OFFICIAL FESTIVAL GUIDE 2021
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WELCOME TO BELFAST PRIDE 2021! Last year the 30th Belfast Pride Parade was held online for the first time ever, this year we are online again marking 30 years of Belfast Pride. As much as we all wanted to have a full Belfast Pride festival this year, keeping people safe had to be the priority. As we gradually move towards what we hope will be the last phase of the pandemic, we should pause to mark Pride as best we can and look to the year ahead with hope. The last year has seen has seen attacks on LGBT+ rights and Prides in parts of Europe in ominous repeats of past intolerance and reminded us that our feeling of community should be global as well as local. The denial of the rights of Trans people has continued and the slow progress on access to proper Healthcare for Trans people is causing real harm and this needs to stop. Real change in healthcare for Trans people is long overdue and it’s time for action. We want to see change in RSE in schools, young people need to learn how to be themselves. We need to feel safer on the streets, in workplaces and at home and we should continue to challenge intolerance. The last year and a half has made us all think about society and community, our LGBT+ community has always been strongest when we pull together and look after each other. Belfast Pride is about a community and a city joining together as equals and stating clearly that we want equality for all the citizens of our city. The LGBT+ community is rich, diverse and resilient and this is our strength, we need to continue supporting and looking after each other and continue working for equality and rights for everyone in our community and beyond. We hope to all be able to come together again as a diverse, beautiful and defiant community on the streets of Belfast next year. Happy Pride from everyone at Team Pride. Seán Ó Néill, Chair, Belfast Pride
Fifty years ago, brave trans people stood up to police brutality, political indifference, and widespread hate. They stood alongside their lesbian, gay and bisexual friends and comrades, and said that enough is enough. Half a century on, and as the current custodians of the Pride movement that sprang from this uprising, we acknowledge our roots and that we stand on the shoulders of those brave pioneers. We are disgusted and appalled by the visceral hatred and intolerance being targeted at the trans community. Our Pride organisations are founded on a basis of respect, and we demand that all who come to Pride share our commitment to the equality and human rights of everyone in the LGBTI community. Those who oppose equality and respect for any section of our community are as unwelcome at Pride as those who oppose equality and respect for every section of our community. We say again that enough is enough. We are proud to be part of this great movement, and we affirm that our Prides stand firmly with the T. Find out more about local trans and non-binary groups here: www.transgenderni.org.uk/support
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Thursday 22nd July THE PORTRAIT OF PEOPLE EXHIBITION Frans Gertenbach @ ArtCetera Studio 43b Rosemary Street, Belfast, BT1 18B. 22nd July to 14th August “The Portrait of People” exhibition is bringing 16 transgender people into an artistic environment for people to come visit – to learn, accept & celebrate the transgender person. Transgender people often experience stigma, discrimination and hostility because they do not fit into the expectations of others. It must be our priority to protect & promote the rights of people of all gender identities and expressions and to increase people’s understanding and acceptance of transgender people. You can visit the exhibition: Monday – Friday 11.00am – 5.00pm Saturday 12.00 – 4.00pm
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Sunday 25th July CABARGAY Union Street, 8 - 14 Union Street. 8.00pm It’s Pride Cabargay! Kicking off Belfast Pride 2021 with Grannie and the girls who will be getting you ready for a big week of Pride events and celebrations! Let’s paint the town with a rainbow!
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Monday 26th July LGBTQIA+ FOCUS GROUP – PRIDE
Rainbow Project, Online We want to hear from you! Join us for the LGBTQIA+ Focus Group at 6 pm, via zoom. Register at https://www.rainbow-project.org/focusgroup/
MUM’S THE WORD PANEL
HERe NI, Online Everything you want to know about the journey to motherhood but are afraid to ask! Ask this group of Mums who have experienced different paths and are willing to share those experiences with you. This event is for women only.
SING IT BACK PRIDE SPECIAL WITH ROBYN DIAMONDS
The Maverick - 1 Union Street Your favourite Derry Girl Robyn Diamonds is back at The Maverick to Sing It Back for Pride from 8pm! She’ll be belting out all your favourite anthems and taking a few requests. No bookings - Walk-ins only.
TRUDY’S DRAG RACE ALL STARS 8:30PM
8 – 14 Union Street Start your engines! Tonight’s the night - Trudy is revving those engines and she’s ready to let loose! All of our contestants are returning to snatch that All Stars Crown! This smack down for the crown is going to be legendary! Doors open 8.30pm and all tables are first come first served!
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Support if you have been a victim of hate crime
COUNSELLING For individuals, couples or families
For LGBT Parents and parents of LGBT people
Peer and Social Support across Northern Ireland
Testing, information and safer sex materials
FOYLE LGBT CENTRE All of our services as well as Youth Support
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Tuesday 27th July COFFEE HOUR
HERe NI, Online Log in for a cuppa & a chat! This event is for women only. Email Danielle on email@example.com for access details.
Rainbow Project, Facebook Live Join us live as we answer your questions on reporting a hate crime/ incident, housing support and other ways we can help be the voice of the LGBTQIA community.
FACEBOOK LIVE WITH POLICE OMBUDSMAN NI
Rainbow Project, Facebook Live We are hosting a Facebook Live event with the Police Ombudsman Marie Anderson & Gavin Boyd giving people an insight into the service, what it does and how you can access it. We will also take some live questions from viewers on Facebook. Why not come along and find out why it’s an important service for the LGBTQIA+ community
CAMPAIGN UPDATE BAN CONVERSION THERAPY
Ban Conversion Therapy NI, Online, Facebook Live Join us for a virtual campaign update and discussion around plans for the future. Hear directly from those who have experienced Conversion Therapy and listen to a faith-based perspective of the campaign from Left Side UP.
THE BIG GAY QUIZ
Union Street, 8 – 14 Union Street Join the fabulous Annabelle for the Big Pride Special Quiz with £100 worth of prizes to be won!
Wednesday 28th July SHORT FILM & CHAT
HERe NI, Online This expanded Ma Rainey sequence from the doc “ ‘T’ Ain’t Nobody’s Bizness: Queer Blues Divas of the 1920” is followed by a roundtable discussion of Ma and her legacy by filmmaker Philipson and Oakland Black queer musicians MH and the Verb, Khalil Sullivan, CDot King and Jaji. In partnership with Girls Rock School NI. This event is for women only. Email Danielle on firstname.lastname@example.org for the zoom link.
CHILDREN’S BEDTIME STORY
HERe NI, Online Settle down and curl up with a teddy or a friend. Join us for a children’s story session that celebrates diversity. This event is open to the public. Email email@example.com for access details.
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SEXUAL HEALTH TOOLKIT
The Rainbow Project, Facebook Live Join Leo, our sexual health development officer, live on the Rainbow Project’s Facebook page for a comprehensive guide on everything you need to know to manage your sexual health. We’ll cover: • PEP, PrEP, How to get PrEP on the NHS, How to buy PrEP online, Daily dosing vs. On-demand dosing, Who can and can’t take PrEP, What you need to do before you start PrEP. • STI Testing, How often should you get tested?, Rapid HIV & syphilis testing, What happens during a rapid test?, How to book rapid and full STI tests, SH24 (self-testing). • Condoms & Lube, How to make your own DIY dental dam. • How to stay safe during hook-ups, Asking partners about their STI status. • What do you do if you’ve been a victim of sexual assault. And answer any questions you may have!
Union Street, 8 – 14 Union Street It’s the return of this Union Street Pride Classic with the Staff wearing the wigs and the Queens pulling the pints.
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Thursday 29th July HERE NI PRIDE QUIZ NIGHT
HERe NI, Online Join us for a zoom quiz night from your sofa. No team needed. Whole lot of fun, prizes to be won! We will be using Kahoot which turns your phone into an answer pad. In partnership with WRDA. This event is for women only. Email Danielle on firstname.lastname@example.org for zoom link.
TITTI’S PRIDE JUKEBOX
The Maverick, 1 Union Street Titti’s getting her hits out for Pride! You say it, she’ll play it on her Pride Jukebox at The Maverick from 8pm till late. No bookings needed, walk-ins only.
Union Street, 8 – 14 Union Street Big laughs are in store with this Pride comedy special with special guests to add to the fun.
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Thursday 29th July 34 Stream Online, on demand 29th July until midnight, 1st August 34 is a one man musical with a pop infused score, 34 tells the story of a young gay man navigating life and love in Belfast while wrestling with the politics, relationships and the pull of the place he calls home. The show is refreshing honest and is full of striking detail on finding love and being yourself against the often complicated and colourful background of life in Belfast. Belfast Pride is proud to support and recommend this work – have a look at the trailer on our social media and treat yourself to the show. 34 was recorded at The Lowry, Salford as part of Rewrites new musical theatre festival and filmed as a concert style performance. Ticket Price: £10.00 plus £3.00 transaction fee, which lets you watch the show on demand right through to midnight on Sunday 1st August.
Friday 30th July DOMESTIC ABUSE AWARENESS TRAINING
Cara-Friend and HERe NI, Online This event is aimed at professionals working with women and girls who may be LGBTQI+ and experiencing or at risk of domestic or sexual violence and abuse. The workshop discusses appropriate language, the barriers reporting and accessing help for domestic abuse and where they can access help. Email email@example.com for the zoom link.
PLANTING WITH PRIDE
The Rainbow Project, GROW NI, Social Farms & Gardens (SF&G) GROW NI, Westland Gardens, Belfast BT14 6TA The Rainbow Project in partnership with Social Farms and Gardens and GROW NI are inviting you to this fun family friendly event for LGBTQ+ people and their friends and families at the GROW NI community garden, in the Waterworks Park, at the end of Westland Gardens. You are invited to help the team at Grow to clear a new area for an edible landscape. We will carry out some practical work, have some refreshments and finish with a simple planting activity. Grow Community Garden has some wheelchair accessibility, and are happy to accommodate participants with mobility needs, just get in touch to discuss your needs before the event. Children under supervision of parents/guardians. If you have gardening gloves, please bring them. Places are limited due to COVID restrictions, and booking is essential, use this link: https://www.farmgarden.org.uk/civicrm/event/register.
The Maverick 1 Union Street Get that Friday Feeling and join @leahjordanmusic for some live music in the sunshine at The Maverick from 4-6pm. Perfect for after work drinks and unwinding. Walk-ins welcome - No booking required.
The Maverick, 1 Union Street …It’s Pride! Join Misty Falls and Levvy Tate who will ease you in to your evening with a show packed with Cabaret and Carry On. Walk-ins welcome - No booking required.
THE BIG GAY QUIZ
The Rainbow Project, Elmwood Hall, Elmwood Mews, Belfast BT9 6BD Big prizes and great craic guaranteed at this fundraiser for the Rainbow project. Doors open at 7pm with the first question at 8pm sharp. Tickets £5 (+bf) and a max of 6 people per team/table - limited amount of tickets on sale. Please note this is event is strictly 18+ and in line with current NI Executive Regulations, this is a fully seated event, entry is by advance ticket only and masks are required when entering/leaving/making use of the facilities unless exempt. You will be asked to fill in track & trace details when purchasing a ticket. If you feel unwell or experience symptoms, please do not attend. Thank you for understanding and hopefully, things will be back to normal soon!
FOXXY PRIDE FRIDAY
Union Street, 8 - 14 Union Street Please keep your seatbelt fastened when the light is switched on because with Roxy you’re in for a bumpy ride! Get ready for more laughs and cabaret then you can shake a big Pridey stick at.
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Saturday 31st July COOKERY DEMO
HERe NI, Online Follow along with this pre-recorded Cookery Demo, available on the HERe NI Facebook page from 9am. This week’s demo is a Rainbow Picnic Loaf. For ingredients see the HERe NI Facebook page.
KIDS ARTS & CRAFTS
HERe NI, Online It’s time for some rainbow themed arts and crafts to celebrate Pride 2021. This session is suitable for children age 3+ Register in advance in time to receive your pack. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the pack and access details.
The Maverick, 1 Union Street On Pride Day The Maverick will be bringing you an extra special indoor and outdoor, socially distanced Pride party with Rusty Hinges, Portia DiMonte, Titti VonTramp, Levvy Tate, Misty Falls, Onya Becks, Miz Tasty, Tiffany Von Tussle, Malibu Perry and more! Admission is free and no booking needed.
THE RAINBOW PROJECT – PRIDE POP UP
The Rainbow Project - Gni, 11 Union Street 31st July @ 1:00 pm Come along and see us at the Gni office for our pop up Belfast Pride. We’ll be offering testing, safer sex packs and TRPNI staff will be on hand to chat about our services. Look forward to seeing you there!
Pride Day 2021 BELFAST PRIDE PARADE 2021
Belfast Pride is a community and a city coming together to celebrate LGBT+ lives and protest for full Equality. In 2019 60,000 people took to the streets on Pride Day to demand #RightsNow in the biggest Belfast Pride to date. Last year we went online for the first time and 64,018 people online and counting. This year, the 31st Belfast we’ll be online again and we want as many people as possible to take part to fully represent our community. It’s easy, you can take a short video on your phone and send it from there. You can then watch the show at 1.00pm on Pride Day. You just need to send in a video – 30 seconds – 1 minute is plenty. You can make it with your friends, family, colleagues, team, squad, whoever you want to celebrate Pride with. You can get the Pride colours on early, wish everyone else a Happy Pride, send a greeting, protest, talk about the rights you want do your Pride, your way. For information on making a video and how to send it in, go to the parade page on: www.belfastpride.com
A WALKING TOUR OF BELFAST’S LGBT HERITAGE
LGBT Heritage Project NI Places of Pride – A Walking Tour of Belfast’s LGBT Heritage. Join Mary Ellen from the LGBT Heritage Project NI for a walking tour of Belfast’s LGBT Heritage. Email Mary Ellen on email@example.com to get details on the meeting point.
THE STREET PRIDE PARTY
Union Street, 8 – 14 Union Street Celebrate Pride Day on The Street as well as Union Street with all you favourite entertainers and an unbeatable Pride atmosphere. See Union Street on Facebook for more details of the fun.
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Sunday 1st August TIPSY PRIDE BRUNCH
The River Rooms, 5 Donegall Quay We are pleased to announce we will be supporting Pride with our ever popular Tipsy Brunch on Sunday 1st August. Indulge yourself in one of our Sharing Birdcages filled with sweet treats & delights and top it off with a serving of Diva Classics from 11am. Come join us at The River Rooms!
FAMILY GROUP PICNIC
HERe NI Family group get together where we hope to see some familiar faces and make some new friends. We are delighted to meet up as a group for the first time in so long. Please join us for some fun, hopefully in the sun! We will be adhering to Covid guidelines and regulations. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for location details.
1:00PM - 3:00PM
The Maverick, 1 Union Street Join Misty Falls to help banish your post Pride Day blues and start your Pride Sunday with music, comedy and lot of fun. Any questions, please get in touch!
PORTIA AND ONYA
3:00PM - 6:00PM
The Maverick, 1 Union Street Join Lady Portia Di’monte, the First Lady of Drag and Onya Becks, the Ultimate Showgirl for an entertaining afternoon of music, banter and maybe a bit of Kylie to help you recover and round off your big Pride weekend.
Virtual Now. Proud Always.
Sunday 1st August ALL SOULS PRIDE SERVICE
All Souls Church, 5 Elmwood Avenue, Belfast All Souls Belfast invite you to attend their annual Pride church service where we celebrate our ethos of inclusion and acceptance. All of the congregation will be socially distanced in the church. If you would like to join us, please send a PM to our Facebook page and we will issue you with an invite on a first come first serve basis to comply with current guidelines. Any questions, please get in touch!
PRIDE BRUNCH WITH BARBARA BRYCELAND
5:00PM - 8:OOPM
Union Street, 8 – 14 Union Street It wouldn’t be Pride without Union Street favourite Barbara Bryceland! Join Barbara for a special post Pride Day brunch as this diva lifts your spirits and the roof with her amazing voice.
7:00PM - 9:00PM
The Maverick, 1 Union Street Keep your Pride Sunday going with live music and entertainment from Robyn Diamonds. Sit back and enjoy some of your favourite anthems and you might get a request if you ask nicely!
9:00PM - 11:00PM
Union Street, 8 – 14 Union Street It’s post Pride Cabargay! Round off your Belfast Pride 2021 with an action packed show with some special treats with Grannie and the girls who will be getting you ready for a big week of Pride events and celebrations! Let’s paint the town with a rainbow!
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Monday 2nd August ARTS & CRAFTS FOR ADULTS
HERe NI, Online Join us for Pride themed crafts to celebrate this year’s Pride. This event is for women only. Email email@example.com for access details.
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Wednesday 3rd August COFFEE HOUR
HERe NI, Online Log in for a cuppa & a chat! This event is for women only. Email Danielle on firstname.lastname@example.org for access details.
HERe NI, Online A quiz for all the family, we will use Kahoot! So get those brains in gear! Great prizes to be won and lots of fun in store. Email email@example.com for access details.
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Wednesday 4th August SHORT FILM & CHAT
HERe NI, Online Join Here NI as we watch a new short animation from Turas exploring the creator’s reflections on beginning to learn Irish as giving her the same feeling of belonging that she experienced when introduced to the LGBT+ community. Followed by a discussion with the writer. This event is for women only. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for access details.
ADOPTION & FOSTERING INFORMATION SESSION
HERe NI and the Rainbow Project, Online Belfast Trust Adoption & Foster Care team will provide information and answer questions on becoming an adopter or foster carer. In partnership with The Rainbow Project. Open to all. Email email@example.com for access details.
BELFAST PRIDE 2016
Thursday 5th August KIDS MINDFULNESS
HERe NI, Online Relax and join in with mindfulness for children age 8+. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register in advance to receive the pack & get access details.
HUMAN RIGHTS WORKSHOP
HERe NI, Online Join BIHR to learn more about human rights, how they work and how you can use them in your own life. This event is for women only. Email email@example.com for access details.
INTRODUCTION TO FAMILY TREE RESEARCH
HERe NI, Online
Join us on zoom for this informative introduction to researching your family tree. This event is for women only. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for access details.
Belfast Pride Festival 2019
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Friday 6th August SEXUAL ORIENTATION AWARENESS WORKSHOP
HERe NI, Online An introduction to forms of homophobia and heterosexism and their impact, followed by a discussion of ways to address and counteract them. Open to all. Email email@example.com for access details.
BELFAST PRIDE 2019
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Saturday 7th August COOKERY DEMO
HERe NI, Online Follow along with this pre-recorded Cookery Demo, available on the HERe NI Facebook page from 9am. This week’s demo is Rainbow Cookies. See Facebook.com/NIHere for the ingredients list.
HERe NI, Online Log in to a zoom room to learn more about the Ban Conversion Therapy NI campaign and watch “But I’m a Cheerleader” together. In partnership with Ban Conversion Therapy NI. This event is for women only. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for access details.
Saturday 7th May ELECTRIC LOVE BELFAST Titanic Slipways 7th May 2022 Gates 11.30am Electric Love Belfast is a new one-day (and night) festival event celebrating the diversity of our community, LGBTQ+ and more and will fill the Titanic Slipways with a huge list of international and local stars to entertain you right through till late. You’ll be in Oldskool Club Heaven with a range of dance superstars, you’ll be entertained by a range of top tribute acts and there will be comedy and music from your favourite local drag stars and on top of all that and there’s a free Adult Funfair on site too! Everyone is welcome and the tickets are on sale now. The extensive side will have full bar and food facilities and your wristband will allow you to come and go right through the event. The event will also support Belfast Pride and the Rainbow Project! For ticket information go to: www.electriclovebelfast.com
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