Belfast Pride is now of the biggest festivals in Belfast and is one of the key events in the city’s calendar – last year was the biggest Pride in history and this year we are making Pride even bigger by expanding across the city centre. Belfast Pride aims to promote equality, visibility and inclusion for the LGBTQ+ community in Belfast – we welcome all the citizens of Belfast to join us in celebrating the culture, diversity and history of the LGBTQ+ community by delivering a full programme of events open to everyone that encourage mutual understanding. We want to show that we are proud of who we are. The Pride movement began as a reaction to repression and the denial of equal rights and has become a mix of protest and celebration. We are still long way from having full Equality as the last year has shown with another defeat for Marriage Equality at Stormont and little sign that it can get through the Stormont structure despite the support of a large number of MLAs. The Blood Ban is still in place and means that we can’t help save lives by donating blood like our fellow citizens.
We now have Adoption Rights following a court ruling during the year – this shows us that we should take pride in what has been achieved already and that we should have hope for what we can achieve in the future. The struggle for Equality needs to stay at the centre of Pride and as a community we need to keep reaching out so that we can make the point LGBT issues are everyone’s issues, all citizens deserve full Equality under the law, no more no less. Belfast Pride 2014 - Diverse. Equal. Proud In line with our theme this year Belfast Pride is aiming to represent the full diversity of our community with a full programme of diverse events to make Pride as inclusive as possible to projects like ‘The Face of Pride’ – our photographer will take 1,000 portraits of people at Pride to show who we are like never before and develop a giant image from all the portraits as well an exhibition for Pride next year, so make sure to join in. You are the Face of Pride, it’s your Pride and it can’t happen without you! Seán Ó Néill, Chairperson - Belfast Pride
I have great pride for Belfast and am delighted to extend a warm welcome to everyone involved in this year’s Pride. The success of this festival is demonstrated by the fact that it gets bigger every year and going by the wide range of events outlined in the guide, this year will be no exception. Belfast is a city transformed and it continues to grow in diversity and dynamism. The power behind this positive change is the people of Belfast; people who right across this city – regardless of their age, background, sexuality, colour or creed – are all working together and contributing to the vitality, growth and success of this city. I want to thank all those involved in Pride and the LGBTQ+ community for their contribution in making Belfast the rich and vibrant city that it is. Your contribution is invaluable and the lighting up of City Hall in a rainbow of colours to mark this year’s Pride Day, is our way of saying ‘Thank You’.
PICTURE: BELFAST CITY COUNCIL
There is so much to celebrate about the Best of Belfast. But we also have challenges still to overcome and prejudices to dismantle. We have travelled far but our journey is not yet complete. I have no doubt that together we can, and will, overcome these challenges and Belfast will be all the better for it. Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Nichola Mallon
Pride LGB&T Respect The Policing Board is responsible for the independent oversight of the Police Service of Northern Ireland. This means ensuring the Chief Constable and PSNI are accountable for service delivery to the public. The Board is committed to ensuring the whole community is treated fairly, with respect and with sensitivity. The Board works with representatives across the LGB&T sector to raise awareness of LGB&T issues, promote best practice and develop trust and confidence between the police and the LGB&T community. We published a Human Rights Thematic Review on Policing with and for LGB&T individuals. The report and further information on the Board and our work can be found at www.nipolicingboard.org.uk
The Northern Ireland Policing Board Waterside Tower, 31 Clarendon Dock, Belfast BT1 3BG Tel: 028 9040 8500 Fax: 028 9040 8533 Textphone: 028 9052 7668 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The theme for Belfast Pride 2014 is â€˜Diverse. Equal. Proud.â€™ From 25th July to 2nd August 2014 Belfast Pride will put the struggle for Equality at the centre of Pride and will put Pride at the centre of the city. Belfast Pride aims to inspire, educate, entertain and represent our diverse community.
DIVERSE Including and representing the full range of identities under the LGBTQ+ umbrella. We all just want to live our lives on an equal basis with the rest of the citizens of the city.
EQUAL Full Marriage Equality for all, to be able to help save lives by donating blood, more robust protection from Homophobia and Bullying on the streets, in schools, in Health Services and equal treatment and respect from government and our elected representatives. We want full Equality - no more and no less.
PROUD Pride is a time for Visibility, Positivity and Celebration. We want to showcase the talent, creativity, history and culture of the LGBTQ+ community in Belfast, bringing colour, fun and entertainment across a packed festival programme. We are proud of who we are.
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Always wear a condom and get tested regularly - at least once a year, or once every three months if you change sexual partners Early detection and treatment improves your chances of living a long and healthy life Why not attend one of our free and confidential outreach clinics this Belfast Pride: - Tuesday 29 July at the Belfast LGBT centre from 5.30pm - 8.00pm - Saturday 2 August at the Pride Village from 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Sole Purpose Productions
Life and Love
A play by Hilary McCollum
Directed by Patricia Byrne
Eva Gore Booth Award Winner 2014 Best Female Performance (all cast) Oscar Wilde Award Nominee Best New Writing 2014 “A lesbian Vagina Monologues.” “A wonderful piece of work... funny, moving and thought provoking.”
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We are happy to tell you that Belfast City Hall will be lit up like a rainbow for Belfast Pride 2014. On Pride Day - Saturday 2nd August, we will bring our rainbow past City Hall at the centre of the city and that evening the rainbow will light up the famous building.
PICTURE: BELFAST CITY COUNCIL
We are a diverse community including a wide range of identities under the LGBTQ+ umbrella. Belfast Pride aims to make sure that we see as much of that diversity as possible and this year we are starting a unique project to make sure that we do just that. Photographer Malachy McCrudden will take at least 1,000 portraits on Pride Day â€“ showing who we are like never before. We will use all of the portraits to make a giant image on our website that you can zoom in to and explore. We will also share some online across all media and using the Pride Live feature on our new website. For Pride 2015 we will select some of the images to put on a full exhibition during the festival. Be part of it, pose with Pride!
Belfast Pride relies on the passion and commitment of volunteers to make the festival we all share, the success that it is, year after year. When you volunteer with Belfast Pride you will be making a difference for our community as a whole and it only takes a few hours to make a real difference. Why it matters Belfast Pride showcases the LGBTQ+ community in Belfast and we all want to ensure that we put on the best festival possible, we need people to make sure that the Pride parade is a success and that our events over the whole ten days run smoothly. Belfast Pride is now one of the biggest festivals in Belfast and we all want to keep building and make it even more inclusive and successful. What you can get out of it Pride is about all of us â€“ if you want to want help make Pride better, then the best way is join in, make your voice heard and play your part. Volunteering can give you the opportunity to try something new, gain experience, develop skills, improve your career prospects, build confidence and meet new people. What you can do What you can do There are a whole range of roles for people of all abilities and skills. We will aim to personalise your experience and find what suits best. We need Parade Marshalls and Stewards, Event Staff, Fundraisers, Volunteer Supervisors, PR / Marketing Assistants and Admin Staff. Want to know more? Just send in your details, let us know what you think might suit and why this might suit you:
This year we’re launching our BELFAST PRIDE 2014 design t-shirts along side a limited edition number of vest tops. Featuring our ‘heart’ theme for 2014, it’s a simple colour print on the front and our theme DIVERSE, EQUAL, PROUD on the rear. The t-shirts are avaialble in two colours, cherry red and charcoal with the limited edition unisex vest top in navy. The shirts, which are an ideal way to show your support for Belfast Pride and equality in Northern Ireland, will be available at official events throughout the week and also in Party in the Square. We’ve taken your feedback on board, and these shirts are similar to standard unisex sized t-shirts - plus keep an eye on our website for online ordering.
It’s your Pride and your Guide – we hope that the record number of events here represents as much of our community as possible and reflects the wide range of interests in our diverse community. We have worked with a host of partners and friends from community groups, statutory agencies, business partners, as well as groups from the Arts, Music, Politics and Sport. Getting hold of the Guide is always one of the things we all look forward to at Pride time and we hope you enjoy looking through it. Don’t forget that you can also see the official festival Guide online at the Belfast Pride website and find out more about events and get updates from the Belfast Pride Facebook and Twitter pages.
Health and Wellbeing Events
Arts and Entertainment
Sports and Recreation
Information and Discussion
Pride Day (Saturday 2nd August)
Pride Night (Saturday 2nd August)
THE OFFICAL FESTIVAL LAUNCH AND ANNUAL PRIDE AWARDS Belfast City Hall - Free / Ticketed Friday 25th July - Reception from 19:00 Belfast Pride 2014 will kick off with the Official Launch and the Belfast Pride Awards 2014 on Friday 25th July in the Great Hall of Belfast City Hall. We will be starting as we mean to go on by putting Belfast Pride at the very heart of Belfast, we want Belfast’s LGBT citizens have full equality with the rest of the citizens of the city. This will be the biggest Launch and Awards event that Belfast Pride has ever hosted and will demonstrate the place that Pride now has as one of biggest events in Belfast’s calendar. We want to launch the festival on a positive note and aim to showcase Belfast’s LGBTQ community during the evening by highlighting the work of a range of groups supporting and developing the community and representing the full range of identities in the city. The Belfast Pride Awards recognise contributions to the LGBTQ+ community in Belfast across a wide range of fields – from business to entertainment, from support services to Business, the awards include: -
Political Contribution to the LGBT Community Belfast Pride / Gay Business Network Award for Business Contribution Community Partnership Award Award for Innovation in the LGBT Community Advocate of the Year Entertainer of the Year Best Night Out in Belfast Community Supporter of the Year Commercial Supporter of the Year
We want to welcome as many people as possible to the event but numbers are limited – you can find out how to apply on Belfast Pride’s soon to be relaunched Website, Facebook page and Twitter site shortly, so keep an eye out for that.
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ANNUAL HEALTH FAIR LGBT Centre, Waring Street Saturday 26th July - 13:00 to 17:00 The Rainbow Project, HereNI and Cara Friend invite you to join us in the Belfast LGBT centre to avail of a range of free complimentary therapies, health checks and advice around a range of health issues impacting on LGBTQ people.
MANAGING STRESS WORKSHOP Here NI, LGBT Centre, Waring Street Thursday 31st July - 19:00 to 21:00 Stress Management Session provided by The Centre for Health & Wellbeing from Springfield Rd, Belfast. Advice and information on how to manage and combat stress. For more info contact email@example.com
SEXUAL HEALTH TESTING LGBT Centre, Waring Street
Pride Village, Buoy Park (Art College)
Tuesday 29th July - 17:30 to 20:00
Saturday 2nd August - 13:30 to 16:00
Come along to Belfast LGBT Centre to access our free, confidential, full sexual health screen. This will be provided by Belfast GUM clinic. Don’t leave it to chance – get tested.
INSPACE DROP-IN LGBT Centre, Waring Street
OUT TO DANCE - Céilí/Salsa Black Box, Hill Street
Saturday 19th July - From 14:30
Sunday 27th July - 16:00 to 18:00
InSpace offers a chance to relax, enjoy some Come along and get your feet moving and your free refreshments, meet new people and catch blood pumping at our fun session where you up with old friends. get to learn some céilí and salsa moves. It is also a drug and alcohol free zone. Everyone welcome!
This event is free, open to all and will include an hour of céilí and an hour of salsa aimed at those who want to laugh, learn and leap.
VOODOO PRESENTS... Voodoo, Fountain Street Tuesday 29th July - From 19:00 Special Belfast Pride Gig Night in Voodoo Bar with live music from Sons of Sin, We Collide and Midnight Transmission.
REMEDY CAFE BAR PRESENTS
CHERRIE ONTOP CABARET NIGHT Remedy Cafe Bar, Fountain Street Thursday 31st July - Evening Come along and enjoy dinner and a show with music, entertainment and the unexpected from the Cabaret Princess, Cherrie Ontop complete with a Prosecco reception.
£5 from each meal donated to the charity Positive Life FOUNTAIN BAR
CABARET WITH A DIFFERENCE Fountain Bar, Fountain Street Wednesday 30th July - Evening Come and enjoy a night with a difference as Cabaret With a Difference presents Mr Rat Pack (Michael Purcell). Reserve a table by calling 07523 169117.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
OUTBURST ARTS PRESENTS... Sole Purpose Productions
LIVE AND LOVE: LESBIAN STYLE A play by Hilary McCollum Black Box, Hill Street, Thursday 31st July - 20:00 Outburst is delighted to present the first Belfast staging of Life and Love: LESBIAN STYLE, a fast paced, wildly entertaining new play based on true stories collected from lesbian and bi women in Northern Ireland and England. Sassy and moving, funny and touching, it’s a brilliant lesbian take on The Vagina Monologues and won hugely deserved nominations and awards for its Northern Irish cast and writer at this year’s International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival. This is your only chance to see it in Belfast as a special Outburst event for PRIDE, so advanced booking is recommended! Followed by women’s club night until late. RAINBOW PROJECT
BIG GAY QUIZ Voodoo, Fountain Street Thursday 31st July - 20:00 LGBT music, politics, history and arts, we have it all. Join us for the Big Gay Quiz where every question is an LGBT question. Great prizes guaranteed along with a great nights fun. Entry is £3 per person and teams can have no more than 6 members. All proceeds in aid of The Rainbow Project.
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“ROOSTING AT COCO” Coco, 7-11 Linenhall Street, Belfast Thursday 31st July - Exhibition 12:00, Emilie Conway performs from 20:30 - 22:00. Produced especially for Belfast Pride “Roosting At CoCo” is an eye popping and decadent exhibit that showcases one of Ireland’s most highly regarded and collected artists. Enjoy dinner or drinks with the artist and acclaimed jazz singer Emilie Conway who will perform the songs of Edith Piaf and exclusive songs chosen accompany his exhibition. To book: Call (028) 9031 1150. BELLYLAUGHS PRESENTS...
BELFAST PRIDE COMEDY NIGHT Black Box, Hill Street, Belfast Friday 1st August - 20:00 What better way to relax the night before the big day than with a night of comedy with some special guests and featuring a rare and exclusive appearance from comedy legend Rhona Cameron. “Engaging, feel-good, laugh-out-loud funny show… This is, without a shadow of a doubt - the best, the funniest and the most engaging Sapphic set I have ever heard. ” The Scotsman
UUB LGBT SOCIETY Belfast College of Art, Bar Space, Orpheus Building Friday 1st August - 20:00 Movie Night - The Belfast student run café opens it’s doors to all for a movie night to get ready for Pride 2014! Situated in the old bar space in the Orpheus building this is the debut of the LGBT society and everyone is welcome to join in. Tea, coffee, popcorn and other sweetie goodies will be provided, see you all in your rainbow best! Entry £3 to cover costs. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MEN OF THE NORTH
MEN OF THE NORTH
ANNUAL WELCOME NIGHT Queen’s Bar, Queen’s Arcade, Belfast
PRIDE PARTY 21 Social, Waring Street, Belfast
Thursday 31st July - 20:00
Friday 1st August - 21:00
BEARS IN THE BOX Black Box, Hill Street, Belfast
An evening of live entertainment! Doors Open 21:00.
Saturday 2nd August - All Day An entire day of entertainment - For more information visit menofthenorth.com HERE NI
WOW GROUP PRIDE DINNER - Wednesday 6th August - TBC For Lesbian and Bi women over 30 - contact email@example.com
FAMILY GROUP SHORT FILM ADOPTION INFORMATION SESSION ANIMATION LAUNCH Here NI, LGBT Centre, Waring Street Beanbag Cinema, 23 Donegall Street Wednesday 23rd July - 19:00 to 21:00 Tuesday 22nd July - 18:00 Adoption Information Session with Angela Lloyd-Stevens, Here NI Board Member and For more information on this event, and the film, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Solicitor at the Human Rights Commission looking at reasons why this legislation was challenged and the outlook for the future. HERE NI & RAINBOW PROJECT
FOSTERING INFORMATION SESSION 2nd Floor, LGBT Centre, Waring Street Thursday 24th July - 19:00 to 21:00 Here NI & The Rainbow Project will host a Fostering Information Session with Barnardoâ€™s. For more info contact email@example.com
FAMILY FUN DAY Ormeau Park, Belfast
FOSTERING INFORMATION SESSION UNISON, 165 York Street
Sunday 27th July - 12:00
Wednesday 30th July - 18:00 to 20:00
Here NI will be at the Lark in the Park fun day with a range of activities including Segways, circus performers and show, storytelling, face-painting all day and at 2pm a basketball free throw competition will take place and a prize awarded to the winner.
This session will be facilitated by members of the Belfast Trust adoption and fostering team. It is for any lesbian, gay or bisexual people who are interested in applying to adopt or foster.
It will cover issues including criteria and the process. It is organised by UNISON LGB&T. To attend contact Fidelma Carolan firstname.lastname@example.org 028 90270190
ARTS WORKSHOP Here NI, LGBT Centre, Waring Street Saturday 2nd August - 10:00 to 12:00 Art workshop in partnership with Arts For All for toddlers/young children & Family Group Breakfast
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CALVIN KLEIN VOYAGER £59
TOMMY HILFIGER BRA £32
CALVIN KLEIN TRUNK (3 PACK) £35
HAPPY SOCKS £8
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OUT & ABOUT
ANNUAL PRIDE WALK Lagan Valley Walk Saturday 26th July Meet Mynt Car Park - 11.45 or Malone House (Barnett’s Park) - 12:15 Get your shoes on, and enjoy a relaxing walk along the Lagan Valley and its surrounding countryside and hear about its history. Depending on the day, we would walk to the Giants Ring for a picnic, visit the secret garden above the river at Minnowburn prior to returning to the car park. This walk is all on paths. Please wear sturdy shoes, trainers or boots, and dress according to the forecast. Also bring a simple packed lunch and some water! BELFAST PRIDE’s
LARK IN THE PARK 2014 Ormeau Park, Belfast Sunday 27th July - 12:00 to 16:00 It’s back and it’s bigger and better: come join us for a Lark in the Park - an afternoon of fun and games, sport and entertainment combining Belfast Pride’s Sports Day, Here NI’s Family Fun Day and Paws with Pride which returns this year with a superhero theme. Come join in on activities on the day and also get information on how to get involved with LGBT and other sporting activities, events and groups Tennis, Basketball, Soccer, GAA, Roller Derby, Circus Show, Children’s Entertainers, Bring a Picnic and even a Three Legged Race and Egg and Spoon Race For more details, please check the event listing on our website or ‘Like’ us on Facebook (facebook.com/belfastpride) to get updates.
ALL SOULS CHURCH
PRAYER AND REFLECTION All Souls Church, Elmwood Avenue Monday 28th July - 18:30 to 20:30 Wednesday 30th July - 18:30 to 20:30 Friday 1st August - 18:30 to 20:30 As part of Belfast Pride Week, the church will be open for three evenings of prayer and reflection. Tea and Coffee will be available.
ALL SOULS CHURCH
ANNUAL PRIDE SERVICE All Souls Church, Elmwood Avenue Sunday 3rd August - 15:00 Join us for a time of worship, reflection and meditation. Open communion available for all.
Words, gestures, ďŹ sts and feet - itâ€™s all hate. Report homophobic and transphobic crime via the LGB&T Advocate on 028 9031 9030 or email@example.com or by phoning the PSNI direct on 0845 600 8000
MAIRÉAD FARRELL REPUBLICAN YOUTH COMMITTEE
DEBATE & DISCUSSION : “WILL ALL OUR FUTURE GENERATIONS BE EQUAL?” Sinn Féin North Belfast, Teach Carney, 291 Antrim Road Sunday 27th July - 17:00 Everyone is welcome to come join in the debate hosted by the Mairéad Farrell Republican Youth Committee as we question if future generations will have true Equality across a range of issues, as envisaged in the 1916 Proclamation. For more: facebook.com/maireadfarrellyouthcommittee
GAY AND LESBIAN YOUTH NI
GLYNI ANNUAL DEBATE Black Box, Hill Street
STAYING OUT LATE - ISSUES FOR OLDER LGB&T PEOPLE IN CARE UNISON, 165 York Street
Monday 28th July - 19:00
Tuesday 29th July - 13:30 to 15:30 Gay and Lesbian Youth NI would like to invite you to take part in our annual debate GLYNI held their first debate entitled ‘Hymn or Us’ four years ago to tackle issues that affected the LGBT community. This year we are asking the questions What about the B&T in LGBT? and LGBT and religion…is there room for both? With high profile and expert speakers why not come and have your say!
Ta workshop by Clare Summerskill about older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people’s thoughts and concerns about being out and in care later in life, whether in residential homes or receiving care in their own home The workshop will support health and social care providers implement the RQIA endorsed guidelines on care provision for older LGB&T people but all are welcome. To attend contact Fidelma Carolan by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 028 90270190
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Variety, Cabaret & High JINKS with Lady Portia DI’ Monte DJ RYAN & GUEST PERFORMERS
ACOUSTIC & SPOKEN WORD ACTS WELCOME! COMPLIMENTARY DRINK FOR ALL PERFORMERS
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UPSTAIRS ON SATURDAY 2ND AUGUST
PRIDE WRAP PARTY BOMBS
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FRI 1ST AUG THE LOVE BOX - FOR WOMEN PRIDE PARTY with DJ Marion Hawkes
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THE MAVERICK WILL BE OPEN FROM 11AM ON THE DAY OF BELFAST PRIDE, SATURDAY 2ND AUGUST, WITH FREE ADMISSION & ENTERTAINMENT UNTIL 8PM. AFTER 8PM THE MAVERICK & BOOMBOX WILL OPERATE AS ONE VENUE FOR THE NIGHT WITH ADMISSION £10.
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PRIDE REHAB WITH ROXY TUMBLEDRYER
MAVERICK Y PRIDE PAERGUTESTS & SURPRIS
VAGABOND PRIDE WEEKEND KICK OFF FROM 9PM WITH DJ VENUS DUPREE
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PULLING PINTS & SERVING SHADE FROM 5PM-8PM WITH SPECIAL GUEST
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INFORMATION & DISCUSSION
ACTION FOR EQUALITY Ulster Hall, Group Theatre, Bedford Street Tuesday 29th July - 19:00 • • • •
What can you contribute to the struggle for Equality? Do you want to learn more about Speaking Up for Change? Could you represent your community? Why not share your experience to help others learn?
‘Action for Equality’ aims to encourage and focus the recent growth in interest in Equality Issues and Activism in the LGBT Community – this is a short working conference event that aims to deliver some practical outcomes and ideas that can encourage further discussion and even some inspiration. Action for Equality aims to move beyond the Pride Talks Back debate event that has previously been the focus of political issues around Equality at Belfast Pride – we want to hear more opinions, let more people speak and give you a chance to hear from other people who have already started to work for Equality in a range of different areas or who want to start to speak up. There won’t be long speeches and you’ll get the chance to work in small groups to discuss work towards Equality in different sectors including education, rights, political activism and youth. Come along and see what you can learn or what you can share to make a practical contribution to help our community take some Action for Equality.
Cabaret 16 Sept – 5 Oct
Join us for the smash-hit musical Cabaret. Step into the racy world of 19 year old cabaret performer Sally Bowles in 1930’s Berlin as the MAC transforms into the infamous Kit Kat Klub for an evening of sultry music, decadency and of course…cabaret. A MAC and Bruiser co-production.
Only at the MAC, Belfast Premium Cabaret Seats £25
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INFORMATION & DISCUSSION UNISON LGB&T / EQUALITY COMMISSION
SUPPORTING PEOPLE WHO ARE TRANSITIONING IN THE WORKPLACE UNISON, 165 York Street Wednesday 30th July - 10:00 to 13:00 This workshop is targeted those working in Human Resources, Equality and for Trade Union reps but is open to all. It aims to give participants an understanding of issues which impact on transgender people in the workplace and how employers can meet their duty of care. To attend contact Fidelma Carolan email@example.com - 028 90270190 HERE NI
FREE SEXUAL ORIENTATION TRAINING TASTER SESSION Here NI, LGBT Centre, Waring Street Wednesday 30th July - 12:00 to 14:00 Free Sexual Orientation Training Taster session - practical information on use of language and LGBT issues. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
GAY AND LESBIAN YOUTH NI
PÁDRAIG Ó TUAMA
EDUCATING THE EDUCATORS The Gallery, University of Ulster, Belfast Campus
AN EXPLORATION OF CHRISTIAN VOICES IN UGANDA’S ANTI HOMOSEXUALITY ACT Black Box, Hill Street, Belfast
Wednesday 30th July - 18:00
Wednesday 30th July - 18:00 As part of Belfast Pride Festival, GLYNI together with BELB Inclusion and Diversity Team and University of Ulster School of Law would like to invite you to take part in our workshop led by our outreach volunteer team. The workshop will be open to anyone who works with young people and feels they would like to learn more about how best support a young person who is coming to terms with their sexuality or gender identity It will be an innovative, engaging and interactive opportunity. To register please email Patrick.email@example.com
In 2013, Pádraig Ó Tuama travelled to Uganda to meet and engage with clergy and other Christian faith leaders in Uganda. Most of these individuals were in favour of either the death penalty or life imprisonment in the infamous Kill The Gays bill that has, since early 2014, been passed into law. This evening will explore some of the roots and international connections of this bill, tell the story of the project and propose ways for further agitation and advocacy.
INFORMATION & DISCUSSION TEN X 9
LABELS Black Box, Hill Street Wednesday 30th July - 19:00 Tenx9 is a storytelling event where 9 people have up to 10 minutes each to tell a real story from their lives. Our theme for Pride is ‘labels’ and we would love to hear from people who wish to tell a true story from their lives about labels - labels chosen, labels imposed, the importance of labels, the importance of redefining or rejecting labels. Even labels you wear! Do you have a story? Tweet us on @tenx9 or visitwww.tenx9.com/pride2014 AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
BELFAST PRIDE ANNUAL LECTURE ‘PANTI Vs HOMOPHOBIA’ The MAC, Exchange Street Belfast Thursday 31st July - 19:45
ADMISSION £3 No one gets some people’s panties in a twist better than Panti Bliss, the drag persona of Rory O’Neill, who this year took to the airwaves and the stage of Dublin’s Abbey Theatre to blast homophobia and homophobes. With her Noble Call speech, Panti went viral, attracting over half a million YouTube views. Fintan O’Toole of the Irish Times called it “the most eloquent Irish speech since Daniel O’Connell”. Panti has become one of Ireland’s most articulate - and stylish - advocates for LGBTI human rights. Now Panti is Belfast-bound to deliver the Amnesty International Pride Lecture to challenge discrimination and persecution of LGBTI people everywhere. Don’t miss out. Followed by Q&A chaired by William Crawley.
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● Tackling Domestic Violence and Hate Crime.
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RAINBOW PROJECT / FÉILE
DIFFERENT JURISDICTIONS & DIFFERENT ROADS TO EQUAL MARRIAGE St Mary’s University College, Falls Road Friday 1st August - 12:00 to 14:00 The international movement towards the recognition of equal marriage rights is accelerating, with a variety of methods used to pursue equality. How do these international trends affect Ireland and what lessons can we learn which can be applied in these two jurisdictions? Hosted by Féile an Phobail ULSTER HALL
LITERARY LUNCHTIMES Ulster Hall, Bedford Street Friday 1st August 13:00 to 14:00 Irish society has gone through a period of sexual liberalisation, but has our writing been stifled by a deeply religious and repressive past? In this literary lunchtime, Brendan McLoughlin will look at LGBT representation in contemporary Irish literature, exploring the works of some of our most esteemed writers. You are more than welcome to bring your own lunch Free admission but advance booking required. Visit www.ulsterhall.co.uk or phone on 02890334455 HERE NI
LEGAL SESSION Here NI, LGBT Centre, Waring Street Tuesday 5th August - 19:00 to 21:00 Sinead Larkin Solicitor from Larkin O’Connor Cassidy will provide legal information on topics ranging from civil partnerships, family law and property. For more information contact email@example.com
To coincide with Belfast Pride 2014 and the release of the brand new documentary I Am Divine, QFT is proud to present this tribute to one of the most outrageous, entertaining and OTT artistes ever to grace the silver screen.
DIVINE MADNESS at QFT:
I AM DIVINE QFT Film Theatre, University Square Friday 25th July, Saturday 26th July Monday 28th July, Wednesday 30th July CERTIFICATE - TBC (Documentary) I Am Divine is a biographical portrait that charts the legendary icon’s rise to infamy as a cult superstar. This is the definitive biography celebrating Divine in a way she always craved: as a serious artist and bona-fide star. Dir: Jeffrey Schwarz - : 1hr 30 Minutes
DIVINE MADNESS at QFT:
DIVINE MADNESS at QFT:
PINK FLAMINGOES QFT Film Theatre, University Square
FEMALE TROUBLE QFT Film Theatre, University Square
Friday 25th July - 22:45 CERTIFICATE - 18 (Comedy / Crime)
Sunday 27th July - 21:15 CERTIFICATE - 18 (Comedy / Crime)
Pink Flamingoes features Divine as Babs Johnson, self-proclaimed ‘filthiest person alive’ who is forced to defend her title against upstart challengers Connie and Raymond Marble.
‘Crime is Beauty’ in this dark comedy starring Divine as juvenile delinquent and all round bad girl Dawn Davenport. Female Trouble is a riotously funny epic of bad taste.
Dir: John Waters Dur: 1hr 44 Minutes
Dir: John Waters Dur: 1hr 28 Minutes
BELFAST PRIDE PRESENTS...
MAMMA MIA SINGALONG! Big Screen, Belfast City Hall Sunday 27th July - Gates open 18:00, Film starts 19:00 Come along and enjoy a screening of the huge hit Mamma Mia! on the big screen at Belfast City Hall. Bring along a picnic and sing along to all your favourite Abba songs on the lawn. Don’t forget to dress for the weather! Don’t worry if you don’t know the words, our very own Gemma Hutton will be hosting a few warm up songs before hand! Tickets are limited - to apply for free tickets, visit www.belfastpride.com/mammamia Dir: Phyllida Lloyd Rating: PG - Dur: 1hr 49 Minutes ULSTER HALL PRESENTS:
ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER Ulster Hall, Bedford Street Monday 28th July - 19:30 CERTIFICATE - 15 Come along and enjoy a free screening of All About My Mother / Todo sobre mi madre - the 1999 Pedro Almodóvar classic is a story of love, loss and compassion among a group of less than typical female friends. Free admission but advance booking required for info on booking visit www.ulsterhall.co.uk or phone 9033 4455 Dur: 1hr 37 Minutes
I AM DIVINE at QFT:
I AM DIVINE at QFT:
POLYESTER (Screening in Odorama) Scratch and Sniff cards provided! QFT Film Theatre, University Square
HAIRSPRAY! QFT Film Theatre, University Square
Tuesday 29th July - 20:35 CERTIFICATE - 15 (Comedy) Divine is Francine Fishpaw, tormented suburban housewife. With a pornographer husband, a pregnant teenage daughter, and a son with a foot-stomping fetish, Francine smells trouble around every corner. That is, until she meets and falls madly in love with Todd Tomorrow. Dir: John Waters Dur: 1hr 26 Minutes
Thursday 31st July - 20:35 CERTIFICATE - PG (Comedy/Music) The story of ‘pleasantly plump’ teen Tracy Turnblad (Ricki Lake), her pursuit of stardom and fight against racial segregation, Hairspray is gently subversive and uproariously funny. Dir: John Waters Dur: 1hr 32 Minutes
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Pride Breakfast Saturday 2nd August from10am Chargrilled maple cured bacon, homemade soda, poached egg, pork sausage, roast tomato & watercress Served with bucks fizz ONLY
Granola, with natural yogurt & fresh summer berries Served with bucks fizz ONLY
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BELFAST PRIDE PRESENTS
THE 24th BELFAST PRIDE PARADE Assemble Custom House Square Saturday 2nd August - From Midday Belfast Pride Parade keeps growing and growing, so much so that we have had to extend the route this year taking you along Donegall Street past the Pride Village and BOOMBLOCK Party and turning towards the City Hall before we get near the Union Street Street Party – just follow the guidance from your stewards. Come along and join the pre-parade fun from 11.00am as we build up to the parade setting off at 12 noon sharp! We are happy to say that for the second year running the parade will be officially launched by the Mayor of Belfast – Councillor Nichola Mallon will unroll the Belfast Pride theme banner that will the lead the parade. Everyone is welcome to join parade, whether you are a member of the LGBTQ+ community or one of our friends, family or supporters – come help us promote a positive and respectful image of our community. Groups and floats are welcome too, but should register in advance by visiting belfastpride.com/parade The parade is our chance to showcase our community and you help make sure the parade is the best it can be giving a few hours as a parade – find out more at www.belfaspride.com/get-involved
BELFAST PRIDE PRESENTS
PARTY IN THE SQUARE 2014 Custom House Square from 11:00 on Saturday 2nd August Belfast’s BIGGEST outdoor LGBT party presented by Gemma Hutton and Dean McCullough returns this year and it’s bigger than ever before. Live on stage will be STOOSHE, MISHA B, RYAN DOLAN, KAMEELION and a whole lot more. See advert for full details or visit our website.
PRIDE DAY SAT 2nd AUGUST BELFAST PRIDE PRESENTS
THE PRIDE VILLAGE Buoy Park (beside the Art College), Donegall Street Saturday 2nd August - From 11:00 As Belfast Pride spreads across the city centre this year we are bringing a whole new Pride Village experience to Buoy Park. There will be lots to do: • Market Stalls – from food to face masks • Get clued up – find out about activities, groups and services • Family Time - children’s entertainment, face painting and fun • Take a break in the park - have a coffee and a snack So come along and take a walk round Pride Village! BOOMBOX PRESENTS..
BOOMBLOCK - FREE BLOCK PARTY Writer’s Square, Donegall Street - Saturday 2nd August - After the parade Free Block party brought to you by BOOMBOX. Exclusive headline DJ set by Studio 54 resident & New York disco legent Nicky Siano. Plus DJs Tasty Tim, Adam Turner, Sean McCann, Ciaran Boylan, Kenny K, Jordan, Jupiter 4, KKRU DJZ, Marion Hawkes and performances by Roxy Tumbledryer, Rusty Hinges, Cherrie On Top and Sassie Long Shaft. Over 18s Only - ID Required. FOUNTAIN STREET PRESENTS...
OVERFLOWING WITH PRIDE Fountain Street Saturday 2nd August - From 10:00 The Big Pride Day Street Party along Fountain Street with Remedy Cafe Bar, Voodoo Bar, Fountain Bar and City Picnic complete with live music, entertainment, drinks promos, busking competitions, BBQs and lots, lots more!! Come along and join in the fun as we add a whole new Street Party to Belfast Pride.
‘PUNX LOVE PRIDE’ Warzone Social Centre, Little Victoria Street, Belfast Saturday 2nd August - From 21:00 to 01:30 ‘’Reclaim the political history of Pride at the Warzone Social Centre, starting at 10 a.m. for a short workshop on being Queer before setting off to the march with our Stonewall inspired banner. Afternoon vegetarian BBQ follows back at the Warzone and our regular BYO Funk & Soul night will close off the day’s events all the way from 9 p.m. to 1.30 a.m.’’ www.warzonecollective.com
TABOO AND BELFAST PRIDE PRESENTS...
TABOO PRESENTS: THE BELFAST PRIDE OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY 2014 Mandella Hall, University Street Saturday 2nd August - Doors open 21:00 For the third year in a row, Taboo is hosting the biggest party of the year at Belfast’s largest capacity club, Mandela Hall. Once again holding the title of ‘Official After Party’, where part of the ticket price goes directly to Belfast Pride. Taboo will be spread the entertainment over three rooms, taking over the entire basement floor of Queen’s Students Union for one big night only, with 3 DJ’s playing all your favourites. Mandela Hall : Latest and Best Dance Anthems Bunatee : Pop Classics Bar Sub : Chilled out vibes More info and advanced tickets available from Queen’s Students’ Union reception or online at www.taboopresents.com
SAT 19th JULY QUEERSPACE IN-SPACE LGBT Centre, 9-11 Waring Street - 14:30
TUE 22nd JULY HERE NI - FAMILY ANIMATION LAUNCH Beanbag Cinema, 23 Donegall Street - 18:00
WED 23rd JULY HERE NI ADOPTION INFORMATION SESSION LGBT Centre, 9-11 Waring Street - 19:00 to 21:00
THUR 24th JULY HERE NI / RAINBOW FOSTERING SESSION LGBT Centre, 9-11 Waring Street - 19:00 to 21:00
FRI 25th JULY BELFAST PRIDE 2014 LAUNCH AND AWARDS Belfast City Hall, from 19:00 FILM: I AM DIVINE QFT, University Square – 20:45 FILM: PINK FLAMINGOES QFT, University Square – 22:45
SAT 26th JULY CARA-FRIEND, RAINBOW AND HERE NI ANNUAL HEALTH FAIR LGBT Centre, 9-11 Waring Street – 13:00 to 17:00 OUT AND ABOUT LAGAN VALLEY WALK Dunbar Link – 11:45 or Malone House – 12:15 FILM: I AM DIVINE QFT, University Square – 20:45
SUN 27th JULY BELFAST PRIDE’S LARK IN THE PARK AND HERE NI FAMILY FUN DAY Ormeau Park 12:00 - 16:00 MAIRÉAD FARRELL REPUBLICAN YOUTH COMMITTEE DEBATE Sinn Féin North Belfast, Teach Carney, 291 Antrim Road - 17:00 UNISON – OUT TO DANCE Black Box, Hill Street - 16:00 to 18:00 FILM: MAMMA MIA (SINGALONG) Belfast City Hall Grounds Open 18:00, Film 19:00 FILM: FEMALE TROUBLE? QFT, University Square – 21:15
MON 28th JULY FILM: ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER Ulster Hall, Bedford Street - 19:30 PRAYER AND REFLECTION All Soul’s Church, Elmwood Avenue – 18:30 to 20:30 GLYNI DEBATE Black Box, Hill Street – 19:00 FILM: I AM DIVINE QFT, University Square – 20:45
TUE 29th JULY RAINBOW - SEXUAL HEALTH TESTING LGBT Centre, 9-11 Waring Street - 17.30 to 20:00 BELFAST PRIDE ACTION FOR EQUALITY Ulster Hall, Group Theatre Bedford Street - 19:00 VOODOO PRESENTS Voodoo, Fountain Street – 19:00 UNISON – STAYING OUT LATE Unison, 165 York Street – 13:30 FILM: POLYESTER QFT, University Square – 20:35
WED 30th JULY UNISON – SUPPORTING PEOPLE WHO ARE TRANSITIONING IN THE WORKPLACE Unison, 165 York Street, 10:00 to 13:00 UNISON LGB&T FOSTERING SESSION Unison, 165 York Street, 18:00 to 20:00 GLYNI EDUCATING THE EDUCATORS University of Ulster, Belfast Campus, 18:00 PRAYER AND REFLECTION All Soul’s Church, Elmwood Avenue – 18:30 to 20:30 HERE NI - SEXUAL ORIENTATION TRAINING TESTER LGBT Centre, 9-11 Waring Street – 12:00 to 14:00 BLOOD ON HOLY HANDS Black Box, Hill Street – 18:00 TENX9 – LABELS Black Box, Hill Street – 19:00 CABARET WAD Fountain Street Bar, Fountain Street - Evening.
THUR 31st JULY HERE NI - MANAGING STRESS WORKSHOP LGBT Centre, 9-11 Waring Street – 19:00 to 21:00 CHERRIE ON TOP CABARET NIGHT Remedy Cafe Bar, Fountain Street – 19:00 AMNESTY LECTURE PANTI v HOMOPHOBIA The MAC. Belfast Doors 19:45 Admission £3 OUTBURST ARTS – LIVE AND LOVE: LESBIAN STYLE Black Box, Hill Street – 20:00
FRI 1st AUGUST LITERARY LUNCHTIMES Ulster Hall, Bedford Street 13:00 to 14:00 RAINBOW / FÉILE EQUAL MARRIAGE DEBATE St Mary’s University College, 191 Falls Road – 12:00 PRAYER AND REFLECTION All Soul’s Church, Elmwood Avenue – 18:30 to 20:30 BELFAST PRIDE COMEDY NIGHT HOSTED BY BELLYLAUGHS Black Box, Hill Street 20:00
RAINBOW BIG GAY QUIZ Voodoo, Fountain Street – 20:00
MEN OF THE NORTH PRIDE PARTY 21 Social, Waring Street From 21:00
TREVOR J BROWN ROOSTING AT COCO Coco, Linenhall Street Exhibition open from 12:00 Emile Conway from 20:30
UUB LGBT SOCIETY MOVIE NIGHT Belfast College of Art Bar Space, Orpheus Building - 20:00
MEN OF THE NORTH WELCOME NIGHT Queen’s Bar, Queen’s Arcade - 20:00 FILM: HAIRSPRAY QFT, University Square – 20:35
FILM: I AM DIVINE QFT, University Square – 20:45
SAT 2nd AUGUST PRIDE DAY HERE NI ARTS WORKSHOP LGBT Centre, 9-11 Waring Street – 10:00 to 12:00 BELFAST PRIDE ANNUAL PRIDE PARADE Leaves Custom House Square at MIDDAY BELFAST PRIDE PARTY IN THE SQUARE Custom House Square after the parade BELFAST PRIDE THE PRIDE VILLAGE Writer’s Square Donegal Stree Opens from 11:00 FOUNTAIN STREET: OVERFLOWING WITH PRIDE Fountain Street, All Day The BOOMBLOCK Writer’s Square, Donegall Street. Opens after the parade BELFAST PRIDE OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY Mandella Hall, University Street - From 21:00 MEN OF THE NORTH BEARS IN THE BOX Black Box, Hill Street
PUNX LOVE PRIDE Warzone Social Centre, Ltl Victoria St - 21:00
SUN 3rd AUGUST ANNUAL PRIDE SERVICE All Souls’ Church, Elmwood Avenue - 15:00
TUE 5th AUGUST HERE NI LEGAL SESSION LGBT Centre, 9-11 Waring Street - 19:00 to 21:00
WED 6th AUGUST HERE NI WOW GROUP DINNER Venue TBC - Contact HERE NI for more information
SAT 23rd AUGUST FOYLE PRIDE PARADE For full festival details and a dates, visit... www.foylepridefestival.com
SAT 30th AUGUST PRIDE IN NEWRY PARADE For full festival details and a dates, visit... www.prideinnewry.com
SAT 15th NOVEMBER OPPORTUNITY FROCKS 2014 Saturday 15th November Empire Music Hall www.opfrocks.co.uk
Event listings are accurate as of time of publication. Please check with the relevant organisation before attending events to ensure there are no changes or cancellations. Belfast Pride event updates and amendments will be publicised on our website, and Facebook / Twitter profiles. facebook.com/belfastpride twitter.com/belfastpride www.belfastpride.com Some events may be subject to change and licensing.
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 fun sometimes too. Belfast Pride aims to act as a focus for the LGBT 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. A-Tek ADI TV Aisling Milliken All Souls’ Church Amnesty International Andrew Johnston Andrew Kerr Andrew McQuillan Andrew O’Neill Andrew Thompson Anne Ramsey Belfast City Council Belfast City Hall Belfast City Management Bernie McAllister Cara Friend Carole Greenan Colin Flinn DSD DCAL Eimear Burton Equality Commission Festivals Forum Filmbank Fonacab Forbidden Fruit Fountain Street Bar Gary Boyd @ Norspace Gay Business Network
GLYNI Glenn McGookin GNI Magazine Gordon Cross Guide Dogs NI Here NI Horatio Group Honey & The Moon Ian Baxter-Crawford Industry Music Group In Any Event Insanity Artists Kiera McCormack Kremlin Laura McKee Libraries NI Linda Rodgers Lisa Walker Lorraine Bell (GPS) Mark Hamilton Maverick McHughs Bar Nicky @ TwilightLens Niall Gillespie Norman McKibbin Northern Whig Opportunity Frocks Outburst Arts Pádraig Ó Tuama
Parades Commission Patricia McCorry Peter Richey Pixeldamage PSNI Public Health Authority Queen’s Film Theatre Queerspace Remedy Cafe Bar RMD Photographi Ruth McCarthy Sarah @ Taboo Sean McDaid Select Security Stephen Magorrian Steve Russell @ Nuff Tees The Rainbow Project The Trades Unions Tina Leggs Tantrum Town & Country Catering Ulster Hall Voodoo AND ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS WHO MAKE PRIDE RUN SMOOTHLY!
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The official guide to Belfast Pride Festival 2014 - Friday 25th July to Saturday 2nd August.