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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.

Drop-in Centre Funds

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Upcoming Events

04 December 21

OutWest Gaymes Night

OutWest presents… Gaymes Night: Dungeons & Dragons, Jackbox and board games Happening on the first Saturday of each month in Serious Business, Sligo, from 4pm to 8pm. There is a…
30 November 21

OutWest Online Bring & Brag Book Club

On the last Tuesday of each month, we are hosting an online book club. We are operating a bit differently to a regular book club.  Instead of the group reading…
19 December 21

LGBTeaQ+ Online Hangouts

Happening on third Sunday of each month from 12pm to 2pm. Pop the kettle on, make your favourite beverage the way you like it, and join us on Zoom from…
16 January 22

LGBTeaQ+ Online Hangouts

Happening on third Sunday of each month from 12pm to 2pm. Pop the kettle on, make your favourite beverage the way you like it, and join us on Zoom from…
28 December 21

OutWest Online Bring & Brag Book Club

On the last Tuesday of each month, we are hosting an online book club. We are operating a bit differently to a regular book club.  Instead of the group reading…

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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Congrats to Sligo Pride!🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️ANNOUNCEMENT🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️ Sligo Pride are delighted to announce that we have received €7,735 in funding from the 2021 LGBTI+ Community Services Funding Call!This funding is going to be used for a Spring Pride event here in Sligo this coming March, which is just over 3 months away! So watch this space for more details in the New Year 😉 ... See MoreSee Less
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Don't forget, we're here at the drop-in until 6pm today. Stop by and say hi! 🏳️‍🌈 ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

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Always a fun afternoon at our LGBTeaQ+Coffee meet up in Sligo ☕🍰And in Castlebar, our drop-in centre on Tucker Street is open from 2pm to 6pm for anyone who would like to call in! Have a great weekend 🌈🏳️‍🌈🥳 ... See MoreSee Less
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