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This web site is archived. The information is not updated. The web site is left online as an historical record. You may post on the forums, but they are unmoderated. There are new web sites

http://www.manxrainbow.com
and

http://www.manxrainbow.info/

Two Facebook pages
http://www.facebook.com/groups/IoM.LGBT/ and

http://www.facebook.com/TheManxRainbowAssociation


Welcome to the Carrey Friend Web Site

Carrey Friend Isle of Man Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Info is a voluntary organisation and registered charity which between January 1991 and August 2002 operated a phone line service for three hours one evening each week. In that time it took over 2,500 calls offering a befriending, support and information service. Calls fell in number and it was difficult to recruit, train and keep volunteers. This web site was established in May 2000. In its first 8 months it had nearly 1,000 hits. In 2001 it had over 2,500. Since then hits have increased steadily and we are now running at about 5,000 hits per year. The forums were established in 2003. They have proved popular with many thousands of visits each year.

There are now a number of resources operating under our umbrella such as the walking group and Police support drop-in.


Volunteers
Now that we do not have to rely on premises and telephone lines it is much easier and far less labour intensive to provide a satisfactory level of service to the local gay community.

We would of course welcome on board any volunteers who would be willing to raise funds, run events or who could provide web design skills or help with moderating the forums.

We now offer befriending, support and information by e-mail and/or primarily to gay men and women living on the Island. In certain circumstances we can also offer befriending and face to face contact. We try to produce an occasional newsletter which is posted to and archived on the site and can be sent by e-mail or post. Join the forums to experience the Isle of Man LGBT community and find out all the news. All forum members are sent the e news letter automatically. Contact friend@gayinfo.org.im to be out on the mailing list for an e-mail or post copy without joining. For information, support, mentoring or befriending contact friend@gayinfo.org.im

All of what we do has to be funded. Please feel free to send a donation or why not shop via our internet shopping link. Every time you spend we get a commission.

Current Events

For up to date event info please click here to check the forums >>

There is no dedicated gay venue. We are trying to reinstate monthly nights.

Walking Group
Events on:
Sat 31st July, Sat 21st Aug, Sat 11th Sept.
Click here for route details

Police Diversity Group
7pm - 9pm Ballacloan School,Douglas on:
The first Thursday of each month next drop-in is 2nd June 2011.
Click here for further details

The LGBT Rainbow Ball
Events on: 6:30pm - 12:30am at The Empress Hotel
Sat 23rd July.
Click here for more details

IOM LGBT Fortnightly Meetings
Events on:6:00pm - 7:30pm latest at The Sefton Hotel Library
Next Meeting Wed 20th April. All are Welcome
Click here for more details

IDAHO - International Day Against Homophobia
Events on:17th May 2011 - Support IDAHO by wearing a Rainbow Item
Help Stamp Out Homophobia on the Isle Of Man
Click here for more details


The Newsletter archive will also be kept up to date with the current issue, in order that you can keep abreast of the latest news and events.