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Dublin & The East

ACT UP Dublin Individuals united in anger and committed to direct action to end the HIV crisis.

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Acting OutPerformance group drawn from LGBTQ+ community in Dublin. W:

Alcoholics Anonymous Ireland

Belong ToSupport, youth groups and counselling for LGBTQ+ youth. 13 Parliament St. Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

W: T: (01) 670 6223

Inc. IndividualiTY For trans and non-binary youth / The Ladybirds For LBT gals and non-binary pals / Drug and Alcohol Service E:

Bi+ Ireland Creating a space where bi+ people can make friends and access peer support.

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Black Queer Book ClubA safe space for Black queer people to read/grow in community.

Insta: @black.queerbookclub

Dining Out Ireland Organisation A social dinner club for gay men. E:

Dublin Gaymers LGBTQ+ people can make new friends and play some games. FB: DublinGaymers

Dublin Lesbian Line Supporting LGBTQ+ women* so they are valued, equal, safe and celebrated.

W: E: T: (01) 872 9911

Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride Championing inclusion and equality for all.

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Equality For Children A campaign for equality for children of LGBTQ+ parents in Ireland.

Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC)

Providing a welcome and confidential environment for LGBTQ+ people seeking legal advice on legal issues where gender and sexuality are a factor.

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Gay Health Network HIV prevention and sexual health and wellbeing for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men. W:

Gay Men’s Health Service (GMHS) HSE Sexual health and wellbeing service for GBTQ+ men.

Meath Primary Care Centre, Heytesbury Street, Dublin 8.

W: T: (01) 921 2730


GAZE Ireland’s largest LGBTQ+ film event. W:

GCN (Gay Community News)

Ireland’s national queer media and paper of record.

W: T: (01) 675 5025


Glória -LGBTQ+ Choir For information visit

Greenbow LGBT Deaf Group A non-profit organisation run for the benefit of all Deaf/Hard of Hearing LGBTQ+ people.

F: Greenbow Deaf LGBT Ireland

HSE Helplines: Drugs and Alcohol Support Service T: 1800 459 459

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HIV and Sexual Health Support Service T & E: Same

HIV Ireland Advocating for individuals living with HIV. 70 Eccles St. Dublin 7.

W: T: (01) 873 3799


Insight Matters A counselling, psychotherapy and wellness centre. 106 Capel Street Dublin W: T: (01) 891 0703

International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival An annual event highlighting the best in Irish and international LGBTQ+ theatre.

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Intersex Ireland Intersex people speaking up, telling our stories and spreading awareness.

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INTO LGBT+ Teachers’ Group Subgroup of the INTO union advocating for LGBTQ+ inclusion in primary schools in Ireland.


Irish Gay Dads Representing LGBTQ+ families with same-sex male parents.

W: E: X/Insta: @irishgaydads

Irish Queer Archive The most comprehensive collection of material in Ireland relating to homosexuality and LGBTQ+ studies. For access to collection:

LGBT Ireland Supporting, educating and connecting to enhance LGBTQ+ lives. 80 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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LGBTQ+ Telefriending Service An opportunity for older members to connect with another LGBTQ+ person and receive mutual connection and support by phone.

LGBT Traveller & Roma Group Aiming to increase the promotion, protection, inclusion and celebration of LGBTQ+ Traveller and Roma individuals and their families. W:

LGBT AA Ireland LGBT AA group meetings. W: E:

Man2Man HIV prevention and sexual health and wellbeing for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men. W:

Married Men’s Group A peer support group for men who are/were married to women and questioning their orientation. Meetings first Thursday of each month in a Dublin venue.

W: T: (01) 872 1055

MPOWER Empowering gay, bisexual and trans men towards improved sexual health.

W: Insta: @mpowerprogramme

NATIONAL LGBT+ HELPLINE Freephone 1800 929 539 Monday to Thursday: 6:30pm to 10pm, Fridays: 4pm to 10pm, Weekends: 4pm to 6pm

Neuro Pride Create a community where Neurodivergent people can connect and be proud of who they are. W: E:

NIPS Dublin -Gay Mens Nudist Group Monthly social events.


NXF (National LGBT Federation)

Campaigning for the equal rights of LGBTQ+ people in Ireland and internationally.


Outcomers A social and befriending support group for LGBTQ+ people. 8 Roden Place, Dundalk, Co Louth.
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T: 042 932 9816

Outhouse LGBTQ+ community resource centre. 105 Capel Street, Dublin 1.

W: T: (01) 873 4999


Pavee Point Improving the quality of life of the Traveller and Roma community. 46 Charles Street Great, Dublin 1. W: E:

Queer Culture Ireland Irish LGBTQ+ culture, history and art group.

Insta: @queercultureireland

Rewind Fastforward Record A national artistic initiative exploring local LGBTQ+ histories.

Insta: @rewindfastforwardrecord

Running Amach Social Networking Site for LGBTQ+ women in Ireland W:

ShoutOut Delivering LGBTQ+ inclusive education in schools across Ireland. W:

Small Trans Library Trans volunteers organising free events, activities and support for trans people in Dublin.

W: Insta: @translibdub

SpunOut Ireland’s youth information website. W:

The Switchboard Support and resources for the LGBTQ+ community, their family, friends and allies.

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T: (01) 872 1055

Trans & Intersex Pride Dublin
E: Insta: @transpridedublin

Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) Advice, help and support for the trans community.

W: T: (01) 873 3575

E: inc. Trans Femme Social Group
E: Trans Peer Support Group

Trans Equality Together A coalition working to create an Ireland where trans and non-binary people are equal, safe & valued. W:
Insta: @transeqtogether

Trans Greystones Community support group.
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Transformers Dublin / TransParenCI Dublin Peer and support group for trans and non-binary youth/parents and family members of trans and nonbinary people.


Transgender Family Support Line A helpline for family members of trans and non-binary people. T: (01) 907 3707

Sundays, 6pm to 9pm and Tuesdays, 10am to 12pm

Trinity LGBT Staff Network For staff and aliies at TCD.
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Union of Students Ireland (USI)

Student movement that promotes the interests of students studying in third level colleges and universities. W: T: (01) 709 9300

Under The Rainbow United by activism for human rights, equality, health and wellness.
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Youth Work Ireland Supporting, empowering, inspiring and educating young people across Ireland.

W: T: (01) 858 4500

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From The Team
Welcome, dear reader, to the April/May issue of GCN.
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As Chair of the National LGBT Federation which publishes GCN along with working to achieve the NXF Strategy 2023 - 2026, I thought I would let you all know how 2024 is going so far.
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Over the Rainbow: Tackling Rainbow Washing At Pride
It will come as no surprise to readers of GCN that Pride’s origins are rooted in protest. The brave actions of LGBTQ+ people throughout history, notably the Stonewall riots in 1969.
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As Dublin Pride prepares to celebrate 50 years since the first Sexual Liberation Movement demonstration for Homosexual Law Reform in 1974, Ethan Moser continues his series highlighting the founding members of the SLM
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Behind the Curtain
The process and craft at the National Theatre are at the heart of our backstage tours.
Finding My Feet
Abigail Sinistore has been “studying abroad” in Dublin for four months now, and during that time, the Irish LGBTQ+ community has become a second home to her. But, as the writer explains, it wasn’t always that way.
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In dialogues revolving around the concept of safe spaces, familiar refrains echo, revealing enduring challenges: a persistent scarcity, lack of diversity, sometimes visibility, and sporadic lapses in security. Swantje Mohrbeck speaks to those who work to ensure a ‘safe space’ is a reality more than a buzzword.
Mother of All Parties
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Listings - Organisations - Supports
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