LGBT

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Note: The term “LGBT” referring to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-gendered persons is used throughout this guide, as it is the currently accepted term of usage in Ireland.

Each university provides counseling services. Information regarding the counseling services available can be obtained from inquiring at your Students’ Union.

 

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University College Cork

LGBT Society

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Student Welfare Officer

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Student Counselling

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Cork’s Lesbian Community Centre

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Lesbian Line Cork

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Cork Gay Project

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Gay Information Cork

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STI/GUM Clinic

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Garda Liaison Officer

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AIDS Helpline Cork

Tel. (021) 276 676

Lesbian and Gay Resource Group

The Other Place,
8 South Main Street,
Cork
Tel. (021) 4278470

Guide to Cork’s Gay Scene… Cork’s Gay Night Spots

LOAFERS

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TABOO

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THE OTHER PLACE

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INSTINCT

Market Lane (off Patrick’s St.)

FLUX!

Website: http://www.fluxcork.com/
56 McCurtain St

RUBY’S

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cork-Ireland/Rubys/79542292463
Hanover St

Cork’s LGB Friendly Venues
THE ROUNDY – THE RHINO ROOMS – Gay Friendly

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THE BODEGA – Gay Friendly

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FEVER

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GOLDSOUNDZ

Website: http://www.freakscene.com/goldsoundz.htm
Saturdays @ The Liquid Lounge, 15-16 Princes Street

FREAKSCENE

Website: http://www.freakscene.com/freak.htm
Wednesdays @ Gorbys/G2, Oliver Plunkett Street

For more information on these venues, any others and updates check out the following
website: http://www.gaycork.com

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University College Dublin

LGBT Society

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Dublin City

Gay Switchboard Dublin

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Dublin Lesbian Line

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OUTHouse

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GCN

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BeLonG To (Young people between 14 & 23)

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AIDS Helpline Dublin

Freephone 1800 459 459

Lesbian Education and Awareness

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‘Johnny’ – Gay Peer Action Group

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Gaire.com

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Queerid.com

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In Dublin Magazine

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National Lesbian and Gay Federation

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Dublin AIDS Alliance (DAA)

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SI

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Dublin Devils FC

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Pink Pages

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Guide to Dublin’s Gay Scene…

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NUI Galway

LGBT Society
GIGsoc, NUI Galway

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Student Health Unit

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GAY GALWAY

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Galway City

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University of Limerick

LGBT Society

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Student Welfare Officer

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Counselling Services On Campus

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On Campus Chaplains

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Church of Ireland / Anglican Chaplain

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Limerick City

Gay Switchboard Limerick

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Lesbian Line Limerick

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Transvestite Line Limerick

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Red Ribbon Project

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Rainbow Support Services

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Rainbow Coffee Dock

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Gay in Limerick

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AIDS Helpline Limerick

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Guide to Limerick’s Gay Scene…

RIDDLERS

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University of Ulster – Belfast, Derry Jordanstown & Coleraine

University of Ulster – Belfast LGBT Society

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University of Ulster – Coleraine LGBT Society

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University of Ulster – Magee LGBT Society

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Jordanstown

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Student Welfare Officer

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Welfare Officer -Jordanstown / Belfast

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BELFAST

Mon 9am-1pm,
Thurs 9am-1pm

Welfare Officer – Coleraine

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Welfare Officer – Magee

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AIDS Help Northwest

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AIDS Help Northwest

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Queen’s University Belfast

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Student Welfare Officer

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Queens Counselling Service

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Gay & Lesbian Youth Northern Ireland (GLYNI)

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Cara-Friend Belfast Helpline

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The Rainbow Project

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Foyle Friend Information

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Belfast Butterfly Club

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Men of the North

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Northern Ireland Gay Rights Association

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TRP33

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Outlook

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Queerspace

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DUBARRYS

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THE NEST

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KREMLIN

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UNION STREET BAR

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FORBIDDEN FRUIT @ THE POTHOUSE

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SLAG @ THE LIMELIGHT

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QUEENS BAR

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THE JOHN HEWITT

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THE APARTMENT

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THE SPANIARD

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LESBIAN CLUB NIGHTS LICK! WOMEN

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SIRENS@TEN SQUARE

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Derry

PEPE’S

Website:http://www.pepesangels.com/ 64 Strand Road

LESBIAN CLUB NIGHTS

LICK! WOMEN

A place for women to come, relax and have a boogie in any of our three nights of every month in both Belfast and Derry Last Friday of every month -The Linenhall Upper Bar, Market St, Derry

Miscellaneous

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Gay-Ireland.com

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Union of Students in Ireland, LGB Campaign

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LGB Rights Officer Union of Students’ in Ireland Grattan Street Dublin 2

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Rainbow for LGB Deaf People

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Sí, The Irish Transgender Society

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Emerald Warriors RFC

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Planet Out

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LGBT Pink Training

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Website: http://ucclgbt.wordpress.com/
Email: lgbt@uccsocieties.ie
facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ucclgbt

University College Cork’s student society for lesbian, gay and bisexual students. It provides
information on the society and their upcoming events, useful links, message board for thoughts,
suggestions, creative writing, etc. Meetings are held weekly. Open to all students.

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The Student’s Union Welfare Officer provides a confidential listening service and has
information on a wide range of issues.

Tel. (021) 4902181
Fax (021) 4903219
Email: suwelfare@ucc.ie
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm

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Website: http://www.ucc.ie/services/studentcounselling/

Student counselling and development is a CONFIDENTIAL service offered to students to give
them the space and support to explore whatever issues are important to them. The opening
hours for student counselling are 9:30am – 5:00pm.

Location:
Ardpatrick House,
College Road. (Next to College Car Park)
Tel. (021) 4903565
Text (087) 2152505
Email: counselling@ucc.ie

Drop In:
Mon-Thurs
9:30am-1:00pm
2:15pm-4:15pm

Cork City

L.Inc (“Lesbians in Cork”)

Website: www.linc.ie
Email: info@linc.ie

L.Inc is a support and socialisation group in Cork for lesbians or bisexuals, including
transgender people (or those in transition) who identify as lesbian or bisexual. They host a
“Women’s Fantasy Ball” annually and various Fun Weekends throughout the year, including
cabaret, workshops, sports and disco activities.

L.Inc provides a drop-in centre on Thursday nights 9 to 10pm and Tuesday afternoons 12pm to
3pm. Women only are allowed at the centre.

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11a White Street, Cork
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Lesbian Line Cork is a volunteer helpline for women of all ages. They provide confidential, free,
informal information and support regarding sexual orientation. The help line offers women a
confidential listening service for women dealing with issues of sexual orientation including
complicated implications for family and friends.

Tel. (021) 4318318
8-10pm Thursdays
E-mail: Linecork@eircom.net

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Website: http://www.gayprojectcork.com/

The Cork Gay Project is a resource centre for the Cork gay community. It offers a number of
services including one to one counselling, support groups, personal development courses and a
helpline.

Cork Gay Project
8 South Main St,
Cork
Tel. (021) 427 8470

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Helpline: Monday-Thursday 7:00-9:00PM Tel. (021) 427 1087
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Victoria Hospital
Infirmary Rd.
Tel. (021) 496 6844

Gay Cork

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Online support for Corks gay community
Website: http://www.gaycork.com/

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As Garda Liaison Officer to Cork’s gay community, Garda O’ Kelly is committed to ensuring
equality and is sensitive to the needs of those requiring discretion.

Garda Eleanor O’ Kelly
Bridewell Garda Station
Cornmarket St.
Tel. (021) 427 0681

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Website: http://loafersbar.blogs.ie/
A small, even homely pub just across the river from the city centre. Loafers has positioned itself
as a less cruisy alternative to Taboo, and is now popular with couples. It also tends to attract
an older crowd, but not exclusively so. Don’t let the gaudy exterior put you off: it’s actually
quite cosy inside, similiar to many traditional Irish pubs. Thursday is women’s night in the back
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Smack bang in the middle of town, Taboo wasn’t long in establishing itself as Cork’s leading gay
bar. It packs in a younger crowd than the other gay-only venues, and gets seriously mobbed on
weekends. It’s not quite Dublin’s George, but a good time is usually to be had. 3 Faulkner’s
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Website: http://www.theotherplacecork.com/
This club is part of a complex which also includes a resource centre. The club runs on Friday (a
bit lame) and Saturday (generally better) and Sunday (no comment), and tends to attract a
mostly male crowd. Split into two levels, there’s a bar upstairs and a dancefloor down below,
where the sounds are strictly chart-based. There’s a membership policy in place; non-members
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1 Castle St Small but perfectly formed, The Roundy’s only fault is that it’s too popular, and can
get uncomfortably full. The upstairs bar has established itself as a refreshingly mixed space,
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46 Cornmarket St. (‘The Coal Quay’)
Once so cool it ached, The Bodega may have inevitably lost some of its sheen in recent years,
but its gay clientele has remained. A top-notch restaurant as well as a bar, the interior is
beautiful, the high ceiling lending a cathedral-like atmosphere. The live music on Sunday
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Last Sun of month @ The Savoy, Patrick St. Nothing gets Cork’s young queers out in force like
Fever. The combination of frothy pop and beautiful people in Cork’s best club venue packs them
in like sardines. The irresistable holiday vibes have meant that many have now rearranged their
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Website: www.ucd.ie/lgb/
Email:ucdlgbt@gmail.com
Bebo: http://www.bebo.com/UCD-LGBT

New members are welcomed to UCD’s LGBT society at all meetings throughout the academic
year. As the room for the regular Tuesday and Thursday meetings varies each week, the
location is posted on the LGBT Society Message Board several hours before the event. The
LGBT Message Board is located outside Theatre M in the John Henry Newman Building (the Arts
Block).
Tuesdays @ 1:00pm
Thursdays @ 6:00pm
(Thursdays are a more formal event, generally with a speaker or other activity arranged by the
committee.)

Society meetings are attended by both male and female members from all faculties and years in
college. Members and friends are welcome and the occasional visit from academic staff. Persons
of all sexual orientations are welcome to meetings and events of the society.

Special Events
In addition to these regular meetings, the society holds special events throughout the academic
term. These activities often include: social outings, dances, trips, guest speakers, debates,
movie nights, and many other fun and informative events. The society is always open to
suggestions for new events!

Coming-Out Week – Autumn Semester
The purpose of “coming out week” is to raise awareness throughout the University community
of these unique issues that LGBT students face. In addition, the society works to advertise the
social, support, informational, and health resources available to students who are beginning this
process.

Rainbow Week
Rainbow Week is a week of events for LGBT students. There are coffee mornings, night time
events, quizzes, pizza, film nights, and intervarsity events with other colleges. There is also a
gay pride march through campus and full of colour and fun for everyone. The highlight of the
week is the Mock Wedding.

Information about the society or any lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender issue is available by
contacting the society.

Postal Address:
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Society
Mailbox 32
Student Consultative Forum
Student Centre
Belfield
Dublin 4
Tel. (01) 7067108
Fax: (01) 7061151

Mailing List
Up-to-date information about the society is available by contacting them and being added to
the society’s e-mail list.

Nite Line
The University provide a “Nite Line” service for students needing someone to talk to about
important issues late at night.

Tel. 1800 793 793
Thursdays to Sundays, 9pm to 2:30am

Student Welfare Officer
Office: G22, Student’s Union
Tel. (01) 716 3112
Email: suwelfare@ucd.ie

LGBT Officer
The LGBT officer can be located on Thursday afternoons in the Welfare Office.
Tel. (01) 716 3112/ 085 1767474
Email: ucdlgbro@gmail.com

Women’s Education, Research and Resource Centre (WERRC)
Website: www.ucd.ie/werrc

Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies,
Arts Annexe,
University College Dublin,
Dublin 4.
Tel. (01) 716 8571
Fax: (01) 416 1195
Email: werrc@ucd.ie

WERRC is a research community, with specialist expertise in areas such as gender and public
policy in Ireland and the EU; women, equality and politics in Ireland; Irish historical, literary and
cultural studies; lesbian and gay theory and politics; reproductive health and practices; feminist
pedagogy and adult education. For more information on WERRC visit their website.

Trinity College Dublin
LGBT Society

Website: http://www.trinitylgbt.com/
Email: info@TrinityLGBT.com

New members are always welcome to join the society. Just drop in for tea/coffee any Tuesday,
Wednesday or Thursday from 1pm to 3pm, or keep an eye on the Events page on their website
and simply turn up to an event.

Trinity LGBT has set up a Buddy Group for new members looking for an introduction or feeling
a little intimidated. Just send them an email, giving your name and whether you’d like to meet
with a boy or a girl, and one of the committee members will gladly show you who’s who and
what’s what. All correspondence etc. is kept confidential. They will arrange for you to meet up
outside the LGBT Room with one of the committee members, who can introduce you to the
society, give you a friendly face to talk to, and just be a gateway into the world of Trinity LGBT.

Email: buddy@TrinityLGB.org

The LGBT Room is in Room 27, House 6 (above SU shop). In House 6, go up to the Second
Floor, turn left at top of stairs and Room 2.27 is at the end of the corridor.

Postal Address:
House 6,
Trinity College,
Dublin 2.

LGBT Rights Officer
E-mail: lgbt@tcdsu.org

Student Welfare Officer
Tel. (01) 6468437
Room: House 6.15
Email: welfare@tcdsu.org

Nite Line
‘Niteline’ is a confidential and anonymous listening service run by students, for students.

Tel. 1800 793 793
Thursdays to Sundays, 9pm to 2-30am, Mondays 9pm – 12:00am

Dublin Gay & Lesbian Liaison Officer
Sergeant Mark Kavanagh Tel (01) 666 9000

NUI Maynooth
LGB Society

Website: http://www.minds.nuim.ie/~glb/
E-mail: nuimglb@gmail.com
Bebo: http://www.bebo.com/Profile.jsp?MemberId=3876967246

The LGB Society at NUI Maynooth meets every Monday at 6pm in CS1, Callan Building, Nth
Campus. Information about the society can be obtained from the Students’ Union.

Maynooth LGB has set up a bebo page which has a lot of information about the club and
upcoming and recent events. If you are interested in joining the LGB but are afraid or shy you
can send a bebo private mail (the person who checks and answers the bebo mail box is the
only one to do so as confidentiality is of the upmost importance to NUIM GLB).

Students Union
Website: http://www.nuimsu.com/

Further information on the LGB society or services available to students is available from the
Students’ Union.

Tel. (01) 7083669
Fax. (01) 7083876

Student Welfare Officer
SU Offices
Sports Complex
North Campus
Tel. (01) 708 3669
su.vicepresident@may.ie

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Website: www.gayswitchboard.ie
Gay Switchboard Dublin provides support and general information to the LGB community, to
anyone who has issues relating to their sexuality, to their parents, families and friends. There
website is also a good source of information in general.

Gay Switchboard Dublin

Carmichael House
North Brunswick Street
Dublin 7
Ireland
Tel. (01) 8721055
Email: info@gayswitchboard.ie

Monday to Friday – 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Saturday – 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

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Website: http://www.dublinlesbianline.ie/
Dublin Lesbian Line is a helpline offering confidential support and information to those in
need.
Carmichael House,
North Brunswick Street,
Dublin 7,
Ireland
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Website: http://www.outhouse.ie/
OUThouse is Dublin’s community and resource centre for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and
transgender community.

105 Capel St.
Dublin 1
Tel. (01) 873 4932
Text Service: 087 760 2571
Email: info@outhouse.ie

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Website:http://www.gcn.ie
GCN (Gay Community News) is Ireland’s longest-running national gay publication and a not-for-
profit registered charity. The remit of GCN is to educate and inform its readers about political
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Website: www.belongto.org
The BeLonG To Youth Project works with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender young people in
Ireland. It provides resources and support to young people, aged 14 – 23, to allow them to
make informed decisions which will positively impact on their lives. It is based in OUThouse –
Dublin’s LGBT Community Centre (See above).

Tel. (01) 8724184
Email: belongto@eircom.net

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Dublin based organisation for ‘Lesbian Education and Awareness’.

LEA/NOW,
5 Capel Street,
Dublin 1, Ireland.
Tel. (01) 872 0460
Fax. (01) 873 0520
Email: leanow@indigo.ie

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Website: http://johnnygroup.org/
‘Johnny’ is a gay peer action group launching an anti-hate campaign aiming to rally the LGB
community in support of condemning hate crimes and to increase awareness of the need for
increased levels of Garda presence in the LGB community.

Gay Peer Action Group,
C/o Out House,
6 South William Street,
Dublin 2.
Tel. (01) 6726164 (GMHP)
E-mail: Conorcoughlan@hotmail.com

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Website: http://www.gaire.com/
Gaire is a gay and lesbian website featuring personal adverts, member profiles, blogs and
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Website: http://www.queerid.com/
Guide to all things gay in Dublin. News, reviews, events, classified adverts and discussion
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Website: http://www.indublin.ie/
The inDublin.ie website provides a comprehensive and user-friendly restaurant, pub, club and
event guide for Dublin. The website is a combination of inDublin.ie editorial reviews on Dublin’s
going out spots, combined with real Dubliner’s on-the-town experiences in pubs, clubs and
restaurants.

inDublin Magazine
Sandyford Industrial Estate,
Dublin 18.
Tel. (01) 240 5555
Email: info@inDublin.ie

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Unit 2 Scarlet Row, Essex Street West,
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Website: http://www.dublinaidsalliance.ie/
DAA is Ireland’s largest non-government organisation providing services for people affected by
HIV/AIDS. DAA provide services and programmes including community support services;
counselling, spiritual care & meditation; Women & HIV Support Group, Gay Men’s Social Group
and Social Welfare Information.

Tel. (01) 8733799
Fax (01) 8733174
E-mail: aids_alliance_dublin@hotmail.com

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Website: http://www.transgender.org/si/
Si an Irish transgender support, resource and social group operating on a non-profit, voluntary
basis. Information is mainly provided via their web site and they offer support via email for
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Website: http://www.dublindevilsfc.com
This is a predominantly gay non-profit social football team based in Dublin. They play both
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http://www.pink-pages.org/index.asp
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THE GEORGE

One of Dublin’s main gay bars located on George’s Street, Dublin 2.

FRONT LOUNGE

Mixed bar, mostly gay located on Parliament Street, Dublin 2.

THE DRAGON

Twitter: http://twitter.com/thedragonclub
Sister bar to The George, Georges St, Dublin 2

PANTIBAR

Website: http://www.pantibar.com/
Gay bar, straight friendly, Capel Street, Dublin 1.

V.I.Q. @ SIN

Gay club, straight friendly just round the corner from Dame Street, Sycamore Street, Dublin 2
(Mondays)

GUBU BAR

Gay bar, 7-8 Capel St, Dublin 2

BUKKAKE@ PURTY KITCHEN

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=30938805636
Essex St, Dublin 2

CENTRE STAGE CAFE

6 Parliament Street, Dublin 2

SPICE @ SPY

www.spydublin.com
Every Saturday. South William Street @ Powerscourt Centre [opposite Dakota].

GLITZ

Every Tuesday. Gay club, straight friendly, Lr. St. Stephen’s St, Dublin 2 [under Break for the
Border].

OUT ON THE LIFFEY

Gay and lesbian pub, 27 Upper Ormond Quay.

TEASE @ The Button Factory

Website: www.buttonfactory.ie/
Gay club, MONTHLY on SATURDAYS, Curved Street, Dublin 2.

ME ME ME @ SLATTERYS

Every Saturday. Gay club, Capel Street, Dublin 1.

SUNDAY SERVICE @ SLATTERYS

Every Sunday. Gay club, Capel Street, Dublin 1.

EXALTATION @ SPIRIT

Straight club, gay bar on Sundays, Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1.

FOOT FETISH @ THE HUB

Gay friendly, every Sunday, Eustace Street, Dublin 2.

Lesbian Club Nights
AFFINITY @ THE EXCISE BAR

Lesbian club, IFSO, Dublin 1, First Saturday of the month.

KISS

Tivoli Theatre, Francis Street. Lesbian club, straight friendly, Third Friday of the month.

VENU

New women’s bar 61-63 Capel Street

THE L CLUB

Dublin’s Newest Monthly Women’s Club FRIDAY @ Spy South William Street Dublin 2.

Transgender Nights
TRANNY HAVEN

Website: http://www.tranniehaven.com/
Transgender club, Monday, Tuesday, Friday 12PM – 6PM
Wednesday 12PM – 9PM, Thursday 2PM – LATE
Phone Natalie 087 7621869

Club Nights / Other Venues

In addition, there are several club nights at other locations. If you are looking for up-to-date
information on clubs and on the establishments listed above, visit the following websites:

www.goingout.ie
www.queerid.ie

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Website: http://www.gigsoc.nuigalway.ie/
Email: gigsoc@gmail.com
Bebo: http://www.bebo.com/gigsoc
GIGsoc is NUI, Galway’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Society. It exists to provide a safe space for LGBT students to meet, have fun, and support one another. They meet every Tuesday in Tower Block II, Room 306 at 8.30pm. Some of the society’s activities include showing films, organising a variety of social events and travelling to LGBT events such as the Union of Students in Ireland (USI)’s Pink Training weekend, the Women’s Education, Research and Resource Centre (WERRC) Lesbian Lives conference and USI LGB standing conference.
If you feel nervous about joining, they can help you that bit more by offering you an ‘icebreaker’ service. You can arrange to meet up with two of the committee members prior to going to meeting, so you don’t have to go to the meeting on your own. It’s simple, easy and they do the organising. All you have to do is to e-mail.

LGBT Drop-Ins –
call (091) 564 611
Wed 8-10pm or (091) 566 134
Tues & Thurs 8-10pm

Student Welfare Officer

Students’ Union, Áras na Mac Léinn. Tel. (091) 524870 Ext. 2747
Email: su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

Chaplains & Student Counsellors

In NUI, Galway there is a counselling service on offer to students and whatever the problem the University Counsellors (located at Distillery Road) are available to provide help and support. The service is absolutely confidential, free and there are no formalities.

Áras de Brún Tel. (091) 524411 EXT 2484

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A free general practitioner service is provided in the Student Health Unit. The opening hours of the unit are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Áras na Mac Léinn Tel. (091) 492604Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5

Website: http://www.queergalway.com
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Galway Gay Helpline

Support operators available Tuesdays & Thursdays from 8-10 pm.
Tel. (091) 566134

Galway Lesbian Helpline

Wednesdays 8-10pm and Saturdays 12-2 pm.
Tel. (O91) 564611

OutWest Gay Helpline

Website: http://www.outwestireland.ie/default.htm
Every Wednesday 8pm-10pm
Tel. (094) 9372479
Social meetings first Friday of every month at 9:30PM. Contact the Info Line on (087) 972 5586 or Email info@outwestireland.ie for information.

AIDS West

Website: http://www.aidswest.ie/
AIDS West is a voluntary organization based in Galway. They provide support for people affected by HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections. Education and prevention services are offered throughout the Western Health Board region (counties Galway, Mayo and Roscommon).

AIDS West
Ozanam House,
Augustine Street,
Galway. Tel. (091) 566266 Helpline: (091) 562213 E-mail: info@aidswest.ie

Garda Liaison Officer
Tel. (091) 538000

WalkingOUT

Midwest sports and social group for LGB and friends (straight and wobbly). Meets first & third Monday every month.
Time: 9.00- 10.30pm. For further information Tel (061) 310 101 Tues, Wed, Thurs, 7.30-9.30pm.

Guide to Galway’s Gay Scene…

PUBS
STRANO

Dominic Street/William Street West – near Roisin Dubh’s

THE STAGE DOOR

Bebo: http://www.bebo.com/Profile.jsp?MemberId=4010212886
Your can find it at Woodquay Street, just across the road from the Town Hall Theatre.

TWIRLEYS SHOWBAR

Bebo: http://www.bebo.com/Profile.jsp?MemberId=5463201265
Shop St, Galway.

THE CELLAR

Eglington Street (Gay friendly)

THE BLUE NOTE

William Street West (Gay friendly)

CLUBS
EDEN

Website: http://www.edenexperience.com/
Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday night in Twirleys Bar & Club Shop Street, Galway

CLUB BABYLON

Junction Nite Club, Forster Street, Galway

Burren College of Art

Student Counsellors
Confidential counselling and support is available to BCA students.
Emma Stewart-Liberty and Mary Hawkes-Greene
Tel. (065) 7077200

Clare Area Lesbian Line

Every Tuesday 7pm-9pm
Tel. (065) 686 6802

*For LGBT

Pubs/clubs see Galway above.

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Website: http://heaven.skynet.ie/
“Out in UL” is the University of Limerick’s Lesbian, Gay and Bi-Sexual Society. The society serves as a resource for UL students. Meetings are held weekly and details are available on the website. Anyone that is thinking of joining the society can meet a couple of the committee members before attending a full meeting, because the first meeting can be scary for some and it’s easier if you know a couple of people beforehand.
Ger Hanley, the LGBT Liaison Officer runs a confidential drop-in centre for students that want to talk about anything that is on their mind. It is on Monday evenings from 5.30pm – 9.30pm (with an hour break from 7 to 8 for Out in UL meetings) and appointments for other times are available; e-mail gerard.hanley@ul.ie
Email: outinul@yahoo.ie
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The SU Welfare Officer is available to help with a range of issues by providing information, advice, referrals, or just a listening ear. Their office is located on the ground floor in the Students’ Union.
Tel. (061) 202519
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Website: http://www.ul.ie/counselling/
The Counselling Service is a professional psychological service available to students to assist them on their progress through University life, with all of its incumbent stresses and strains. All appointments are confidential. The Service has a team of professionally trained and widely experienced male and female psychotherapists, counsellors and a clinical psychologist, who are used to helping people from many different backgrounds and cultures and with a wide range of personal issues.
Tel. (061) 202327
Office: CM 072
Monday to Friday during term time 11am – 12 noon or 3 – 4pm.
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Roman Catholic Chaplain
Fr. Koenraad Van Gucht, of the Salesian order is the full time Chaplain within the University.

Office: CM071 (along the corridor from the Student Personnel Centre.)
Email: Koenraad.Vangucht@ul.ie

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Rev. Patricia Hanna is a Chaplain in the University on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, during term. You can call in, leave a message, or arrange an appointment by contacting the Student Personnel Services, CM 073 (Tel. 061 202327). This is also the emergency contact number.
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Running since 1986 GSL has served the Gay community in the Mid-West. It provides a comprehensive list of services including confidential information and support for gay and bisexual men, their family and friends and indeed anyone seeking information.

Tel. (061) 310101
Monday and Tuesday nights 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Email: gsl@eircom.net

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LLL provides a similar range of services as Gay Switchboard Limerick. The line caters for the needs of lesbian and bisexual women in the Mid-West.
Tel. (061) 310101
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TLL provides a similar range of services as Gay Switchboard Limerick. The line provides information, support and regular social meetings in Limerick City.
Tel. (061) 310101
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Website: http://www.redribbonproject.com
The Red Ribbon Project provides prevention, care and support services relating to HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health in the Mid West of Ireland. They offer a personal, professional and confidential service. The Red Ribbon is the international symbol of HIV and AIDS awareness. It represents support for those affected by HIV and AIDS. It’s worn in remembrance for those who have died and demonstrates respect for those who have been bereaved.

For further information please contact: The Red Ribbon Project Redwood House, 9 Cecil Street, Limerick.

Office enquiries – Tel. (061) 314354 Fax. (061) 315024
Confidential Helpline: 061 316661 (during office open hours only)
Mon. to Fri. 9.00am to 5.00pm, Wed. 9.30pm to 7.00pm
E-mail: contact@redribbonproject.com

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Website: http://www.rainbowsupportservices.org/
Support service for Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transvestite and Transgender people their families and friends, throughout the mid-western area. A drop-in service is available on Tuesdays from 4 – 7pm. The office is open daily for people to ring for advice and support. The gay youth group can be contacted through this number also.

Leamy House,
Hartstonge Street,
Limerick
Tel. (061) 468611 / (061) 310101
Email: Rainbowlmk@eircom.net or rainbow_limerick@yahoo.ie

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…part of Rainbow Support Services is located at Leamy House, Hartstonge Street, Limerick City. They offer a friendly, comfortable and relaxed atmosphere and are open Thursday 6PM – 9PM, Friday 4PM – 9PM and Saturdays 12PM – 9PMPowered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5

Website: http://www.gayinlimerick.com/
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Tel. (061) 316 661
Limerick Gay & Lesbian Liaison Officer
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Bebo: www.bebo.com/riddlersscene
9 Sarsfield Road, Limerick
Venue open 7 nights a week, til late on Friday & Saturday. Call in for a pint or pitcher, the very attentive (and handsome!) bar staff will take care of you. Wander down to the lower bar, for a game of pool, or a chat by the fire place. On Fridays and Saturdays, the music even carries out to the smoking area, which is sure to be very busy in the sultry summer months.

LA BOUTIQUE

Bebo: www.bebo.com/laboutiquelimerick
‘Upstairs’, in Dolans, Dock Road, Limerick.
La Boutique is a gay night promoted by the wonderful people who brought you Yum Yum and the Alternative Miss Limerick. La Boutique is a twice-monthly event, on alternating Saturdays.

Tel – 061-314-483

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The LGBT society has regular meetings for support, friendship or just a chat. The LGBT office is the third door on the left in the Students Union offices. Meeting times and locations are posted on the Bebo page. Tel. (028) 703 24071 Email: UUCLGBT@HOTMAIL.COM Bebo: http://www.bebo.com/UUCLGBT
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The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Society at Magee provide support to LGBT students to learn study and enjoy university life. It is affiliated to NUS-USI, the Student Union Body for Northern Ireland. To join, please contact the Welfare Officer in the Students Union. Upcoming events are posted on the Bebo page. Email: uumlgbt@hotmail.co.uk Bebo: http://www.bebo.com/LGBT-magee
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The organisers of the Jordanstown bebo page are trying to get an official group up and running. The focus of the group will be to provide support and build a community within and outside the campus. Bebo: http://www.bebo.com/UUJLGBT
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Website: http://www.uusu.org/main/welfare/welfare_union.html
The Student Welfare Officer is always available to listen and offer support to students.
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UUSU Jordanstown,
Newtownabbey,
BT37 0QB Tel. (028) 90 366055
Fax (028) 90 366817
Email: su.edwel@uusu.org

Office Hours:
JORDANSTOWN
Mon 2.30-5pm
Tues, Wed 9am-5pm
Thurs 2.30-5pm
Fri 9am-4pm

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UUSU
Cromore Rd,
Coleraine BT52 1SA
Tel. (028) 70 324321
Fax (028) 70 324915
Email: vp.edwel@uusu.org
Office: Student’s Union (B024)
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Tel. (028) 7137 5348
Fax (028) 7137 5415
Email: vp.medwel@uusu.org
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Providing prevention, education, information, support and befriending services.
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Mount Southwell,
Letterkenny,
Co. Donegal.
Tel. (074) 25500
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LGBT Society Website: http://qublgbt.wordpress.com/
E-mail: site@qublgbt.org.uk
Bebo page: www.bebo.com/QUBLGBT

The society is for people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender but also curious, open-minded and heterosexually identified people alike who wish to be involved in campaign issues or provide support to an LGBT friend.The LGBT society also strives to support organisations that help to have equal opportunities. Meetings are held in the Student’s Union conference room. The society operates a ‘Buddy’ Scheme. The aim of this is to allow potential new members to meet up with two members of the Executive, to get to know them, and they can tell you a little bit more about the Society. They’ll meet you at a time and place that’s convenient for you, and always make sure that there’s a guy and a girl meeting you. E-Mail for more info. They also have coffee mornings the first Wednesday of the month, in Bar Sub, downstairs in the Student’s Union at 1pm

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Website: http://www.qubsu.org/ Your Welfare Office can give you information on when the LGB Society meets and how to seek support.
Tel: (028) 9097 3106
E-mail: su.vpwelfare@qub.ac.uk

The University has a dedicated, professional team on hand to support students with any problems they may have.
Student Advice Centre,
2nd Floor,
Student’s Union.
Tel. (028) 9097 1002
E-Mail: su.vpwelfare@qub.ac.uk

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2nd Floor,
Student Guidance Centre
Tel (028) 9097 2727
E-mail: counsellor@qub.ac.uk
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Website: www.glyni.org.uk

The Gay and Lesbian Youth Northern Ireland group is a youth group for 16-25 year olds. GLYNI is now one of the most successful and popular social support groups for lesbian, gay & bisexual young people living in Northern Ireland. It holds weekly meetings on Monday nights from 6.30pm -9.30pm and organises a number of social events and self-development programmes for its members.

Tel. 07729 105175
Email: mail@glyni.org.uk
Text: 07707 216921

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Website: www.cara-friend.org.uk
The Gay and Lesbian helplines offer a befriending service to anyone who has no other gay/lesbian contacts because of social isolation. Their aim is to allow you to discuss your feelings and explore your options in a comfortable, supportive and friendly environment.

Cara-Friend Gay Helpline operates each:
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 7:30pm 10pm.
Email: helpline@gayhelplinebelfast.org.uk
Tel. (028) 9032 2023

Cara-Friend Lesbian Line operates every:
Thursday evening from 7:30pm -10pm.
Email: helpline@lesbianhelplinebelfast.org.uk
Tel. (028) 9023 8668

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Website: www.rainbow-project.org
Email: manager@rainbow-project.org

The Rainbow Project promotes physical, mental and sexual health amongst gay and bisexual men.

Belfast Tel. (028) 9031 9030
Derry Tel. (028) 7128 3030

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Support and Advocacy for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual People in Northern Ireland and the border counties of Ireland. They operate a telephone support line that provides a professional and confidential service and offers support to those coming to terms with their sexual orientation.

Open Monday to Thursday 12pm-5pm and
Friday 12pm-4pm
Tel. (028) 71263120
Email: helpline@foylefriend.org

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The Butterfly Club is a support group for transvestite and transsexual people.
Website: http://www.belfastbutterflyclub.co.uk/
Belfast Butterfly Club
PO Box 210,
Belfast BT1 1BG,
Northern Ireland.

Helpline Tel. (028) 9267 3720
Wednesdays 8pm-10pm

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Website: http://www.menofthenorth.com/
Men Of The North organise events and activities for gay men in Northern Ireland. They meet on the first and third Friday of every month at

The Nest,
Skipper Street,
Belfast.
Email: info@menofthenorth.com

Belfast Lesbian Line

Support operators available:
Thursdays 7.30 pm-10 pm.
Tel. (028) 90238668

The Drop-In Centre
Cathedral Buildings,
Donegall Street,
Belfast BT1,
Northern Ireland.
Open every Sat 1:30 pm -5:00 pm

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PO Box 44,
Belfast BT1 1SH,
Northern Ireland.
Tel. (028) 9066 5257
Fax (028) 9066 4111
Email: nigra@dnet.co.uk
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Website: http://come.to/TRP33

Belfast’s gay drop-in service.
Floor 2,
33 Church Lane,
Belfast.BT1 4QN,
Northern Ireland.
Tel. (028) 9031 9030
Email: trp_33@hotmail.com

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A social and spiritual group for gays and lesbians. Meets every second and fourth Sunday of each month at 3 pm in the Cathedral Buildings, Donegall Street (next to Spice of Life cafe).

PO Box 662,
Belfast BT7 3DD,
Northern Ireland.

AIDS Helpline Belfast

Tel. 0800 137 437
Web: www.aidshelpline.org.uk

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QueerSpace is a volunteer-led organization based on collective planning and action which serves the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community of Belfast and Northern Ireland. QueerSpace meets every Wednesday at 7.30 p.m. in the Cara-Friend rooms located in Cathedral Buildings, Lower Donegall Street. If meetings aren’t your cup of tea, then you can go along at 9pm for coffee, tea, biscuits and chat.

The InSpace coffee lounge opens every:
Saturday between 3 and 6 pm.
Website: www.queerspace.org.uk
Email: info@queerspace.org.uk

Guide to Gay Scene in Northern Ireland…

Belfast
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Website:http://www.myntbelfast.com/
Gay complex at 2-16 Dunbar Street on corner of Gordon Street and Dunbar Street consisting of large lounge bar, two clubs and a VIP suite. The lounge bar serves drinks all week with lunch daily from 12PM-3PM. The downstairs bar opens from Wed to Sunday with live entertainment, karaoke etc. On Friday and Saturday nights the upstairs bar and VIP area open with a selection of DJs and live entertainment.

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Website:http://www.dubarrysbar.co.uk/
Belfast’s newest gay bar. Set over three floors. 10-14 Gresham Street.
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Gay owned pub that attracts an older mixed crowd. The bar is located at 22-28 Skipper Street. Serves food.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5

Website:http://www.kremlin-belfast.com/
Belfast’s best gay owned dance club for men and women. The Kremlin is located at 96 Donegall Street.
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Website:http://www.unionstreetpub.com/
Belfast’s trendy award winning gay bar. Union Street, has an excellent late club night on Saturday -Event Horizon.
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Every Monday, 2 DJs, 2 Rooms, 2 Atmospheres, Hill Street.
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Website: http://www.cdcleisure.net/limelight.php
Is a club for the Straights, Lesbians & Gays with a friendly environment, An Alternative to the Norm. Doors 10pm, Ormaeu Ave.
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Website:http://www.queenscafebar.co.uk/
Gay friendly city centre pub located at Queens Arcade.
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Website:http://www.thejohnhewitt.com/
Gay friendly Cathedral Quarter pub located at Donegall Street
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Website:http://www.apartmentbelfast.com/
Gay friendly bar located at Donegall Sq West.
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Gay friendly Cathedral Quarter bar and ‘Tapas Bar’ at Skipper Street.
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A place for women to come, relax and have a boogie in any of our three nights of every month in both Belfast and Derry. Men are welcome as guests. 1st FRIDAY of month -The Pavilion Middle Bar, Ormeau Rd, Belfast 3rd FRIDAY of month – Dubarry’s Seduction Lounge, Top Floor, Gresham St, Belfast
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Website:http://www.tensquare.co.uk/ten-square
A friendly and welcoming women-only crowd gets together on an ad hoc basis at the super-chic Ten Square Hotel. Open third Friday in every month
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Website: http://www.gay-ireland.com
Email: hello@gay-ireland.com
Ireland’s most comprehensive LGBT website. Offers news, chat and personals. For the latest news articles on LGB issues see http://www.gay-ireland.com/news
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Website: www.usilgb.org
The LGB Campaign provides a source of information for LGB students in Ireland.
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E-mail: usilgbt@gmail.com
Tel. (01) 4353400 (from Northern Ireland 003531 4353400)
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Website: http://www.deafgreenbow.com
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Website: http://www.transgender.org/si/index.html
Providing social gatherings for transgender people in Ireland and support for them as well as their family and friends.
Email: si@transgender.org
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Website: http://www.emeraldwarriorsrfc.com/
The Emerald Warriors RFC was formed in August 2003 to provide gay, heterosexual and bisexual men the opportunity to play competitive rugby in Ireland and internationally.
Email: rugbycoach@emeraldwarriorsrfc.com
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Website: http://www.planetout.com
Comprehensive website with information on travel, entertainment, news, politics, health and fitness.
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Website: http://www.usi.ie/pages/lgbt/pink-training.php
This is one of USI’s largest events. Every year, usually in November, LGBT students from all over Ireland come together for a weekend of modules and workshops covering a wide range of subjects from coming out to activism on campus. It’s a great opportunity to meet and network with other LGBT students and societies, whether you’re “in the closet” or “out and proud”. If you’re interested in finding out more, talk to your Students’ Union or the LGBT Rights Officer.
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