The following information may be of interest to LGBT staff or LGBT allies at the University.
Please see below for some upcoming events that our Working With Pride members and our affiliates are hosting. The following events may be of interest to LGBT and/or non LGBT staff at the University.
How do we create a society where disparate voices can be heard and responded to?- Belfast Conversation
Tuesday 27 February 2018 (6–8pm)
The Rainbow Project, Belfast LGBT Centre, 9-13 Waring St, Belfast, BT1 2DX
Following on from our previous two meetings, we invite you to continue the conversation focusing on the following question…
How do we create a society where disparate voices can be heard and responded to?
Community Dialogue is a charitable organisation that empowers people through dialogue and training to address issues of division and exclusion. Our overall goal is to use dialogue as a mechanism that allows victims and survivors of conflict to deal with and address their past and to begin to respect and understand the views and past of others. Through this appreciation for the past we hope to ensure people most affected by conflict can begin to move forward to a peaceful society together
The Rainbow Project is a health organisation that works to improve the physical, mental and emotional health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender people in Northern Ireland. As we are still at a reviewing stage of our conversation newcomers are welcome. All we ask is that you are over 18 and open to exploring themes of diversity, identity and reconciliation in a respectful and constructive way.
Diversity Champions Event-Lunch and Learn Session on Adoption and Fostering
9 March 2018
Lloyds Banking Group, 24 Cromac Place, Belfast
In attendance will be legal experts, local support groups and a story from someone who has gone through this process.This event will give participants an opportunity to learn about these important processes regardless of sexual orientation.
Save the Date! -Sexual Health for Trans and Non-Binary People- Date Change
18 April 2018
Queen's University Belfast
Free training for health professionals and students on including transgender and non binary-people in sexual health:
- specific community and sexual health needs;
- language and cultural competency;
- best practice for inclusive care.
More information available shortly at www.sailni.com/sexualhealthQUB
Outing the Past- LGBTQ+ History Festival
16th and 17th February 2018
These events are supported by Belfast City Council, the Ulster Museum and Schools Out UK. As part of these events, you will explore the rich LGBTQ+ history of Northern Ireland and Beyond
Launch: Belfast City Hall, Friday 16th February 2018, 6pm
Papers: Ulster Museum, Saturday 17th February 2018, 10am-4pm
For the full programme, visit cara-friend.org.uk
Abseil Belfast Castle – Rainbow Project Fundraiser
Do YOU have the nerve to abseil 100ft off Belfast Castle? Belfast Castle is set on the slopes of Cavehill Country Park in a prominent position 400 feet above sea level. You will abseil down the 100ft tower while enjoying the amazing and astounding views over Belfast.
There really are limited spaces available on this abseil, so please register today.
Date: 15 April 2018
Start time: 12pm
Location: Belfast Castle
Belfast Pride 2018
The dates for Belfast Pride have been officially announced by the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Nuala McAllister at Belfast City Council.
The Diversity and Inclusion Unit will continue to provide information on events that may be of interest to LGBT staff and LGBT allies at the university.
Belfast Pride 2018 will run from Friday 27th July to Sunday 5th August 2018.
Pride Day with the Belfast Pride Parade, Party in the Square and Pride Village will be on Saturday 4th August 2018.