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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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Upcoming Events

18 December 22

25th Anniversary

25th Anniversary invitation All of us at OutWest extend an open invitation to call in and celebrate with us !! Make sure to keep 18th December free and have your…
10 December 22

OutWest LGBTeaQ+ Coffee Meet up – Sligo

Join us Saturday 10th of December 2022 at the WB’s Coffee House, Sligo for the LGBTeaQ+ Coffee Meet up from 11am to 1pm. For more info, please send an email…
16 December 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.…
11 December 22

IMPORTANT NOTICE

ATTENTION – IMPORTANT NOTICE Due to a major water leak, our Centre is now closed until further notice. We are currently in the process of looking for an alternative location.…

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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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12 hours ago

OutWest
Great News! We are happy to announce we have found a new venue to celebrate our 25th Anniversary at Le Chéile Family Resource Centre, Castlebar 🥳🎊✨Many thanks to Le Cheile FRC Castlebar for accommodating us❤️🧡💛💚💙💜Make sure to keep 18th December free and have your Christmas jumper ready as we'll be joined by a very special guest, DAME MIRIAM LIPCHITZ 111 🤩We have a very exciting afternoon planned with music, cakes, raffle with spot prizes and more 🎶🥳 Also get 10% off on all our merch on the day! Tell your friends and we hope to see you all there!!! 🎄✨Time: 2pm - 6pmFree AdmissionFor more information contact us via email at [email protected] or call/text 087 972 5586 ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

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Two weeks to go until our 25th Anniversary celebration! 🎊 Yes!! All of us at OutWest extend an open invitation to call in and celebrate with us !!Make sure to keep 18th December free and have your Christmas jumper ready as we'll be joined by a very special guest, DAME MIRIAM LIPCHITZ 111 🤩We have a very exciting afternoon planned with music, cakes, raffle with spot prizes and more 🎶🥳 Also get 10% off on all our merch on the day! Tell your friends and we hope to see you all there!!! 🎄✨Location: Le Chéile Family Resource Centre, Tucker Street, Garryduff, Castlebar, Co. MayoTime: 2pm - 6pmFree AdmissionFor more information contact us via email at [email protected] or call/text 087 972 5586 ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

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Making the Yuletide gay at our Christmas Party 2022 🎊🌲 ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

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Hey folks! Reminder that our Gaymes Night is on today from 4pm to 8pm at Serious Business Sligo 😀🏳️‍🌈♟🎲 ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

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Hey folks! Gaymes Night is happening this Saturday, December 3rd in Serious Business, Sligo from 4pm to 8pm 🏳️‍🌈🎲♟There is a charge of €5 per person payable at the door. No booking required.For more info, please send an email to [email protected] ... See MoreSee Less
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