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Supporting LGBT+

Welcome to  OutWest 

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

Support Equality with a Donation

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

€836 of €10.000 raised
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Donation Total: €50,00

Upcoming Events

09 July 22

OutWest LGBTeaQ+ Coffee Meet up – Sligo

Join us Saturday 9th of July 2022 at The Blind Tiger, Sligo for the LGBTeaQ+ Coffee Meet up from 12pm to 2pm. For more info, please send an email to…
15 July 22

OutWest Pink Friday

Pink Friday started off in December 2015 with the LGBT society of IT Sligo. Since then, Pink Friday nights have been run by the society and more recently, Sligo Pride.…
23 July 22

OutWest LGBTeaQ+ Coffee Meet up – Sligo

Join us Saturday 23rd of July 2022 at The Blind Tiger, Sligo for the LGBTeaQ+ Coffee Meet up from 12pm to 2pm. For more info, please send an email to…
10 July 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…
17 July 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…

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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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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What a fabulous day it was yesterday at Mayo Pride Parade ☀️🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️ Well done!❤️🧡💛💚💙💜#pride2022 #lgbtqia #MAYO #loveislove #transrightsarehumanrights ... See MoreSee Less
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REMINDEROur centre is exceptionally closed today due to Mayo Pride weekend.We apologise for any disappointment caused, and we'll be back open next Sunday, July 10th 🏳️‍🌈 ... See MoreSee Less
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