What’s on at the BTRC

We have a growing array of regular community events, aimed at supporting the whole trans community and those who support it. We now host over half of the trans organisations in Northern Ireland for regular social events, and are excited to welcome everyone through our door!

Check out the events below to find an event that works for you. Newcomers are always welcome and we always welcome those questioning their identity or who aren’t sure about their gender.

If you’re planning to attend, check out our accessibility guide for information on getting to the BTRC as well as facilities at our venue.

Open Day

Our Centre is open every Wednesday from 12pm – 6pm for anyone who wants to come down for support, a chat, or just to see what we’re about!

  • Every Wednesday except some public holidays
  • 12pm – 6pm

Trans Drop-In

Our Centre is open every Saturday from 2pm – 6pm for anyone trans, non-binary or questioning person who wants to come down for support, a chat, or just to see what we’re about!

  • Every Saturday except some public holidays
  • 2pm – 6pm
COVID reopening
We’re in the process of re-opening after COVID closures and the following events are not yet in operation but are expected to return soon.

Young Adult Group

We run monthly meetups for young trans adults aged 18 – 35 years old on the 4th Saturday of the month, Much like GenderJam meetups, these are relaxed social spaces open to trans, non-binary, questioning & intersex people. Pop in anytime for a cup of tea and a yarn!

The age range here is flexible – if you’re within a couple of years of the limits you’re still very welcome!

  • 4th Saturday of the month
  • This event is returning soon after COVID closures!
  • 2pm – 5pm

Adult Group

We run a monthly get-together for trans adults (18+) on the 2nd Tuesday of the month in the evenings. Open to all, this is a relaxed and friendly social meetup – pop down anytime for some tea and a chat with lovely people!

  • 2nd Tuesday of the month
  • This event is returning soon after COVID closures!
  • 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Tabletop Trans

We run regular tabletop gaming sessions for trans, non-binary and questioning people aged 16+, and their friends! Whether you’re brand new or a seasoned Dungeons & Dragons® expert, feel free to pop down and play!

We run two events a month, one on a weekday evening, and the other on a weekend daytime.

  • 2nd Wednesday of the month @ 6pm – 10pm
  • 4th Sunday of the month @ 2pm – 6pm
  • This event is returning soon after COVID closures!
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Rainbow Project logoTrans & Non-Binary Sexual Health Clinic

Drop-in rapid HIV & Syphilis testing clinic specifically for transgender and non-binary individuals happening at the Belfast Trans Resource Centre every second Wednesday of the month from 5:30pm – 8pm.

Each appointment takes roughly half an hour – with results coming back within ten minutes!

It’s first come, first served but if you’re travelling from outside of Belfast please call (028 90 319 030) text (079 04 864 861) or e-mail (leo@rainbow-project.org) to reserve a space.

Sex-positive, non-judgmental & confidential testing will be facilitated by Leo Lardie, Sexual Health Development Officer for Rainbow Project and transgender man.

Alongside rapid HIV & syphilis testing we’ll be able to provide you with free condoms & lube and advice on how to maintain your sexual health.

Please note that testing is only available to those aged eighteen and over, but under eighteens may access free safer sex materials and advice on their sexual health.

Trans Video Games

A monthly video games night runs for all trans, non-binary and questioning people. Open to novices and pros alike!

  • 1st Wednesday of the month
  • 6:30pm
  • This event is returning soon after COVID closures!
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Belfast Butterfly Club

The Belfast Butterfly Club is a long-running charity that supports trans people and their families. Founded in 1991, they pride themselves on providing a safe and friendly place in which any trans person can be their authentic selves, regardless of identity or presentation.

  • 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month
  • 7 – 9 pm
  • This event is returning soon after COVID closures!
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Disabled Trans Group

A relaxed social meetup for disabled trans folk – all disabilities, visible or invisible, are valid and respected. Come by for a chat & cup of tea! Our full access info can be found at belfasttrans.org/access

  • 3rd Thursday of the month
  • 2 -5pm
  • This event is returning soon after COVID closures!
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Other events at the BTRC

We also host a wide range of other events at the BTRC, from one-off social events, to training and education events, to private support group meetings. You can get more information on these by checking our social media or contacting us.