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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

€340 of €10.000 raised
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Donation Total: €50,00

Upcoming Events

07 August 21

Sligo Pride Parade 2021

Join OutWest to march behind our banner at the Sligo Pride Parade 2021! Parade route and start time to be confirmed. For more information, visit their website or get in…
31 July 21

OutWest Open Mic Online Drop-in

OutWest is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: OutWest Open Mic Online Drop-in Time: July 31, 2021 4 PM Dublin Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/93142086891?pwd=UkpwQndhNEsybU9UY3RxTkhXamdrdz09 Meeting ID: 931 4208…
27 July 21

OutWest Online Bring & Brag Book Club

On the last Tuesday of each month, we are hosting an online book club. For this bring and brag Book Club evening, members are invited to read the following online…
25 July 21

OutWest Belleek Woods Walk & Picnic

Join OutWest for a Belleek Woods Walk & Picnic, Ballina, Co. Mayo! Meeting at 12pm at Belleek Woods Carpark on Sunday 25th July 2021. Please, bring your own food 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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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

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We have just sent out our first monthly newsletter, which will keep everyone up to date with all of our events and notices!To sign up to our newsletter, visit our website www.outwest.ie! ... See MoreSee Less
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PRO/Communications Officer Wanted!We are on the hunt for a new PRO/Communications Officer.Tasks include:~Managing Social Media~Replying to messages/emails~Talking with potential volunteers~Attending monthly meetings If you are interested or want to hear more, please contact [email protected]! ... See MoreSee Less
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*IMPORTANT*We are sorry to announce that tomorrow's Online Drop-in (Saturday 24th July) has been cancelled as we are short on volunteers to help in co-hosting the 2hrs online drop-in. We're very sorry for any inconvenience caused.If you're interested in volunteering to help us run our online drop-in and/or would like to know more about it, please, we want to hear from you! Send us an email to [email protected]Thank you 🏳️‍🌈 ... See MoreSee Less
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Join us this Sunday for our Belleek Walk and Picnic in Belleek Woods, Ballina!Meeting in Belleek Woods Carpark at 12pm! ... See MoreSee Less
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For our Sligo meet up next week, the 31st July, we will be meeting at the Blind Tiger, as the Penny Cafe is closed!This is just for next week and will then return to meeting in the Penny Cafe! ... See MoreSee Less
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