QueerSpace is a volunteer-led collective which has been serving the LGBT community of Belfast and Northern Ireland since 1998.
It does this by raising LGBT visibility, supporting LGBT community activities and facilitating communication.
Based at the Belfast LGBT Centre, QueerSpace volunteers host the InSpace Coffee drop-in on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month from 3 – 6 pm. InSpace offers a chance to relax, enjoy some free Fairtrade gourmet coffee, meet new people or catch up with old friends.
QueerSpace welcomes new volunteers – please visit our website and get in touch for more details.
Visibility. QueerSpace seeks to increase the visibility of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) Community in a positive manner to counteract the disregard and negative images presented to the general public over the past centuries.
Support. QueerSpace is dedicated to supporting, organizing and publicizing the artistic, educational, cultural and social activities of the LGBT community which are designed to: express cultural traditions through musical, dramatic and visual projects; increase the understanding of the historical background and current status of the LGBT community in and around Belfast; provide an interface for groups within and outside of the LGBT community; foster open and inclusive debate and dialogue concerning questions of identity, difference and division; and influence opinion on particular issues which are directly relevant to the QueerSpace Mission and experience.
Resources. QueerSpace strives to procure the human, physical and capital resources for the LGBT Community that have for so long been denied this sector of the community.
Communication. QueerSpace will facilitate communication among the diverse groups within the LGBT community and with those outside of the LGBT community.