Photograph of the Cara-Friend helpline phone, 4 University Street

Phone box in the Cara-Friend office

Dublin Core

Title

Photograph of the Cara-Friend helpline phone, 4 University Street

Subject

helpline

Description

Phone in the Cara-Friend office. Due to a grant from the Department of Health in 1975 Cara-Friend set up a helpline.) 4 University Street, or ‘Number 4’ as it became known, served as a centre for the gay community in Belfast from early in 1977 to October 1983. The vacant and derelict house was ‘loaned’ to the Gay Liberation Society by QUB. It housed the Cara-Friend helpline as well as other LGBT organisations. After the building was vacated in 1983 it was demolished and replaced by modern flats.

Creator

Sobey, Doug

Rights

Photo by Doug Sobey, Ulster Museum Collection. Items in this digital archive are covered by a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No-
Derivatives License. Please credit the LGBT HERITAGE PROJECT Northern Ireland, and provide a link back to this site.

Format

photograph

Type

still image

Coverage

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Citation

Sobey, Doug, “Photograph of the Cara-Friend helpline phone, 4 University Street,” LGBTHistoryni, accessed August 15, 2022, https://lgbthistoryni.com/items/show/53.