Trans Pride NI held the first inclusive Trans Pride Rally for Gender Equality in Ireland, for transgender, intersex, non-binary, gender questioning and all other people, on 2nd June 2018, in Writer’s Square in Belfast. Trans Pride NI will be holding its next inclusive events to celebrate transgender people and promote gender equality in NI in 2022.
Trans Pride NI aims to:
(a) To improve the lives of Trans, Non-binary and Intersex people and including all LGBT+ sexual orientations and gender identities (“LGBT+ people”) in the city of Northern Ireland (the “area of benefit”) by promoting awareness of the arts, cultural heritage, history, lives and experiences of Trans, Non-Binary and Intersex people in Belfast, and by promoting awareness and support for Trans, Non-Binary and Intersex people to all citizens of Northern Ireland to benefit LGBT+ people and enhance their place as equal citizens in the city;
(b) to increase public awareness and the education of the general public in relation to lives, issues, history, and culture affecting Trans, Non-Binary and Intersex people in Northern Ireland;
(c) to increase support for equality and diversity in Belfast and contribute to reducing discrimination against Trans, Non-Binary and Intersex people in Northern Ireland;
(d) to organise and deliver an annual Trans, Non-Binary and Intersex festival, “TRANSGENDER PRIDE FESTIVAL” and supporting events throughout the area of benefit including music, visual art, comedy, theatre, film and literature events and other associated activities;
(e) to promote and assist in the co-operation and networking between voluntary and community organisations and individuals engaged in programmes of public education designed to increase public understanding and awareness of Trans, Non-Binary and Intersex people;
(f) to advance any other exclusively charitable purpose as the directors, may from time to time, decide in accordance with Charity law. The Charity shall endeavour to operate in an open, accountable and inclusive way in all its activities;
(g) To empower and support other local Pride organisations in their efforts to plan and promote pride celebrations and to take part in national Pride organisations in the UK and Ireland as well as European and global Pride networks.
Trans Pride NI uses Stonewall’s definition of “Trans people” which includes and is not limited to: Transgender, Transsexual, Gender-queer (GQ), Gender-fluid, Non-binary, Gender-variant, Crossdresser, Genderless, Agender, Nongender, Third gender, Two-spirit, Bi-gender, Trans man, Trans woman,Trans masculine, Trans feminine and Neutrois.
Trans Pride NI is run solely by unpaid volunteers and is a Registered Charity number NIC108395. Trans Pride NI has Directors who represent the Rainbow Project.
Trans Pride NI is proud to have a diverse range of volunteers from the transgender community in Northern Ireland, including experienced trans rights campaigners, their friends, families and disabled volunteers. Some volunteers have 10 years of experience supporting trans, non-binary, gender-questioning and intersex people through their links with long established, valid, Transgender support groups and registered charities like the Belfast Butterfly Club and Queerspace, in the LGBT+ sector. Trans Pride NI is a member of the LGBT Consortium, the European Pride Organiser Association, the UK Pride Organisers Network, Northern Ireland Business and Human Rights Forum, Social Enterprise NI and NICVA, Northern Ireland Council For Voluntary Action. We are also listed on Pink UK.
Trans Pride NI is a Registered Charity, with a Board Of Directors, that oversee its day to day running. Trans Pride NI has its own charitable bank account, in the name of Trans Pride Northern Ireland and is therefore accountable and transparent, with all it’s funding going directly to benefit the trans community, through Trans Pride NI.
Trans Pride NI has its own public liability insurance employer liability insurance that covers members of the public and its volunteers at all of it’s events. Trans Pride NI also has all the policies required by Volunteer Now and has advertised for volunteers through Volunteer Now.
Links to Press Coverage Of Trans Pride NI in 2019
“First ever Trans Pride Festival comes to Belfast -Northern Ireland” by Belfast Telegraph
“First for Belfast as it plays host to two – day Trans Pride Festival” by Belfast Telegraph
“First multi-event Trans Pride NI Festival to take place in Belfast City Centre this weekend” by U105 Radio
“Trans Pride NI” by Protestant Revival
“Trans Pride NI Festival announced” by Boutyeh
“Belfast Mayor at Transgender Rally hits out at lack of non-binary identification” by Newsletter
Links to Press Coverage Of Trans Pride NI in 2018
“Belfast Hosts First Ever Trans Pride Rally in Ireland” by GCN
“Northern Ireland holds its first ever Trans Pride in Belfast” by Gay Weekends
“First Ever Trans Pride rally held in Northern Ireland” by Fly By Those Nets
“Northern Ireland is to hold Transgender Pride” by Gay News Europe
“The Importance of Trans Pride” by The Last Round