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Gay Project

Gay Project provides information, support and resources for the gay, bi, queer and trans community. From their community centre in Cork they provide a range of resources including free condoms and lube, LGBT books, magazines and DVDs, LGBT and general health leaflets – and also provide support by phone and email.  Gay Project also have a range of different social, peer support and interest groups such as those listed below. For more information please visit their website.

  • GOLD (A Weekly Social and Peer Support Group for mature men)
  • Queervibes (A Weekly Social Group for LGBT+ people of all ages)
  • Rainbow Ramblers Hillwalkers
  • Cork Frontrunners
  • Gay Project Drama
  • OutLit Book Club
  • Cork Rebels FC
  • Hellhounds RFC
  • Gay Project Yoga Group
  • Gay Project Meditation Group

4 South Terrace, Cork.

Call: 0214300430/0871646072
Email: [email protected] 


LINC is a resource centre in Cork city for Lesbian and bisexual women. They run a full programme of activities and have other supports based in the centre such as an alcohol and drugs support group. They also provide a range of different community led interest groups such as those listed below. For more info visit the LINC website.

  • LINC Boxing
  • LINC Drama
  • LINC Football
  • LINC Bookclub

11a White Street, Cork

Monday to Wednesday 11am to 3pm and Thurs 11am to 8pm

Call: 021-4808600

Email: [email protected]



Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI)

TENI is a non-profit organisation supporting the transgender community in Ireland in all its variety.

Unit 2, 4 Ellis Quay, Dublin 7

Call: 018733575
Email: [email protected]

Intersex Ireland

Intersex Ireland is a group set up to support intersex people and their families, educate wider society, and advance the rights and equality of all intersex individuals across the Ireland.

Email: [email protected]

Gender Rebels Cork

Gender Rebels is a group based in Cork City which advocates for and supports all transgender, non-binary, intersex and gender non-conforming individuals.

Call: 0873669055
Email: [email protected]

Cork Transgender Peer Support Group

Cork Transgender Peer Support Group, is a confidential support group for people with a diagnosis, or awaiting a diagnosis of Gender Identity Dysphoria. This group is for people who are planning, or in the process of going through their medical and social transition, and for those who have completed their transition. The group is a safe place to meet other Transgender People to:

Share Experiences, Make new friends, Avail of peer advice and support.

The group is strictly for over 18s only.

Call: 0851935461

TransParenCi Cork & Transformers Cork

This support group is for parents and family members of transgender children and adults. Meets on the third Friday of every month 7.30-9.30pm.

Transformers is a peer support group for trans young people whose parents attend TransParenCI. Both groups run simultaneously but are facilitated in separate spaces.

Call: 018733575

Email: [email protected]


LGBT Ireland

LGBT Ireland is a national support and advocacy organisation working to improve the visibility, inclusion and rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender people and their families. They also offer support to LGBT+ people through a Support Line which operates 7 days a week over the phone or through the chat feature on their website.

Call: 1890 929 539


Email: [email protected]

Gay Switchboard

Gay Switchboard Ireland provides a confidential telephone support service to the LGBT+ community and allies. Open 7 days a week.

Call: 018721055
Email: [email protected]


Samaritans operates day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure. Their service is not only for the moment of crisis, they’re taking action to prevent the crisis.

They offer people ways to cope and the skills to be there for others. And encourage, promote and celebrate those moments of connection between people that can save lives.

Call: 116 123

Email: [email protected]


Cork Lesbian Helpline

Cork Lesbian Line is a voluntary helpline for women, providing confidential, informal information and support regarding sexual orientation. Cork Lesbian Line is a member of LGBT Ireland.

Call: 1890 929 539 (Wednesday 6.30 pm – 9.30 pm)

Gay Information Cork Helpline

Gay Information Cork is a gay helpline service for men. It is a non-directive, non-judgmental, information and listening service. Operated by trained volunteers on LGBT issues. It is totally confidential. Gay Information Cork is a member of LGBT Ireland.

Call: 021 427 1087 (Tuesdays 6.30 pm – 9.00 pm)

BeLonG To Youth Services

BeLonG To is an organisation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) young people, aged between 14 and 23.

Parliament House, 13 Parliament Street, Dublin 2, Ireland

Call: 016706223
Email: [email protected]


Sexual Health Centre Cork

The Sexual Health Centre is an NGO that provides non-biased information and offers non-judgemental support regarding sexual health, wellbeing, and sexuality. The centre offers a broad range of sexual health related services and supports including free Rapid HIV testing, an LGBTI+ Sexual Health Support service, counselling, and free condom packs and pregnancy testing.

For more information or to book a Rapid HIV Testing

Email: [email protected]

Call: 021 427 6676.

For the LGBTI+ Sexual Health Support Service

Email: [email protected]

HIV Ireland

Ireland’s national HIV organisation which advocates for people living with HIV and the prevention of new HIV infections.

Call: 018733799
Email: [email protected]


Act Up Cork

ACT UP is a diverse, non-partisan group of individuals united in anger and committed to direct action to end the AIDS crisis.

Email: [email protected]


UP Cork LGBT+ Youth Group

‘UP Cork’ is a Cork based youth project for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender & questioning (LGBTQ) young people aged 15-23 years.

Call: 0860443745

Email: [email protected]

Cork LGB Parents Group

This groups for parents with Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual children of all ages, they meet the second Friday of every month at 7pm in LINC (11a, White St, Cork).

Call: 021 480 8600

Email: [email protected]

CIT LGBT* Society

CIT LGBT* is a student society for LGBT* students of Cork Institute of Technology campuses. Their aim is to enhance the student experience in CIT through social, educational, fundraising and awareness raising events, campaigns and projects.

Email: [email protected]



UCC LGBTQ Society are a student led society who’s aims are to create a safe space on campus for LGBTQ students, provide information in the hopes of creating a more tolerant student and staff community in UCC and to fight for equality on all fronts, with allies and as allies.  This is done by holding a variety of social, political and cultural events throughout the year.

Email: [email protected]

UCC LGBT+ Staff Network

The UCC LGBT Staff Network supports LGBT staff in the university, promotes visibility of LGBT issues and seeks to make UCC an inclusive workplace.

Email: [email protected]


Choral Con fusion

Choral Con Fusion is an LGBTS Inclusive Choir which aims not only to make musical progress but also to be a bridge between communities and to be an organisation that would welcome everyone equally, regardless of musical experience, sexual orientation, gender or background.

Email: [email protected]


Greenbow Deaf LGBT Ireland

Greenbow is an organisation run for the benefit of all Deaf LGBT adults all over Ireland.

Call: 018749148
Email: [email protected]

Is Rainbow Muid

Is Rainbow Muid is a monthly peer support group which also aims to raise awareness of the issues facing LGBT+ people seeking international protection in Ireland.

Email: [email protected]

LGBT Pavee

This site was voluntarily constructed and independently maintained by and for members of the Travelling and Roma community, for its Gay, Lesbian, Transgender and Questioning members.

If you are struggling to come to terms with your sexuality, are looking for information on the location of support groups, or just general help and advice on sexual health, or how to deal and report homophobic bullying or behaviour, then look no further.


Look (Loving Our Out Kids)

Provides support to families and friends of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people.

Call: 0872537699
Email: [email protected]


The INTO LGBT Teachers’ Group is a trade union group that supports and advances the cause of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender primary school teachers in Ireland.

Email: [email protected]



Cork LGBT Archive

The Cork LGBT Archive aims to gather, preserve, and share information in relation to the history of Cork’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. (Cork is the second largest city in the Republic of Ireland.)

The Cork LGBT Archive was created by Orla Egan.

The Arthur Leahy collection is at the core of the Cork LGBT Archive, with additional material added on an ongoing basis.

The Queer Republic of Cork book traces the history of the Cork LGBT communities 1970s-1990s.

The Cork LGBT Archive physical collection can be found in the Cork Public Museum in Fitzgerald’s Park Cork.

The Cork LGTB Archive digital collection has been added to the Digital Repository of Ireland and to Europeana.

Twitter: @CorkLGBThistory
Facebook: CorkLGBTArchive
Email: [email protected]

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