All counties will be at Level 3 for a period of 3 weeks until midnight on 27 October 2020, at which point the situation will be reviewed by the government, based on the status of the virus and public health advice.
After a successful launch, Black Rainbow LGBT+ Writers Club next meeting will be Tuesday 13 October at 7pm on Zoom.
Access details for meeting here
NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY
Sunday is National Coming Out Day! In advance of this, the National Action Group for Traveller & Roma Rights is asking you to COME OUT as an ALLY to LGBT+ Travellers & Roma!
To create visibility, solidarity and awareness for LGBT+ Traveller & Roma.
Check this video to see how.
FOR MORE INFORMATION about "Coming OUT as an Ally Campaign" EMAILBecomeaAlly@gmail.com
SUPPORT NUMBERS FOR THE LGBT+ COMMUNITY, FAMILY & FRIENDS
LGBT+ Ireland 1890 929 539
Gender Identity Family Support Line 01 929 539
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORTS:
Samaritans - 116 123 (Free Call 24/7)
Pieta House - 1800 247 247 (Free Call 24/7)
Text HELLO to 50808 (Free texts 24/7)
NATIONAL TRAVELLER SPECIFIC SUICIDE & MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
Text PAVEE to 50808 (Free texts 24/7)
TRAVELLER COUNSELLING SERVICE : 086 308 1476
Online Counselling here
EXCHANGE HOUSE IRELAND: 01 872 1094
PAVEE POINT: 01 878 0255
CORK PRIDE FESTIVAL
The Cork LGBT+ Pride Board and Committee have announced that the Cork LGBT+ Pride Festival will now be taking place online in light of the recent Level 3 Covid 19 restrictions.
Between October 19th and 25th they will present a diverse range of Pride online events including the inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Conference, Coming Out event, various interactive talks and a unique edition of the legendary Parade and Afterparty.
The Cork LGBT Archive (which operates as a sub-project of the Gay Project) has been granted funding from the Irish Heritage Council for essential equipment
- an A3 scanner which will enable the digitisation of more of the collection, adding to the digital archive www.corklgbtarchive.com
- audio-visual equipment to facilitate the recording of oral histories (whenever we are able to be near people again!)
This is the third time that the Cork LGBT Archive has been granted funding from the Heritage Council. In 2016 the Heritage Council provided funding for acid free boxes for the proper storage of the collection. That year the first Cork LGBT Archive exhibition was held in Camden Palace as part of Heritage Week - we received a Hidden History award from the Heritage Council for this work. In 2018 we again received funding from the Heritage Council to work on the sorting and cataloguing of the collection (work is ongoing on finalising this). And now, in 2020, the funding for essential equipment.
The support from the Heritage Council is very important from a practical perspective, but also symbolically - it shows clearly that LGBT history is seen as an important part of our heritage and should be supported and valued.
The Cork LGBT Archive is very grateful to the Gay Project for support with this funding application. Our application for Heritage Council funding was also supported by the Cork City Council Heritage Officer, the DRI (Digital Repository of Ireland) and the Cork Public Museum (where the Cork LGBT Archive collection is now housed).
The Cork LGBT Archive has also received funding from Cork City Council in the past. The City Council's Heritage Publication Grant funded the production of the Queer Republic of Cork book and another City Council Heritage grant enabled the production of the six pull-up banners for the Cork LGBT Archive Exhibition.
In 2019 we also won the inaugural DRI Community Archive Scheme (Digital Repository of Ireland).
The Cork LGBT Archive collection has been added to the DRI and also to Europeana. The work of adding to the digital collection is ongoing.
The Cork LGBT Archive is working with Cork Pride on the creation of an Interactive Walking tour which will be launched at the end of October.
Cork LGBT Archive
OTHER USEFUL INFO
Finally, we've provided some useful links to support you throughout this period.