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Supporting LGBT+

Welcome to  OutWest 

OutWest is a Voluntary Social, Support and Advocacy Group for LGBT+ People in Connacht

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Your donation would be an amazing way to support the LGBT+ community in the West of Ireland. Your contribution will help create significant changes and progress in our community and support our local Drop In Centre.

Drop-in Centre Funds

€625 of €10.000 raised
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Donation Total: €50,00

Upcoming Events

29 January 22

OutWest’s Tie Dye Party!

Add some colour to your winter clothing! On Saturday 29th of January 2022, join us from 2pm to 5pm in our Centre on Tucker Street, Castlebar (see map here) for…
12 February 22

OutWest LGBTeaQ+ Coffee Meet up

Join us Saturday 12th of February 2022 at The Blind Tiger, Sligo for the LGBTeaQ+ Coffee Meet up from 12pm to 2pm. For more info, please send an email to…
30 January 22

Drop-in: LGBafternoonT+ with OutWest

Our Drop-in Centre is open from 2pm to 6pm every Sunday. Looking forward to seeing you all at the Drop-in Centre on Tucker Street, Castlebar. See the map here. For…
06 February 22

Drop-in: LGBafternoonT+ with OutWest

Our Drop-in Centre is open from 2pm to 6pm every Sunday. Looking forward to seeing you all at the Drop-in Centre on Tucker Street, Castlebar. See the map here. For…
16 February 22

OutWest’s AGM 2022

Join us for our Annual General Meeting, Wednesday, February 16th 2022 starting at 8pm. This is an online meeting open to the public. The OutWest AGM will cover everything we…

Latest News

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Thoughts from a Member

My story…. Open the zip of the invisible bubble that surrounds you and step out into your world. Asleep, alone, eyes closed in an empty world of nothingness. I talked. I cried. I laughed. But was I different? Fun and games, laughs and tears like everyone else. But I was different. Why me?

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Drop In Centre Opening

Mayo’s first LGBT+ drop-in centre will open in Castlebar on 18th January 2020. The centre will provide a relaxed welcoming space for LGBT+ people, families and partners to socialise, chat, and make connections.

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journal

Thoughts from a Member

My story…. Open the zip of the invisible bubble that surrounds you and step out into your world. Asleep, alone, eyes closed in an empty world of nothingness. I talked. I cried. I laughed. But was I different? Fun and games, laughs and tears like everyone else. But I was different. Why me?

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Past Gatherings

What you're Saying

Brilliant. Well done to you all. All the best with the drop in centre.

January 2020

Anonymous

You’re doing great work and volunteering. Kindest from Roscommon. Your chat line will be a tremendous lifeline to many. God bless, be safe and take care

March 2020

Anonymous

Coming from Achill Island to student life in Trinity was a very similar experience for me though in the late 70’s being gay wasn’t that easy in Dublin either. Thank god we’ve all moved on and grown up a lot as a nation.

January 2020

Anonymous

I feel like so many Elders of the LGBTA community get forgotten and left behind, it warms my heart when stuff like this is shared, they deserve all the love and happiness.

March 2020

Anonymous

The LGBT+ community needs OutWest.

July 2019

Anonymous

Love for one another, not hate or prejudice.

December 2019

Anonymous

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