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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

26 June 21

OutWest LGBT+ Open Mic Online Drop-in

OutWest is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: OutWest LGBT+ Open Mic Online Drop-in Time: June 26, 2021 4 PM Dublin Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/93142086891?pwd=UkpwQndhNEsybU9UY3RxTkhXamdrdz09 Meeting ID: 931…
29 June 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…
03 July 21

OutWest LGBTQ+ Tea/Coffee Meet up

Today is the day!! The OutWest Sligo team is organising a LGBTQ+ coffee meet up every two weeks at Penny Café outdoor terrace in Sligo Town from 12-2pm!! Join us…
27 June 21

OutWest Moore Hall Walk & Picnic

Join us on Sunday 27th of June 2021 for a LGBT+ family friendly walk in Moore Hall Forest, Co. Mayo followed by a picnic. Meet at 12pm at Moore Hall…

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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21 hours ago

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OutWest were delighted to take part in RTÉ's series on Pride. Jordan and Róisín talked to Adam Hogan about the work OutWest do for the LGBT+ community in the West of Ireland!Check it out here: youtu.be/GxGoTfHu9cs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

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Some more photos of the OutWest Sligo Meet-Up last Saturday! Thank you to Catriona Bonner Photography for their brilliant photos of the event! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

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Thank you to everyone who attended the OutWest Sligo Meet-Up last Saturday organised by the Sligo Sub-Committee! Thank you so much to the Penny Café for accommodating us! These Sligo meet-ups will be happening every second Saturday for the summer, so put the 3rd of July in your diary for the next one!Here are some photos of the afternoon, more to follow! ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

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"We need Pride until we truly feel equal and safe in Irish society."BeLonG To Youth Services‘Why do you need Pride?’These are words we hear too often. Sadly, this Pride we have seen the burning of Rainbow Flags, calls for Straight Pride and homophobic graffiti. We’ve heard from over 2,000 LGBTI+ young people about the mental health challenges they have experienced in the past year, from trans youth about the pain they experience waiting and waiting for gender-affirming care, and from young people who have had to go back into the closet to feel safe when staying in their family home during lockdown.We need Pride until we truly feel equal and safe in Irish society. ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

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Who's up for another LGBT+ family friendly walk & picnic in Co. Mayo?Join us, Sunday 27th of June 2021 in Moore Hall for a walk followed by a picnic. Meet at 12pm at Moore Hall Recreation Area. All welcome! 🏳️‍🌈 🏳‍⚧Please, bring your own food & beverage.Respect social distancing and wear a mask. ... See MoreSee Less
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