The Family Ties Project is a joint undertaking by The Rainbow Project, Cara-Friend, and a subsidiary of Cara-Friend - Gay and Lesbian Youth Northern Ireland (GLYNI). All of these organisations are dedicated to the support and welfare of LGBT people and their relatives.

Please feel free to visit the websites of these organisations. All of the organisations are there for you, to support you and your family. Please contact any of us for further advice and support.


Cara-Friend - For the community

We are an organisation dedicated to supporting, empowering, educating, and offering friendship to everyone in the LGBT community. We transcend boundaries and strive towards togetherness, by representing three facets of our community through our organisations. We offer helplines, friendship, counselling, advice, support, even just to listen, through the Gay Helpline, Lesbian Line, and through GLYNI.


GLYNI - Gay and Lesbian Youth Northern Ireland

Gay and Lesbian Youth Northern Ireland, or as we are more casually known, GLYNI, is a relaxed youth setting, specifically for the LGBT community. We are a group that caters for 14-25 year olds, the youth arm of the Cara-Friend network.

GLYNI exists to provide information and support to any and all young people who are questioning their sexuality. If you feel attracted to other boys or girls, or both, and aren't sure what to do, have no-one to talk to and just need a listening ear, then we are here to help you.

The Rainbow Project

Welcome to The Rainbow Project

The Rainbow Project promotes the health & well-being of gay, bisexual and non-heterosexual men in Northern Ireland by providing a range of services that includes: information & support, education & training, counselling, health promotion, advocacy, and research.

The Rainbow Project is the only health organisation for gay and bisexual men in Northern Ireland and we operate two centres, one in Belfast and one in Foyle, L'Derry.