LGBT support services for young people in Ireland. The over-18s group (age 18-23) meets every second Tuesday from 6-8pm. Ladybirds is a group for LGBT women aged 14-23 that meets every second Thursday 6-8pm. BeLonG To had also run a safe space service for asylum seekers.
Outhouse – offers an LGBT café, library and performance space that runs support groups, Come Rhyme With Me poetry nights, Girls Night In, film club, and drama groups. They also provide a free counselling service and free Personal Development and Assertiveness courses for gay and bisexual men. On the third Saturday of every month from 1:30pm they run a free STI testing for those who have no symptoms but would like a check-up. Staff at reception also provide information and referrals to other services, and there are free condoms and lube. The Café has wifi access and a noticeboard kept up-to-date with events and activities in the community.
Gay Community News (GCN) is a magazine based in Dublin. Founded in 1988, it is Ireland’s longest-running LGBT publication.
The editorial focus of GCN continues to be rights- and community-based. The magazine reports on political developments in Ireland and throughout the world, and is a key source of information for gay men, lesbians, bisexuals and transsexual people in Ireland, providing them with details of all community, cultural and social events and initiatives. It is also the only publication in Ireland with regular coverage of developments for HIV positive people. GCN also has regular celebrity interviews, lifestyle features, film, book and music reviews and social columnists. It has 33,000 readers and is distributed across Ireland, north and south.
Operates a free, confidential and non-judgemental drop in information and support service in Dublin. The service operates on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm. An appointment is not necessary.
Works with asylum seekers, refugees and other disadvantaged migrant groups, with special concern for survivors of torture. Provides medical, therapeutic rehabilitation, counselling and other support services.
The public legal aid board service which every international protection (asylum) applicant can avail of.They offer legal advice and provide information after you have made your initial application, during completion of your questionnaire and before your interview with International Protection Office. They can make written submissions in support of your application. They also provide support with any subsequent appeals.
The application form to apply to the Legal Aid Board to represent you can be found on legalaidboard.ie in the section entitled ‘Services for International Protection Applicants. The Legal Aid Board has office in Cork, Galway and Dublin & Kerry.