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Cara-Friend was established in 1974 as a volunteer led service provision organisation for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans (LGB&T) community. Since then we have established ourselves as one of the most encompassing organisations in Northern Ireland, bringing together all ages, all genders and sexual orientations under one umbrella. We advocate unceasingly on behalf of the LGB&T community with the media, churches, government departments and politicians alike.

There are many reasons why someone might contact us, but whatever the reason, our volunteers are trained and understanding and will offer confidence and support to anyone concerned about sexuality and sexual orientation, including parents and families of LGB&T people.

An additional part of our work is to educate and inform the public, and we are pleased to provide speakers at meetings of other organisations.

All of the services we provide are completely confidential.

Services provided for

  1. All LGBT+ Communities
  2. Men
  3. Women
  4. Young People

Key areas of work

  1. Advice/Information
  2. Befriending/1:1
  3. Domestic Abuse
  4. Drop-in Service
  5. Education
  6. Events
  7. Gender
  8. Helpline
  9. Mental Health
  10. Pride
  11. Resource Library
  12. Self-help/Support Group
  13. Training
  14. Volunteering

Contact Details


028 9089 0202


[email protected]


Opening Hours

Office Hours: 11 - 4

Meeting Times

Please check out website to see when our groups meet

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