"Straight or gay, young people need love and support from their parents" - Mirjam Bader, Rainbow Project
"This new Family Ties guide ... will be a huge step forward in helping these parents to help themselves and to help their child." - Steven Williamson, Cara-Friend
"Finding out that your child is gay needn't be the end of the world – it can be a new beginning." - Nigel Cooper
Welcome to the website for the Family Ties Project, a joint undertaking by Cara-Friend and The Rainbow Project.
The aim of the Family Ties Project is to provide practical advice, guidance and support to parents who are perhaps coming to terms with a child who has revealed themselves to be LGB, or for parents who perhaps suspect themselves that their child is LGB and do not know what to do.
LAUNCH OF “FAMILY TIES – A GUIDE FOR PARENTS WHO HAVE LESBIAN, GAY OR BI-SEXUAL CHILDREN”
On 22 April 2008 Cara-Friend and The Rainbow Project launched their guide for parents who have lesbian, gay or bi-sexual children. The guide was officially launched at an event opened by the Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast, and with keynote speakers including the Human Rights Chief Commissioner and senior representatives from OFMDFM.