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THIS IS BELFAST PRIDE FESTIVAL 2015 Belfast Pride celebrates its 25th anniversary this year – 25 years of building towards full Equality for the LGBTQ citizens of Belfast, one step at a time, year after year. 100 people marched in the first Belfast Pride in 1991; these brave pioneers paved the way for some of the milestones to come, including: • the first civic reception in Belfast City Hall in 1999 • the 10,000 who participated in 2007 • the first Mayor of Belfast to lead the Pride in 2013 • the 50,000 who participated in 2013 Belfast Pride is now a ten day festival that lights up the city with a rainbow of positivity – there is a record number of events this year, over 100 and counting events that showcase the creativity, arts, history, culture, opinions and everyday lives of the LGBTQ community in Belfast.

Belfast Pride is a protest and a celebration – a stand for equal rights and a proud and inclusive celebration of LGBTQ+ lives. A broad coalition comes together under the Pride rainbow and we want to encourage more people than ever before to join together to make the 25th the biggest Belfast Pride so far. It’s time to make a stand, have your voice heard and it’s time to join in the celebration. To get to full equality and to make a statement with the biggest Belfast Pride ever, we need to bring people with us. Belfast Pride has always been open and inclusive but this year, we are extending an extra special invitation to all of Belfast to come to Pride.

We want you to bring your family, bring your friends, organise your colleagues or community group, get to the events during the ten days of the festival, get your Official The work of those who went before us Pride Guide and when it comes to Pride continues to inspire us to work for a future Day, get off the pavement and get in to the without discrimination where everyone parade. has equal rights. The theme for Belfast Pride 2015 is: “25 Years Building Equality. It’s Time”. It’s time for full Equality.

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Start persuading – It’s Time! Seán Ó Néill Chair, Belfast Pride


LIGHTING UP THE CITY HALL IN 2015 We are happy to tell you that Belfast City Hall will be lit up like a rainbow for Belfast Pride 2015. On Pride Day, Saturday 1st August, we will bring our rainbow past City Hall at the centre of the city and at night, the rainbow will light up the famous building. Belfast City Hall lit up in the colours of the rainbow flag shows this iconic building belongs to the LGBTQ community just as much as the rest of the citizens of Belfast, demonstrating the commitment of our civic leaders to Equality.

The lighting will change at 23:59 on Friday 31st July through to 23:59 on Saturday 1st August. PICTURE: BELFAST CITY COUNCIL

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1991 saw the first Belfast Pride when 100 people took part in what was described as a “quick sprint� through what they felt to be a mostly hostile Belfast - thankfully that has completely changed. The organisers felt that it was time that Belfast had its own Pride parade and there was enough confidence in the community to give it a try. Belfast Pride has always been community led and that first 100 who took a risk made Pride possible for everyone who has marched over the last 25 years. 07


Have unprotected sex and you could be sleeping with everyone your partner’s ever slept with. Almost one in four people with HIV don’t know they have it. So choose to protect yourself. Always use a condom. For health advice go to sexualhealthni.info

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Sexually Transmitted Infections are on the rise in NI The Public Health Agency (PHA) have launched a major new campaign aimed at improving and protecting people’s sexual health and wellbeing.

“Using condoms effectively is an important part of looking after your sexual health if you are sexually active.

Northern Ireland had the largest proportional increase in new HIV diagnoses anywhere in the UK between 2000 and 2013, and the overall number of people here living with the condition has almost doubled over the past decade.

Condoms can help protect you from STIs during oral, vaginal and anal sex, so you should always use a condom when having sex with casual and new partners.

There were also 537 new episodes of uncomplicated gonorrhoea diagnosed in Genito-Urinary Medicine (GUM) clinics in 2013, compared with 451 in 2012 and 336 in 2011. Dr Louise Herron, Consultant in Public Health Medicine at the PHA, said: “By having unprotected sex you could effectively be sleeping with everyone your partner’s ever slept with, putting yourself at risk of getting HIV or another STI. “This new campaign aims to promote good sexual health and contribute to reducing STIs in Northern Ireland. “People with STIs don’t always have symptoms, for example 24% of people with HIV don’t know they have it, so anyone having unprotected sex could be putting their health at risk.

Also, use plenty of condom-friendly lubrication for anal sex.” To accompany the campaign, a new website has been developed with lots of information on looking after your sexual health, symptoms of STIs (as well as information on STIs which may be symptom-less) and details of Northern Ireland GUM clinics:

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As Belfast Pride celebrates its 25th anniverary, this is also the 15th anniversary of the publication of the annual festival guide. Prior to 2000, events were listed on photocopied sheets before the current guide format was born. Each year over 10,000 guides are published and distributed in less than a month, giving it the biggest reach of any LGBT publication in Belfast. Online, it reached 9,400 views last year, further extending it's reach around the globe. This year will see us printing our 100,000th Belfast Pride guide and it just keeps growing. In 2000 there were only a handful of events listed, but this year there are over 100 with many more being confirmed in the run up to Belfast Pride.

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When Brazilian lifeguard Donato saves German biker Konrad from drowning, the pair immediately form a strong bond. Their passionate affair intensifies; Donato decides to leave his mother and younger brother Ayrton behind to start a new life with Konrad in Berlin. Far from the sun baked and wild Futuro Beach, Donato searches for a new identity in the cold but vital German capital. A visual feast, the spectacular but treacherous Futuro Beach and the misty streets of Berlin, provide the backdrop to this vibrant film featuring an electrifying soundtrack including David Bowie and Suicide.

From the director of Small Town Gay Bar and Continental, Out to Win is a documentary film that serves insight into the lives of sporting professionals who have been outed, come out and stood out. Contextualising the recent history of lesbian and gay athletes and featuring interviews with trailblazers including Martina Navratilova, Billie Jean King, Jason Collins, Brittney Griner, Billy Bean, and John Amaechi, Out To Win takes us into the locker-rooms of pioneers, aspiring and professional athletes from all over the world.

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A whole range of stalls from chocolate to advice Take a break with food, coffee and ice cream on sale Find out about services for you and your family Live children’s entertainment Free information and advice Live acoustic music

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OFFICIAL FESTIVAL EVENT LISTINGS 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 diverse range of partners and supporters from community groups, statutory agencies, business partners, as well as groups from the Arts, Music, Trades Unions, Educations, 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 our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Health and Wellbeing Events

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Spiritual Events

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Film Screenings

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Pride Day (Saturday 1st August)

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Pride Night (Saturday 1st August)

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Don’t miss the key events, wherever you are! Follow the Pride Live team as they report and cover the festival week on our Social Media channels – make sure to follow us. Pride Live will also be live streaming some of the key events including the Belfast Pride launch and Awards, Pride Talks Back and the 25th Anniversary Belfast Pride parade.


BELFAST PRIDE FESTIVAL LAUNCH Friday 24th July

Belfast Pride Presents...

THE OFFICIAL FESTIVAL LAUNCH AND ANNUAL AWARDS Belfast City Hall - Free / Ticketed Friday 24th July - Reception from 19:00 The Official Launch and the Belfast Pride Awards will be held on Friday 24th July. This will put Belfast Pride squarely in the heart of the city as we start the festival in style in the Great Hall of Belfast City Hall. This will be the biggest Launch and Awards event that Belfast Pride has ever hosted and will demonstrate the place that Belfast Pride now has as one of biggest events in the city. We want to launch the festival on a positive note to showcase Belfast’s LGBTQ community during the evening by highlighting the work of the range of groups supporting and developing the community. We want to show the key place that our community has in the life of the city. The Belfast Pride Awards recognise contributions to the LGBTQ community in Belfast across a wide range of fields – from business to entertainment, support services to Business. The 2015 awards include: • • • • • • • • • • • •

Political Contribution to the LGBTQ Community Belfast Pride Business Contribution Award Award for Innovation in the LGBTQ Community Artist of the Year Best Night Out in Belfast Community Partnership Award Community Supporter of the Year Commercial Supporter of the Year People’s Choice Award Contribution to Pride Village Best Parade Entry 2014 Community Action Award

You can apply for free tickets to Official Launch and Belfast Pride Awards soon - we want to welcome as many people as possible to the event but numbers are limited. Details will be available on Belfast Pride’s website, Facebook and Twitter pages soon.

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HEALTH AND WELLBEING HERe NI

GCRM INFORMATION SESSION LGBT Centre, Waring Street, Belfast Wednesday 22nd July - 19:00 to 21:00 HERe NI invites you to come along and find out about Belfast’s newest Fertility Clinic and their services and facilities.

Cara-Friend, Here NI and Rainbow Project

ANNUAL HEALTH FAIR LGBT Centre, Waring Street Saturday 25th July - 13:00 to 17:00 Cara-Friend, HERe NI and the Rainbow Project invite to come to the Belfast LGBT Centre for a range of free complimentary therapies, health checks and advice and information on a wide range of health topics. Treats and healthy refreshments provided.

Rainbow Project

VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT EVENING LGBT Centre, Waring Street, Belfast Monday 27th July - 19:00 to 21:00 Want to make a real difference to the lives of LGBT people? Then come along to our very own volunteer recruitment event. We are looking dynamic, enthusiastic volunteers of all ages for our OUTreach programme to the LGBT scene, our Befriending programme and for our new Community Mapping service. RSVP mandatory. For more details, e-mail james@rainbow-project.org

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HEALTH AND WELLBEING

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AUTISM AND LGBT PEOPLE

MANAGING STRESS WORKSHOP

Black Box, Hill Street Tuesday 28th July - 19:00 to 21:00

LGBT Centre, Waring Street Tuesday 28th July - 19:00 to 21:00

Come along to this awesome Autism Initiatives social for LGBT people with Aspergers/ASC. For details, e-mail dean@rainbow-project.org

Get advice, information and try practical exercises on stress management in daily life provided by the Centre for Health and Wellbeing. For more information, contact HERe NI.

HERe NI

Rainbow Project

OPEN NIGHT

LET’S TALK COUNSELLING

LGBT Centre, Waring Street Thursday 30th July - 19:00 to 21:00

LGBT Centre, Waring Street Friday 31st July - 13:30 to 16:30

Come to HERe NI to meet the team and find out about the full range of services and support for Lesbian and Bisexual women. Get a tour of the centre and find out what HERe can do for you, while enjoying a light supper.

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“Do falls have to come before pride?” Talk by Marie Querie, experienced LGBT Gestalt Psychotherapist on LGBT Adolescent Development. For more details, contact the Rainbow Project - www.rainbow-project.org

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS Citi Gateway Offices, Titanic Quarter Thursday 30th July - 17:30 to 19:30 Citi in Belfast invites you to join them for a Mental Health Awareness Session with Lynda Bryans, television presenter, journalist and lecturer. Lynda will share her experiences of living and coping with depression, how it affected her, what it can lead to and why it happens. FOR FREE TICKETS VISIT www.belfastpride.com/citi

Rainbow Project

SEXUAL HEALTH CLINIC Belfast LGBT Centre, Waring Street - Tuesday 28th July - 17:30 to 20:00 Pride Village, Donegall Street - Saturday 1st August - 12:00 to 16:00 Identify as a Gay or Bisexual man? Then come along to our exclusive Sexual Health Clinic for HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis, Gonorrhoea, Chlamydia and STI check. But hurry, the service is a drop in and is first come first served.

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ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT Queerspace

INSPACE DROP-IN LGBT Centre, Waring Street Saturday 18th July - From 14:30 InSpace offers a chance to relax, enjoy free refreshments, meet new people and catch up with old friends. It is a drug and alcohol free zone. Everyone Welcome!

The Infinite Jest

Outburst

ULSTER LOVES ME

YOUR HISTORY

Black Box, Hill Street Sunday 26th July - 15:00

Ulster Museum , Botanic Gardens Tuesday 28th July - 19:00

A stand-up comedy show that celebrates LGBTQ in Northern Ireland and takes aim at our wee country’s dinosaur politicians. With rows over gay marriage and gay cakes, what else is there to do but dance, love and laugh? “Let’s have a giggle at the homophobes expense” It’s time. Admission £5

When our history is invisible, telling stories is how we claim our past. In a very special event at the Ulster Museum, Outburst Queer Arts Festival explores how as LGBTQI people we turn to books and films to imagine our hidden history. Featuring a reading by Northern Irish novelist Hilary McCollum from her new queer historical fiction novel, Golddigger, plus film and more. Visit our Facebook page (Outburst Arts) or Twitter (@OutburstArts) for full line up & details.

Belfast Pride and Crazy Cat Comedy...

PRIDE COMEDY NIGHT Sunflower Bar, Union Street Tuesday 28th July - Doors 20:00 Belfast Pride’s Annual Comedy Night in association with Crazy Cat Comedy is back at the Sunflower... It always packs out, so get there early! Featuring Conor Keys, Cris Montgomery, Sister Lacinta and our very own Gemma Hutton, plus much, much more! Admission £7

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ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

Rainbow Project

BIG GAY QUIZ 2015 Speakeasy, Queen’s Student Union Wednesday 29th July - From 19:00 LGBT music, politics, history and arts, we have it all. Join us for the BIG Gay Quiz where every question is an LGBT question. BBQ from 19:00 and the quiz will begin at 20:00. Entry is £3 per person and max 6 per team.

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MURDER ON THE DRAG FLOOR Belfast Barge, Laganside Thursday 30th July - From 20:00 There’s murder on the drag floor... so you better not steal that wig! It’s a Belfast Pride first as we bring you a Pride Murder Mystery! Join the camp cabaret at the Belfast Barge for this scandalous and hilarious murder mystery special on the river brought to you by Crazy Cat Comedy! Have you got what it takes to solve the crime? Did you remember to bring your own and drink responsibly? Admission £15 BYO. Buffet Included.

Rainbow Project

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP Belfast LGBT Centre, Waring Street Thursday 30th July - 18:30 to 20:30 LGBT Creative writing workshop with Shelley Tracey, Community Artist, exploring themes of Identity and Belonging. Email dean@rainbow-project.org to RSVP. Limited spaces available.

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WELCOME NIGHT

Gordon Street, Cathedral Quarter Friday 31st July - From 20:00

Queen’s Cafe Bar, Royal Avenue Thursday 30th July - From 21:00

Oh Yeah Music Centre rocks for Pride with a full, live line up including Tour Alaska, Hot Cops, Sister Ghost and Jealous of the Birds. Over 18. Admission £5.

Come along for the opening event of Belfast Bear Weekend 2015. Admission Free.

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ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT Dina BonCoup presents...

EQUALI-TEASE Blackbox, Hill Street Friday 31st July - 20:00 A one night only burlesque qpecial hosted by Sassie Longshaft and Gemma Hutton – featuring music, cabaret, comedy and burlesque performances by Shir Madness, Cherrie OnTop, Soup DuJour, Nuala Rude and Dina BonCoup. Admission £10 - All profits go to Belfast Pride

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ANNUAL PRIDE PARTY

POST PARADE DRINKS

Whites, Winecellar Entry Friday 31st July - From 21:00

Whites, Winecellar Entry Saturday 1st August - After Pride Parade

Pride Party from 9pm with Eurovision Song Contest Winner Niamh Kavanagh, The Ladybears of Leeds and DJ Portia. Admission £5 - Strictly Men Only

After walking in the 25th Pride Parade join the Bears in the Square for a few drinks. Free admission.

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BEAR BRUNCH

Black Box, Hill Street Saturday 1st August - From 21:00

Strip Joint, Hill Street Sunday 2nd August - Midday

Mr Bear NI 2015 sponsored by Outside with Music by DJ Ryan - Adm £5 - Men Only

An essential refuelling to round off Belfast Bear Weekend at Strip Joint Restaurant. All Welcome.

HERe NI

GUITAR TASTER SESSION Belfast LGBT Centre, Waring Street Tuesday 4th August - 19:00 to 21:00 Have you ever wanted to find out more about playing the guitar? Come along and give it a go in this relaxed evening event – even starting from beginner’s level you will be able to play few chords and help play a song at the end of the evening.

HERe NI

WOW GROUP PRIDE DINNER Wednesday 5th August - From 19:00 HERe NI’s Group for Lesbian and Bi women over 30 hold it’s annual Pride dinner. Come along for a fun evening and find out the group and the full range of services from HERe NI. For more details contact: cara.mccann@hereni.org

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FAMILY EVENTS Belfast Pride Presnts

THE BIG PRIDE PICNIC AND SING-A-LAWN Belfast City Hall - Free Admission Sunday 26th July - From 13:00 Belfast Pride’s Family Day gets even bigger this year as we put LGBT families at the very heart of Belfast, at Belfast City Hall. There will be fun for all ages from toddlers to grown ups who should know better... and it’s all free! Giant Inflatables on the lawn, HERe NI’s Family Fun Day with Arts & Crafts, Storytelling and Music, Sing-a-long to Frozen at 3pm and Grease at 6.30pm on the Big Screen, Karaoke Competitions with great prizes, Food and Refreshment Stalls and more! The fun starts at 13:00 and everyone is welcome.

Athiest NI

HOT DOGS NOT DOGMA Duncairn Arts Centre, Antrim Road Sunday 26th July Atheist NI invite everyone along for a special Pride Family Barbecue Day with music, good food, debates and a chance to find out more about the group and how to get involved.

Ulster Hall

FAMILY ARTS & CRAFTS & MOVIE MORNING Ulster Hall, Bedford Street Sunday 2nd August - Craft 9:45, Movie 10:30 Belfast Pride presents a special post Pride family event aimed at LGBT families with younger children from 3 to 11.

Belfast Flea Market

FLEA FOR PRIDE

We start with an Art Attack – an hour of themed child friendly Arts & Crafts fun and games followed by a special Screening of Big Hero 6 (see page 63 for more)

Sunflower Bar, Union Street Sunday 2nd August - 12:00 to 18:00 Come to the Sunflower Bar for a special Belfast Pride Flea Market. With stalls selling Vintage, antique, bric a brac, household clothes, books, records and all things second hand. Bargains Galore! There will be an auction at 15:00 with a very special host! We are on Facebook/Belfast flea for all details and applications - Admission Free!

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ANNUAL PRIDE WALK Lagan Valley and Minnowburn Saturday 25th July - Dunbar Link 11:45 or Malone House 12:15 Get your shoes on, and enjoy a relaxing walk along the Lagan Valley and its surrounding countryside and hear about its history. Meet at Mynt Car park, Dunbar Link at 11.45am: Malone House (Barnett’s Park) car park at 12.15pm. You do not need to book, just turn up at one of the meeting points and bring your friends! Depending on the day, we would walk along the river and over the fields to the Giants Ring for a picnic, visiting the secret garden above the river at Minnowburn prior to returning to the car park. This walk is all on paths, so please wear sturdy shoes and depending on the forecast, bring along a waterproof jacket. Don’t forget to bring a simple packed lunch and some water. For more information visit www.outnabout-ni.org.

Queerspace

THE BIG QUEER HOLDY HANDS WALKING TOUR Outside Belfast LGBT Centre, Waring Street Thursday 30th July - From 18:00 A walk round Belfast city centre with a difference. We encourage you to hold hands with your partner, friend or chosen person (with their permission of course!). Everyone is welcome. For more details, please e-mail info@queerspace.org.uk

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SPIRITUAL EVENTS LGBT FAITH FORUM First Presbyterian Church (Non-Subscribing), Rosemary Street Monday 27th July - 18:30 The LGBT Faith Forum has been meeting once a quarter as an opportunity for LGBT people of faith and their friends to share news and stories. The Belfast Pride meeting will offer a speaker and a chance for discussion. First Presbyterian Church is in Rosemary Street - just opposite the entrance to TK Maxx. For more details email mail@acceptingsexuality.org

ALL SOULS CHURCH

ANNUAL BELFAST PRIDE SERVICE All Souls Church, Elmwood Avenue Sunday 2nd August - 15:00 Join us for a time of worship, reflection and mediation. Open communion available for all.

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INFORMATION AND DISCUSSION Belfast Pride and the Rainbow Project present

PRIDE TALKS BACK - THE 25th ANNIVERSARY DEBATE IT’S TIME FOR ANSWERS Ulster Hall, Bedford Street - Monday 27th July - 19:00 What have politicians done for the LGBT community in Belfast over the last 25 years? The world is starting to notice our isolation as an outpost of Inequality - what will these parties do to end this? We put a panel of leading local politicians under the spotlight and ask them to explain what their party has done to advance Equality and then explain their record where words may not have followed through in to actions. You and some special guests will then get the chance to cross examine and ask the questions you’ve always wanted to ask them directly. Pride Talks Back has been a highlight of many Prides over the years and succeeded in getting representatives of all the main parties to attend and answer your questions. This time, it’s time for a bit more and we aim to bring you a bit more than a debate. It really is time for answers! You can enter a question in advance at: www.belfastpride.com/pridetalksback

Rainbow Project

Unite

POLICING CONSULTATION EVENT

LGBT WORKPLACE ISSUES

Belfast LGBT Centre, Waring Street Monday 27th July - 19:00 to 20:30

Unite, 26/34 Antrim Road Monday 27th July - 19:00 to 21:00

A consultation event with the NI Policing Board around policing priorities and the LGBT community. RSVP mandatory. For further details : 028 9031 9030 or gavin@rainbow-project.org

This event is open to both union and non-union members seeking advice on LGBT workplace issues. The session will be facilitated by Maurice Cunningham, Unite Legal Officer.

HERe NI

LEGAL INFORMATION SESSION Belfast LGBT Centre, Waring Street Monday 27th July - 19:00 to 21:00 HERe NI and Solicitor Ciaran Moynagh invite you to come get free legal advice on issues including Family & Matrimonial, Property, Criminal Law, Wills & Probate, Litigation and Court Representation, Personal Injury, Judicial Review and Business Services.

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INTO Belfast Branches invite teachers and educators to a pre march breakfast in Muriel’s, Church Lane, 10.30am, 1st August

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INFORMATION AND DISCUSSION

Sinn Féin LGBT

THE MARCH TO EQUALITY McHughs Bar (Basement), Custom House Square Tuesday 28th July - 17:00 The March To Equality, organised by Sinn Féin LGBT, will look at the long history of Sinn Féin and the LGBT movement. Speakers will include those involved in Human Rights and some of the first participants in Pride events in Dublin and Belfast. The talk will also focus on the next steps forward as we continue the march to equality.

UNISON & HSC LGBT STAFF FORUM

HSC LGBT STAFF PENSIONS BRIEFING Galway House, 165 York Street Tuesday 28th July - 17:30 to 19:00 Lighthouse Financial Services will deliver a free seminar for those in the Health & Social Care pension scheme. Find out about changes, revised retirement dates, early and ill health retirement. Food provided. To book email F.Carolan@unison.co.uk or call 028 9027 0190.

Open University

BREATHING DEEP - SQUASHING IN The Open University, 110 Victoria Street, Belfast Tuesday 28th July - 18:00 to 20:00 Helen Bowes-Catton, a psychologist from The Open University, will do a presentation looking at bi people’s experiences of inclusion and exclusion followed by a workshop looking at the issues raised. For more information email ireland-events@open.ac.uk or call 028 9053 6261.

HERe NI

SEXUAL ORIENTATION AWARENESS TRAINING Belfast LGBT Centre, Waring Street Wednesday 29th July - 13:00 Free sexual orientation awareness training and light lunch.

Sinn Féin Republican Youth Belfast

SMASHING THE STIGMA The Space, Queen’s Student Union Wednesday 29th July - 18:00 Smashing the Stigma, organised by Sinn Féin Republican Youth Belfast, aims to tackle the issue of Mental Health in the LGBT community. The talk will include Mental Health advisers; and will focus on awareness and support.

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INFORMATION AND DISCUSSION Amnesty International

MARRIAGE EQUALITY: HOW THE YES WAS WON Clayton Hotel (Formerly Holiday Inn), Ormeau Avenue Tuesday 28th July - 18:30 On May 22 the people of the Republic of Ireland made history when they voted for marriage equality. The Yes vote reverberated around the world of how a once socially conservative country had embraced equality for the LGBTI community. Hear from Colm O’Gorman, Executive Director of Amnesty International Ireland and one of the leading voices in the campaign for a Yes vote. How was the referendum won so decisively and what lessons might be transferable to Northern Ireland? Followed by Q&A chaired by William Crawley. For more visit more: www.amnesty.org.uk/ni

Rainbow Project, Belfast Pride, Amnesty International & NIC-ICTU

MARRIAGE EQUALITY CAMPAIGN PANEL & WORKSHOP Clayton Hotel (Formerly Holiday Inn), Ormeau Avenue Tuesday 28th July - 20:00 Last month, up to 20,000 people marched in Belfast for marriage equality in Northern Ireland. But where does the campaign go from here? Political advocacy, popular protest, legal action or all three? March organisers Rainbow Project, NIC-ICTU and Amnesty International will be joined by members of the Yes campaign to share their ideas and they want to hear yours. Let’s learn the lessons of the Yes campaign in the Republic and add our own.

TEN X 9 - OUTING Black Box, Hill Street Wednesday 29th July - 19:00 Ten x9 is a storytelling event where 9 people have up to 10 minutes each to tell a real story from their lives.

CARAFRIEND LGBT YOUTH DEBATE Ulster Hall, Bedford Street Friday 31st July - 19:00

The theme for Tenx9 at Belfast Pride this year is: ‘Outing’. We would love to hear from people who want to tell a true story from their lives.

William Crawley chairs a panel of religious, political and public figures to answer your questions on equal marriage, conscience clauses, ‘gay cakes’, LGBT protections in schools, or whatever your favourite topic is.

Got a story? Tweet @tenx9 or visit tenx9.com

Come along and have your say!

FIGHT4EQUALITY FESTIVAL

Free admission.

Black Box, Hill Street Saturday 8th August - 11:30 Day of discussion and debate on building a movement to end homophobia, sexism and all forms of bigotry. Topics include abortion rights, LGBT rights and the #blacklivesmatter movement. Guest speakers to be announced. For more details contact fight4equalityni@gmail.com

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FILM SCREENINGS The BIG Pride Picnic and Sing-A-Lawn

FROZEN SING-A-LONG - FREE Big Screen, Belfast City Hall Sunday 26th July - 15:00 approx Following on from last year’s amazing sing-a-long in the grounds of Belfast City Hall with Mamma Mia!, we are doing it again with Disney’s FROZEN. When their kingdom becomes trapped in perpetual winter, fearless Anna joins forces with mountaineer Kristoff and his reindeer sidekick to find Anna’s sister, Snow Queen Elsa, and break her icy spell. Although their epic journey leads them to encounters with mystical trolls, a comedic snowman, harsh conditions, and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff bravely push onward in a race to save their kingdom from winter’s cold grip. With words on the screen, there’s no excuse not to sing your heart out to this animated classic. Rated PG Pic: © Disney

The BIG Pride Picnic and Sing-A-Lawn

GREASE SING-A-LONG Big Screen, Belfast City Hall Sunday 26th July - 18:30 approx The second of our two sing-a-lawn films this year is the classic musical GREASE! Experience the friendships, romances and adventures of a group of high school kids in the 1950s whilst singing along to such classics such as ‘You’re the one that I want’ and ‘Greased Lightning’ Before each ‘sing-a-long’ film we will be having warm up Karaoke, so get learning the lyrics as there are prizes to be won! Rated PG

Pic: © Paramount Pictures

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FILM SCREENINGS

Belfast Film Festival

OUT TO WIN Movie House, Dublin Road Monday 27th July - 19:00 Out to Win is a documentary film that serves insight into the lives of sporting professionals who have been outed, come out and stood out. Contextualising the recent history of lesbian and gay athletes and featuring interviews with trailblazers including Martina Navratilova, Billie Jean King, Jason Collins, Brittney Griner, Billy Bean, and John Amaechi, Out To Win takes us into the locker-rooms of pioneers, aspiring and professional athletes from all over the world. Admission £6

Belfast Film Festival

FUTURO BEACH Beanbag Cinema, 23 Donegall Street Wednesday 29th July - 19:00 When Brazilian lifeguard Donato saves German biker Konrad from drowning, the pair immediately form a strong bond. Their passionate affair intensifies; Donato decides to leave his mother and younger brother Ayrton behind to start a new life with Konrad in Berlin. Far from the sun baked and wild Futuro Beach, Donato searches for a new identity in the cold but vital German capital. A visual feast, the spectacular but treacherous Futuro Beach and the misty streets of Berlin, provide the backdrop to this vibrant film featuring an electrifying soundtrack including David Bowie and Suicide. Admission £6

Belfast Film Festival

SUMMER Movie House, Dublin Road Wednesday 29th July - 19:00 For the teenagers of a dusty village somewhere in the Netherlands, everything is about to change. Meeting up and cycling along the winding roads just doesn’t cut it anymore. In the shadow of the village’s power plant and under the summer sun, teenage angst, curiosity and kicks boil over as the burgeoning adults turn to cars, alcohol and each other’s skin to satisfy them. Anne is one such teenager, caught up in the heat wave and spikes of puberty, we follow her journey across the sweltering summer months and her eyes, as they wander not over the boys but the girls. Admission £6

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FILM SCREENINGS Ulster Hall presents

BEGINNERS Ulster Hall, Bedford Street Thursday 23rd July - 18:30 “Beginners” imaginatively explores the hilarity, confusion, and surprises of love through the evolving consciousness of Oliver. Oliver meets the irreverent and unpredictable Anna only months after his father Hal has passed away. This new love floods Oliver with memories of his father who - following 44 years of marriage came out of the closet at age 75 to live a full, energized, and wonderfully tumultuous gay life. The upheavals of Hal’s new honesty, by turns funny and moving, bring father and son closer than they’ve ever been able to be. Now Oliver endeavours to love Anna with all the bravery, humour, and hope his father taught him. Admission - FREE - Booking required at www.ulsterhall.co.uk

Essence Arts

SOMETHING MUST BREAK QFT Theatre, University Square Thursday 30th July - 18:30 A gritty story taking place in Stockholm, about the passionate love between the self-abusive Sebastian who wants to be a woman, and the easy-going Andreas who is certainly not gay. Also includes a screening of a short film by Jiann Hughes and Kiera McCormack produced for Outburst Arts Festival in 2014 titled ‘...like a ball of wool’.

Ulster Hall presents

PRIDE Ulster Hall, Bedford Street Thursday 30th July - 19:00 Based on a true story, the film depicts a group of lesbian and gay activists who raised money to help families affected by the British miners’ strike in 1984, at the outset of what would become the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners campaign. The National Union of Mineworkers was reluctant to accept the group’s support due to the union’s public relations’ worries about being openly associated with a gay group, so the activists instead decided to take their donations directly to Onllwyn, a small mining village in Wales, resulting in an alliance between the two communities. The alliance was unlike any seen before but was successful. While the film focuses primarily on LGSM, a smaller plot thread is also devoted to the women-only splinter group Lesbians Against Pit Closures. Admission - FREE - Booking required at www.ulsterhall.co.uk

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FILM SCREENINGS

The Horatio Group

PRISCILLA - QUEEN OF THE DESERT Movie House, Dublin Road Thursday 30th July - 19:00 Enjoy a night at the movies with a difference - with a cocktail and a bar, surely how Priscilla was meant to be enjoyed! Pride partners, the Horatio Group, present this special screening hosted by the Lady Portia Di Monte. The film tells the colourful story of two drag queens and a trans woman as they cross the Australian outback to perform their unique style of cabaret. Your ticket includes a cocktail and there is a full bar Pic: © Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer along with spot prizes and competitions for those dressing up for the occasion! Tickets £10 - available at www.belfastpride.com/priscilla

Ulster Hall

BIG HERO 6 Ulster Hall, Bedford Street Sunday 2nd August - 10:30 Big Hero 6 was one of the most popular kids’ movies of the last year and it’s easy to see why. The movie features a likable cast of kids and misfit robots learning how to work together when they are catapulted into a high tech, high energy adventure. Make sure to arrive before the film for themed kid friendly crafts, fun and games.

Pic: © Disney

Suitable for children aged 3 to 11. All children must be accompanied by an adult. FREE tickets available from Ulster Hall Box Office - (028 90 334455)

White’s Tavern

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW Whites, Winecellar Entry Sunday 2nd August - 20:00 In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter , a transvestite scientist Showing on the big screen in the courtyard outside Whites. Drinks promos / Popcorn / Baskets of Wings. Dressing up highly encouraged! Admission Free

Pic: © 20th Century Fox

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OFFICIAL PRIDE BREAKFAST Northern Whig, Bridge Street The best way to start your Pride Day and build yourself up to the parade is to get along to the Official Pride Breakfast in the Northern Whig, part of the Horatio Group, who will be donation £1.50 from each breakfast sold to Belfast Pride. Join the atmosphere and start as you mean to go on, showing your Pride.

Belfast Pride Presents

THE 25th ANNIVERSARY BELFAST PRIDE PARADE Assemble Custom House Square, From 11:00 - Parade Departs 12:00 Belfast Pride is now a ten day festival with over 100 events but it started with a parade of 100 people. We want the 25th Belfast Pride parade to be the biggest ever and that means that you have to play your part – Pride has always been open and inclusive but this year we want the Pride rainbow to light up Belfast like never before, this means that’s it’s time to join the parade so our community and our city can walk as one. We need to bring people with us as we march to equality – Could you bring your family, your friends, your colleagues, your community group, your Union, your Councillor, your MLA? Ask – start persuading now. Every pair of feet on the ground count and if it’s just you and you’re not sure – Don’t be! Come along and feel the unique atmosphere, you could even be part of the team carrying the giant rainbow flag or volunteer to help steward the parade, get in touch to find out more. We want everyone to think about how they can make an extra effort to make some extra impact for the 25th Anniversary, many groups have planning their parade entry for months now. You could join in with one of the groups – check in advance, bring a rainbow flag or one of our special Belfast Pride flags, dress up in the style of any era from the last 25 years, have your face painted – just be creative and think about what you can do. The

parade is a chance to showcase our community and we all want to see a positive celebration of the LGBT community in Belfast while we continue to make sure that we press for full Equality. The build up to the 25th Belfast Pride Parade will start from 11.00am and the parade will set off at 12.00 sharp. It is important that you follow all instructions from Pride parade officials and stewards, all organised groups and floats need to register in advance – we want everyone to be safe, we want to represent the community as best we can and we want to make sure it’s a lot of fun.

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PRIDE DAY - SATURDAY 1st AUGUST

Belfast Pride Presents

PARTY IN THE SQUARE 2015 Custom House Square From 11:00 - Party Starts 14:00 The biggest LGBTQ party in Ireland is back and bigger than ever. It fills Custom House Square and is nearly a festival on it’s own, with a full line up of music and entertainment featuring performances from 911, Runaway GO! and many more local and national acts - all on the biggest Pride stage in Belfast. There will also be a whole host of food and refuelling options, a redesigned and extended bar, new beer garden, as well as the official Pride merchandise shop. You can follow everything on the Big Screen and there will plenty of fun and competitions in between the music on stage.

THE PRIDE VILLAGE 2015 Writer’s Square, Donegall Street From 11:00 On Pride Day our Community and Family event will fill Writer’s Square on Donegall Street with a Pride themed market place. It’s a great place to call in to take a break and have a chat before the parade and after with lots to do and see There will be whole range of stalls from chocolate to advice, take a break with food, coffee and ice cream on sale, find out about services for you and your family, there will be live children’s entertainment and acoustic music. Be sure to call in and see everything!

BOOMBOX

B*TCH PLEASE PRIDE TEA DANCE Donegall Street 16:00 to 20:00 B*tch Please hosts a Pride Tea Dance special in Boombox from 4pm with special guest Katya - Ru Paul Season 7 Miss Congeniality. Also featuring performances by the Queen’s of the Queer Quarter. Admission £8 before 5.30pm, £10 after.

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THE STREET PARTY 2015 Union Street From 17:00

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POST PARADE DRINKS Whites, Winecellar Entry After the parade

The annual street party returns to Union Street to celebrate 25 years of Belfast Pride. Joining hosts Sonya Mac and Grannie Dee are Shayne Ward, Bucks Fizz, Hometown and much more. Admission free.

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PRIDE NIGHT SATURDAY 1st AUGUST Forbidden Fruit, Society Belfast & Belfast Pride Present...

THE OFFICIAL BELFAST PRIDE AFTER PARTY Society Belfast, Tomb Street From 20:00 to 03:00 - £6 in advance, £8 at door It’s the only Official After Party contributing to Belfast Pride and this year we’re bringing you something new with a special first look at Belfast’s newest venue! Society Belfast in Tomb Street launches with the Official Belfast Pride After Party for 2015. Hosted by the one and only Contessa Maximillion Von Tramp there is a packed line up with DJs Kenny K, Emma Buchanan and Special Guests as well as live acoustic entertainment in the beer garden. Celebrate the end of Pride Day 2015 in style! Doors open at 20:00. Admission £6 in advance / £8 at the door.

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Kremlin

THE KREMLIN PRIDE BALL Donegall Street From 21:00 Kremlin, Union Street and the Shoe Factory presents their biggest party of the year... with three DJs giving three rooms of sound. See Kremlin advert for details.

BOOMBOX

ROOM SERVICE PRIDE PARTY Donegall Street From 21:00 Room Service returns to Belfast for a special Pride Party starring Sassie Longshaft and friends, Jodie Harsh, Kris DI Angelis and Ciaran Boylen, See Boombox advert for details.

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MR BEAR 2015 Black Box, Hill Street From 21:00 Mr Bear NI 2015 sponsored by Outside from 9pm with music by DJ Ryan. Admission ÂŁ5 - Strictly Men Only

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BELFAST PRIDE FESTIVAL 2015 AT A GLANCE SATURDAY 18th JULY QUEERSPACE IN-SPACE LGBT Centre, 9-11 Waring Street - 14:30 WEDNESDAY 22nd JULY HERE NI - GCRM Session LGBT Centre, 9-11 Waring Street - 19:00 THURSDAY 23 JULY ULSTER HALL FILM “Beginners” Ulster Hall, Bedford Street 19:00 FRIDAY 24th JULY BELFAST PRIDE LAUNCH AND AWARDS Belfast City Hall from 19:00 SATURDAY 25th JULY CARA-FRIEND, RAINBOW AND HERE NI ANNUAL HEALTH FAIR LGBT Centre, 9-11 Waring Street, 13:00 to 17:00 OUT AND ABOUT WALK Dunbar Link - 11:45 Malone House - 12:45 SUNDAY 26th JULY BIG PRIDE PICNIC Belfast City Hall, 13:00 FILM - FROZEN Belfast City Hall, 15:00 FILM - GREASE Belfast City Hall, 18:30

SUNDAY 26th JULY ULSTER LOVES ME Black Box, Hill Street 15:00 ATHIEST NI - HOT DOGS NOT DOGMA Duncairn Arts Centre MONDAY 27th JULY RAINBOW VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT NIGHT LGBT Centre, 9-11 Waring Street - 19:00 to 21:00 LGBT FAITH FORUM First Presbyterian Church, Rosemary Street - 18:30

TUESDAY 28th JULY HERE NI - MANAGING STRESS WORKSHOP LGBT Centre, 9-11 Waring Street - 19:00 RAINBOW - SEXUAL HEALTH TESTING LGBT Centre, 9-11 Waring Street - 17:30 - 20:00 AMNESTY LECTURE Clayton Hotel (Formerly Holiday Inn), Ormeau Avenue - 19:00

PRIDE TALKS BACK Ulster Hall, Bedford Street 19:00

MARRIAGE EQUALITY WORKSHOP Clayton Hotel (Formerly Holiday Inn), Ormeau Avenue - 19:00

RAINBOW POLICING CONSULTATION LGBT Centre, 9-11 Waring Street - 19:00

UNITE - LGBT ISSUES IN THE WORKPLACE Unite, 26/34 Antrim Road - 19:00

HERE - LEGAL SESSION LGBT Centre, 9-11 Waring Street - 19:00

PRIDE COMEDY NIGHT Sunflower Bar, Union St 20:00

BELFAST FILM FESTIVAL “Out To Win” Movie House Cinema, Dublin Road - 19:00

SINN FÉIN MARCH TO EQUALITY McHugh’s Basement, 17:00

TUESDAY 28th JULY RAINBOW - AUTISM Black Box, Hill Street - 19:00

UNISON / HSC LGBT STAFF PENSIONS Galway House, York Street 17:30 to 19:00

OUTBURST - YOUR HISTORY Ulster Museum - 19:00

OPEN UNIVERSITY BREATHING DEEP 110 Victoria Street - 18:00


WEDNESDAY 29th JULY RAINBOW - BIG GAY QUIZ Speakeasy, Queen’s SU 19:00

THURSDAY 30th JULY MURDER ON THE DRAG FLOOR Belfast Barge, 20:00

HERE NI - SEXUAL ORIENTATION TRAINING LGBT Centre, 9-11 Waring Street - 19:00 to 21:00

RAINBOW - CREATIVE WRITING LGBT Centre, 9-11 Waring Street - 18:30 to 20:30

SINN FÉIN YOUTH SMASHING STIGMA The Space, Queen’s SU 18:00

QUEERSPACE - HOLDY HANDS WALKING TOUR LGBT Centre, 9-11 Waring Street - 18:00

TENX9 - OUTING Black Box, Hill Street 19:00

ULSTER HALL FILM “Pride” Ulster Hall, Bedford Street 19:00

BELFAST FILM FESTIVAL “Futuro Beach” Beanbag Cinema, Donegall Street - 19:00 BELFAST FILM FESTIVAL “Summer” Movie House Cinema, Dublin Road - 19:00 THURSDAY 30th JULY HORATIO PRESENTS PRISCILLA MOVIE NIGHT Movie House Cinema, Dublin Road - 19:00 HERE NI - OPEN NIGHT LGBT Centre, 9-11 Waring Street - 19:00 to 21:00 CITI - MENTAL HEALTH DISCUSSION Citi Offices, Titanic Quarter 17:30 to 19:30

ESSENCE ARTS FILM SHOWING “Something Must Break” Queen’s Film Theatre 18:30 MEN OF THE NORTH WELCOME NIGHT Queen’s Cafe, Royal Av 21:00

FRIDAY 31st JULY RAINBOW - LET’S TALK COUNSELLING LGBT Centre, 9-11 Waring Street - 13:30 to 16:30 CARA-FRIEND LGBT YOUTH DEBATE Ulster Hall, Bedford Street 19:00 OH YEAH BELFAST PRIDE FUNDRAISER Oh Yeah Music Centre, Gordon St 20:00 EQUALI-TEASE Black Box, Hill Street 20:00 MEN OF THE NORTH PRIDE PARTY Whites, Winecellar Entry - 21:00 BELFAST CITY HALL IN RAINBOW COLOURS 23:59 to dawn on Saturday Continued overleaf...


BELFAST PRIDE FESTIVAL 2015 AT A GLANCE SATURDAY 1st AUGUST PRIDE DAY

SATURDAY 1st AUGUST PRIDE NIGHT

NORTHERN WHIG OFFICIAL PRIDE BREAKFAST Bridge Street, Belfast Morning

BELFAST PRIDE OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY Society Belfast, Tomb Street from 20:00

BELFAST PRIDE 25th ANNIVERSARY 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, Donegall Street from 11:00 BOOMBOX B*TCH PLEASE TEA DANCE Boombox, Donegall Street from 16:00 KREMLIN THE STREET PARTY 2015 Union Street, From 17:00 MEN OF THE NORTH POST PARADE DRINKS Whites, Winecellar Entry after the parade BELFAST CITY HALL IN RAINBOW COLOURS From dusk to 23:59

KREMLIN THE PRIDE BALL 2015 Donegall Street, from 21:00 BOOMBOX - PRIDE ROOM SERVICE SPECIAL Donegall Street, from 21:00 MEN OF THE NORTH MR BEAR NI Black Box, Hill Street 21:00

SUNDAY 2nd AUGUST MEN OF THE NORTH BEAR BRUNCH Strip Joint, Hill Street Midday FAMILY ARTS, CRAFTS & MOVIE MORNING Ulster Hall, Bedford Street

TUESDAY 4th AUGUST HERE - GUITAR TASTER LGBT Centre, 9-11 Waring Street, 19:00 WEDNESDAY 5th AUGUST WOW DINNER Venue TBC - Contact HERE NI for more details SATURDAY 8th AUGUST FIGHT4EQUALITY Blackbox, Hill Street 11.30 30th JULY to 9th AUGUST FÉILE AN PHOBAIL Full programme at www.feilebelfast.com SATURDAY 22nd AUGUST NEWRY PRIDE PARADE For full festival details visit www.prideinnewry.com SATURDAY 29th AUGUST FOYLE PRIDE PARADE For full festival details visit www.foylepridefestival.com

SATURDAY 7th NOVEMBER OPPORTUNITY FROCKS PRIDE FLEA MARKET Sunflower Bar, Union Street 2015 Empire Music Hall, Belfast - 12:00 www.opfrocks.co.uk ANNUAL PRIDE SERVICE All Souls’ Church, Elmwood Event listings are accurate as of time of publication. Please check with the Avenue - 15:00 relevant organisation before attendROCKY HORROR FILM Whites, Winecellar Entry 20:00

ing events to ensure there are no changes or cancellations. Belfast Pride event updates and amendments will be published on our website, and Facebook / Twitter profiles.


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 fun sometimes too. Belfast Pride aims to act as a focus for 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. A-Tek Aisling Milliken All Souls’ Church Amnesty International Andrea McMaster Andrew Kerr Andrew McQuillan Andrew Prescott Andrew Thompson Anne Ramsey Annette Whelan Argyll Images Barra Best Barclays Bank Belfast Barge Belfast City Council BCC Events Unit BCC Building Control Belfast City Management Belfast Film Festival Belfast Media Group Bernie McAllister Black Box Cara Friend Castle Broadcast Citi Colin Flinn Councillor Deirdre Hargey Councillor Mary Ellen Campbell

DSD City Centre Regeneration Directorate DCAL Deirdre McNamee Edwards and Co. Eimear Burton Equality Commission Féile an Phobail Festivals Forum Fonacab Forbidden Fruit Gary Armstrong Gary Boyd @ Norspace Gaydio Cara-Friend LGBT Youth Glenn McGookin Gordon Cross Here NI Horatio Group Ian Stitt ICTU Jan Carson Kiera McCormack Kremlin Máirtín Ó Muilleoir MLA Mark Hamilton Maverick McHughs Bar Men of the North NICVA Norman McKibbin O2

Opportunity Frocks Outburst Arts Pádraig Ó Tuama Parades Commission Patricia McCorry Pat Kent Peter Richey Print Library PSNI Public Health Agency Queen’s Film Theatre Queerspace Rainbow Project Revolution Productions RMD Photographi Sarah Ripley Sean McDaid Select Security Simon Kitchen Stephen Magorrian Steve Russell @ Nuff Tees Stuart Bailie Sunflower Bar The Trades Unions Tina Leggs Tantrum Ulster Hall Whites Volunteer Now AND ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS WHO MAKE PRIDE RUN SMOOTHLY!


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