DARD/ Rainbow Rural Survey

The Rainbow Project, in partnership with the Department for Agriculture and Rural Development are carrying out a survey to gather the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGB/T) people living in Northern Ireland.

Do you identify as LGB/T? If so, we are keen to know what your experiences are. This survey is all LGB/T people, regardless of where you are living, however we are particularly keen to hear from those living in rural areas.

All responses are anonymous and confidential and the survey will no longer than 15 minutes to complete.

I would be grateful if you would take some time to fill out the survey and please feel free to circulate it as wide as possible.


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Passion Disco for April

Passion April 5th 2014

Passion April 5th 2014

The April Passion Disco takes place on Saturday the 5th of April in the Bellagio Suite, Bellinis, Newry.

Admission £5 or €5 Doors 9.30pm. Over 18′s

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Pride in Newry 2014

Pride in Newry 2013. Photograph: Columba O'Hare

Pride in Newry 2013. Photograph: Columba O’Hare

The Pride in Newry Festival 2014 will take place in August this year with the Pride in Newry Parade taking place on Saturday the 23rd of August.

It’s a mammoth time consuming task to produce the event and it costs a lot of money to put on so all help especially financial is much appreciated. If you know anyone or any business willing to add their sponsorship to the event please let us know.

It is planned that there will be a Pride Ball that night as well with details finalised closer to the time. Other events will take place in the week leading up to the parade.

Details will be published at a later stage.

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Magnet present Give it to me Straight

The Magnet Young Adult Centre Drama Group is presenting their play Give It To Me Straight on Wednesday the 19th of March at 7.30pm in the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre in Newry.

Give It To Me Straight – is community theatre piece that explores the language of homophobia and challenges the question, do we mould our opinions on the words of others?

Give it to me Straight

Give it to me Straight

The play has been written and developed by the Magnet Youth Centre’s LBGT and ME Group and Drama Group. It draws on real life testimonies and is a part of Northern Ireland’s inclusion and EDI policy’s.

The play tackles issues such as homophobia on social media and in schools.

The night will also host a graffiti at exhibition called Noise For Acceptance.

The exhibition features three large works produced by young adults aged 15-20. The works are inspired by current events both globally and locally.

The play was funded through the SELB Youth Service and running time is 30 Mins

Admission is FREE.

The play is not suitable for those under 15!

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Mental Health Awareness Event in Kilkeel

Mental Health Awareness Event

Mental Health Awareness Event

On Wednesday the 5th of March there is a Mental Health awareness event for Young people at the Kilmorey Arms Hotel in Kilkeel from 6.30pm to 9.30pm.

There will be information stalls, workshops on sexual health, well being, dance, drugs and alcohol etc.

Food and transport available.

Contact Maureen O’Gorman, 028 41738297

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