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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

28 November 20

OutWest LGBT+ Open Mic Online Drop-in

Seeing as we can't meet in person due to the nationwide restrictions, we'll be holding an online version of our Drop-In Centre. Join us on Zoom...
05 December 20

OutWest LGBT+ Special Christmas Online Drop-in

Seeing as we can't meet in person due to the nationwide restrictions, we'll be holding an online version of our Drop-In Centre. Join us on Zoom...

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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journal

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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2 hours ago

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Thank you so much to everyone who entered our recent competition to celebrate the launch of our new website! (www.outwest.ie)

Congratulations to the 3 winners!
Peter Costello Eddie McGuinness and Chriss Petru!

Please email [email protected] or private message us here on this page to arrange delivery of your prize!
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Teach Solais LGBT+ Resource Centre is an amazing essential support for the LGBT+ people! 🏳️‍🌈 "its health and wellbeing services include the Galway branch of the national LGBTQ+ Helpline, mental health talks and panel discussions, peer support groups such as trans group GOSSIP, and free HIV testing by AIDS West."
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3 days ago

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On Saturday, we will be hosting our first Open Mic at our Online Drop In! Come along and show off one of your talents! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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Intersex Day of Solidarity, November 8th
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