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THE MAYOR OF BELFAST WELCOMES YOU... Welcome to Belfast Pride 2018, the biggest, brightest Festival in our City’s Calendar. The annual Belfast Pride Festival attracts thousands upon thousands of people to the many festival events, culminating into a resounding demonstration of empowerment and strength in the Belfast Pride Parade. As the newly elected Lord Mayor of Belfast the rights of citizens will take centre stage in my year of office, embodied in my theme of ‘Equality, Empowerment & Prosperity’. These are ambitions that complement the ethos of Belfast Pride. Belfast City Council is working to create a City of Equals where everyone is treated with respect and is empowered to be the very best that they can be. It is only through equality and empowerment that we can achieve true prosperity for all citizens. The LGBT community massively enrich the social and economic fabric of Belfast. They are part of the heartbeat of our city and how we address the issues and concerns that face them says a lot about the type of society we are. The voice of the LGBT community, and those in the wider community who have spoken up with them, continues to grow louder and louder. We look to you to help us realise our commitments as a City to finding a way through the remaining challenging issues facing the LGBT community in our society. The momentum for change is now. Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey

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WELCOME TO BELFAST PRIDE FESTIVAL 2018! ‘Come Out for Change’ is the theme for Belfast Pride this year. Belfast Pride was founded by pioneers who defied attitudes that said we couldn’t have a Pride here and that we should know our place, 100 brave people marched in Belfast Pride in 1991. Today, in 2018, we are again a place apart, we have the lowest levels of Equality for LGBTQ+ people in Western Europe. We need to Come Out for Change and Belfast Pride is the place to make a stand. Belfast Pride is a protest and a celebration – we are treated as lesser than our fellow citizens and that needs to change now. The lack of Equality here is damaging lives and causing real hurt. There has been little or no progress on the issues that affect our community including Homophobia, Transphobia, Biphobia,

Gender Recognition Rights, Bullying and Inclusive RSE in schools, Fertility Rights, Mental Health, Marriage Equality and Prep access. We have the right to feel safe and to be ourselves in our own great city and to feel that we can stay here. We want to see more Hate Crime reported and dealt with. Belfast Pride is a celebration of LGBTQ+ lives and identities. Pride gives a unique feeling of support and affirmation that makes a real difference to the lives of LGBT+ people and gives encouragement to those who need support and acceptance. We need to banish the stigma that affects the mental health of so many LGBTQ+ people. Come out for change to Belfast Pride, celebrate your life, embrace your true self and share the positivity and acceptance. Seán Ó Néill Chair, Belfast Pride Festival 9


ACCESSIBILITY AT BELFAST PRIDE We want to make sure that Belfast Pride provides a platform and a welcome for every part of Belfast’s LGBT+ community including Deaf and Disabled people. We have worked over the last year to make Belfast Pride even more inclusive. INFORMATION We have asked all venues for information on their accessibility and the symbols below tell you about what you can expect for each event.

ACCESS At the main events run directly by Belfast Pride there will be step free access and we will provide Sign Language interpreters where there is a presenter or entertainment – see the listing for full details, we hope that gives more choice and includes more people.

PARTY IN THE SQUARE We will offer a dedicated viewing area for disabled people and those with mobility or other issues and there will be easy access to it More detailed information can to help avoid queues. be found on our website at: If you have a question www.belfastpride.com/ about accessibility that isn’t accessibility answered here then please contact us at:

Step free access

- access@belfastpride.com

Accessible Bathroom

- ring or voicemail: 90232447

Sign language Interpreter

- fill in the web form at belfastpride.com/accessibilty

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The Policing Board is responsible for the independent oversight of the Police Service of Northern Ireland which means ensuring they are held to account for the service they deliver to the public. The Board is committed to ensuring the whole community is treated fairly, with respect and with sensitivity by the police. We work with representatives from across the LGB and Transgender sectors to raise awareness of relevant issues and develop trust and confidence between the police and those who identify as LGB and/or Transgender. The Board has made recommendations to the police on the service they deliver to LGB and/or Transgender people, monitors the implementation of these recommendations and continues to work with all groups to promote best practice.

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Make an Entrance We get it. It’s your look, your style, you. Shop you, your way in over 70 stores. We’ve NI’s largest Next, flagship Dunnes Stores, Jack & Jones, Peter Mark, Nando’s and more... Come out for super shopping. Come out for a coffee and chat. Come out for change

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PRE PRIDE EVENTS RAINBOW PROJECT SEXUAL HEALTH CLINIC

HERe NI... ADOPTION AND FOSTERING INFORMATION SESSION

Tue 24th July 17:30 to 20:00 Thur 26th July Belfast LGBT Centre, 19:00 to 21:00 23-31 Waring Street, Belfast Belfast LGBT Centre, 23-31 Waring Street, Belfast The Rainbow Project in partnership with the Belfast Have you thought about Trust GUM service are adoption or fostering? providing a free full sexual health screening clinic for men Come along this evening to who have sex with men (MSM). hear from Adoption UK, Barnardo’s, Belfast Health This is a drop-in service on a and Social Care Trust and first come first served basis The Fostering Network about with no appointment adopting and fostering in NI necessary. for LGBT people.

HERe NI... WOW GROUP DINNER

Wed 25th July - 19:00 Northern Whig, 2-10 Bridge Street, Belfast Why not join us for the annual WOW Group dinner to celebrate Pride! Good food and good craic guaranteed.

This comprehensive info session will tell you all you need to know about the process, the support available afterwards and about children currently waiting for their forever home. Please let us know if you are attending.

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PRE PRIDE EVENTS TENx9 - STAND UP

Thursday 26th July - 19:30 to 21:30 Black Box, Hill Street, Belfast Tenx9 is a storytelling night where 9 people have up to 10 minutes each to tell a true story from their lives. For Belfast Pride this year we’ve chosen the theme ‘Stand Up’. So many of us have had to find ways to stand up for ourselves, stand up with our friends, stand up for things that we shouldn’t have to stand up for. For this Tenx9 event we are looking for true stories about Standing Up. Most stories this night will be along LGBTI themes.

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FRIDAY 27th JULY THE OFFICIAL BELFAST PRIDE LAUNCH AND BELFAST PRIDE AWARDS Belfast City Hall, From 19:00 Ticketed / Free

It’s the first night of Belfast Pride 2018 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. Your hosts Barra Best and Sonya Mac will guide you through a range of awards including community support groups, community services, business, entertainment and politics. The PA Mag Lochlainn 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. Join us afterwards for the Official Launch After Party – The 6th Annual Hotel Motel Vogue Ball at Boombox.

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SATURDAY 28th JULY THE BELFAST PRIDE BIG PRIDE PICNIC Belfast City Hall, From 12:00 Free

We’re celebrating LGBT+ families in the heart of the city on the lawns of City Hall. The Big Pride Picnic is an afternoon of family and children’s entertainment with a packed Family Fun Day across the famous lawns at Belfast City Hall. There will be fun for all ages from toddlers to grown-ups who should know better... and it’s free! We’ll have Bouncy Castles on the lawn, Arts & Crafts, Storytelling with Libraries NI, Music, Jump Jiggle and Jive sessions for the kids, Facepainters, an Ice Cream Van, the Belfast Azlans having an Open Day and so much more. The fun starts at 12:00 and everyone is welcome.

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unity Safety m m o C d n a g in c Poli al bodies c lo re a ) s P S C Partnerships (P independent d n a rs lo il c n u o made up of C ouncil area. c h c a e m o fr le peop PCSPs work to make communities safer by identifying the policing and community safety issues that matter most in each area and work with local communities to deliver solutions to problems and help prevent crime. Supported by the Northern Ireland Policing Board and the Department of Justice, PCSPs work with the PSNI and a range of groups and organisations, statutory and voluntary bodies.

You can find out more about the role and work of PCSPs or get in contact with your local PCSP by visiting www.pcsps.org. Follow on social media to keep up to date with events and initiatives.

@PCSP_S /pcsps PCSPsNI

* The Graffiti Wall project funded by Newry, Mourne & Down PCSP’s Ballymote ASB Action Plan and delivered by members of the Flying Horse Ward Forum.


SATURDAY 28th JULY THE RAINBOW PROJECT TAKEOVER PARKRUN 09:00 to 11:00 - Free Colin Glen Forest Park, Stewartstown Road, Dunmurry

Your physical health impacts on your mental health, why not take up a challenge this summer and join us to takeover Colin Glen parkrun on Saturday 28th July. For more information and to pre-register visit rainbow-project.org/parkrun

FRAMEWERK GALLERY PRESENTS... DRAG QUEEN STORYTIME!

10:30 - 12:30 Hollywood Arches Library, 4 Holywood Road, Belfast

OUT AND ABOUT HIKERS: LAGAN VALLEY From 12:15, Returning 15:30 Meet at Malone House

Get your shoes on, and enjoy a relaxing walk along the Lagan Valley and its surrounding countryside. We’ll be visiting the secret garden above the river at Minnowburn prior to returning to the car park. This walk is all on paths. Please wear sturdy shoes, trainers or boots, and, depending on the forecast, bring along a waterproof jacket, plus a simple packed lunch and bring bottled water. For more information see outandabouthikers.org.uk

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SATURDAY 28th JULY QUEER GREENS PRESENT... ALTERNATIVE QUEER ULSTER

19:00 - 22:30 - Free Great Hall, Parliament Buildings, Stormont The LGBTQ child of Alternative Ms Ulster, we are inviting 20 queer people, and allies / family, to talk about the issues that they feel are not being addressed. Each speaker will descend the iconic steps at Stormont and talk for three to five minutes on their issue. If you are interested in speaking or for more information, please contact alternativequeerulster@gmail.com Further information will be announced closer to the event. 27


SATURDAY 28th JULY THE BELFAST ENSEMBLE... TEN PLAGUES

Performance 20:00 (Also 15:00 and 20:00 on 29th July) Tickets £15 / £12.50 concession Lyric Theatre, Ridgeway Street, Belfast To mark Belfast Pride, Mark Ravenhill and Conor Mitchell’s award winning AIDS polemic returns to the Lyric stage for three performances only. After a stunning Outburst performance last year, Matthew Cavan (aka Cherrie Ontop) retraces one man’s journey through a city in crisis: the great plague of 1665. Part camp torch song, part Schubert song cycle, this groundbreaking piece of music theatre was originally written for the icon Marc Almond and draws parallels with the supposed ‘Gay Plague’ of the 80’s. This is MUSIC | THEATRE | NEW in the heart of Belfast BY Belfast FOR Belfast.

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SUNDAY 29th JULY RAINBOW PROJECT... FOOTBALL VS HOMOPHOBIA

HERe NI... LITTLEST CHEF COOKING WORKSHOP

Football vs Homophobia (FvH) is an international initiative that exists to challenge discrimination based on sexual orientation/gender identity and expression at all levels of football.

Parents and children are invited to a cooking workshop which will develop skills and promote enjoyment of cooking for your little ones.

You can register a team at rainbow-project.org/fvh

ANNUAL PRIDE CHURCH SERVICE

10:00 to 13:00 £30 per team Seaview Stadium, Shore Road, Belfast

12:30 - 14:30 & 15:00 - 17:00 Free - Booking required. Belfast LGBT Centre, 23-31 Waring Street, Belfast

There are two slots available for this workshop, please state Last year FvH happened in which time slot you would Seaview and was a great day, prefer when booking. enjoyed by all. We are returning to Seaview once Book via hereni.org more, to hold our Football vs Homophobia Tournament. ALL SOULS

THE BELFAST ENSEMBLE.. TEN PLAGUES

15:05 and 20:00 (Tickets £15 / £12.50) Lyric Theatre, Belfast See listing on Saturday 28th July for details.

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SUNDAY 29th JULY HERE NI / RAINBOW PROJECT INDIAN CULTURE EVENING

From 19:00 - £5 Indian Community Centre, Clifton Street, Belfast Learn about the history of the ICC building, hear a cultural talk about India and Indian heritage in Northern Ireland, visit the Hindu Temple which is based inside the centre and enjoy an authentic Indian meal. The cost of this is usually £7.50 but we will subsidise this event so the cost to you is £5 per person. Booking essential - contact HERe NI / Rainbow Project. 33


MONDAY 30th JULY PLACARD MAKING SESSION AT THE BTRC

RAINBOW PROJECT... PARIS IS BURNING MOVIE + DISCUSSION

Make your own posters & signs to march with, to support trans equality and Come Out For Change!

This award winning documentary focuses on New York City’s Drag Balls and ‘House’ Culture of the mid to late 1980s and shows how the scene provided a sense of community and support for the flamboyant and often socially shunned performers in a world of fierce competition, sustenance and survival.

12:00 to 16:00 - Free Belfast Trans Resource Centre, 98 University Street

TABLETOP TRANS

17:00 to 22:00 - Free Belfast Trans Resource Centre, 98 University Street. Whether you’re a seasoned dungeon master, or a curious novice, come along to our Tabletop Trans Pride Session at the Belfast Trans Resource Centre. Meet others, play some board games or role-playing games, whether it’s your first time, or your hundredth time. Open to all trans, non-binary, and questioning people. Free.

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18:30 - £2 to cover costs Beanbag Cinema, Exchange Place, Belfast

HERe NI... MANAGING CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR WORKSHOP 19:00 to 21:00 - Free Belfast LGBT Centre, 23-31 Waring Street, Belfast

This workshop for parents will provide ideas and methods to manage any unwanted behaviours your child may be exhibiting. You will leave with a ‘toolkit’ of problem solving methods to help build a harmonious atmosphere in the home. Book via HERe NI.


MONDAY 30th JULY PRIDE TALKS BACK 2018

From 19:00 - FREE The MAC, Exchange Street Belfast We still don’t have full Equality and it’s not just about Marriage Equality – Gender Recognition Rights, Fertility Rights, Banning Conversion Therapy, Homophobia, Transphobia, Biphobia, Bullying, Inclusive RSE in school, Mental Health, Prep access, Red Lines, the Petition of Concern…the list is growing as the rest of Europe moves forward. Put your questions on any issue to a representative panel of leading politicians and ask them what they’re doing to make change happen. Send in a question to: www.belfastpride.com/pridetalksback

BELFAST LGBTQ+ YOUTH DROP-IN

18:00 to 21:00 - Free Belfast LGBT Centre, 23-31 Waring Street, Belfast Cara-Friend Youth offers an open social and safe space to meet other young people who are LGBTQ+.

GRAND OPERA HOUSE.. REBELS ON POINTE DOCUMENTARY SCREENING

From 19:00 - £5 Baby Grand, Grand Opera House, Great Victoria St.

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TUESDAY 31st JULY TRANS HISTORY AT THE BTRC

15:00 to 17:30 - Free Belfast Trans Resource Centre, 98 University Street The history of the trans community is something that is often overlooked. However, our resident expert, Delia Chapman, will guide you through some noteworthy trans historical information, and presenting the rare first English translation of Lily Elbe’s autobiography/authorised biography from the 1930s.

HERe NI... PRIDE ARTS AND CRAFTS SESSION FOR CHILDREN

13:00 to 15:00 - Free Belfast LGBT Centre, 23-31 Waring Street, Belfast A great opportunity for children to have some fun, get creative and make some beautiful craft items to take home. Booking is essential via HERe NI for this workshop.

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TUESDAY 31st JULY TSHIRT TIE-DYEING & PRINTING 18:00 to 21:00 Belfast Trans Resource Centre, 98 University Street

The BTRC is going to have an even bigger presence in pride this year, and why not have some very awesome shirts?

HERe NI... MUM’S THE WORD

19:00 to 21:00 - Free Belfast LGBT Centre, 23-31 Waring Street, Belfast Everything you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask about the paths to motherhood.

Learn how to tie-dye, get some stencils, or print your designs!

There will be a panel of mums who have a wide range of experiences and who each came on a different journey to motherhood.

Whatever happens, you’ll have a masterpiece to take home.

They will share their stories and answer your questions. Women only.

Open to all. Donations accepted for materials

RSVP required. Contact HERe NI.

Please bring your own plain white/light t-shirts.

PSNI COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT 18:00 Ulster University, York Street

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Working for our rights ● Campaigning against Bullying and Harassment.

● Promoting acceptance and mutual respect in the workplace. ● Campaigning against Discrimination. ● Tackling Domestic Violence and Hate Crime. ● Challenging Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. ● Defending Public Services.

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WEDNESDAY 1st AUGUST EFFECTIVE RESPONSES TO BULLYING BEHAVIOUR: LGBT CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE

11:00 to 13:00 NICVA, Duncairn Gardens In September, NIABF will launch supplementary guidance to its Effective Responses to Bullying Behaviour resource, focusing on the considerations which staff need to bear in mind when addressing incidents of bullying behaviour involving an LGBT child or young person.

BELFAST TRANS RESOURCE CENTRE OPEN DAY

12:00 to 18:00 - Free Belfast Trans Resource Centre, 98 University Street.

The Belfast Trans Resource Centre is a home for the trans community here in Belfast. We run regular events, and provide the only community space for trans people anywhere in Ireland. Come visit our weekly open day to show the public our venue, talk about what we do, and how we can support you, or your family.

This seminar brunch will introduce this resource and Come along for tea, coffee, discuss how it can best and a chat! be used in schools and organisations working with Open to all. Free. children and young people to effectively respond to all forms of bullying behaviour. To book your place, visit endbullying.org.uk/belfastpride or email info@niabf.org.uk

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WEDNESDAY 1st AUGUST RAINBOW PROJECT... LIFE, LOVE AND LEGAL

GENDERJAM FILM & PIZZA NIGHT

14:00 - 17:00 - Free 18:30 to 21:30 - Free Belfast LGBT Centre, Belfast Trans 23-31 Waring Street, Belfast Resource Centre, 98 University Street. An advocacy drop-in providing advice on housing, hate crime, benefits, debt and legal matters for anybody who identifies as LGB&/T. PSNI, Housing Executive, Citizens Advice, Ciaran Moynagh, Solicitor and our Advocacy Officer, Aisling, will be there to answer any questions

COOKSTOWN LGBTQ+ YOUTH DROP-IN

19:00 to 21:00 - Free Cookstown Youth Resource Centre, Fountain Road Cara-Friend Youth offers an open social space to meet other young people who are LGBTQ+. The groups are safe spaces where everyone can relax, meet new people and, most importantly, have some fun! 42

Come to the Belfast Trans Resource Centre for an evening of fine cinema, pizza, and refreshments! We’ll be screening a film, chosen democratically online - check our Facebook page for voting! Open to all trans, non-binary, questioning & intersex people 25 and under. Free.

BELFAST LGBT CENTRE VOLUNTEER NIGHT

17:30 - 18:30 Belfast LGBT Centre, 23-31 Waring Street, Belfast Want to get that fuzzy feel good factor and also help improve the lives of LGB&/T people in Northern Ireland? Come along and find out more about volunteering for The Rainbow Project, Cara-Friend or HereNI at our information evening.


WEDNESDAY 1st AUGUST POETRY WITH PRIDE

19:00 - 21:00 - Free The MAC, Exchange Street West, Belfast Belfast boasts a rich poetry scene of both emerging and established writers and Belfast Pride is proud to support LGBT+ poets with the second Poetry with Pride. We will be publishing ‘Coming Out’ – a collection of original queer poetry that will be launched at the event with all proceeds going to support more poetry events at Pride. The Poetry with Pride event is a night of poetry readings from some of the best and brightest of Belfast’s LGBT+ community including: Anna Loughran, Mícheál McCann, Dawn Watson and Toby Buckley. Tickets are free but limited - please book in advance

HERe NI & RAINBOW PROJECT... PRIDE ARTS AND CRAFTS SESSION FOR ADULTS 19:00 - 21:00 - Free - Booking Required Belfast LGBT Centre, 23-31 Waring Street, Belfast

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THURSDAY 2nd AUGUST TRANS & NON-BINARY SEXUAL HEALTH CLINIC

14:00 to 17:00 - Free Belfast Trans Resource Centre, 98 University Street

If you’re looking for advice about your sexual health, a free and confidential rapid HIV & syphilis test, or if you just want to pick up some free condoms and lube, the Rainbow Project are here to help! Testing is available for those 18 and over. Open to all trans, non-binary, questioning & intersex people.

LAWYERS WITH PRIDE... BELFAST PRIDE LAW LECTURE 2018

17:30 - Free Queen’s University, Belfast To book visit www.belfastpride.com/law18 Lawyers with Pride present the second annual Belfast Pride Law Lecture and it will be delivered by the first ever UK Trans judge. Master Victoria McCloud, a Master of the High Court in London will deliver a lecture entitled “Rainbow Lives, Monochrome Laws: Reflections on Law and Identity.”

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THURSDAY 2nd AUGUST THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT... FROM ANGER TO ACTION

From 19:15 - Gallagher’s Lounge, The Duke of York 50 years after Civil Rights, civil rights activists will speak personally about why they got involved in civil rights and social change. What barriers were in their way, how were they treated and what impact did civil rights have? Speakers for the evening include Fionbarra O’Dochartaigh from Derry, founding member of NICRA, Eileen Weir and Shankill Women’s Centre and trade unionist Joe Bowers.

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRIDE LECTURE LORD ROBERT HAYWARD MARRIAGE EQUALITY: WINNING AT WESTMINSTER

19:30 - Queen’s University School of Law, University Road Lord Robert Hayward introduced the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) (Northern Ireland) private member’s bill to the House of Lords in March 2018. Now the Conservative peer is working closely with Labour MP, Conor McGinn and the Love Equality campaign to secure marriage equality for NI. In this lecture, he explains why he is helping to lead the campaign at Westminster, the prospects of success, and his call for Theresa May to intervene. Plus Q&A with William Crawley. 49


THURSDAY 2nd AUGUST KABOSH ... QUARTERED: BELFAST, A LOVE STORY

17:00, 17:30, 18:00, 18:30, 19:00 and 19:30 Shows start in The Dark Horse, Hill Street Tickets £8 / £5 concession Book online via belfastpride.com/quartered It‘s not hard to fall in love with Belfast, it’s hard to stay in love with Belfast. We all have complicated relationships with the things we care about... Brave, funny and honest; Quartered: Belfast, A Love Story is a unique audio theatre walk that illuminates a whole new side to the city. Making familiar streets seem brand new and uncovering many of the secrets the city has to offer, Quartered is an invitation to experience Belfast from a different perspective. Exploring what it means to live and love in the city as an LGBTQ+ citizen, the show opens a conversation around how gender and sexuality form and shape how we move through our city, and how our city moves through us. Written by Dominic Montague, directed by Paula McFetridge and voiced by Neil Keery. Shows last approx. 1 hour and start in The Dark Horse, Hill Street, ending in the Sunflower Bar, Union Street.Audience capacity for each show is 6 people so please book in advance. You are encouraged to bring your own headphones but additional will be available on site. This is an outdoors performance so please dress for the weather. Other performances on Friday 3rd August - see listing. 50


THURSDAY 2nd AUGUST BALLYMENA LGBTQ+ YOUTH DROPIN

15:00 to 17:00 - Free NGage Centre, Wellington Street, Ballymena Cara-Friend Youth offers an open social space to meet other young people who are LGBTQ+ It’s peer-led, so young LGBTQ+ people are our trained, volunteer leaders. The groups are safe spaces where everyone can relax, meet new people and, most importantly, have some fun! There is a real community feel to our groups so come along or get in touch to find out more.

RAINBOW PROJECT... INTERNALISED HOMOPHOBIA AWARENESS

TRANS VIDEO GAMES

17:30 to late - Free Belfast Trans Resource Centre, 98 University Street. Hey fellow gaymerz! Are you looking to test your skills in the gamezone? Locked in mortal kombat with the most extreme e-sports??? Mario Kart, Smash Bros., Jackbox Party Parks 1 through 4. We got ‘em all. Put on your visor, hack into the oasis, & get your game on. Open to all trans, non-binary and questioning people. Free.

19:00 to 20:00 Belfast LGBT Centre, 23-31 Waring Street, Belfast Awareness raising session on internalised homophobia for LGB&/T participants and families.

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THURSDAY 2nd AUGUST RAINBOW PROJECT... BIG GAY QUIZ

19:00 - Quiz 20:00 Speakeasy, Queen’s Students Union, University Road, Belfast £3 per person - 6 per team.

GCRM BELFAST LGBT+ FERTILITY CLINIC OPEN NIGHT 18:30 to 19:30 GCRM Belfast Ltd, Edgewater House, Edgewater Road.

Join us for The Rainbow Project’s annual “THE BIG GAY QUIZ”.

An introduction to Northern Irelands Leading Private Fertility Clinic.

Pre-quiz rooftop BBQ from 7pm in Speakeasy’s adjacent beer garden with the first question at 8pm sharp.

Our specialist clinicians & embryologists will give an overview of the fertility services & solutions that we provide at GCRM Belfast, with a particular emphasis on how we can help you to create your family.

Massive prizes and fun guaranteed.

RAINBOW PROJECT... NOTHING BUT 90’S

Doors 21:30 - £5 Bar Sub, Queen’s Students Union, University Road, Belfast Join us after The Rainbow Project’s Big Gay Quiz 2018 for a Big Gay After Party where we’re going 90’s with DJ Mandy Reid and Bill ‘The Thrill’ Buchanan!

Our Open Evening also includes the opportunity to familiarize yourself with our specialist private clinic facilities. Numbers are limited for this event & attendance is by confirmed appointment only.

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FRIDAY 3rd AUGUST BIG TRANS PICNIC AT THE PARK

ZINE MAKING AT THE BTRC

12:00 to 14:00 - Free 15:00 to 18:00 - Free Botanic Gardens Belfast Trans (near QUB Library entrance) Resource Centre, 98 University Street. What’s better than a picnic? A picnic with a bunch of trans folk! Come join us at Botanic Gardens for lunch in the (hopefully) sunshine! Open to trans, non-binary, and questioning people of all ages.

Zines are one of the most accessible ways to get your point of view into the world, Come along and fill a booklet with art, poetry, writing, photographs - whatever you want! If you have no idea where to start, we’ll help you!

Bring a friend if you want! Free. Open to trans, non-binary, (but bring your own lunch!) and questioning people of all ages. Free.

KABOSH ... QUARTERED: BELFAST, A LOVE STORY

17:00, 17:30, 18:00, 18:30, 19:00 and 19:30 Shows start in The Dark Horse, Hill Street Tickets £8 / £5 concession Kabosh and Belfast Pride present a unique, open air theatre walk see the listing on Thursday 2nd August for details. 55


DANCE CONSORTIUM PRESENTS

“Tutu delicious!” THE SUNDAY TIMES

Friday 2 – Saturday 3 November

Book now at goh.co.uk Watch “Rebels on Pointe” film on Monday 30th July at 7pm in the Baby Grand Studio

Book now at goh.co.uk

Rebels PoiNte

Exploring universal themes of identity, dreams, family, loss and love, Rebels on Pointe is the first-ever feature documentary celebrating the world famous Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. The film juxtaposes behind-the-scenes access, rich archives and history, intimate character-driven stories, and amazing dance performances shot in North America, Europe and Japan. Rebels on Pointe is a creative blend of gender, diversity, passion and purpose. A story which ultimately proves that a ballerina is not only a woman dancing -- but an act of rebellion in a tutu.


FRIDAY 3rd AUGUST RAINBOW PROJECT... PINK THERAPY WORKSHOP WITH DOMINIC DAVIES

09:30 to 16:30 (£35/£50) Pinsent Masons, 1 Lanyon Place, Belfast This one-day training seeks to offer some of the most contemporary thinking, about providing therapy for the full range of Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diversities (GSRD) clients seeking help. We shall explore some of the core concepts and common themes when working with these populations (examining the role of minority stress, microaggressions, intersectionality, and the impact of shame and trauma on GSRD people). Tickets must be purchased in advance by visiting rainbow-project.org/pinktherapy

HERe NI... AFTERNOON TEA WITH LIVE MUSIC

13:00 to 15:00 - Free Belfast LGBT Centre, 23-31 Waring Street, Belfast Please join us for a relaxing afternoon tea with live music in the community space at HERe NI. There will be tasty treats and cool beats! Book via HERe NI.

TRANS PERFORMANCE NIGHT

19:00 to 22:00 - Free Belfast Trans Resource Centre, 98 University Street. Come along for a night of performances from the newest talent in the trans community! Comedy, music, poetry, and more! If you’re a trans, nonbinary or questioning person interested in performing, please contact us at fb.com/ belfasttransrc. Open to all. 57


FRIDAY 3rd AUGUST

NEW FOR 2018!

BELFAST LGBTQ+ YOUTH PRIDE PARTY

THE BIG BELFAST PRIDE SUMMER BBQ

Cara-Friend Youth offers an open social space to meet other young people who are LGBTQ+.

On the evening before Pride we’re taking a compact corner of Custom House Square to bring you a relaxed summer barbecue with entertainment, home cooked food from the chefs at the Northern Whig and a full bar!

18:00 to 21:00 - Free From 18:00 Belfast LGBT Centre, Custom House Square, 23-31 Waring Street, Belfast Belfast - £10 inc food.

It’s peer-led, so young LGBTQ+ people are our trained, volunteer leaders. The groups are safe spaces where everyone can relax, meet new people and, most importantly, have some fun and what better time than the Pride Party with Gender Jam! Belfast Pride Main Stage act, Lots Holloway, will be playing a special acoustic set and talking about her work during the party.

We’re creating an intimate barbecue and outdoor beer garden to help you unwind from work, relax with friends and get in to the mood for the big day. There’s a choice of fresh, quality food to suit everyone, great cocktails and beers and then razor sharp stand up from Tina Leggs Tantrum, Belfast Pride Main Stage Act Lots Holloway will be doing an acoustic set, Mattie Cavan aka Cherrie Ontop will have a surprise act for you and Conor Martin will host and bring some summer swing classics to keep the relaxed vibe going. 59


SATURDAY 4th AUGUST PRIDE DAY CARA-FRIEND LGBTQ+ YOUTH PRIDE BREAKFAST

08:00 to 10:00 4 Corners, Waring Street We’re starting Pride Day with a relaxed, group get together over breakfast at the 4 Corners, just up the road from the LGBT Centre. It’s a great way to start the big day and plan out how we’re getting ready for the parade and the rest of the day. Free Admission - Charge for breakfast.

TRANS BLOC AT THE BELFAST PRIDE PARADE

11:00 Custom House Square, Belfast. Join the Belfast Trans Resource Centre, other trans organisations and lots of trans people and their families at the Belfast Pride Parade! 60

BELFAST TRANS RESOURCE CENTRE... QUIET PRIDE

11:00 to 17:00 - Free Belfast Trans Resource Centre, 98 University Street.

If the parade is too long, too loud, or too overwhelming for you, the Belfast Trans Resource Centre will be open for you. We’re open for the entire length of the pride parade, providing a quiet space to relax & recover, as a drop-in space for all. Step-free venue. Full accessibility information at belfasttrans.org.uk/access.


SATURDAY 4th AUGUST PRIDE DAY THE OFFICIAL PRIDE BREAKFAST

All morning - Booking essential Northern Whig, Bridge Street, Belfast Get the atmosphere early and start your Pride Day with a There’s a real buzz in the air at the Whig for the Official Belfast Pride breakfast, the best start to your Pride Day with a great home cooked breakfast that directly supports Belfast Pride! The Northern Whig are again hosting the famous Belfast Pride Breakfast, and will be donating part of the cost of each breakfast directly to Belfast Pride. You can fill up with a full fry, keep it light with homemade granola or try the new pastries at the coffee bar. Book directly with the Northern Whig and early, it’s always a big event. Call 028 9050 9888

HERE NI FAMILY GROUP PRIDE BRUNCH

11:00 - £5 per family - Booking Essential Ramada Encore Hotel, Talbot Street, Belfast This year the family group will be meeting at the Ramada Encore Hotel before the Pride parade, this will be an opportunity to get together, have a delicious brunch to fortify us and then we’ll set off to walk in or to watch the parade. 61


SATURDAY 4th AUGUST PRIDE DAY THE 28TH ANNUAL BELFAST PRIDE PARADE

Assemble from 11:30 at Custom House Square Parade leaves at 13:00

‘Come Out for Change’ is the theme for Belfast Pride this year. The Belfast Pride Parade is our biggest opportunity of the year to come out, make a stand for Equality and celebrate our lives. Pride brings people together to work for our common cause, to celebrate our diverse identities and stand up for each other. We welcome everyone who supports the full, inclusive range of LGBT+ people and identities in a spirit of solidarity and mutual support. Join the party atmosphere at the pre-parade build up from 11:30 before the parade sets off at 13:00 sharp. We want everyone to be safe and we want to represent the community as best we can. Please follow all instructions from the Pride Parade Officials and Stewards – keeping everyone safe is a major crowd safety operation. Like all parades here, this parade is covered by parading legislation – you can read the Parades Commission’s Code of Conduct on our website – see below. All organised groups and floats need to register in advance. You can get full information on taking part in the parade on our website: www.belfastpride.com/parade 63


SATURDAY 4th AUGUST PRIDE DAY BELFAST PRIDE PRESENTS PARTY IN THE SQUARE

Directly after the parade - FREE! Custom House Square, Belfast It’s the original Pride Party and the biggest LGBT party in Belfast – your Pride wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Square! The Main Stage will feature a whole host of LGBT+ 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. We’ll have new food and coffee options, an even better bar, the Official Pride Shop and the biggest show in town! The Mayor will welcome everyone and then we’ll bring you the best in local LGBT talent with showcase performances from Kremlin stars and Maverick acts and many more right through the afternoon. 65


AFTER PARTY ART


Join the fun and experience the unique atmosphere! Pride Village is just across the road from the main event at Custom House Square, so take a break after the parade and enjoy some fresh air. You'll find

A Village full of information stalls and services • • A Family Fun area with Bouncy Castles • • Live Children's Entertainment • • Quiet space, picnic area and food on site • • All alcohol and smoke free! •

Saturday 4th August - From 12:00 Donegall Quay, beside the Big Fish


SATURDAY 4th AUGUST PRIDE DAY BELFAST PRIDE PRESENTS THE PRIDE VILLAGE

From 12:00 then after the parade until 16:00 Donegal Quay - beside the Big Fish Cross the road from Custom House Square to take in the atmosphere of Pride Village back by the ’Big Fish’. You’ll find a Pride themed market place with Community and Family spaces, entertainment, coffee and snacks making it a great place to take a break. 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 and lots of fun in a great alcohol and smoke free space. Cross the road for a look, there’s a lot to see! Open from 12:00 and after the parade.

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ADVOCACY

Support if you have been a victim of hate crime

COUNSELLING For individuals, couples or families

FAMILY SUPPORT

For LGBT Parents and parents of LGBT people

REGIONAL SUPPORT

Peer and Social Support across Northern Ireland

SEXUAL HEALTH

Testing, information and safer sex materials

FOYLE LGBT CENTRE All of our services as well as Youth Support

www.rainbow-project.org /trpni /trpni

/TheRainbowProjectNI 028 9031 9030


SATURDAY 4th AUGUST PRIDE DAY INDOOR RECHARGE ZONE

BIG TRANS PICNIC AT THE BIG FISH

13:00 to 16:00 - Free Belfast LGBT Centre, From 14:30 (after parade) 23-31 Waring Street, Belfast Donegal Quay (beside the Big Fish) An afternoon in the Belfast LGBT Centre with the 3 sector partners offering information on their various services.

When you’re all paraded out after the Belfast Pride Parade, we’ll be settling down for lunch on the grass at Pride Village beside the Big Fish at Donegall Quay.

Anyone is welcome to come along to the centre to chat to the staff and volunteers, come in for a visit of the centre and Open to all trans, non-binary see what services are on offer and question people, and and if you want a place to their friends & families. Free chill and relax. (but bring your own lunch!) Pride Village is alcohol, drug & A great place for a recharge, if smoke free. you have small children or just need some space.

POST PRIDE CHILLOUT AT THE BTRC

18:00 to 21:00 - Free Belfast Trans Resource Centre, 98 University Street. If you’re looking for somewhere to chill after the day’s events, the Belfast Trans Resource Centre will be open to give yourself a rest in some relative peace and quiet. Open to all trans, non-binary and questioning people. Free. 71


SATURDAY 4th AUGUST PRIDE DAY OFFICIAL BELFAST PRIDE AFTER PARTY

From 21:00 (Over 18 only, ID required) Mandella Hall, Queen’s University, University Road, It’s the only Official After Party contributing to Belfast Pride and this year we’re bringing you something special. Following last year’s sellout event, Belfast’s biggest annual Pride party returns to Mandella Hall for one last time before the famous venue shuts its doors. This year, a donation will be made from every ticket sold to Belfast Pride, helping to cover the costs of the festival. With drinks promotions and resident Taboo DJ’s Eamonn and Dave playing chart, pop and dance anthems playing chart, pop and dance anthems across three rooms until late. For tickets and more information: www.taboopresents.com

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SUNDAY 5th AUGUST THE RAINBOW PROJECT... SO I CAN BREATHE THIS AIR

Immersive interactive walking/train/bus performance tour 11:00 and 14:00 - £10 Meet at Europa Station / Finish 274 Newtownards Road Award-winning playwright Shannon Yee (Reassembled, Slightly Askew; Trouble) and NI’s only queer theatre company TheatreofplucK partner with members of the Rainbow Project’s Gay Ethnic Group (GEG) to bring audiences on a unique and surprising audio journey of the hidden perspectives of what it is like to be LGBT moving to and living in Northern Ireland. Stroll the streets of Belfast and hear stories of belonging, of being from here and not, feeling you belong here and not, and in some cases, simply struggling to get here. TICKETS: https://www.eastsidearts.net/event/so-i-can-breathe-air

This event is also held on 6th and 7th August

NON-BINARY NI MEETUP

15:00 to 18:00 - Free Belfast Trans Resource Centre, 98 University Street Come along to Non-Binary NI at the Belfast Trans Resource Centre. Hang out, have tea & a chat, and recover from the week’s events with some non-binary pals. Open to all non-binary and questioning people. Free. 75


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POST PRIDE EVENTS QUEERSPACE PRESENTS... QUEER BELFAST

11th August - 13:00 to 16:00 - FREE Ulster Museum, Stranmillis Road, Belfast Queerspace looks at 21 years of community events and milestones that have shaped LGBT life in Belfast and beyond. Discussion at 2 pm in the Ulster Museum Learning Zone.

THE RAINBOW PROJECT...

HOW TO GET A BOYFRIEND 29th August - 18:00 to 20:30 Belfast LGBT Centre, 23-31 Waring Street, Belfast Do you struggle to form and maintain healthy relationships? Are you looking to meet Mr Right? If so, this is the workshop for you. Join us at The Rainbow Project for this unique opportunity. 77


PRIDE EVENTS AT A GLANCE TUE 24th JULY

RAINBOW SEXUAL HEALTH CLINIC LGBT Centre, Waring Street 17:30 to 20:00

WED 25th JULY WOW GROUP DINNER Northern Whig, Bridge Street 19:00 onwards

THUR 26th JULY ADOPTION INFO SESSION LGBT Centre, Waring St 19:00 to 21:00 TENx9 Black Box, Hill Street 19:30 to 21:30

FRI 27th JULY

OFFICIAL BELFAST PRIDE LAUNCH Belfast City Hall From 19:00

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SAT 28th JULY

SUN 29th JULY

BIG PRIDE PICNIC Belfast City Hall From 12:00

COOKING WORKSHOP LGBT Centre, Waring Street 12:30 and 15:00

RAINBOW TAKEOVER PARKRUN Colin Glen Forest Park 09:00 to 11:00

DRAG QUEEN STORYTIME! Holywood Arches Library, Holywood Road 10:30 to 12:30 OUT AND ABOUT Lagan Valley Meet Malone House at 12:15 TEN PLAGUES Lyric Theatre, Ridgeway Street 20:00 ALTERNATIVE QUEER ULSTER Parliament Buildings 19:00 to 22:30

FOOTBALL v HOMOPHOBIA Seaview Stadium, Shore Road 10:00 to 13:00

ALL SOULS CHURCH SERVICE All Souls Church, Elmwood Avenue 15:00 INDIAN CULTURE EVENING Indian Community Centre, Clifton Street 19:00 TEN PLAGUES Lyric Theatre, Ridgeway Street 15:00 and 20:00

For event accessibility information, please see full listings or check with the event organisers.


PRIDE EVENTS AT A GLANCE MON 30th JULY

PLACARD MAKING SESSION AT BTRC Belfast Trans Resource Centre, University Street 12:00 to 16:00

MANAGING CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR W’SHOP LGBT Centre, Waring Street 19:00 and 21:00

TABLETOP TRANS Belfast Trans Resource Centre, University Street 17:00 to 22:00

REBELS ON POINTE Grand Opera House, Gt Victoria Street 19:00

BELFAST LGBTQ+ YOUTH DROP-IN LGBT Centre, Waring Street 18:00 and 21:00

TUE 31st JULY

FILM: PARIS IS BURNING Beabag Cinema, Exchange Place 18:30 PRIDE TALKS BACK 2018 The MAC, Exchange St West From 19:00

PRIDE ARTS AND CRAFTS CHILDREN’S SESSION LGBT Centre, Waring Street 13:00 and 15:00 TRANS HISTORY AT THE BTRC Belfast Trans Resource Centre, University Street 15:00 to 17:30 PSNI COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Ulster Uni, York St. 18:00

TSHIRT TIE-DYEING AND PRINTING Belfast Trans Resource Centre, University Street 18:00 to 21:00 MUM’S THE WORD LGBT Centre, Waring St 19:00 and 21:00

WED 1st AUG

EFFECTIVE RESPONSES TO BULLYING NICVA, Duncairn Gardens 11:00 to 13:00 BELFAST TRANS RESOURCE CENTRE OPEN DAY Belfast Trans Resource Centre, University Street 12:00 to 18:00 LIFE LOVE AND LEGAL LGBT Centre, Waring Street 14:00 to 17:00

Event updates and changes can be found on www.belfastpride.com

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PRIDE EVENTS AT A GLANCE VOLUNTEER NIGHT LGBT Centre, Waring Street 17:30 and 18:30 GENDERJAM FILM AND PIZZA NIGHT Belfast Trans Resource Centre, University Street 18:30 to 21:30 POETRY WITH PRIDE 2018 The MAC, Exchange St West From 19:00 PRIDE ARTS AND CRAFTS ADULT’S SESSION LGBT Centre, Waring Street 19:00 and 21:00 COOKSTOWN LGBTQ+ YOUTH DROP-IN Cookstown Youth Resource Centre, Fountain Road 19:00 to 21:00

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THUR 2nd AUG TRANS & NON BINARY SEXUAL HEALTH CLINIC Belfast Trans Resource Centre, University Street 14:00 to 17:00 BALLYMENA LGBTQ+ YOUTH DROP-IN NGage Centre, Ballymena 15:00 to 17:00 BELFAST PRIDE LAW LECTURE 2018 Queen’s University 17:30 onwards TRANS VIDEO GAMES Belfast Trans Resource Centre, University Street 17:30 to late LGBT+ FERTILITY CLINIC OPEN NIGHT GCRM Belfast Ltd, Edgewater Road 18:30 to 19:30

QUARTERED BELFAST: A LOVE STORY Starts The Dark Horse, Hill Street 17:00, 17:30, 18:00, 18:30, 19:00, 19:30 AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRIDE LECTURE QUB Law School, University Road From 19:30 CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT: FROM ANGER TO ACTION Gallaghers Lounge, Duke of York From 19:15 INTERNALISED HOMOPHOBIA AWARENESS LGBT Centre, Waring Street 19:00 to 20:00 RAINBOW... BIG GAY QUIZ Speakeasy, Queen’s SU University Rd 19:00

For event accessibility information, please see full listings or check with the event organisers.


PRIDE EVENTS AT A GLANCE RAINBOW... NOTHING BUT 90’s Bar Sub, Queen’s SU, University Rd 21:30 onwards

FRI 3rd AUG

PINK THERAPY WORKSHOP Pinsent Masons, Lanyon Place 09:30 to 16:30 BIG TRANS PICNIC AT THE PARK Botanic Gardens, 12:00 to 14:00 AFTERNOON TEA WITH HERe NI LGBT Centre, Waring St 13:00 to 15:00 ZINE MAKING Belfast Trans Resource Centre, University Street 15:00 to 18:00 QUARTERED BELFAST: A LOVE STORY Starts The Dark

Horse, Hill Street. 17:00, 17:30, 18:00, 18:30, 19:00, 19:30 BELFAST LGBTQ+ YOUTH PRIDE PARTY LGBT Centre, Waring Street 18:00 to 21:00 TRANS PERFORMANCE NIGHT Belfast Trans Resource Centre, University Street 19:00 to 22:00 PRE-PRIDE SUMMER BARBECUE Custom House Sq. 19:00 to 22:30

PRIDE DAY SAT 4th AUG

LGBTQ+ YOUTH GROUP BREAKFAST 4 Corners, Waring Street, 08:00 to 10:00

PRE-PRIDE BREAKFAST Northern Whig, Morning FAMILY GROUP PRIDE BRUNCH Ramada Encore, Talbot Street 11:00 onwards QUIET PRIDE Belfast Trans Resource Centre, University Street 11:00 to 17:00 PRIDE TRANS BLOCK MEET UP Custom House Square from 11:00 BELFAST PRIDE PARADE 2018 Leaves Custom House Square at 13:00 SHARP BELFAST PRIDE PRIDE VILLAGE 2018 Donegal Quay (beside the Big Fish) Opens 11:30

For event accessibility information, please see full listings or check with the event organisers.

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PRIDE WEEK AT A GLANCE SAT 4th AUG ctd SUN 5th AUG BELFAST PRIDE PARTY IN THE SQUARE Custom’s House Square From 11:30 and after the parade.

INDOOR RECHARGE ZONE LGBT Centre, Waring St 13:00 to 16:00 BIG TRANS PICNIC Donegal Quay (beside the Big Fish) After the parade POST PRIDE CHILLOUT Belfast Trans Resource Centre, University Street 18:00 to 21:00 OFFICIAL BELFAST PRIDE AFTERPARTY Mandella Hall, Queen’s Student Union From 21:00

SO I CAN BREATHE THIS AIR Meet Europa Bus Station at 11:00 and 14:00

SAT 11th AUG

QUEERSPACE QUEER BELFAST Ulster Museum 13:00 to 16:00

WED 29th AUG

NON-BINARY NI MEETUP Belfast Trans Resource Centre, University Street 15:00 to 18:00

RAINBOW PROJECT HOW TO GET A BOYFRIEND Ulster Museum 18:00 to 20:30

POST PRIDE EVENTS

OTHER PRIDES

MON 6th AUG

SO I CAN BREATHE THIS AIR Meet Europa Bus Station at 11:00 and 14:00

TUE 7th AUG

SO I CAN BREATHE THIS AIR Meet Europa Bus Station at 11:00 and 14:00

FOYLE PRIDE PARADE: 25th AUGUST For more see foylepridefestival. com PRIDE IN NEWRY PARADE: 1st SEPTEMBER For more see prideinnewry.com

Event updates and changes can be found on www.belfastpride.com

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PARTNERS, SUPPORTERS AND SPONSORS The 2018 Belfast Pride Festival would not be possible with the generous support of our friends and sponsors, not to mention the continuing support of the following organisations:

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