy. Our LGBT advocacy officer Dan will also be there to talk about LGBT Hate Crime and keeping safe in your community.
Stepping into School Workshop HERe NI Belfast LGBT Centre, 23-31 Waring Street.7pm-9pm
An informative workshop for parents whose children are starting Nursery or Primary school in September 2017. There will be information on managing this transition as well as discussions on coming out to your child’s school. Booking is essential for this workshop.
MONDAY 31ST JULY Belfast Pride presentsâ€Ś PRIDE TALKS BACK Oh Yeah Music Centre, Gordon Street, Belfast 7.30pm After a record number of LGBTQ candidates in the Assembly election of May 2016, the number of candidates from this community fell back in the series of elections since then but the issue of Equality and not just Marriage Equality has stayed in the headlines. Becoming the only part of the Western edge of Europe without Marriage Equality brought even more attention and fuelled debate, protest and anger. Pride Talks Back will put a panel of leading politicians under the spotlight asking them to give their take on recent events and explain how they think we can advance Equality for LGBT+ people in Belfast. We will ask the politicians to explain their own work on Equality issues and we can expect questions on issues such as tackling Homophobia in schools, workplaces and the streets, Fertility Rights, Gender Recognition, Marriage Equality, Red Lines, the Petition of Concern and LGBT visibility in politics We want Pride Talks Back to keep evolving and to add something useful to the wider political debate so we can all learn more, share more and hear more voices. Play your part in the conversation by submitting a question. Enter a question at: www.belfastpride.com/pridetalksback
MONDAY 31ST JULY Monday 31st July to Monday 7th August UNISON Pride & Visibility Art Exhibition in Royal Victoria Hospital Health & Social Care
The HSC LGBT Staff Forum will launch its online gallery of health and social care staff who are out at work on Monday 23rd July at www.lgbtstaff.hscni.net From Wed 25th July, the Forum will host lunchtime stalls (12-2pm) in local hospitals to promote inclusive workplaces supported by the Trade Unions. Come along and get a free rainbow lanyard for your work pass to show support for LGBT colleagues, patients and their families. Wed 26th July Thurs 27th July Mon 31st July Tues 1st Aug Wed 2nd Aug Thurs 3rd Aug Fri 4th Aug
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TUESDAY 1ST AUGUST Big Trans Picnic in the Park Belfast Trans Resource Centre Botanic Gardens, Botanic Avenue, Belfast. 12pm - 2pm
What’s better than a picnic? A picnic with a load of trans folks in the park! We’ll be visiting Botanic Gardens for lunch in the (hopefully) sunshine! Open to trans, non-binary and questioning people of all ages. Bring a friend if you wish! BYO lunch. Free. Afternoon Tea HERe NI Belfast LGBT Centre, 23-31 Waring Street, Belfast. 1pm-3pm Please join us for our annual Pride afternoon tea, there will be tasty treats and good craic. Trans & Non-Binary Sexual Health Clinic The Rainbow Project Belfast Trans Resource Centre, 98 University Street, Belfast 2pm - 5pm Whether you’re looking for free condoms and lube, to have your questions about sexual health answered or to get a free and confidential rapid HIV & syphilis test, the Rainbow Project are here to help! Testing for people aged 18 & over.Contact Leo by phone (028 90 319 030) text (079 04 864 861) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details! Open to all trans, non-binary and questioning people. Free.
TUESDAY 1ST AUGUST Team HERe NI HERe NI Belfast LGBT Centre, 23-31 Waring Street, 3pm-4.30pm Join Team HERe NI and help us to spread the word! Get involved with us to make badges, keyrings and magnets to promote our service for distribution at Pride. There will be cake for all volunteers! Managing Stress HERe NI Belfast LGBT Centre, 23-31 Waring Street 4.30pm-5.45pm Take some time to pay attention to yourself, learn techniques to manage your levels of stress, discover and make your own special recipe for aromatherapy. Trans Adults’ Social Evening Belfast Trans Resource Centre, 98 University Street 7:30pm - 9:30pm Social evening for all trans, non-binary & questioning people aged 18 and over. Pop along with a friend for a relaxed evening with refreshments & chat. Drugs & alcohol-free venue. Free. Gay & Bi Men’s Social Cinema Night The Rainbow Project BeanBag Cinema, 5 Exchange Place, Belfast 7pm-9pm Fee: Donations welcome Join us for our film night and discussion of The Celluloid Closet, a fascinating and lighthearted documentary detailing Hollywood’s portrayal of LGBT people in film through the 20th century. Donation at door and refreshments can be purchased.
TUESDAY 1ST AUGUST Amnesty International Belfast Pride Lecture - The road to LGBTI equality in Ireland by Una Mullally Amnesty International Oh Yeah centre, Gordon St, Belfast 7:30pm The road to LGBTI equality in Ireland - Una Mullally Amnesty International Belfast Pride Lecture 2017 Una Mullally, Irish Times columnist and author of ‘In The Name of Love’ – an oral history of the movement for Marriage Equality in Ireland, will discuss the journey towards LGBTI Equality in Ireland and the road still to be travelled. Lecture, followed by Q&A chaired by William Crawley. An Evening with Outwrite The Rainbow Project Green Room,The Black Box, 18-22 Hill Street 7pm-10pm Donations Welcome Acclaimed LGBT author Hillary McCollum will join The Rainbow Project for a creative writing workshop and a selection of her readings followed by a diverse range of performances from the poets and authors at Outwrite. Don’t miss this very special event. Tracing your Family Tree HERe NI LGBT Centre, 23-31 Waring Street 7.30-9pm Have you ever thought about tracing your family tree? Come along to a beginners session with our family genealogist from Family Origins.You’ll find out all about how it works and get handy tips on how to find out more about your ancestors.
WEDNESDAY 2ND AUGUST Big Trans Day at the Beach Belfast Trans Resource Centre Seapark, Holywood (Meeting at Belfast Trans Resource Centre, 98 University St) 12pm - 5pm Fee: Free (buy your own train tickets) All aboard the train to Holywood! We’re heading to Seapark for an afternoon and picnic at the beach. Open to all trans, non-binary and questioning people. We’re meeting at the Belfast Trans Resource Centre beforehand and travelling on the train from Botanic Station. Help with train ticket costs available. Strictly no drugs or alcohol. Belfasttrans.org.uk/Pride/beach GET INVOLVED! Volunteer Evening The Rainbow Project, Cara-Friend & HereNI Belfast LGBT Centre, 23-31 Waring Street 5pm-6.30pm Want to get that fuzzy feel good factor and also help improve the lives of LGB&T people in Northern Ireland? Come along and find out more about volunteering for The Rainbow Project, Cara-Friend or HereNI at our information evening. From befriending to outreach, there’s lots of ways to get involved! All welcome. Wed 2nd Aug UNISON Presents Stand Up for Marriage Equality Comedy Night in Blackbox Belfast - 8pm Eight first time performers from the LGBT community hosted by Gemma Hutton. Featuring Alex Moore, Duane Farrell, Elaine McConville, Gillian Foley, Henry Flanaghan-Kane, Leo Lardie, Gavin Boyd and Rhoda McClue. Adm £5. Proceeds to Belfast Pride & Love Equality.
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Diverse, equal and proud: Belfast Pride Festival puts the cityâ€™s best side out every summer. But when it comes to LGBTQ+ rights all year round, how are things really in Northern Ireland? Join Banter Host Jim Carroll and another great panel, including Irish Times journalist Una Mullally, for a special Pride edition of Banter. Banter is a series of public talks, discussions and conversations which take place at venues and festivals all around Ireland including Electric Picnic and Other Voices. See thisisbanter.com for all you need to know.
WEDNESDAY 2ND AUGUST GenderJam Film Night GenderJam NI Belfast Trans Resource Centre, 98 University Street, Belfast 6:30pm Come to the Belfast Trans Resource Centre for an evening of fine cinema, pizza and refreshments! We’ll be screening a film chosen by democratic vote online – check our website for voting & more info! Open to all trans, non-binary, questioning & intersex people aged 25 and under. Free. Art Workshop for Adults HERe NI and The Rainbow Project Belfast LGBT Centre, 23-31 Waring Street 7pm Get your arts and crafts on! Join us for an adults only arts and crafts session. Make something to display at home or to give as a gift. Booking is essential for this workshop Managing Stress HERe NI Belfast LGBT Centre, 23-31 Waring Street 4.30pm-5.45pm Take some time to pay attention to yourself, learn techniques to manage your levels of stress, discover and make your own special recipe for aromatherapy. Banter - The Pride Edition Bullitt Hotel 40a Church Lane, Belfast - 6.30pm £5 inc cocktail
Belfast Pride Festival puts the city’s best side out every summer but when it comes to LGBTQ+ rights all year round, how are things really in Northern Ireland? Join Banter host Jim Carroll and another great panel including Irish Times journalist, Una Mullally, for a special Pride edition of Banter. Banter is a series of public talks, discussions and conversations that take place at venues and festivals all round Ireland including Electric Picnic, Other Voices and now, Belfast Pride. Tickets:email@example.com www.thisisbanter,com
THURSDAY 3RD AUGUST Carers Lunch HERe NI EVENT LOCATION:TBC 1pm-3pm If you are an Lesbian or Bisexual woman with caring responsibilities you are invited to join our carers group. We will be celebrating Pride by having lunch out. Location TBC. Booking is essential. Trans & Non-Binary Sexual Health Clinic The Rainbow Project Belfast Trans Resource Centre, 98 University Street 2pm - 5pm Whether youâ€™re looking for free condoms and lube, to have your questions about sexual health answered or to get a free and confidential rapid HIV & syphilis test, the Rainbow Project are here to help! Testing for people aged 18 & over.Contact Leo by phone (028 90 319 030) text (079 04 864 861) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details! Open to all trans, non-binary and questioning people. Free. Queeriosity Crescent Arts Centre, 2 - 4 University Road 3 August - 17 August Queeriosity is a LGBTQ themed art exhibition to take place from Thursday 3rd August- Saturday 2nd September 2017 at the Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast. Exhibition to coincide with the Belfast Pride Festival 2017. A variety of artforms are being exhibited, including painting, print, photography, mixed media, literature, ceramics, textiles and video. There is a selection of international, national and local artists involved in the exhibition.
THURSDAY 3RD AUGUST Legal Information Session HERe NI and The Rainbow Project Belfast LGBT Centre, 23-31 Waring Street 6pm-8pm Solicitor Ciaran Moynagh from McLernon Moynagh Solicitors will be here to give free legal advice on issues including family and matrimonial, property, wills and probate, litigation & court representation & personal injury. LGBT Interfaith Dialogue Cara-Friend First Presbyterian Church, 41 Rosemary Street - 7pm Cara-Friend will host an Interfaith Dialogue on LGBT Inclusion and Affirmation on Thursday, August 3rd at 7pm. LGBT affirming representatives from the world’s major religions including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism will take part in a panel discussion around inclusion, through faith, of minority sexual orientations and gender identities. The panel will be chaired by William Crawley from the BBC & the speakers will be: Imam Nassr Eddine Gabriel Errami, Inclusive Egalitarian Islam, Paris Rev. Chris Hudson, All Soul’s Church, Belfast Rabbi Emily Jurman, EDR Synagogue, Edgware Rev Djinn Gallagher, Black Mountain Zen Centre, Belfast The Rainbow Project Presents:The Big Gay Quiz,The Rainbow Project The Speakeasy, Queen’s Students’ Union 77-79 University Road BBQ from 18:30, First question at 19:30 Fee: £3 pp to take part in the quiz Join us for the return of the BIG Gay Quiz! Test your knowledge, win some prizes and raise funds for the vital work of The Rainbow Project. Max. 6 people per team
THURSDAY 3RD AUGUST Poster & Placard Making at the Belfast Trans Resource Centre Belfast Trans Resource Centre, 98 University Street, Belfast 5pm - 7pm The Belfast Trans Resource Centre will have a big presence in the Pride parade this year, and we need awesome banners & placards to march with! Come along to make your own posters & signs to march with to support trans equality & demand change! Open to all. Free. Parents of Trans Youth social evening with SAIL Belfast Trans Resource Centre, 98 University Street, Belfast 7pm - 9pm Are you the parent of a trans young person or young adult? Come along for an evening of support, chat and friendly faces, and meet our fantastic family support team. Need to chat to someone before coming along? Get in touch: sailni.com/contact. Open to all, refreshments provided! Oh Yeah Presents: Pride Live at Oh Yeah Oh Yeah Music Centre 15 - 21 Gordon Street, Belfast - 8pm Oh Yeah Music Centre, Belfastâ€™s dedicated music hub is bringing usanother live music special for Belfast Pride. It was a packed house last year and a brilliant atmosphere so get along early for a great line up: Beauty Sleep LARKS Emer Maguire Strange New Places
FRIDAY 4TH AUGUST Open Day at the Belfast Trans Resource Centre Belfast Trans Resource Centre, 98 University Street, Belfast 12pm - 6:30pm The Belfast Trans Resource Centre is a home for the trans community here in Belfast. We run regular events every month and are here for you anytime. We’re having an open day to show the public our community venue, what we do, and how we can support you and your family. Come along for tea, coffee and a look about!Open to all. Free. Kids Arts and Crafts Workshop HERe NI Belfast LGBT Centre, 23-31 Waring Street 2pm-4pm A great opportunity for children to have some fun, get creative and make some some beautiful craft items to take home. Booking is essential for this workshop Pride ‘N’ Love Love Equality Belfast City Centre 7pm onwards The Love Equality team will be taking to the streets of Belfast on the eve of the Belfast Pride Parade to hand out badges, leaflets and stickers and talk to people about the campaign for equal marriage in Northern Ireland. Keep an eye on our social media (Facebook/Twitter) for more details on how to get involved!
FRIDAY 4TH AUGUST Where are all the women? The Rainbow Project Belfast LGBT Centre, 23-31 Waring Street - 6pm Feminist and Human Rights Activist Kellie O’Dowd will be providing a media training session for women in the LGBT sector. This session will provide training and support to women to help increase their visibility in the media. For more information or to book a place please contact Jayne on 028 90131 9030 or email Jayne@rainbow-project.org. Organised by The Rainbow Project, Cara Friend and HEReNI Refugees Welcome NI and Belfast Pride present... ‘Last Chance’ film screening and discussion Bean Bag Cinema, 5 Exchange Place, Belfast 7pm ‘Last Chance’ tells the stories of five asylum seekers who flee to Canada from their native countries to escape homophobic violence. They fear deportation and anxiously await a decision on asylum that will change their lives forever. The stories in the film include a transgender woman institutionalised by her family in Lebanon, an LGBT person jailed in Egypt and Trudi, a Jamaican lesbian who was “correctively raped” at gunpoint. The film will be introduced by some of the Refugees Welcome NI team and the screening will be followed by a short discussion. Refugees Welcome NI is a grassroots organisation that harnesses the goodwill of local people who want to make a difference to the lives of refugees and asylum seekers living in N. Ireland. For free tickets and more information go to facebook.com/RefugeesWelcomeNI or www.refugees-welcomeni.co.uk
PRIDE DAY SATURDAY 5TH AUGUST The Official Pride Breakfast Northern Whig, Bridge Street from 10am Get the atmosphere early and start your Pride Day with a great breakfast that also supports Pride – the Whig will be donating £1.50 from each breakfast directly to Belfast Pride.You can load up with a full Fry or go for the homemade granola. Start as you meant to go on by showing your Pride Trans Bloc at the Belfast Pride Belfast Pride Parade - 11am Join the Belfast Trans Resource Centre, GenderJam, SAIL, and other trans organisations and groups at the Belfast Pride Parade! We’ll be having the biggest trans representation ever at Belfast Pride – come and show your Pride with us! Meeting at Custom House Square at 11am. Open to all. Free. Big Trans Picnic on the Quay Donegall Quay, Belfast Directly after the Belfast Pride Parade 2017 When you’re all paraded out after the Belfast Pride Parade, we’ll be settling down for a picnic on the grass at Pride Village beside the Big Fish at Donegall Quay. Look for lots of trans flags! Open to all trans, non-binary and questioning people, and their friends & families. BYO lunch. Pride Village is alcohol and smoke free. Quiet Trans Pride Belfast Trans Resource Centre, 98 University Street, Belfast. 11am - 6pm Is the Pride parade too loud, too long or too overwhelming for you? The Belfast Trans Resource Centre will be open for hours as a quiet space, place to relax & recover, and as a drop-in space for all. Step-free venue. Full accessibility information: belfasttrans.org.uk/access
PRIDE DAY SATURDAY 5TH AUGUST 27TH ANNUAL BELFAST PRIDE PARADE Assemble at Custom House Square from 11.30. Parade leaves at 1:00 pm Pride has always been about Change - from its origins at Stonewall in 1969, in 1991 when the 100 pioneers marched in the first Belfast Pride and right through to today when tens of thousands people come together in Belfast under the Pride flag. The theme for Belfast Pride is ‘Demand Change’ and we want to see the biggest, loudest and proudest Belfast Pride Parade yet. The Belfast Pride Parade is our biggest opportunity of the year to celebrate who we are, to give positive affirmation to each other and to make a protest about the rights we still don’t have. The parade is a chance to showcase our beautiful, diverse community and make a clear statement that we ‘Demand Change’ as we bring a rainbow of positivity to Belfast. Bring your friends, your family – whatever that means to you, bring your colleagues and anyone that matters to you to make a huge display of unity and solidarity on the streets of Belfast. Join the party atmosphere at the pre-parade build up from 11.30am at the Albert Clock before the Belfast Pride Parade 2017 sets off at 1.00pm sharp! The parade is a huge event and we want everyone to be safe and to represent the community as best we can whilst having fun. It is important that you follow all instructions from the Pride Parade Officials and Stewards. All organised groups and floats need to register individually, in advance through our website – www.belfastpride.com/parade Just ask if you need any advice or information.
PRIDE DAY SATURDAY 5TH AUGUST Party in the Square 2017 Custom House Square Directly after the parade Free! It’s the original Pride Party, the biggest LGBT party and this year we have been working to make the original Belfast Pride experience even better – your Pride wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Square! The biggest Pride stage in Belfast will feature a whole host of entertainment and music starting as soon as the parade gets back to the Square - you can soak up the unique atmosphere while enjoying our all new range of food and coffee options, our extended bar with draught beer, cider and cocktails and grown up beer garden area. We’ll have our exclusive Pride merchandise shop that offers everything under the sun that is rainbow and officially Pride branded. And the show! We’ll be bringing you the biggest show in town led by the best in local LGBT talent with showcase performances from Kremlin stars and Maverick acts and many more right through the afternoon before we hand over to venues in the early evening. Come along and join the fun!
PRIDE DAY SATURDAY 5TH AUGUST PRIDE VILLAGE 2017 Donegall Quay, by “The Big Fish” From 12:00 Pride Village is our bustling Family and Community Event by the River Lagan at Belfast’s famous ’Big Fish’ and just across the road from the main event at Custom House Square. Pride Village brings you a Pride themed market place with Community and Family spaces, children’s entertainment and bouncy castles. It’s a great place for families to take a break, talk to local community groups, support services and enjoy family friendly fun throughout Pride Day. There will be a varied range of stalls with a lot of freebies for you and the kids as well as face painters, music and fun in a great alcohol and smoke free space. Come across the road from Custom House Square for a look! There will be a big welcome for you. Pride Day Recharge Zone The Rainbow Project, Cara-Friend & HereNI Belfast LGBT Centre, 23-31 Waring Street 1pm-4pm An afternoon in the Belfast LGBT centre with a range of groups offering information on their various services. The afternoon will also offer awareness on health and wellbeing from non-sector organisations such as Action Cancer and Diabetes UK as well as providers of therapies. A space to have a relax, recharge your own batteries and even charge your phone if you need to.
It's getting so big that the Big Fish is almost back in the Lagan! Pride Village is just across the road from main event at Custom House Square, so take take a break after the parade and enjoy some fresh air. You'll find: - A Village full of information stalls and services - A Family Fun area with Bouncy Castles - Live Children's Entertainment - Quiet space, picnic area and food on site - All alcohol and smoke free!
Saturday 5th August - From 12:00 Donegall Quay, beside the Big Fish
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SUNDAY 6TH AUGUST Non-Binary+ NI Meetup Non-Binary+ NI Belfast Trans Resource Centre, 98 University Street, Belfast 12pm - 3pm The regular Non-Binary+ NI meetup will be happening as usual at the Belfast Trans Resource Centre. Come along for tea, a chat, and good non-binary company! Open to all non-binary and questioning people aged 18+. Free. ALL SOULS’ PRIDE SERVICE All Souls’ Church Events Committee All Souls’ Church Elmwood Avenue 3PM The Event is a Religious Service of inclusiveness, which gives affirmation to those in the LGBTQ Community. We believe that it is important for a Christian Church to show solidarity with the LGBTQ Community and act in solidarity. We are a religious community, which includes people of different colour, creed, nationality and sexual orientation. Belfast Flea Market Belfast Flea Sunflower Public House, Union Street - 12pm – 5pm Belfast Flea market is a magic little market that happens once a month.. The first Sunday of every month and ideal stop for the last day of Belfast Pride. Come along for all things second hand, vintage, retro, antique, bric-a- brac, preloved and bargains galore! Great food, drink and music too! A great day out for all the family!
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SUNDAY 6TH AUGUST Mini Explorers HERe NI Belfast LGBT Centre, 23-31 Waring Street, Belfast 2pm-4.30pm A fun filled session for children featuring: sensory free play followed by songs, rhymes, lights, bubbles and parachute activities. Followed by a mindfulness workshop. Booking is essential for this activity. Tabletop Trans Belfast Trans Resource Centre, 98 University Street, Belfast 3:30pm - 9pm Come along to our Tabletop Trans Pride session at the Belfast Trans Resource Centre! Whether you’re a novice or a dungeon master, You’re welcome along! Meet others, play some board games, role-playing games etc, and make friends. Open to all trans, non-binary and questioning people. Free. Belfast Pride presents... Poetry with Pride Sunflower Public House 8.00pm Belfast boasts a rich poetry scene of both emerging and established writers. Marking the final night of Belfast Pride, Poetry with Pride is a night of poetry readings from some of the best and brightest of Belfast’s LGBT+ community: Conor Cleary, Padraig Regan, Gail McConnell and Paul Maddern. This event will also see the launch of Demand Change, a limited-run pamphlet of poems by queer writers. Tickets are free but limited - book in advance to avoid disappointment! www.belfastpride.com/poetrywithpride
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EVENTS AT A GLANCE.. Monday 24th July HERe NI Life Coaching Session Belfast LGBT Centre 7.00pm-9.00pm
Tuesday 25th July HERe NI Guitar Lesson Belfast LGBT Centre 3.00pm-4.00pm Sexual Health Clinic The Rainbow Project Belfast LGBT Centre 5.30pm – 8.00pm
Wednesday 26th July
HSC LGBT Information Stall PHA/HSCB Linenhall Street Main Reception 12.00pm – 2.00pm TEN X 9 PRESENTS… TEN X 9 FOR PRIDE BLACK BOX, Hill Street 7.30pm
Thursday 27th July
HSC LGBT Information Stall Antrim Area Hospital Restaurant 12.00pm – 2.00pm HERe NI and The Rainbow Project Adoption and Fostering Information Evening Belfast LGBT Centre, 7.00pm – 9.00pm WOW Group Dinner HERe NI 7.00pm Location TBC £15 per person The Rainbow Project Celebrating Pride in our Identities – A Community Conversation The Duncairn Complex, Duncairn Avenue, Belfast 6.30pm Outburst Arts / No Alibis Bookshop present Amy Lamé – From Prejudice to Pride: A history of LGBTQ+ Movement No Alibis Bookshop, Botantic Avenue 6.30pm
Friday 28th July
QFT presents... THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT 20 University Square 10.00pm
Lawyers with Pride Belfast Pride Lecture 2017 Moot Court Room, School of Law, Main Site Tower, Queen’s University Belfast 3.30pm THE OFFICAL FESTIVAL LAUNCH AND 2017 BELFAST PRIDE AWARDS Belfast City Hall Free / Ticketed Only Reception from 7pm in the Rotunda
Saturday 29th July
Old Scholl Fete – Up the Lagan in a Bubble The Rainbow Project, Cara-Friend & HERe NI Byson LaganSports, 2 Rivers Edge, 13-15 Ravenhill Road, Belfast 10.00am – 5.00pm Free Entry, other items at additional cost Framework Gallery Presents: Drag Queen Story Time Holywood Arches Library, East Belfast 11.00am – 1.00pm Out & About Hikers Annual Belfast Pride Walk and Picnic Malone House Car Park 12.15pm Desert Hearts Beanbag Cinema, Donegall Street 4pm & 6pm Screenings. Tickets £6. Available from: www.belfastfilmfestival.org QFT presents... Queerama 20 University Square, Belfast 9.30pm
Sunday 30th July
Big Pride Picnic Belfast City Hall Grounds 12.00pm – 3.00pm The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant Beanbag Cinema. Doors.7.30pm. Tickets £6. www.belfastfilmfestival.org Indian Culture Evening HERe NI and The Rainbow Project Indian Community Centre, 86 Clifton Street, Belfast 7.00pm Fee: £5
Monday 31st July
HSC LGBT Information Stall Royal Victoria Hospital (Opposite shop) 12.00pm – 2.00pm Littlest Chef HERe NI Belfast LGBT Centre 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Book Club HERe NI Belfast Central Library Royal Avenue, Belfast 3.00pm – 4.00pm UNISON Pride & Visibility Art Exhibition Royal Victoria Hospital Until Monday 7th August TransYoutube Workshops with Jake Edwards GenderJam NI Belfast Trans Resource Centre, 98 University Street 2.00pm – 4.00pm & 6.00pm – 8.00pm Tie-Dye Trans Tshirts Workshop Belfast Trans Resource Centre, 98 University Street, Belfast 4.00pm – 6.00pm Admin free: (BYO white or light garments) LGBT Youth Movie Night Cara-Friend Community Space, Belfast LGBT Centre 6.00pm – 9.00pm Belfast Pride presents… PRIDE TALKS BACK Oh Yeah Music Centre, Gordan Street, Belfast 7.30pm Pride in Safety The Rainbow Project Clayton Hotel, Club Vitae, 22 Ormeau Avenue, Belfast 8.00pm – 10.00pm Stepping into School Workshop HERe NI Belfast LGBT Centre 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Tuesday 1st August
HSC LGBT Information Stall Ulster Hospital Restaurant 12.00pm – 2.00pm Big Trans Picnic in the Park Belfast Trans Resource Centre Botanic Gardens, Botanic Avenue, Belfast 12.00pm – 2.00pm Afternoon Tea HERe NI Belfast LGBT Centre 1.00pm – 3.00pm Trans & Non-binary Sexual Health Clinic The Rainbow Project Belfast Trans Resource Centre, 98 University Street 2.00pm – 5.00pm
EVENTS AT A GLANCE.. Team HERe NI HERe NI Belfast LGBT Centre 3.00pm – 4.30pm Managing Stress HERe NI Belfast LGBT Centre 4.30pm – 5.45pm Trans Adults’ Social Evening Belfast Trans Resource Centre, 98 University Street 7.30pm – 9.30pm Amnesty International Belfast Pride Lecture - The road to LGBTI equality in Ireland – by Una Mullally Amnesty International Oh Yeah centre, Gordan Street, Belfast 7.30pm Gay & Bi Men’s Social Cinema Night The Rainbow Project BeanBag Cinema, 5 Exchange Place, Belfast 7.00pm – 9.00pm Fee: Donation’s Welcome An Evening with OUTwrite The Rainbow Project Green Room, The Black Box, 18-22 Hill Street, Belfast 7.00pm – 10pm Fee: Donations Welcome – not compulsory
Wednesday 2nd August HSC LGBT Information Stall Belfast City Hospital 12.00pm – 2.00pm Big Trans Day at the Beach Belfast Trans Resource Centre Seapark, Holywood (Meeting at Belfast Trans Resource Centre, 98 University Street) 12.00pm – 5.00pm Fee: Free (Buy your own train tickets) Get Involved! Volunteer Evening The Rainbow project, Cara-Friend & HERe NI Belfast LGBT Centre 5.00pm – 6.30pm GenderJam Film Night GenderJam NI Belfast Trans Resource Centre, 98 University Street 6.30pm
Art Workshop for Adults HERe NI and The Rainbow Project Belfast LGBT Centre 7.00pm Managing Stress HERe NI Belfast LGBT Centre 4.30pm – 5.45pm UNISON Presents: Stand Up for Marriage Equality Comedy Night 8pm The Blackbox, 18-22 Hill Street Admin: £5 Banter - The Pride Edition Bullitt Hotel 40a Church Lane, Belfast 6.30 £5 inc cocktail
Thursday 3rd August Queeriosity Crescent Arts Centre, 3 August - 17 August
HSC LGBT Information Stall Lagan Valley Hospital Restaurant 12.00pm – 2.00pm Carers Lunch HERe NI Event location TBC 1.00pm – 3.00pm Trans & Non-Binary Sexual Health Clinic The Rainbow Project Belfast Trans Resource Centre 2.00pm – 5.00pm Legal Inforamtion Session HERe NI and The Rainbow Project Belfast LGBT Centre 6.00pm – 8.00pm Queeriosity Crescent Arts Centre, 2 - 4 University Road 3 August - 17 August LGBT Interfaith Dialogue Cara-Friend First Presbyterian Church, 41 Rosemary Street 7.00pm The Rainbow Project Presents: The Big Gay Quiz -The Rainbow Project The Speakeasy, Queen’s Student Union, BBQ from 6.30pm First question at 7.30pm Fee: £3 per person to take part in the quiz
Poster & Placard Making at the Belfast Trans Resource Centre Trans Resource Centre Belfast Trans Resource Centre, 98 University Street 5.00pm – 7.00pm Parents of Trans Youth social evening with SAIL Belfast Trans Resource Centre, 98 University Street 7.00pm – 9.00pm Oh Yeah Presents: Pride Live at Oh Yeah Oh Yeah Music Centre 15-21 Gordan Street 8.00pm
Friday 4th August
HSC LGBT Information Stall Mater Hospital Antrim 12.00pm – 2.00pm Open Day at Belfast Trans Resource Centre Belfast Trans Resource Centre, 98 University Street 12.00pm – 6.30pm Kids Arts and Crafts Workshop HERe NI Belfast LGBT Centre 2.00pm – 4.00pm Pride ‘N’ Love Love Equality Belfast City Centre 7.00pm onwards Where are all the Women? The Rainbow Project Belfast LGBT Centre 6.00pm Belfast Pride and Refugees Welcome NI present: ‘Last Chance’ Beanbag Cinema, Donegall Street Time 7pm Admin: Free
Saturday 5th August Official Pride Breakfast Northern Whig From 10.00am
Trans Bloc at the Belfast Pride Parade Belfast Trans Resource Centre Belfast Pride Parade 11.00am
EVENTS AT A GLANCE.. Belfast Pride Parade Start from Custom House Square Assemble from 11:30am Parade at 1.00pm Party in the Square Custom House Square 2.30pm Big Trans Picnic on the Quay Belfast Trans Resource Centre Donegall Quay, Belfast From 2.30pm Quiet Trans Pride Belfast Trans Resource Centre 98 University Street 11.00am – 6.00pm Pride Village 2017 Donegall Quay, by “The Big Fish” From 12.00pm Sexual Health Clinic at Pride Village The Rainbow Project The Pride Village 12.00pm – 6.00pm
Pride Day Recharge Zone The Rainbow Project, Cara-Friend & HERe NI Belfast LGBT Centre 1.00pm – 4.00pm Street Party Kremlin Union Street From 5.00pm Homorama Boombox & The Maverick 12.00pm – 3.00pm
Belfast Flea Market Sunflower Public House, Union Street 12.00pm – 5.00pm Mini Explorers HERe NI Belfast LGBT Centre 2.00pm – 4.30pm Tabletop Trans Belfast Trans Resource Centre, 98 University Street 3.30pm – 9.00pm
Sunday 6th August
The Untold Tales Of Armistead Maupin 4pm & 7pm Screening. Beanbag Cinema. Tickets £6. www.belfastfilmfestival.org
ALL SOULS’ PRIDE SERVICE All Soul’s Church Elmwood Avenue 3.00pm
Poetry with Pride Sunflower Public House, Union Street 8.00pm Admin: Free / ticketed
Non-Binary+ NI Meetup Belfast Trans Resource Centre, 98 university Street 12.00pm – 3.00pm
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WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK... Belfast Pride is run by a small, dedicated team who work hard each year to raise the full cost of the festival. We plan, organise and deliver the full festival each year and although it’s a lot of work, it can also be a lot of fun too! Belfast Pride aims to act as a focus and a platform for ALL of the LGBTQ community in Belfast and we cannot make the festival happen without a lot of support, encouragement and goodwill from our business and community partners, supporters and friends. There are a lot of people to thank and we hope we have included everyone here, sorry if we have missed anyone, but we sincerely want to thank everyone who has helped out in any way. Aaron Eakin Aidie McClay Aisling Milliken Amnesty International Andy Thompson Argyll Images Arts and Disability Forum Barra Best Belfast City Council BCC Events Unit BCC Building Control Belfast City Management Belfast Film Festival Belfast Media Group Bernie McAllister Black Box Brian Kennedy Cara-Friend Cathederal Quarter Trust Charlotte Dryden Chiho Tang Chris Love Ciáran Moynagh Citizens Advice Councillor Mary Ellen Campbell Councillor Nuala McAllister Department for Communities Department of Justice Deirdre McNamee Edwards and Co. Ellen Murray
Equality Commission Fintan Mulholland Fonacab Framewerk Gallery Gary Boyd Genderjam Glenn McGookin Gordon Cross Here NI Horatio Group Ian Stitt Isla Whateley Jan Carson James McGreevy Jono Gold KaKa Tsang Kiera McCormack Kremlin Lynn Millar Máirín Murray Marbeth Hutchinson Maverick McHughs Bar Men of the North Nandos NIPSA Non Binary NI Norman McKibbin Northern Whig Oh Yeah Centre O2 Castle Court Onya Becks
Opportunity Frocks Pádraig Ó Tuama Parades Commission Patricia McCorry Paul Ryder Peter Richey PHA Phil Patterson Pride in Newry Print Library PSNI Public Health Agency Q Radio Quire Rainbow Project Revolution Productions RMD Photographi Ryan Harris SAIL NI Seán McDaid Seán Ó Ceallaigh Simon Kitchen Stephen Magorrian Stephen Sherwin Stoker’s Halt Sonya Mac Sunﬂower Bar Tina Leggs Tantrum Tirzah Pollock Tyrone Murphy Toby Buckley Volunteer Now
And to absolutely everyone who gives their time to make Belfast Pride happen.
OFFICIAL FESTIVAL PARTNERS, SUPPORTERS AND SPONSORS The 2017 Belfast Pride Festival would not be possible with the generous support of our friends and sponsors, not to mention the continuing support of these organisations:
OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNERS
Friday 28th July to Sunday 6th August. Celebrate your life. Demand Equality. Demand Change,