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Supporting LGBT+

Welcome to  OutWest 

OutWest is a Voluntary Social, Support and Advocacy Group for LGBT+ People in Connacht

Support Equality with a Donation

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

€836 of €10.000 raised
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Donation Total: €50,00

Upcoming Events

02 October 22

Drop-in: LGBafternoonT+ with OutWest

Our Drop-in Centre is open from 2pm to 6pm every Sunday. Looking forward to seeing you all at the Drop-in Centre on Tucker Street, Castlebar. See the map here. For…
01 October 22

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…
02 October 22

Free Rapid HIV Testing

Drop-in anytime between 7pm and 7.45pm on first Sunday of every month for a quick, free & confidential Rapid HIV Testing   Next time: Sunday, October 2nd Location: OutWest Centre,…
08 October 22

OutWest LGBTeaQ+ Coffee Meet up – Sligo

Join us Saturday 8th of October 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…
09 October 22

Drop-in: LGBafternoonT+ with OutWest

Our Drop-in Centre is open from 2pm to 6pm every Sunday. Looking forward to seeing you all at the Drop-in Centre on Tucker Street, Castlebar. See the map here. For…

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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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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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6 hours ago

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#WorkingWithPride: Job Opportunities with Inclusive Employers So Professionals & Graduates Don’t Have to Return to the Closet.Organised by myGwork on 19 October, #WorkFair 2022 is the largest global virtual careers fair featuring truly inclusive employers, where graduates and professionals can work with pride.Graduates, students and professionals can register to attend #WorkFair2022 completely free of charge here: mygwork.gethighered.global/vevents/1b5548aa-c353-45f5-af75-c48676edc691 ... See MoreSee Less
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8 hours ago

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True to one of their core company values, CMS Distribution have “Exceeded Expectations” and not just raised their target of 1,000 in their Croagh Patrick Climb fundraiser for OutWest, but have raised a total of € 1,448.20! We are so grateful and appreciative of their hard work in raising these donations for us, and this is a clear example of a business who have actively gone above and beyond to support the LGBTQIA+ community 🏳️‍🌈 Thanks to all who participated and donated ❤️If you wish to donate, there's still time until tonight! Follow the link 👇www.idonate.ie/CMSDistributionOutWestClimb ... See MoreSee Less
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9 hours ago

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Droichead Arts Centre and An Táin Arts Centre proudly present: UNGUARDEDWritten & Performed by Anthony KinahanDirected by Anna Simpson (Quintessence Theatre)THURSDAY 6th & FRIDAY 7th OCTOBER 2022 @ 8PMDroichead Arts Centre, Stockwell St. DroghedaTickets at www.droichead.com When a father’s world falls apart, he must battle through obstacles to ensure a future for him & his son.Love; loss; laughs & families left behind: This new, original theatrical story - developed by Louth-based actor/theatre-maker Anthony Kinahan - highlights the vulnerable position many LGBTQ+ & non-LGBTQ+ families find themselves in, due to the lack of regulation of Surrogacy in Ireland.Developed under the Artist in Association in 2021, and showcased by Droichead Arts Centre under Droichead Presents new Drama, this production is produced by Droichead and An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk.Running time approx. 55mins.Promo Trailer here – youtu.be/RmgXYJ-TKnoCREATIVESProducer/Writer/Performer – Anthony KinahanDirector/Sound Design - Anna SimpsonLighting Design – Colin DoranVideographer – Steven LarkinUNGUARDED has been shortlisted for the VAULT Festival in London in Spring 2023. It will also be transferring to An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk, in February & to other venues nationally in 2023.Special Thanks to Maeve Delargy (OUTLaw / Lesbian Lawyers Network) & Ranae von Meding (Equality for Children) for their consultation on this new writing.For further information, please contact Anthony on 0872379893 or email [email protected] ... See MoreSee Less
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1 day ago

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Gaymes Night: Dungeons & Dragons, Jackbox and board games 🎲♟Happening this Saturday, October 1st 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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