Passion Disco comes full circle

Newry’s Disco for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender community and friends has moved to a new home, or you could argue that it’s going back to it’s original home! The next Passion disco is on Saturday the 12th of May in Bellinis on Merchants Quay where Passion is setting up residence in the Bellagio Suite on the First Floor in Bellinis. It’s accessed from the Renaissance Suite Entrance on the Quay and after this month we plan to continue with a first Saturday of the month date at the venue. (more…)

Bullying 21st Century Style

Bullying has always been around in different shapes and forms but now that everyone is contactable within seconds via their mobile phone, social media such as Facebook or Twitter or within chatrooms there is a justifiable sense that there can be no escape from it day or night. (more…)

Events around the Country

Corrymeela LGBT Retreat

Corrymeela LGBT Retreat

If you are a member of the LGBT community and fancy doing something different, next month just could be the month for you, with the weekend of the 11th to the 13th of May being especially popular.

The Corrymeela Community is organizing an LGBT Spirituality Retreat down in Ballycastle from the 11th to the 13th for people who want to explore conversations about being an LGBT person of faith in a safe relaxing location with plenty of time for making new friends. Cost is £75 or what you can afford and you can book a place by emailing Padraig on

On the same weekend The Rainbow Project in association with other gay and ethnic minority groups are offering a free programme for LGBT people from different ethnic backgrounds exploring their experiences of fitting into their family or communities. More information can be obtained from (more…)

NRC Needs You!

It’s that time of the year again! Yes the Newry Rainbow Community is recruiting and while the pay may be poor (i.e. nil) we would like to think the rewards more than make up for it.

Like any group we need the people to make things happen and while our existing band of volunteers more than do their best, we need new blood to help make things happen for our LGB and T population. (more…)

Adopt a new strategy?

Currently the Civil Partnership Act 2004 does not permit the adoption of children by same sex couples here thanks to a prohibition on adoption for couples in a civil partnership by the Stormont Assembly, unlike in other areas of the UK. (more…)

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