Women’s Aid and our colleagues at the 24 Hour Domestic & Sexual Violence Helpline were at Belfast Pride on Saturday, to raise awareness about abuse and stand in solidarity with our LGBTQ+ sisters and brothers and others.

We shared a stall with the lovely folks from Victim Support NI, and spent the day telling members of the public about our services. Women’s Aid supports women (including trans women) and their children affected by domestic abuse. The 24 Hour Domestic & Sexual Violence Helpline is open to all women and men affected by domestic or sexual violence, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Because domestic abuse can happen to (and can be perpetrated by) anyone.

It wasn’t all work and no play, as we also managed to spend part of our day at Belfast Pride rainbow-painting faces, making friends with some adorable doggies, and marching in the parade.

Check out our pics from the day below!

Our wee stall
Our wee stall
Women's Aid & the Helpline out in force!
Women’s Aid & the Helpline out in force!
With Belfast Lord Mayor Nuala McAllister
With Belfast Lord Mayor Nuala McAllister
With two of NI's finest, your local PSNI officers keeping us safe at Pride
With two of NI’s finest, your local PSNI officers keeping us safe at Pride
The NI Children's Commissioner Koulla Yiasuma, looking wonderfully rainbow-glittery <3
The NI Children’s Commissioner Koulla Yiasuma, looking wonderfully rainbow-glittery <3
PSNI and Garda Síochána participating for the first time in Belfast Pride
PSNI and Garda Síochána participating for the first time in Belfast Pride
Our friends at the Rainbow Project
Our friends at the Rainbow Project
Director of Rainbow John O'Doherty flying the flag for equality and respect
Director of Rainbow John O’Doherty flying the flag for equality and respect
Young activists from Cara-Friend
Young activists from Cara-Friend
Lawyers for Pride suited and booted for the day
Lawyers for Pride suited and booted for the day
Who needs to walk when you can rollerskate?
Who needs to walk when you can rollerskate?
Some of the extremely cute #DogsOfPride
Some of the extremely cute #DogsOfPride
Our Policy Coordinator Louise Kennedy pledging support to UNISON & Love Equality NI's marriage equality campaign
Our Policy Coordinator Louise Kennedy pledging support to UNISON & Love Equality NI’s marriage equality campaign