Gender, sexuality and equality support services

Cara-Friend has been serving the LGBTQ+ community in Northern Ireland since 1974. They provide regional LGBTQ+ youth groups across Northern Ireland, one-to-one support for individuals, LGBTQ+ awareness training for professionals and volunteers working in a variety of different areas, community development, the LGBT Switchboard NI helpline service, and the LGBTQ+ Inclusive Schools Programme as well as a range of policy, advocacy and campaigning initiatives.

Tel: (028) 9089 0202


Equality Commission for Northern Ireland
Information, advice.
Equality House
Tel: 028 90 500 600

Here NI
Here NI is a community organisation and registered charity based in Belfast. We’re here to support lesbian and bisexual women and our families and improve the lives of L& B women across Northern Ireland.
Tel: 028 9024 9452

LGBT Helpline (Belfast)
Telephone helpline offering information and support for lesbians, bisexual women, and women unsure about their sexuality. Befriending service. Group meetings. Occasional social events. Training and advocacy. Campaigning and lobbying.
Cathedral Buildings
Tel: 0808 8000 390

Rainbow Project

The Rainbow Project is a health organisation that works to improve the physical, mental & emotional health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender people in Northern Ireland. They are the largest LGB&T organisation in Northern Ireland and have two centres: one in Belfast city centre and the other in Foyle, L’Derry.
Tel: 028 9031 9030

Transgender NI
Transgender NI are a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the lives of trans people across Northern Ireland. They focus on legal reform, strategic policy, community resources and creating lasting change.
Tel: 0300 302 3202

The National LGBT+ Domestic abuse helpline

T: 0800 999 5428

Open from 10.00 -17.00 Monday, Tuesdays and Fridays
Wednesday and Thursdays 10.00-20.00

Galop, the LGBT+ anti-violence charity.
If you’ve experienced hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse, we’re here for you. We also support lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system.



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For a full list of the organisations that support those affected by Domestic and Sexual Violence please visit our support services sectionWe do try to keep the information in this section up to date and relevant. Nexus NI provide this information on the basis of trust but cannot guarantee any service listed.  Please check the privacy notice of any organisation before giving them your personal information.  

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