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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.

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Everyone should be allowed to be who we truly are. We believe in equality. Plain and simple! Your donation will help us provide a safe community and support group to those who need our help.
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Upcoming Events

27 February 21

OutWest LGBT+ Open Mic Online Drop-in

OutWest is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: OutWest LGBT+ Open Mic Online Drop-in Time: Feb 27, 2021 12:45 PM Dublin Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/93142086891?pwd=UkpwQndhNEsybU9UY3RxTkhXamdrdz09 Meeting ID: 931…
30 March 21

OutWest Online Bring & Brag Book Club

On the last Tuesday of each month, we are hosting an online book club. Because of libraries and bookshops being shut, we are operating a bit differently to a regular…
27 April 21

OutWest Online Bring & Brag Book Club

On the last Tuesday of each month, we are hosting an online book club. Because of libraries and bookshops being shut, we are operating a bit differently to a regular…
06 March 21

OutWest Special Quiztimate Online Drop-in

OutWest is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: OutWest LGBT+ Online Drop-in Time: Jan 23, 2021 12:45 PM Dublin

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

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24 hours ago

OutWest

Tomorrow (Sat 27th Feb) is time for our monthly Open Mic Online Drop-in! Come join us from 12.45pm to 14.45pm on Zoom. Click on the link below to get the Zoom link 👇
outwest.ie/program/outwest-lgbt-open-mic-online-drop-in/
See you tomorrow!! 🏳️‍🌈
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4 days ago

OutWest

Don't miss out our Online Bring & Brag Book Club this evening, Tuesday 23rd February @ 7pm via Zoom. Get the link by visiting outwest.ie/program/outwest-online-book-club-2/ ... See MoreSee Less

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5 days ago

OutWest

LGBT-Ireland runs the National Helpline, of which OutWest LGBT Helpline is one of the founding members.
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LGBT Ireland wishes to expand the membership of its Board, and seeks to appoint 3 new members to enhance and strengthen the Board’s expertise. We are currently particularly interested in hearing from people with skills in:
o Social Research and Policy and an affiliation with an Academic institution
o Clinical / Medical Experience, including Best Practice with Mental Health Supports
o Human Resources with experience in Employment Law, Health and Safety, Risk Management and Continuity Planning.
Board members are appointed on a voluntary basis and the term will be for a minimum of a two year period.

To apply please send a resume or CV along with a brief cover letter by email to:
[email protected] before February 26th 2021
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2 weeks ago

OutWest

Trans Healthcare in Ireland
Tomorrow is the last day to have your voice heard in this research.

My name is Sinéad Hodgins.
I am a psychologist in clinical training with NUIG while working for the HSE. I have been involved in Transgender related research since 2016 and I am currently conducting research as part of my doctorate with people who identify as transgender/ have a transgender history who have or wish to engage in gender affirming medical intervention (hormones/surgery) and their experience of healthcare.
I am mainly looking at their experience of accessing trans-specific healthcare but also general healthcare and the impact of this on their mental health and quality of life.
I have ethical approval from National University Ireland, Galway and from TENI (Transgender Equality Network Ireland). I would be extremely grateful if you could share the link to my questionnaire and the poster that accompanies it on your social media (Twitter/Facebook etc.) or with your members, as I am trying to get as many people’s perspectives and lived experiences as possible.

Gratefully yours,

Sinéad

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