Inclusive Faith
community organsations
There is a wide range of support organisations, voluntary and community groups in NI that LGBTQIA+ people can be part of or can benefit from their services. The majority of these groups have no specific faith element. Find out more below.
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Belfast Butterfly Club

The Belfast Butterfly Club is a support network for transgendered people and their families. By providing education and information, we seek to increase awareness, overcome discrimination and achieve equality. The Belfast Butterfly Club prides itself on providing a safe and friendly place in which any trans person can be their authentic selves and share any problems and issues they may be having.  The group meets weekly and does not discriminate against anyone within the trans spectrum, all are welcome. 

Belfast LGBT Centre

Belfast LGBT Centre

Belfast LGBT Centre is located in the very heart of the city centre, and is home to Northern Ireland’s LGBT+ vibrant community and voluntary sector.


Belfast Trans Resource Centre

The Belfast Trans Resource Centre is a community hub for trans, non-binary and questioning people and their families and friends in the Belfast area. It’s been open since 2016 and is busy with regular events, support groups and community activities. 



Cara-Friend supports LGBTQI+ people across NI. It runs several youth groups and its youth service is open to all LGBTQI+ young people aged 12-25.


Déjà vu-vu

Déjà vu-vu is a safe social space for lesbian, bisexual and trans women to be themselves without anyone questioning them, organised on a not for-profit basis. It’s not a dating site…it’s about getting together to organise and attend social events – music gigs, art exhibits, swimming, cinema, and loads more.


Focus – the Identity Trust

Focus supports Transgender and Intersex people and their families. It provides support groups for individuals in Northern Ireland and the Border Counties of the Republic of Ireland who have been referred to it by a Gender Identity Service or Registered Medical Practitioner. 



HERe NI is a community organisation and registered charity based in Belfast. It is here to support lesbian and bisexual women and their families and improve the lives of L & B women across Northern Ireland. 

Department for Communities

Department for Communities

The Department for Communities has policy responsibility for sexual orientation and transgender issues.


Mermaids N. Ireland Service

Mermaids is a UK charity supporting trans, non-binary and gender diverse children and young people, their families, and the professionals involved in their care. They provide a number of support services, including a helpline, web chat, local groups, residential weekends and more. 

Out & About Hikers

Out & About Hikers

Out & About is a Belfast-based group who arrange regular walks, occasional nights out and weekend trips for the LGBT+ community and their friends. 

Outburst Arts

Outburst Queer Arts Festival

Outburst Queer Arts Festival is an annual explosion of queer art and performance in Belfast, Northern Ireland / the North / here. The festival showcases great local and international queer work and supports the development of queer arts at home and internationally.

Queer Space

QueerSpace Belfast

Founded in 1998, QueerSpace is a volunteer-led LGBT collective, based in Belfast, raising LGBT visibility, supporting LGBT activities, providing LGBT communities with resources and facilitating communication. Regular community meetings in Belfast.

Quire Belfast LGBT Singers

Quire Belfast LGBT Singers

Quire is Northern Ireland’s LGBT+ singing group and performs across Ireland at various events throughout the year – at concerts, festivals, weddings, and more.  The group has a wide repertoire, ranging from traditional to musical theatre, pop and classical.

The Rainbow Project

The Rainbow Project

The Rainbow Project is a health organisation, established in 1994, that works to improve the physical, mental & emotional health and well-being of LGBTQIA+ people and their families in Northern Ireland, as well as those questioning their orientation or gender. The Rainbow Project offers help and advice through its support services, and works in partnership with other organisations, and lobbies policy makers, to ensure that the needs of LGBTQIA+ people in Northern Ireland are met.

Stonewall in Northern Ireland

Stonewall in N. Ireland

Stonewall partners with community organisations and grassroots campaigners in Northern Ireland.

Transgender NI


TransgenderNI is a human rights and community organisation for trans and gender diverse people in Northern Ireland. Based in the Belfast Trans Resource Centre, TransgenderNI works to protect and promote the rights and services of the trans and gender diverse community. It is a truly trans-led advocacy platform in Northern Ireland and focuses on public campaigns, strategic policy and community development, while providing services and support to other organisations.