Local LGBT+ Organisations

QUB LGBT+ have links with organisations that provide advice, support, advocacy and healthcare for members of the LGBT+ community.  We have put together a list of places you can go to. If you run and LGBT+ organisation in the Belfast area and would like to be featured here please email lgbt@qub.ac.uk

The Rainbow Project is the largest LGBT organisation in Northern Ireland. They provide a wide range of services including free rapid HIV testing and other sexual health tests, counselling and advocacy and support following hate crimes and much much more.  They are also active campaigners and provide education and training to organisations and workplaces.


BTRC LogosBelfast Trans Resource Centre is a hub and community space for transgender, non-binary and questioning people and their families across the city.  They have only been open since November 2016 but they have a busy calendar of regular events, support groups and community activities.  They are open to anyone identifying as trans, non-binary, intersex or who are questioning their gender.


Genderjam logoGenderjam NI is a charity run by and for the young transgender community in Northern Ireland. They provide a range of events and support groups for the young (under 25) trans, non-binary, questioning and intersex community in Northern Ireland. They also provide individual support for young people experiencing difficulty with housing, education, healthcare and other issues that affect the trans community in the region. They are based at the Belfast Trans Resource Centre.

Support for the family members of trans people in Northern IrelandSAIL are a support organisation for the families of transgender and gender variant people in Northern Ireland.  They directly support families across the region, as well as advocating for trans people and their families at a regional, national and European level.
If your family member is exploring their gender, or is transgender, and you need support, you can contact them on 028 30 570 075/028 30 570 075.
logo_tagCara-Friend was established is a counseling, befriending, information, health and social space organisation for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans(LGB&T) community. they bring together all ages, all genders and sexual orientations under one umbrella. They advocate on behalf of the LGB&T community with the media, churches,  government departments and politicians alike. You can contact them on (028) 9089 0202 or admin@cara-friend.org.uk.


  The Equality CoECNI logommission for Northern Ireland is a non departmental public body established by the Northern Ireland Act 1998. They provide protection against discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, race, religion and political opinion, sex and sexual orientation. Their website provides information on what your rights are and what to do if you are facing discrimination. They have specific guidance for students and guidance on discrimination because of gender identity and sexual orientation.