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Supporting LGBT+

Welcome to  OutWest 

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

Annual General Meeting

Wednesday 20th of March 2024 @ 7.30pm

Both in person & online – Register your attendance HERE.

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

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Upcoming Events

20 March 24

OutWest Annual General Meeting 2024/2025

We are delighted to announce the upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the year 2024/2025, which will be held on March 20th, 2024 at 19:30. The AGM will take place…

Latest News

Thank you!

Thanks to all who have come and supported us at our Spooky Sunday Fundraising Thanks to your generosity and participation, we have raised €298.50 It was great to see so many turning up and have fun! Between learning how to crochet with our crochet expert Fiona, enjoying outdoor games and card games, and…

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Spooky Sunday Fundraising

πŸŽƒ Get Ready for a Spooktacular Sunday! πŸŽƒ Mark your calendars because on Sunday, October 29th, from 12 PM to 6 PM, something wickedly fun is brewing! Join us for our "Happy Halloween Spooky Sunday Fundraising" event, where we've conjured up a cauldron of activities that promise to make your Halloween unforgettable. 🍰 Bake Sale…

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Drop-in Centre in Ballina

There it is! Our team is delighted to anounce that our new Drop-in Centre located in Ballina (see map HERE) will be open every Sunday at the usual times, from 2pm to 6pm starting this Sunday 12th of March On the day, we will also have another session of SingOutWest Choir running from 4pm…

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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

Anonymous

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The spread of mis and disinformation online has real-life consequences for LGBTQ+ young people, that’s why Belong To are encouraging everyone to Pause. Question. Confirm to stop the spread of misinformation in its tracks.We all have a role to play in tackling this spread, it's up to us to #FeedTheGood and#BlockTheBadFor tips on staying safe online, how to identify mis and disinformation, and reporting hateful content visit www.itsoursocialmedia.com or follow Belong To #IOSM ... See MoreSee Less
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πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Exciting Announcement from Roscommon! 🌈 First Roscommon Pride is on its way! πŸŽ‰ Get ready to celebrate love, acceptance, and unity this August 23rd - 25th! But wait, there's more!πŸ“£ Roscommon Pride is on the lookout for passionate volunteers to make this event shine even brighter! ✨ If you want to be a part of something special, apply now through the Roscommon Volunteer Centre.Link to volunteer opportunity: www.i-vol.ie/volunteer-opportunity/?ID=a00Vh000001kHWn Let's help make this Pride unforgettable! 🌟#roscommonpride #pride2024 #volunteeropportunity #communitylove πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ ... See MoreSee Less
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πŸ“£ Annual General Meeting 2024/2025 πŸ“… We are delighted to announce the upcoming AGM for the year 2024/2025, which will be held on March 20th, 2024 at 19:30. The AGM will take place both online and in person at the OutWest Drop-in Centre in Ballina πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆEvent Details:πŸ“… March 20th, 2024⏱ 19:30πŸ“ OutWest Drop-in Centre, Unit 6, Cualgara, Teeling Street, Ballina, Co. Mayo F26 XW65 (In-person) and Online via Zoom.Please, register your attendance via the link below:forms.gle/WJYbuNyXYCU3zVKB7For more information email [email protected]#AGM #outwest #lgbtqia #futureofoutwest #connacht ... See MoreSee Less
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πŸ“£ IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆOur events & drop in centre are taking a short break as we focus on preparing for our AGM (date to be announced shortly).If you'd like to get involved in OutWest, why not join us as a volunteer or committee member? It's fun! πŸ€—News of upcoming events and the reopening of the drop in centre will be posted here closer to the time – stay tuned..... πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆwww.outwest.ie[email protected]087 972 5586 ... See MoreSee Less
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