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QueerSpace is a volunteer-led organization based on collective planning and action which serves the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Community of Belfast and Northern Ireland by raising its visibility, supporting its activities, providing it with resources and facilitating communication while adhering to the principles of community orientation, freedom of identity, ethical funding and accessibility.

Latest news:

QueerSpace is changing - read all about it!
QueerSpace 15th Birthday Party and Queer of the Year awards for 2013
Drop by the InSpace Coffee Lounge
QueerSpace Collective Meetings
Join the QueerSpace e-mailing list
Unite Against Hate - play YOUR part
QueerSpace on YouTube!
For details of previous events, check the QueerSpace news archive
QueerSpace is changing!

In response to demand, our open community ‘Collective’ meetings have moved from Wednesday evenings to just before our InSpace Coffee Lounge on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of every month, 2.30 – 3.30 pm.

Everyone is welcome at QueerSpace community meetings - we hope this makes it easier for those who haven’t been able to come along before to do so.

And freeing up Wednesday evenings has given QueerSpace the opportunity to plan more activities and if required meet about specific issues.

The InSpace Coffee Lounge is running as usual, opening immediately after the meeting.

Make Queer Space Your Space

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QueerSpace 15th Birthday Party
and Queer of the Year awards for 2013

We celebrated our 15th Birthday in March 2013 with a spectacular party event - thanks to everyone who joined us!

The party took place in the upstairs bar in the Sunflower, Union Street.

Gareth and Niall compered the event, congratulating QueerSpace on achieving the milestone of 15 years and reading out messages of support from friends overseas.

We then honoured our Queers of the Year for 2013:

  • Anne Ramsey

  • Barry Fitzpatrick

Two special and selfless people whose voluntary time, effort, vision and commitment have benefited our community.

Following a tasty buffet, it was time to dance the night away to fab tunes from DJ Ruth.

Special thanks to everyone who joined us on the night to celebrate our 15th birthday - you all made it a night to remember.

Here's to the next party!

 

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Drop by the InSpace Coffee Lounge

InSpace

1st & 3rd Saturday of every month, 3.30 to 6pm

Belfast LGBT Centre, 1st floor, 9 - 13 Waring Street, Belfast, BT1 2DX - see location map

People relaxing at InSpace

Meet new people as well as old friends

Warm up with a cappuccino or hot chocolate or why not choose from our selection of herbal/fruit teas?

No charge. Just relax and enjoy yourself.
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Did you know? QueerSpace's gourmet coffee is:

  • Fairtrade

  • Organic

  • Rainforest sustainable

and served by our volunteers.

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QueerSpace Open Community Meetings

Lively collective meeting on a Wed evening1st and 3rd Saturday of every month at 2.30pm (before the InSpace Coffee Lounge)

1st floor, LGBT Centre, 9 - 13 Waring Street, Belfast, BT1 2DX - see location map

Everyone is welcome to the QueerSpace Open Community meeting - a space to discuss what's happening in the LGBT community here and further afield and to get involved with QueerSpace activities.

If you have any ideas for new events or activities, come along to QueerSpace's Open Community meetings and have your say!

If a meeting is not your 'cup of tea' - sure come along to the InSpace Coffee Lounge which is open immediately after the meeting - from 3.30 to 6pm.

Make QueerSpace YourSpace

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Join the QueerSpace mailing list!

It happens to us all - we see a great event on the calendar, think "I'd love to head to that", then remember about it again a day after we've missed it!

Well not any longer. QueerSpace have created an electronic mailing list on the Yahoo! Groups service, join it now to receive automatic email reminders of all the LGBT community events we publicise on our monthly calendar (as well as our own excellent QueerSpace activities of course!)

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Unite Against Hate - play YOUR part

Unite against Hate is a campaign which aims to see an end to hate crime in Northern Ireland.

The campaign brings together partners including the PSNI, and the Community Relations Council with those in wider society such as the community sector, sporting bodies and the media. Its objectives include promoting diversity and creating a climate of zero tolerance for hate crime and discrimination.

QueerSpace wholeheartedly supports the Unite Against Hate Campaign. We will continue to work with all sectors of society to combat homophobia and all other forms of hate.

We can all play our part in creating a Northern Ireland society which is peaceful, inclusive and fair for all. Start today by signing the petition and pledging your support. Together, we can make a difference.

Visit the Unite Against Hate website to find out more.

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QueerSpace on YouTube!

QueerSpace on YouTube! Well done to Ken for putting together this movie which charts the history of QueerSpace and gives a flavour of what we're all about - volunteering, collective action, events, LGBT activism and above all, FUN!

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Last updated: 27 March 2014

Want more info, to pass on a compliment or complaint or to volunteer? Email QueerSpace and let us know. We want to hear from you - make QueerSpace your space.