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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

23 January 21

OutWest LGBT+ 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
30 January 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: Jan 30, 2021 12:45 PM Dublin
26 January 21

OutWest Online Book Club

On the last Tuesday of each month, we will be hosting an online book club, starting 26th January. Because of libraries and bookshops being shut, we will be operating a…
23 February 21

OutWest Online 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…

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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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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3 days ago

OutWest

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

Do you identify as LGBTQ+ and a minority faith, race, and/or ethnicity? Rachel, a researcher from the University of Limerick, is looking to interview LGBTQ+ minority faith, race, and/or ethnicity people to explore their experiences in Ireland. She hopes that her research will help Irish LGBTQ+ organisations improve their understanding and services for minority members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Contact Rachel at [email protected] or 089-7076028 to learn more.
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3 days ago

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As usual, our Online Drop-In will be taking place on Saturday from 12.45-2.45! ... See MoreSee Less

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3 days ago

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On the last Tuesday of each month, we will be hosting an online book club, starting 26th January.

Because of libraries and bookshops being shut, we will be operating a bit differently to a regular book club. Instead of the group reading one book, we invite you to come along and discuss a book you've read, currently reading, or your favourite book! (No spoilers of course!)

Everyone is welcome no matter what type of books you read, print books, ebooks, audio books, graphic novels, they're all welcome here!

Come along and join us on the last Tuesday of each month on Zoom!
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6 days ago

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We had a great time at our Online Drop-In on Zoom today! If you missed it today, don't worry, we have one on every Saturday at 12.45! ... See MoreSee Less

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