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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

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

Upcoming Events

22 May 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…
29 May 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…
28 May 22

OutWest LGBTeaQ+ Coffee Meet up

Join us Saturday 28th of May 2022 at The Blind Tiger, Sligo for the LGBTeaQ+ Coffee Meet up from 12pm to 2pm. For more info, please send an email to…
22 May 22

Doorly Park Walk

Join us on Sunday, May 22nd for a walk at Doorly Park, Sligo. Meeting at 1pm by the playground.  Four legged friends welcome, but please keep them on a lead!…
18 June 22

Castlerea Fairy Village Walk

Who’s up for a Fairy Walk?! Join us Saturday, June 18th for a walk followed by a picnic* (weather permitting) at the Fairy Village, Castlerea (see location here). Meet at…

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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11 hours ago

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We've had a much needed committee social this evening to catch up outside of zoom calls and our public events before heading into a busy Pride Month! 😁 🏳️‍🌈 ... See MoreSee Less
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Join us tomorrow, Sunday 22nd of May for a walk at Doorly Park, Sligo 🏳️‍🌈Meeting at 1pm by the playground. Four legged friends welcome, but please keep them on a lead!For more information email [email protected]See you there! 🏳️‍🌈 ... See MoreSee Less
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We're having such a great time here at our Pink Friday night, and the night is only starting! If you're not here already, join us 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧ ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

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Some great fun happened last night at our LGBTQ+ meetup in Bridge Street Bar 😄 We can't wait for the next one! 🏳️‍🌈 ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

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Get ready for tonight folks, Pink Friday is on! 🏳️‍🌈Join us at the Swagman Bar from 8pm, and let's enjoy a good time together 😃🏳️‍🌈 ... See MoreSee Less
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