A MESSAGE FROM THE LORD MAYOR OF BELFAST...
Welcome to Belfast Pride 2022, the biggest, brightest festival in our City’s calendar. As the newly elected Lord Mayor of Belfast I am delighted you are joining us to celebrate our LGBTQ+ community. The Belfast Pride Festival 2022 will be the biggest ever, and I am looking forward to celebrating the return of Pride to our streets with all of you. The last two years have been difficult for so many in our City and beyond, not least of all due to our limited ability to celebrate and be together. Visibility is essential to increasing awareness of the key inequalities experienced by LGBTQ+ people in our City and to achieving full equality for all our citizens. There is no day in our City’s calendar which platforms LGBTQ+ people, organisations and issues more effectively than Belfast Pride. The LGBTQ+ community play a key role in making Belfast a forward thinking, diverse and equal society. Pride celebrates so much of what makes Belfast the city we all love - and is a resounding demonstration of the diversity and strength of the LGBTQ+ community and the people of Belfast. As a Council, we are keen to promote Belfast as a city of equals, where everyone feels welcome, respected and most importantly safe. Belfast Pride plays a pivotal role in making this vision a reality. As first citizen of Belfast, it is an honour to support Belfast Pride and I look forward to celebrating it with all of you. Happy Pride. Councillor Christina Black Lord Mayor of Belfast 3
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WELCOME TO BELFAST PRIDE! Dear Friends, We are excited to bring you the Belfast Pride Festival Guide 2022 and the return to our in-person festival. The last two years have been difficult for us all, and it has served as a reminder of the importance of Pride and Community. Our team of volunteers have been working hard to bring you what we hope will be the BIGGEST and BEST Belfast Pride Festival ever. With the support of our partners, sponsors, stakeholders and community, we have organised a diverse festival with something for everyone. With over 100 events this represents the biggest Pride Festival Belfast has ever seen. As an organisation, Belfast Pride has undergone a period of substantial change to improve our governance and increase the openness and transparency of our work. We have registered Belfast Pride as a Company Limited by Guarantee, submitted our application to The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland,
and provided representation to sector organisations on our Board of Trustees, along with public recruitment of new Trustees and volunteers. We have also completed a community feedback survey and would like to thank the 1,130+ of you who responded to this. This feedback is important to help us develop the organisation and Festival that best represents our community. Throughout this year’s Festival and beyond, we will be continuing this process to ensure our community is at the heart of Belfast Pride. It has been a privilege to serve as Co-Chairs of Belfast Pride over the last few months and throughout the 2022 festival, and we would like to pay special tribute to all the Trustees, Festival Committee, and wider volunteers of Belfast Pride. As a volunteer led organisation this festival would not be possible without each and every one of you. Cara McCann Co-Chair
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Community – United in Diversity is the theme for Belfast Pride 2022. Community – United in Diversity is It is equally important to look at the theme for Belfast Pride 2022. those attributes that unite us and the inequalities that impact on all Belfast Pride Festival is a unique LGBTQ+ people including isolation, opportunity to celebrate the invisibility, mental health, access diverse identities within our to services, and the failure of the community. Northern Ireland Government to legislate for LGBTQ+ equality or to Importantly, it is also an develop strategies to address the opportunity to listen to the diverse inequalities we experience. experiences of LGBTQ+ people which is essential to effectively Belfast Pride is committed to respond to the inequality’s ensuring the Belfast Pride Festival LGBTQ+ people experience. and our organisation reflects the diversity that exists across our Belfast Pride’s commitment to community. diversity means accepting and embracing difference and we strive The strength of our organisation to create an environment where and the wider Pride movement everyone feels included and valued is based on the diversity of as an individual and as part of the our community and our lived team. experiences. Belfast Pride recognises that not everyone in the LGBTQ+ community is treated equally and that, along with homophobia, biphobia and transphobia; experiences of ableism, racism, sexism and misogyny further impact on intersectional groups and people.
We must do everything possible to recognise and celebrate this. Together we are many, and together we are one - united in our diversity.
Ban conversion therapy for all! Unite LGBT+ Belfast Pride Parade Custom House Square 1pm Saturday 3oth July 2022
Fifty years ago, brave trans people stood up to police brutality, political indifference, and widespread hate. They stood alongside their lesbian, gay and bisexual friends and comrades, and said that enough was enough. Half a century on, and as the current custodians of the Pride movement that sprang from this uprising, we acknowledge our roots and stand on the shoulders of those brave pioneers. We are disgusted and appalled by the visceral hatred and intolerance being targeted at the trans community. Our Pride organisations are founded on a basis of respect, and we demand that all who come to Pride share our commitment to the equality and human rights of everyone in the LGBTI community. Those who oppose equality and respect for any section of our community are as unwelcome at Pride as those who oppose equality and respect for every section of our community. We say again that enough is enough. We are proud to be part of this great movement, and we affirm that our Prides stand firmly With The T.
Find out more about local trans and non-binary groups here: www.transgenderni.org.uk/support
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Range of Social Groups and Workshops
LGBTQ+ Family Activities Information on routes to motherhood Training Delivery for organisations and workplaces LGBTQ+ Heritage Events Closed 'Keep in Touch', 'Family Group' and 'Mums to Be' Facebook Groups Sign up to our weekly newsletter to keep up to date with our events, training, and campaigns. Email email@example.com Twitter: @Here_NI Facebook: Facebook.com/NIHere Instagram: @hereni_ www.hereni.org
ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION We want to make sure that Belfast Pride belongs to every part of Belfast’s LGBTQ+ community including deaf and disabled people.
EVENT ACCESS At the main events run directly by Belfast Pride there will be step free access and we will always provide Sign Language interpreters where there is a presenter or entertainment.
We have worked to make Belfast Pride even more inclusive and this PARTY IN THE SQUARE work doesn’t stop. There is a dedicated viewing area close to the stage this year and Here are some ways we have there will be easy access to it to tried to make Belfast Pride more help avoid queues. To reserve a accessible: space, please contact us. INFORMATION We ask all venues for information GUIDE The festival guide is available on their accessibility and the symbols below tell you about what online in large format as well as text only and audio versions. For a you can expect for each event. copy, please contact us. Check the accessibility page on our website for more, see below.
Step free access Accessible Bathroom Sign Language Interpreter Online event with live subtitles
MOBILITY We are partnering with Translink again to provide a bus for everyone who can’t walk the full route. To book a place, please contact us FIND OUT MORE: www.belfastpride.com/ accessibility EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org TELEPHONE 028 9023 2447 13
PRE PRIDE WEEK EVENTS
Pride Arts & Crafts
Mum’s The Word
HERe NI Online Event 18th July at 19:30
HERe NI Belfast LGBTQ+ Centre, 23-31 Waring Street 20th July at 19:30 - Free
Join HERe NI Online to make some Pride Arts & Crafts and have a bit of craic! To register, please contact email@example.com before Friday the 8th of July so you can get the materials in time to take part.
Your chance to question a panel of Mums who have each had a different journey to motherhood. To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is for Lesbian & Bisexual women, HERe NI is open This event is for Lesbian and to all women regardless of the Bi Women. gender they were assigned at birth.
Adoption & Fostering Information Session HERe NI & Rainbow Project Belfast LGBTQ+ Centre, 23-31 Waring Street 19th July at 19:00 Have you ever considered becoming an adopter or foster carer? Come along to this information session & find out all you need to know about the process for LGBTQ+ people in NI.
Everything you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask!
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Online Coffee Hour HERe NI Online 19th July from 13:00 to 14:00 Grab a cuppa & join the HERe NI Coffee Hour online where we can have a chat about what’s going on during Belfast Pride and how you can get involved. This event is for Lesbian & Bisexual Women.
Looking For A Home
Visit www.culturlann.ie for details Looking For A Home is an exhibition of paintings Hickey has produced as a part of his practice-based PhD research at Ulster University, Belfast. The exhibition explores queer Irish identity and masculinity through the nude male figure.
Here NI Online Quiz
PRE PRIDE WEEK EVENTS
Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich, 216 Falls Road 16th June to 14th August Monday to Friday - 09:00 to 18:00 Saturday 09:00 to 21:00 Sunday 11:00 to 16:00
HERe NI Online Event 21st July from 19:00 Join us for our fun online Quiz with a prize up for grabs for the winner! Email Danielle on firstname.lastname@example.org to register. This event is for Lesbian & Bisexual Women.
Official Belfast Pride Launch & Awards 2022
It’s the first night of Belfast Pride 2022 and we’re staking our claim to our City Hall to officially launch Belfast Pride with the Mayor of Belfast and reveal the winners of the prestigious Belfast Pride Awards - the leading LGBTQ+ awards that celebrate Belfast’s LGBTQ+ community in the impressive surroundings of the Great Hall.
FRIDAY 22 JULY
Belfast Pride Belfast City Hall, Donegall Square From 19:00 See www.belfastpride.com for tickets
Across the evening we’ll be handing out a range of awards being given to community support groups, community services, business, entertainment and politics. The PA MagLochlainn Memorial Award rounds off the evening a special annual award from Belfast Pride but all the other awards are all decided by 100% public vote. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date on when to make nominations and vote.
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Belfast LGBT+ History Tour
Find out more about Belfast’s rich and often hidden LGBT+ history on this free tour with leading professional tour guide, Richard Orr covering stories from 1903 to the Second World War to the major upsurge in commercial activity and community development from the 1960s onwards. Stories from long gone venues such as the Chariot Rooms, the R.A. Bar, the Whip and Saddle in the Europa and the Carpenter Club has colourful stories that were often intertwined with the Troubles and we learn how the slow progress on Equality affected the lives of LGBTQ+ people in Belfast.
FRIDAY 22 JULY
Free - to book e-mail email@example.com Friday 22 July - 2 tours - 12:00 & 14.30 Tuesday 26 July - 2 tours - 12:00 & 14.30 Friday 29th July - 3 tours - 12:00, 14.30 and 17.30
The Belfast LGBTQ+ History Tour will take you through the city centre to see where our history happened and hear first hand stories of what it was like when it was illegal to be gay here before 1982 as well as the milestones that got us to where we are today.
Skin and Sewn Belfast Pride ArtCetera Studio, 43B Rosemary St, Belfast Mon to Fri - 11:00 to 17:00 Sat - 12:00 to 17:00 Sun 24th - Closed Sun 31st - 12:00 to 16:00 Skin and Sewn is a photographic exhibition focusing on identity and exploring physical forms alongside the rest of what makes us human; our minds, our wants, our beliefs and our actions and our clothes. The project involved photographing a nude subject alongside a mannequin who will be wearing the subject’s choice of clothes the idea being one subject is the private, vulnerable version, and the other is the version presented to the world and that who we are cannot be distilled down to a face or a body, this is just a small piece of what we are.
Britneyfest Libertine 10-14 Tomb Street 21:00 to 02:30 - £5+ Tickets
Harland & Poof The Strand Cinema Holywood Road 20:00 onwards
Come join us and as we proudly present one of the greatest queer cinematic pieces of our time in the iconic, art deco Pre Sale tickets £5 available from Strand. www.libertinebelfast.com BYO tipple (no glass), sing along and enjoy some spectacular performances from the Queer Collective that is Harland & Poof. A multi-room Britney extravaganza with music, Britney Tribute, Drag and more!
FRIDAY 22 JULY
The biggest Britney production ever produced in Ireland.
BYO - Rocky Horror Picture Show
P R O U D T O S U P P O R T
Rainbow Parkrun Rainbow Project & Colin Glen Parkrun Colin Glen Forest Park, Stewartstown Road 09:00 - Free
You can come along and walk it, run it, jog it. You can bring your kids or your dog on a short lead. A fun, and friendly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it’s up to you!
Big Pride Picnic 2022
SATURDAY 23 JULY
RAINBOW RETURNS TO COLIN GLEN!
HERe NI, The Rainbow Project & Belfast Pride Belfast City Hall Lawns, Donegall Square 12:00 to 15:00 - Free Putting LGBTQ+ families in the heart of the city with our LGBTQ+ Family Fun Day. There will be fun for all ages including: • Bouncy Castles on the lawn • Storytelling with Libraries NI • Jump Jiggle and Jive • Mini Explorers • Temporary Tattoos Contact Grainne at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Places of Pride Walking Tour
Join the LGBT Heritage Project as we go for a leisurely walking tour through important and forgotten places of our rich LGBT+ History. Meeting 2.15pm for 2.30pm start at Northern Mall, Great Victoria Street.
Rainbow Project Beanbag Cinema 5 Exchange Place 19:30 - Free Documentary film screening of Seahorse: The Dad Who Gave Birth. One trans man’s pioneering quest to fulfil an age-old desire: to start his own family. This is the story of the dad who gave birth.
SATURDAY 23 JULY
LGBT Heritage Project: HERe NI, Rainbow Project, Cara-Friend Starts Northern Mall Great Victoria Street Meet 14:15 - Start 14:30
Seahorse Film Screening
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Quartered: Belfast, A Love Story Kabosh Theatre Starts: The Dark Horse, Hill Street Ends: Sunflower Bar, Union Street Multiple Times - See www.kabosh.net for full list of times £12 / £8 per person A funny, poignant, and deeply human theatrical audio walking tour of Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter. This one hour tour lets you see the city through the prism of the LGBTQI+ experience, making familiar streets seem brand new. Presented by Kabosh. 25
Football vs Queerphobia Rainbow Project / Libertine Ozone Complex, Ormeau Embankment 13:00 to 17:00 (Drag football match at 15:30)
The Main Tournament will be from 13:00 – 17:00 at the OZONE 3G Pitch, Ormeau park.
SUNDAY 24 JULY
Join us for Football vs Queerphobia, a football tournament for all. Even our glorious Belfast Drag Artists will be joining us for a special intermission match at 15:30.
Free for spectators, or you can register a team here www.rainbow-project.org/football
The Troubles I’ve Seen Documentary Premiere
LGBT Heritage NI Project is delighted to invite you to join us for the premiere of our exciting new documentary on local LGBT History: The Troubles I’ve Seen. Followed by a panel discussion. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or to register.
SUNDAY 24 JULY
LGBT Heritage Project: HERe NI, Rainbow Project, Cara-Friend Queens Film Theatre, 20 University Square 15:30
Lipstick Assassins: Blu Hydrangea x Pangina Heals Jinjer! Events Empire Music Hall, Botanic Avenue, Belfast 20:00 - Tickets from £25 + booking fee Afterparty - BOOMBOX, Donegall Street - £5 They gave us two of the most controversial eliminations in Drag Race herstory on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK vs The World. Now we’re reuniting them for a very special show in Blu’s hometown - Lipstick Assassins: Blu Hydrangea x Pangina Heals. Blu - your recently crowned queen of the muthatuckin’ world, welcomes Pangina from Bangkok to Belfast for her first ever appearance anywhere in Ireland. BOOMBOX hosts the official after-party for Lipstick Assassins: Blu Hydrangea x Pangina Heals with DJ Paddy Walsh and drink promos from 22:00pm.
Hate Crime - Staying Safe Queers Outside The City Rainbow Project Bangor City Centre 17:00 to 19:00
Join Hate Crime Advocacy Officer Joe Walsh for an advocacy online drop-in featuring an online presentation talking about practical ways to stay safe.
Come along and meet other LGBTQIA+ people over a cuppa in the seaside town of Bangor.
Get advice on housing, hate crime and support services.
Email email@example.com to book.
Cara-Friend Youth, Pride Open Day
Something Equally Old, New, Borrowed and Blue
Cara-Friend Belfast LGBTQ+ Centre, 23-31 Waring Street Ages 12 - 16: 17:15 to 19:15 Ages 16 - 21: 19:30 to 21:30
Rainbow Project Banana Block, 310 Newtownards Road 14:00 to 17:00
MONDAY 25 JULY
Rainbow Project Online - Facebook Live 14:00
For LGBTQI+ young people aged 12 to 21. This event will give you a taste of what it’s like to attend Cara-Friend LGBTQI+ youth club, make friends & meet the team.
“Something Equally Old, New, Borrowed and Blue”Performances from Outwrite and first in a series of workshops on Writing and Wellbeing from The Rainbow Project.
Food & refreshments provided, For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Pride Talks Back - Policy Focus Belfast Pride Common Market, Dunbar Link 19:00 to 21:00
This year’s Pride Talks Back - Policy Focus, will feature guests including a senior representative from the PSNI, Chief Commissioner of the Equality Commission - Geraldine McGahey and the Chief Commissioner of the Human Rights Commission Alyson Kilpatrick. Further guests to be announced soon. Hosted by William Crawley, Pride Talks Back provides you with an opportunity to put your questions directly to those with responsibility for the protection of our community and the promotion of LGBTQ+ inclusion and human rights.
MONDAY 25 JULY
The biggest LGBTQ+ debate of the year is back. Following on from our Northern Ireland Assembly Election Debate, this year we are bringing you something different.
While we celebrate the success of the campaign for marriage equality in Northern Ireland we cannot forget the many inequalities our community face. The pandemic has further exacerbated the growing mental health crisis, healthcare remains inaccessible for many trans and non-binary people, and in the last year we have seen the highest ever number of homophobic and transphobic hate crimes and incidents reported to the PSNI. Join us to learn more about what is being done to address these important issues and to put your questions directly to those in power. Journalist William Crawley will put your questions to the panel - submit your questions by visiting belfastpride.com/pridetalksback
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Menopause Information Session
Rainbow Project Online - Zoom 19:00 to 21:00
HERe NI & Rainbow Project Online - Zoom 19:00
Join us for a free seminar about information you’d need to know to better understand and support trans, non-binary & intersex people! Learn about pronouns, support, terminology etc.
Join this informative online session with expert Ann McGale who will provide insight and awareness that will help you navigate the menopause.
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MONDAY 25 JULY
Gender Identity Awareness Training
LGBT Fostering & Adoption Event
LGBT Heritage Project: HERe NI, Rainbow Project, Cara-Friend Online 20:00
Join Barnardo’s NI for an online event about fostering and adoption with us and meet an LGBT+ foster carer who went on to adopt her two sons.
Join the LGBT Heritage Project online for this month’s LGBT History Club.
Male Speed Dating
Onya Beck’s Showgirl Extravaganza
Ratemydateni McHugh’s Bar, Queen’s Square 19:30 - £20 Single? Fed up with the apps? Join us at McHugh’s for an evening of Gay Speed Dating (Males) where you can meet multiple single men all in one night!
Contact Mary Ellen for more info and to register, email email@example.com
MONDAY 25 JULY
Barnardo’s NI Online 19:00 to 20:00
LGBT History Club
Libertine 10-14 Tomb Street 18:00 (Free to 21:00, £3 after) Onya is joined with Chrissy Toxicity and Wicked White for her showgirl show! Expect camp cabaret from the likes of Kylie, Cher & Tina Turner and so much more.
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Mega Monday’s Party Maverick, Union Street, From 20:00
B*tch Battle Union Street Bar, Union Street, 21:00 Trudy and Pauletta host a drag battle to crown the biggest b*tch.
NEON Mondays Pride Party BOOMBOX, Donegall Street, 22:00 - £5 NEON Mondays Pride Party with DJ Paddy Walsh and hosted by Pure Bent.
MONDAY 25 JULY
Pure Bent kicks off Pride week with guest performers, games, DJ requests and karaoke
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Rainbow Project & HERe NI Online - Zoom 11:00
Rainbow Project Facebook Live 15:00
Find out more about The Rainbow Project and HEReNI’s new Mental Health Advocacy Project and the current issues facing the LGBTQI+ community.
An advocacy online drop-in providing advice on housing, hate crime and legal matters for anybody who identifies as LGBTQIA+
Open to professionals and interested parties.
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Rainbow Project & NIBTS Belfast LGBTQ+ Centre, 23-31 Waring Street 14:00 to 16:00
HERe NI (In-Person) Coffee Hour HERe NI Belfast LGBTQ+ Centre, 23-31 Waring Street 13:00 We would love to see you ‘in-person’ at a special Pride Coffee Hour for a cuppa, a sweet treat and a catch up.
TUESDAY 26 JULY
Mental Health Workshop
Join NIBTS and TRPNI who will be on hand to take you through some basic questions ahead of booking you a lifesaving appointment for the Pride Blood Drive on 10th August! If you’re looking to donate for the first time, come along to find out more.
This event is for Lesbian & Bisexual Women.
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Eating Disorder Awareness Session
This powerful and insightful talk will be given by Lived Experience Ambassadors and local staff from the eating disorders charity Beat. Contact Amanda on email@example.com for more information and to register.
Does anyone have a map for the Parents of LGBTQIA+ Kids? Rainbow Project Online - Zoom 19:00 to 21:00 It can feel overwhelming and confusing when your child comes out as LGBTQIA+. Regardless of whether you’re 100% supportive or unsure about how to feel. Come along & ask your questions in a judgment-free zone. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rainbow Project Online - Zoom 19:00 to 21:00 PrEP is a medication you can take regularly to eliminate your risk of contracting HIV altogether. Join Leo, The Rainbow Project’s sexual health development officer, for a short webinar covering everything you’d need to know about PrEP.
TUESDAY 26 JULY
Rainbow Project & HERe NI Online 19:00 to 20:00
Be PrEPared for PrEP: Everything you need to know
Dry Disco Sounds of Pride Black Box, 18-22 Hill Street 19:00 to Late Boogie on down to the Green Room in the Black Box for a ‘Dry Disco’ (alcohol free event) where we will enjoy some fab pride anthems! Disco dress code optional. Email email@example.com to register. This event is for Lesbian & Bisexual Women.
Female Speed Dating
Rainbow Project & HERe NI Belfast LGBTQ+ Centre, 23-31 Waring Street 18:00 to 21:00
Ratemydateni McHugh’s Bar, Queen’s Square 19:30 onwards - £20
Come and have a relaxing session of Art Therapy as we Paint the brief “Paint my pride”.
Single? Fed up with the apps?
The event will be facilitated by Rebecca Black from Pierced by them and Hannah Constance.
Join us at McHugh’s for an evening of Gay Speed Dating (Females) where you can meet multiple single females all in one night!
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Snatch Game of Love & Becca’s Bank
Union Street Bar Union Street, 20:00 onwards A night of big games!
Libertine 10-14 Tomb Street 21:00 onwards
Klub 180 Blackout
Trudy Scrumptious is your host for tonight’s SNATCH GAME!
Kremlin Donegall Street 22:00 onwards
The contestants are the Only Sassie, Elle Vosque, Becca Boots and Titti Von Tramp.
A glow in the dark club night.
Becca will also be hosting a special pride edition of Becca’s Bank.
TUESDAY 26 JULY
Paint with Pride
Robyn Diamonds Live Maverick Union Street 20:00 onwards Drag cabaret with Robyn Diamonds, singing Pride anthems.
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RESIDENT DJs RYAN A & ROBERT BROWN 10PM - LATE
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Pride Living Library The MAC / Rainbow Project Exchange Street West 11:00 - 12:00, 12:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 15:00
This is a unique opportunity for the public to gain insight and knowledge of lived experiences of being LGBTQIA+ with a diverse range of “books” available. To read / listen to each book is 15 mins.
WEDNESDAY 27 JULY
The Rainbow Project in partnership with the MAC are hosting a Living Library as part of Belfast’s Pride celebrations, where the books and stories that are borrowed are real people!
Wishing you all a safe and
An Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD
Open Day at the BTRC
12:00 to 17:00 - Free
Join us at the BTRC for our open day during pride week! This will be an opportunity to come down and learn more about the centre, meet the team and meet other trans and gender diverse folks. We look forward to seeing you!
The MAC, Exchange Street 12:30 Join the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the UK, the Centre for Gender in Politics QUB and Here NI for a lunchtime discussion on Trans Rights in the Netherlands, Ireland and Northern Ireland and ongoing developments. Lunch provided.
WEDNESDAY 27 JULY
Just Talk Series TransgenderNI An international Belfast Trans Resource Centre perspective on Trans 98 University Street Rights and Policy
How not to lose a guy in ten days Relationship Dynamics Rainbow Project Online - Zoom 15:00 Online live interactive Zoom event talking about relationship dynamics and overcoming difficulties. Email Joe to register Joe@rainbow-project.org
Video Games Night TransgenderNI Belfast Trans Resource Centre, 98 University Street 18:00 to 21:00 Let’s play video games again! We’re bringing back our video games night this Pride where we’ll have pizza and plenty of multiplayer games to choose from! 55
Poetry With Pride - Queering the Green Belfast Pride The MAC, Exchange Street West 19:00 - Free
Host Toby Buckley will have the help of four of its contributors including Rosamund Taylor, Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan and Paula Cunningham. We will also be publishing this year’s Poetry with Pride Magazine - a collection of original queer poetry that will be launched at the event with all proceeds going to support more poetry events at Pride. Edited by Belfast-based poet Paul Maddern, Queering the Green: Post-2000 Queer Irish Poetry (The Lifeboat Press, 2021) is a landmark anthology which brings together the work of 31 contemporary queer poets from across the island of Ireland.
WEDNESDAY 27 JULY
This year, Poetry with Pride is teaming up with The Lifeboat to celebrate the anthology ‘Queering the Green: Post-2000 Queer Irish Poetry’.
By presenting the work of emerging writers side-by- side with that of some of Ireland’s leading poets, it paints a dynamic image of queer life today and over the past two decades.
Pride Céilí Belfast Pride & Belfast TradFest Oh Yeah Music Centre, Gordon Street 20:00 - £5 We’re bringing the Pride Céilí back and everyone is welcome! After a full house for the first Pride Céilí in 2019 we’re partnering with Belfast TradFest again and we’ll have LIVE traditional music from Ciarán Kelly & Friends with dances called by Ronán Eastwood. There will be some help for beginners at the start before we get going so there’s no excuse, come along join the fun, hear some great live traditional music and learn a few dances. Tickets: https://www.belfasttraditionalmusic.com/pride-ceili
HERe NI Pride Banner and Badge Making
Cara-Friend Boombox, Donegall Street 18:00 for 19:00 start - £10
HERe NI Belfast LGBTQ+ Centre, 23-31 Waring Street 18:30
Join Cara-Friend for a light hearted panel discussion show exploring the drag scene past and present in Belfast. Featuring special guests Mizz Mae, Lady Portia Di Monte, Onya Becks, Electra La Cnt, Mizz Tasty & Dick Von Dyke! Followed by Drag performances.
Pride Banner & Badge making for our age 8+ group will be from 6.30pm until 7.30pm after that we will open the workshop to anyone else who would like to join. Contact Grainne for more details or to register, email email@example.com
Cervical Screening Awareness with WRDA
Imagine your LGBTQ+ Centre?
HERe NI & Rainbow Project Online 18:00
HERe NI Belfast LGBTQ+ Centre, 23-31 Waring Street 19:00
Online Zoom Session to raise awareness of the importance of cervical screening. Delivered by WRDA & developed for female, transgender, non binary & gender fluid service users to attend. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for access details.
WEDNESDAY 27 JULY
Celebrating Belfast Drag - Past & Present
We would like to hear from you & give you an opportunity to share your ideas and visions of what our LGBTQ+ centre could look like. Email Danielle to register or get more information at email@example.com.
For free, confidential, non-judgmental suicide prevention support:
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Bisexual Awareness Training: Bisexuality Myths Vs Fact
Adoption UK The MAC, Exchange Street 19:00 to 20:30 - FREE
For anyone interested in adopting, this session will Bi+ people make up one of the provide information on the largest portion of our LGBTQIA+ adoption process, Q&A with a community, but often faces a lot panel of LGBTQ adoptive parents of misinformation that leads to & members of our LGBTQ+ biphobia. Peer Support Group, sharing experiences. This training aims to educate folks as well as dispel a lot of misconceptions!
WEDNESDAY 27 JULY
Rainbow Project Online - Zoom 19:00 - FREE
Adopting With Pride
Email Mardi to register email@example.com
Queer Comedy Night Rainbow Project Ulster Sports Club, High Street 19:30 to 23:00 - Free Come along and have a laugh with us. Get your giggle on at our first ever Qomedy Club with an incredible line-up!
Union Street Quiz Union Street Bar Union Street From 20:00
Glamouroke Karaoke Final Maverick Union Street From 20:00 Glitzy Glamour hosts the grand final of her Glamouroke Pride Karaoke Contest with a £500 cash prize!
WEDNESDAY 27 JULY
A Pride special hosted by Annabelle and over £500 worth of prizes to be won!
Ats Me Nai Grand Final Libertine 10-14 Tomb Street From 21:00 For six weeks, local Drag acts have been put through their paces by Host the Only Sassie. Tonight’s final will see someone crowned and walk away with a prize of £1000 guaranteed!
Cheeky Pride Kiki BOOMBOX Donegall Street From 22:00 - £5 A very Cheeky midweek kiki for Pride with DJ Rusty Hinges and performances by Scarlett Mugler, Miz Tasty & guests.
Rhymetime & Song
Join us this morning for Rhyme-time & Song (age 0-3) for the little ones and a cuppa & chat for parents and carers. Refreshments will be provided. Register with Sabrina at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rainbow Project Belfast LGBTQ+ Centre, 23-31 Waring Street 15:00 to 19:00 Gay & Ethnic Group (GEG) run activities, workshops, 1:1 support, and performance events. GEG aims to create safe spaces & raise the voices of LGBTQIA+ BAME community in NI.
THURSDAY 28 JULY
HERe NI Belfast LGBTQ+ Centre, 23-31 Waring Street 10:30
LGBTQIA BAME GEG Drop In
Come along to register, find out more about our service & get advice to help you!
The Big Gay Quiz Rainbow Project Common Market, 16-20 Dunbar Street Doors 19:00 Quiz: 20:00 Entry £5 per person YES, WE ARE BACK and hosted by the delectable Trudy Scrumptious, The Rainbow Project’s annual Pride Week fundraiser “THE BIG GAY QUIZ”, supported by Taboo Presents. Massive prizes and fun guaranteed. £5 per person, maximum 6 people per team, with all proceeds going to The Rainbow Project! After Camembert DJs will be providing the cheesiest of hits to get your dance moves ready for Saturday. 65
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Trans Sexual Health Clinic TransgenderNI Belfast Trans Resource Centre, 98 University Street 14:00 to 17:00
THURSDAY 28 JULY
A drop-in rapid HIV & Syphilis testing clinic for trans and gender diverse individuals. Over 18’s only.
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the Policing Board monitors how well PSNI meets the policing needs of LGBTQ+ people? We work with representatives from across the LGBTQ+ sector to develop trust and confidence between PSNI and those who identify as LGBTQ+.
Find out more: nipolicingboard.org.uk
Cara-Friend 18+ Social Group Coffee Meetup
Rainbow Project Bangor, County Down 19:00 A relaxing walk and some fresh air to get you in the mood for Saturday’s pride parade.
This coffee evening is for LGBTQIA+ people aged For more details, email between 18 and 35 years email@example.com old that are looking to meet like minded people, make friendships and gain new experiences in a social setting. Rainbow Party
Chromatica UV Rave Libertine 10-14 Tomb Street 21:00 onwards - £3 Chromatica raves are popping up all over the world so this is one for all you Little Monsters out there. Gaga Tribute and dancers live on stage and a UV Chromatica rave in the club with Gaga inspired Drag performances!
Kremlin Donegall Street 22:00
THURSDAY 28 JULY
Cara-Friend Belfast LGBTQ+ Centre, 23-31 Waring Street 18:00 to 20:30
Walk by the Sea
An all out Rainbow Party to celebrate Pride in all its colours.
Onya Becks’ Drag Stage Maverick Union Street 20:00 - Free Onya Becks hosts a special Pride edition of her Open Drag Stage.
Craic ‘N’ Karaoke Union Street Bar 20:00 The karaoke GRAND FINALE with Robert Brown and Sabrina Bewitched
FRIDAY 29 JULY
Ban Conversion Therapy The story so far!
Cara-Friend LGBTQI+ Youth Pre-Pride Party
Rainbow Project Facebook Video 12:00
Cara-Friend Belfast LGBTQ+ Centre, 23-31 Waring Street 18:00 to 21:00 - Free
Join us for a special online campaign update from each of the #BanConversionTherapy campaigns across the UK & Ireland.
Placard Making Workshop
For LGBTQI+ young people aged between 12 and 21, this event will be a big celebration on the night before the Belfast Pride parade. There will be a party in the social area, with special guests and a talent show.
Transgender NI Belfast Trans Resource Centre 98 University St Big Trans Picnic 15:00 to 19:00 Transgender NI Bandstand @ Botanic Lets get ready for Pride day Gardens 13:00 to 15:00 together with some arts and crafts!
After 3 years since our last one we are hosting our trans picnic Use the space to work on your own art projects or join in on our at botanic gardens again! Bring some lunch and join us with mini workshops to create your many other trans and gender very own placard! diverse folk to enjoy a (hopefully) sunny picnic!
Air Punch Pride Special Air Punch Oh Yeah Music Centre, 15-21 Gordon Street from 21:30 £6 (inc £1 donation each to Rainbow Project / Cara-Friend) Air Punch, Belfast’s only POWER BALLAD club night returns Fri 29th July for a Pride special in the Oh Yeah Music Centre. Expect everything from Toto to Celine Dion and Meatloaf to Cher! 70
Manchester Takeover Libertine 10-14 Tomb Street 21:00 onwards - £6 after 21:00
Manchester Cabaret in the Bar and club Abomination upstairs with our own Sean and DJ Danny.
Cherry Reunion Party
F-Yeah! It’s Pride!
BOOMBOX Donegall Street 21:00 onwards
Maverick Union Street 21:00 onwards
Elaine returns with her annual Cherry Reunion Pride Party for girls and guests from 10pm.
Rusty Hinges and guests begin our Pride weekend festivities with drag cabaret and carry on.
Feelin’ Good Friday and Bubu
Union Street Bar Union Street 22:00 Roxy’s Pride Love Party and of course BUBU.
FRIDAY 29 JULY
From the city of Manchester, we are joined by Cheddar Gorgeous, Anna Phylactic, Liquorice Black & DJ Danny. Performing alongside hostess Trudy Scrumptious.
Kremlin Donegall Street 21:00 Illusion with the one and only Trudy Scrumptious
Hype Pride Party BOOMBOX, Donegall Street 22:00 onwards - £5 Kick off your Pride weekend with anthems & floorfillers
PRIDE BREAKFAST £1.50 GOES TO PRIDE On each breakfast ordered
Full cooked breakfast - £8.50
smoked back bacon, pork and leek sausages, grilled tomato, mushrooms, soda bread, potato bread & fried egg
Handmade Granola - £4.95 Clandeboye Estate natural yogurt & fresh berries
Add a mimosa to any breakfast for £6.00
2-10 Bridge St, Belfast BT1 1LU | 028 9050 9888 | www.thenorthernwhig.com
The Official Pride Breakfast The Northern Whig 2-10 Bridge Street All Morning
The Northern Whig are again hosting the famous Pride breakfast and will be donating directly to Belfast Pride from the cost of each breakfast. You can fill up with a fry! A full cooked breakfast: smoked back bacon, pork and leek sausages, grilled tomato, mushrooms, soda bread, potato bread & fried egg for £8.50. Fancy starting the day with something healthy? Why not go for go for homemade granola with Clandeboye Estate natural yoghurt and fresh berries for £4.95 Book early with the Northern Whig to make sure you get a table! Call 028 9050 9888
SATURDAY 30 JULY - PRIDE DAY
It’s the best way to start off your Pride Day and there’s always a buzz in the air at the Northern Whig for the Official Pride Breakfast!
Cara-Friend & Queertopia Big Pride Breakfast
Marrow - Anthony Nolan Pride Village 12:00 to 16:30
Cara-Friend & Queertopia Black Box, Hill Street 10:00 to 12:00
Belfast Marrow is hoping to host a donor recruitment event wherein we will sign up people to the stem cell register.
This event is open to all Cara-Friend and Queertopia service users and volunteers.
Marrow is a student-led charity of Anthony Nolan and we hope to save lives of people with blood cancer.
Rainbow Ready at the MAC The MAC / Young at Art & Here NI The MAC, Exchange Street West 10:00 to 13:00
Somewhere you can get breakfast, get changed and have your face painted, and meet up with friends before the parade.
Recharge Zone Rainbow Project & HERe NI Belfast LGBTQ+ Centre, 23-31 Waring Street 11:00 to 14:00 Need a moment of peace and quiet during or after the Belfast Pride Parade? Join Rainbow Project & HereNI at the Belfast LGBTQ+ Centre for a quiet cuppa and a bit of banter!
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Belfast Marrow Donor Recruitment Event
Before the Pride March kicks off this year, bring the kids to the You can sign up for a free and MAC to get Pride Festival-ready relaxing massage, but space is with rainbow face-painting & limited. streamers-making. Pre-Pride Brunch available at CaféBar.
BTRC Quiet Pride
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30th Anniversary Belfast Pride Parade From Custom House Square Assemble from 11:30 - Parade leaves 13:00 Follow online for live updates
Pride is all about coming together for a common cause and standing up for each other. We welcome everyone who supports all LGBTQ+ people and identities in a spirit of solidarity and mutual support. The Belfast Pride Parade is a chance to celebrate our lives and identities and protest for the rights we don’t yet have. Join the party atmosphere at the pre-parade build up from 11.30am before the parade sets off at 1.00pm sharp. Pride Day looks like being bigger than ever this year and we want everyone to be enjoy their day - please be sure follow all instructions from Pride Officials and Stewards who will be making sure that everyone is safe.
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‘Community - United in Diversity’ is the theme for Belfast Pride this year and we want to celebrate all of the diversity that makes our community so strong and we want to make sure that all of our community is included in Pride.
As with all parades here, the Belfast Pride Parade is covered by parading law – you can read the Parades Commission’s Code of Conduct on our website, it applies to everyone taking part in every parade. We missed the chance to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first Belfast Pride parade which happened in 1991 so we have a lot to make up this year. Let’s make this Belfast Pride parade the biggest ever! You can get full information on taking part in the parade at: www.belfastpride.com/parade 77
Belfast Pride Village Donegall Quay (beside the Big Fish) From 12:00, continues after the parade
You’ll find a Pride themed market place with Community and Family spaces and entertainment, coffee making it a great place to take a break and enjoy the Pride buzz Sit on the grass, talk to local community groups, find out about support services and social groups and enjoy family friendly fun throughout Pride Day. There will be bouncy castles, a wide range of stalls with a lot of freebies for you and the kids as well as music. Open from 12:00 and after the parade.
Belfast Pride’s Party in the Square Custom House Square From 12:00, continues after the parade until 18:00
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Cross the road from Custom House Square to take in the atmosphere of Pride Village back by the ’Big Fish’.
It’s the original Pride Party and the biggest LGBTQ+ party in Belfast – your Pride wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Square! The Main Stage will feature a whole host of LGBTQ+ and local entertainment starting as soon as the parade gets back to the Square, its unique atmosphere is more popular than ever. We have improved accessibility this year across the Square including a dedicated viewing area and the show will be signed. The Mayor will welcome everyone and then we’ll bring you the best in local LGBTQ+ talent, and a few surpries, through the afternoon. Keep your eye on our social media for full line up details nearer the time!
Cara-Friend & Queertopia Post Parade Chill Out Zone
Rainbow Project GNI Offices, 13 Union Street 14:00 to 17:00
Cara-Friend & Queertopia Black Box, Hill Street 14:00 to 16:00
If you’re 18 and over you can get a free, non-judgemental and sex-positive rapid HIV & syphilis test from The Rainbow Project on Belfast Pride parade day.
This event is open to all Cara-Friend and Queertopia service users and volunteers to get changed, clean up, relax & socialise after the parade. Refreshments and light entertainment provided.
Libertine Pride Party Libertine 10-14 Tomb Street 13:00 onwards Join us for our first Pride at Libertine. Fourteen hours of Entertainment.
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Rapid HIV & Syphilis Testing
Thirteen Drag Acts, Seven DJs & Live Music packed into the venue across three rooms.
Rainbow Quarter Pride Street Party Rainbow Quarter Union Street 15:00 to 23:00 - Free ALOUD & PROUD! Nadine Coyle will headline the Rainbow Quarter Belfast Pride Street Party on Saturday 30th July! Hosted by BBC Radio 1’s Dean McCullough. 81
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Maverick’s Pride Party
Take A Bow with Onya
Maverick Union Street From Midday - Free
BOOMBOX Donegall Street 16:00 to 21:00
After the parade, celebrate Belfast Pride day with Lady Portia Di’ Monte and guests.
Onya Becks hosts a very special Pride day open drag stage at BOOMBOX.
BOOMBOX Pride Party
BOOMBOX Donegall Street 21:00 onwards
Kremlin Donegall Street From 18:00
BBC Radio 1’s DJ Dean McCullough returns home to Belfast to headline the BOOMBOX Pride Party.
Belfast’s biggest club night does PRIDE.
EXHIBITION - This Hurts (Audrey Gillespie) Belfast Exposed 23 Donegall Street, Belfast 10:00 to 17:00 (Open every Tue - Sat through August) ‘This Hurts’ documents intimacy, fragility and existentialism with a queer lens through the artists own personal interactions. Stumbling around Northern Ireland and driven by a foggy aesthetic, Audrey Gillespie invites the viewer to submerge into a world of personal bleared emotions centred around lesbianism, alt-cultures and grief. This intimate series, presents the visual narrative of queer female anger and identity while pairing fleeting moments of youth, embrace and liberation together to create tender environments with an often bitter aftertaste.
Official Belfast Pride After Party 2022 Taboo The Telegraph Building, Library Street 21:30 to late - From £17
With Judas DJs in Room 1 and special guests Harland & Poof in Room 2, join us for what promises to be Belfast’s BIGGEST and the only OFFICIAL Belfast Pride After Party in town! Tickets on sale now from www.taboopresents.com
SATURDAY 30 JULY - PRIDE DAY
Following a sold out 2019 Pride night party, Taboo returns to Belfast’s biggest club venue The Telegraph Building for 2022 on Saturday 30th July.
Each year the UK Armed Forces encourages people to join and bring their whole selves to work, including their gender and sexuality. This has not always been the case.
2022 - LGBT Veterans Independent Review Launches The UK Government committed through the Veterans’ Strategy Action Plan 2022-2024 to understand and address the impact the ban had on LGBT personel. The LGBT Veterans Independent Review has been set up to examine the impact of the 1967 to 2000 ban on homosexuality in the UK Armed forces. The Review will seek to better understand the experiences of LGBT individuals who served in the Armed Forces from 1967 to 2000 and will provide recommendations to Government on how to address this historic hurt. If you or someone you know were impacted by the ban, head to our page on gov.uk to ﬁnd out how you can help.
2000 - UK Armed Forces homosexuality ban lifted The UK Government accepted this policy was wrong. Before 2000, it was policy that homosexuality was deemed incompatible with service in the UK Armed Forces. Homosexual acts were described in the Army Act 1955, the Air Force Act 1955 and the Naval Discipline Act 1957 stating personnel would be found guilty under “any disgraceful conduct of a cruel, indecent and unnatural kind” or “any conduct … to the prejudice of good order and …discipline”. /company/LGBTVetReview This caused members of the LGBT community to face discharge and an end to their military careers.
1967 - Sexual Oﬀences Act
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Dragtime Stories with Cherrie Ontop
A storytime like no other for families. Celebrate individuality, imagination, inclusivity, and the importance of being yourself in these Pride Weekend Family Storytime sessions. Join us in the MAC to hear the fabulous Cherrie Ontop read from delightful storybooks that the whole family can enjoy.
SUNDAY 31 JULY
The MAC Exchange Street West 12:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 15:00 - £3
Two sessions to choose from. For all ages.
Annual Pride Church Service All Souls Church Belfast 5 Elmwood Avenue 15:00 Join us at the Annual Pride Service, an opportunity for those of faith to come together and celebrate pride, through music, readings, prayers, candle lighting and communion.
Trans Swimming Rainbow Project For more information and venue details, please get in touch. 18:00 to 20:00 - Free Have you been hoping for a swimming event that’s only for trans, non-binary, and/or intersex people? Well, here it is! Join us for this special pride swim on Sunday 31st July email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest. Our trans swimming usually takes place on the last Saturday of each month. 87
Maverick Pride Sunday Party
SUNDAY 31 JULY
Maverick Union Street From 13:00 Finish off your Pride festivities with a full day of Drag entertainment at The Maverick.
Pride Brunch Union Street Bar Union Street 17:00 Brunch with Barbara Bryceland and Cabargay.
Not Another Disney Drag Show Libertine 10-14 Tomb Street Doors 20:00 - Show starts 21:00 - Admission £4 A Disney special. The Only Sassie, Becca Boots, Onya Becks, Oh’Neilly and Elle Vosque take to the NADS stage. Expect some epic Disney tunes along side camp pride classics!
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Me & My Trans Body - 2nd August Rainbow Project Belfast LGBTQ+ Centre, 23-31 Waring Street 17:00 - Free
We will have experts coming in to speak about fashion, hair, makeup and fitness and how trans people can use these tools.
LGBTQIA+ Blood Donor Session - 10th August Rainbow Project NI Blood Transfusion HQ, Belfast City Hospital, Lisburn Road 10:00 to 17:00
POST PRIDE EVENTS
Me and My Trans Body - an event for trans, non-binary and GNC people aiming to give people more confidence in how they present.
Join NIBTS and TRPNI for a Pride LGBTQIA+ blood donation session at the Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service HQ, situated within the grounds of Belfast City Hospital. We are welcoming potential donors to attend the registration day on 26 July 2022 to book their slot or to find out more information.
> PRE-PRIDE EVENTS Looking For A Home Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich, Falls Road
Monday to Friday 09:00 to 18:00 Saturdays 09:00 to 21:00 Sundays 11:00 to 16:00 > MON 18th JULY Pride Arts & Crafts Online Event 19:30
> THUR 21st JULY Here NI Online Quiz Online Event 19:00 > FRI 22nd JULY Official Belfast Pride Launch & Awards 2022 Belfast City Hall, Donegall Square See belfastpride.com for tickets From 19:00
BYO - Rocky Horror Picture Show Harland & Poof Strand Cinema Holywood Rd 20:00 > SAT 23rd JULY Rainbow Parkrun Colin Glen Forest Park Stewartstown Road 09:00 Big Pride Picnic 2022 Belfast City Hall Lawns Donegall Square 12:00 to 15:00
Places of Pride Walking Tour Pride History Tour Starts Northern Mall > TUE 19th JULY For more and to book, Great Victoria Street HERe NI Online email Meet 14:15 for 14:30 Coffee Hour tour@belfastpride. Start 13:00 to 14:00 com Seahorse Film Adoption & Fostering Skin and Sewn Screening Information Session ArtCetera Studio, Beanbag Cinema Belfast LGBTQ+ Exchange Place, 43B Rosemary St Centre, Waring St Belfast (Runs to 31st July) 19:00 Check website for info 19:30 - Free Britneyfest Libertine, Tomb St 21:00
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16th June to 14th August
> WED 20th JULY Mum’s The Word Belfast LGBTQ+ Centre, Waring St 19:30 - Free
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> SUN 24th JULY Football vs Queerphobia Ozone Complex Ormeau Embankment 13:00 The Troubles I’ve Seen Documentary Premiere Queens Film Theatre University Square 15:30 Lipstick Assassins Empire Music Hall Botanic Avenue 20:00 (Afterparty) BOOMBOX, Donegall Street 22:00
Cara-Friend Youth, Pride Open Day Belfast LGBTQ+ Centre, Waring Street Ages 12-16: 17:15 to 19:15 Ages 16 - 21: 19:30 to 21:30
LGBT History Club Online 20:00
Something Equally Old, New, Borrowed and Blue Banana Block 310 Newtownards Road 14:00 to 17:00
Onya Beck’s Showgirl Extravaganza Libertine Tomb Street Doors 18:00
Pride Talks Back Common Market Dunbar Link 19:00 Gender Identity Awareness Training Online - Zoom 19:00
> MON 25th JULY Hate Crime Staying Safe Online Facebook Live Menopause 14:00 Information Session Online - Zoom Queers Outside 19:00 The City Bangor City Centre LGBT Fostering & 17:00 Adoption Event Online Event 19:00
Male Speed Dating McHugh’s Bar Queen’s Square 19:30
Mega Monday’s Party Maverick Union Street 20:00 B*tch Battle Union Street Bar 21:00 NEON Mondays Pride Party BOOMBOX Donegall Street 22:00 > TUES 26th JULY Mental Health Workshop Online Event 11:00
Open Day at the BTRC Belfast Trans Resource Centre University Street 12:00
NI Blood Transfusion Donor Registration Belfast LGBTQ+ Centre, Waring St 14:00
How not to lose a guy in ten days Relationship Dynamics Online - Zoom 15:00
Just Talk Series An international perspective on Trans Pride History Tour Female Speed Dating Rights and Policy For more and to book, McHugh’s Bar The MAC email tours@belfast- Queen’s Square Exchange Street pride.com 19:30 - £20 12:30
Eating Disorder Awareness Session Online Event 19:00
Snatch Game of Love & Becca’s Bank Libertine,Tomb Street 21:00 Gaymers Night Union Street Bar 20:00
Video Games NIght Belfast Trans Resource Centre University Street 18:00
Klub 180 Blackout Kremlin, Donegall St Be PrEPared for PrEP: 22:00 Everything you need to know Robyn Diamonds Live Poetry With Pride Online - Zoom Maverick, Union St Queering the Green 19:00 20:00 The MAC, Exchange St Does anyone have a > WED 27th JULY 19:00 map for the Parents Pride Living Library of LGBTQIA+ Kids? Exchange Street West Pride Céilí Online - Zoom 11:00 - 12:00 Oh Yeah Music Centre 19:00 12:00 - 13:00 Gordon Street 14:00 - 15:00 20:00
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Advocacy Live Online Dry Disco Facebook Live Sounds of Pride 15:00 Black Box, Hill Street 19:00 HERe NI (In-Person) Coffee Hour Paint with Pride Belfast LGBTQ+ Belfast LGBTQ+ Centre, Waring St Centre, Waring St 13:00 18:00
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Celebrating Belfast Union Street Quiz Drag - Past & Present Union Street Bar Boombox - Donegall 20:00 Street 18:00 Glamouroke Karaoke Cervical Final @ Maverick Screening Awareness Union Street, 20:00 with WRDA Online Ats Me Nai Grand 18:00 Final Libertine, Tomb St HERe NI Pride Banner 21:00 and Badge Making Belfast LGBTQ+ Cheeky Pride Kiki Centre, Waring Street BOOMBOX 18:30 Donegall St 22:00 Imagine your LGBTQ+ Centre? Belfast LGBTQ+ Centre, Waring Street 19:00
> THUR 28th JULY Rhymetime & Song Belfast LGBTQ+ Centre, Waring St 10:30
Bisexual Awareness Training: Bisexuality Myths Vs Fact Online - Zoom 19:00
Trans Sexual Health Clinic BTRC, 98 University Street - 14:00
Adopting With Pride The MAC, Exchange Street 19:00
Walk by the Sea Rainbow Project Bangor - 19:00
The Big Gay Quiz Queer Comedy Night Common Market Ulster Sports Club Dunbar Street High Street, 19:30 Doors 19:00 Quiz: 20:00 96
Cara-Friend 18+ Social Group Coffee Meetup Belfast LGBTQ+ Centre, Waring Street 18:00 to 20:30 GEG Drop In Belfast LGBTQ+ Centre, Waring Street 15:00 Chromatica UV Rave Libertine Tomb Street 21:00 Craic ‘N’ Karaoke Union Street Bar 20:00 Rainbow Party Kremlin Donegall Street 22:00 Onya Becks’ Drag Stage @ Maverick Union Street 20:00 > FRI 29th JULY Ban Conversion Therapy NI Facebook Video 12:00
Pride History Tour For more and to book, email email@example.com
Rainbow Ready at the MAC The MAC, Exchange Street 10:00
Recharge Zone F-Yeah! It’s Pride! Belfast LGBTQ+ Maverick Centre, Waring St Union Street, Belfast 11:00 Placard Making From 21:00 30th Anniversary BTRC, 98 University Illusion @ Kremlin Belfast Pride Parade Street - 15:00 Donegall Street, From Custom House Belfast Square Cara-Friend LGBTQI+ 21:00 Departs 13:00 Youth Pre-Pride Party PRIDE DAY Belfast Pride Village Belfast LGBTQ+ > SAT 30th JULY Donegall Quay Centre, Waring St (beside the Big Fish) 18:00 The Official Pride From 12:00 Breakfast Pride Air Punch The Northern Whig Belfast Pride’s Oh Yeah Music Party in the Square Centre, Gordon Street 2-10 Bridge Street All Morning Custom House 21:30 Square 12:00 to 18:00 Manchester Takeover Belfast Marrow Donor Recruitment Libertine, Tomb St Event Rapid HIV & 21:00 Pride Village Syphilis Testing GNI Offices, Union St Cherry Reunion Party 12:00 14:00 to 17:00 BOOMBOX Cara-Friend & Donegall Street Queertopia Big Pride Cara-Friend & 21:00 Breakfast Queertopia Post Feelin’ Good Friday / Black Box, Hill Street Parade Chill Out 10:00 Zone Black Box, Hill Bubu Street 14:00 Union Street, 22:00
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Big Trans Picnic Botanic Gardens 13:00 to 15:00
Hype Pride Party BOOMBOX Donegall Street, Belfast 22:00
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Libertine Pride Party Revolution Tomb Street Kremlin 13:00 Donegall Street 18:00 Rainbow Quarter Pride Street Party > SUN 31st JULY Union Street Dragtime Stories 15:00 The MAC Exchange Street BTRC Quiet Pride West, BTRC, 98 University 12:00 and 14:00 Street - 11:00 Annual Pride Church Service ‘This Hurts’ All Souls Church Exhibition For details and dates: Elmwood Avenue, 15:00 belfastexposed.org
White Party Kremlin, Donegall St 21:00 > POST PRIDE EVENTS Me & My Trans Body Belfast LGBTQ+ Centre, Waring St 2nd August - 17:00 LGBTQIA+ Blood Donor Session NI Blood Transfusion HQ, Belfast City Hospital, Lisburn Rd 10th August - 10:00
Listings correct at Trans Swiming time of going to Maverick Pride Party Contact The Rainbow press. Maverick Project more details Union Street 18:00 Always check with From Midday venues and on social Maverick Pride media for last minute Official Belfast Pride Sunday Party alterations. After Party 2022 Maverick, Union St The Telegraph 13:00 Changes, where Building, Library St possible, will be 21:30 Not Another Disney advertised on Belfast Pride’s social media Take A Bow with Onya Drag Show Libertine, Tomb St pages. BOOMBOX 20:00 Donegall Street Accessibility 16:00 to 21:00 Pride Brunch information can be Union Street Bar found on individual BOOMBOX Pride 17:00 page listings. Party Donegall Street 21:00
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