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National LGBT Organisations

The inclusion of any organisation listed here should not be taken as an endorsement of that organisation by Ciarraí Amach. This information is provided as a guide only to organisations who identify themselves as being inclusive of the LGBT community in the services and activities they provide. Ciarraí Amach makes every effort to ensure this list is as up to date as possible. 

However, from time to time links and contact details may change without notice. Ciarraí Amach is not responsible for the quality of service provided by these organisations. Ciarraí Amach reserves the right to exclude any organisation it feels is unsuitable to be listed here, for whatever reason it sees fit. If you feel any organisation has misrepresented their activities in regard to the services they provide please contact us at 


LGBT Noise

posted 5 Apr 2014, 10:41 by Kerry LGBT Project   [ updated 5 Apr 2014, 10:46 ]

Founded in November 2007, Noise is an independent non-party political group which is campaigning for the provision of civil marriage for all people in Ireland irrespective of gender and sexual identity. Noise is also active in highlighting other areas of discrimination against LGBT people. We encourage all friends, brothers, sisters, cousins, parents, colleagues, acquaintances to join this group and show support for their LGBT friends and relatives. 

Join our mailing list ( to hear about events where you can show your support.

Irish Queer Archive (IQA)

posted 12 Jan 2013, 16:07 by Kerry LGBT Project

On the 16th of June 2008 the Irish Queer Archive which documents the struggle to achieve recognition, equality and protection for gay men and women over the past 40+ years, was donated to the National Library by the National Lesbian and Gay Federation of Ireland. Its donation coincided with the 25th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s rejection of the challenge by David Norris to the laws criminalising male homosexual activity, and the killing of Declan Flynn in Dublin’s Fairview Park, as a result of a ‘queer-bashing’ in 1983. 

This unique collection includes in the region of quarter of a million press clippings, it is a reminder of a minority’s determination to challenge the  climate that existed for those who sought to live fulfilled lives as gay men and women, and the legal and social obstacles they faced. The collection continues to grow and is a reflection of societal attitudes and the progress made over the past 40+ years. 

A visit to view the collection is well recommended for its historical significance and for a more comprehensive record of the every day struggle LGBTQ faced within Ireland from the early days right through to the modern day




c/o 2 Scarlet Row, Essex Street West, Dublin 8


National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

G-Force.(Garda Gay Lesbian and Bisexual employee resource group)

posted 12 Jan 2013, 15:51 by Kerry LGBT Project

The aim of G-force is to provide a confidential support structure for LGB members, both personally and professionally, within An Garda Síochána.


Contact Form           Website:

G-Force Mobile Phone: 087 1921843

 Please note that this mobile is not monitored 24 hours. If you leave a message someone will get back to you. 

Look (Loving Our Out Kids)

posted 12 Jan 2013, 15:39 by Kerry LGBT Project

SUPPORTING parents who have Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender children.

If your child has come out to you, or you think your child might be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered, this website is here for you.

If you would like to talk to someone over the phone, please see our Contact section to find your nearest support line.

To contact Parents Support or if you are a parent interested in volunteering, please email us at - or contact us by phone 087 2537699

Gay Doctors Ireland (Irish association of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) doctors and medical students)

posted 12 Jan 2013, 14:23 by Kerry LGBT Project

Our aims are simple: 

to support and mentor LGBT doctors and medical students 
- to combat discrimination and advocate for equality 

                            - to provide education on LGBT issues in medicine and society 
                            - to promote awareness of LGBT health among the medical community 
                            - to facilitate LGBT-related health research 
                        - to work with other LGBT groups to achieve equality for all

LGBT Pavee (Gay Travellers) sha Roma Support Group

posted 12 Jan 2013, 14:22 by Kerry LGBT Project

If you identify as a Traveller or Roma and you are struggling to come to terms with your sexuality, 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 you may have to look no further.

While awaiting an updated census, there are around 32,000 Travellers in Ireland alone and if contemporary statistics are to be believed then there are over 3,200 LGBT members within the Irish Travelling and Roma community.

This does of course exclude the many other thousands of Travellers and Roma living outside of Ireland.

As nomads who are exposed to a high emphasis on ‘traditional’ gender roles, and the ‘nuclear family,’ procreation and conservative religious values, many gay and lesbian Travellers/Roma feel a sense of alienation from the community and develop an ambivalent or conflicted relationship about their own Traveller/Roma identity.


GREENBOW (Deaf Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender Society of Ireland)

posted 12 Jan 2013, 14:20 by Kerry LGBT Project

Our mission is to support and develop the Deaf lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) community of Ireland. 

We also aim to raise awareness of, and challenge the discrimination and injustice faced by this community in society by supporting organisations to put into action equality and inclusiveness policies. Furthermore, to promote self-determination of, and provide educational information to, Deaf LGBT’s with respect to their sexuality, Irish Sign Language (ISL), communication, social organisation and culture.

Tel: 01-8749148
Greenbow,                                           Mobile: 086 367 1375
Outhouse,                                             Email: (members/membership)
105 Capel Street,                                Email: (office)
Dublin 1,                                               Fax: 01-8650090

Location map: here


posted 12 Jan 2013, 14:19 by Kerry LGBT Project

Founded in 1979, the NLGF is the longest-established Irish NGO working for the rights of and the elimination of discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) people. 

It is a not-for-profit, voluntary organisation with charitable status. The NLGF has no paid staff working specifically for the organisation, although as publisher of GCN, it has paid staff who work for the magazine.

Publishes Gay Community News (GCN)

GCN is a monthly community-based magazine and website and a key networking tool for the LGBT community in Ireland. GCN, which was established in 1988, is an information resource for the entire LGBT community in Ireland and is especially valuable as a resource for LGBT people in isolated rural areas, for members of the community who find it difficult to access the commercial scene, for LGBT younger people and for LGBT immigrants.

Influencing policy development at a national and international level
The NLGF is a member of the Equality and Rights Alliance (ERA), a coalition of 130 civil society organisations seeking to improve the equality and human rights legal infrastructure in Ireland and to campaign for a more equal society. A member of the board of the NLGF is a National Steering Group member of ERA.

Organising the annual GALAS (LGBT Awards)The GALAS were set up by the NLGF to honour lesbians, gay men, bisexual and transgendered people and organisations for their contributions to Irish society, both north and south of the border. The awards also honour politicians, employers, media and others committed to advancing equality for and ending discrimination against LGBT Irish people in Ireland. The inaugural GALAs ceremony was held in. September 2009 in Dublin to great acclaim. 


Postal Address:                                                            Website:
National Lesbian & Gay Federation.
Unit 2. Scarlett Row,
Essex Street West,
Dublin 8.

Email Address:

T.E.N.I (Transgender Equality Nework Ireland)

posted 12 Jan 2013, 14:18 by Kerry LGBT Project

Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) seeks to improve conditions and advance the rights and equality of trans* people and their families.

Despite significant progress in the past years, Ireland remains a place where it is difficult for trans people to lead safe, healthy and integrated lives. TENI is dedicated to ending transphobia, including stigma, discrimination and inequality.

Our vision is an Ireland where trans people are understood, accepted and respected, and can participate fully in all aspects of Irish society.

Contact us

We'd love to hear from you! Keep in touch with Transgender Equality Network Ireland via the following methods:

Online                                                                                                                                       Phone: (01) 873 3575                                                    
Fax: (01) 873 5737

By Post or In Person

Transgender Equality Network Ireland                                        Website:  
The Gate Lodge
The Carmichael Centre for Voluntary Groups
North Brunswick Street
Dublin 7

[Please note that office visits are by appointment only.]

G.L.E.N (Gay Lesbian Equality Network)

posted 12 Jan 2013, 14:17 by Kerry LGBT Project

GLEN is a Policy and Strategy focused NGO which aims to deliver ambitious and positive change for lesbian, gay and bisexual people (LGB) in Ireland, ensuring full equality, inclusion and protection from all forms of discrimination

GLEN Board and Staff outside Dail Eireann

GLEN has been instrumental in achieving a range of legislative and policy change including: decriminalisation in 1993; recognition of sexual orientation in refugee law in 1996; inclusion in Employment Equality in 1998; Equal Status in 2000; and most recently, comprehensive Civil Partnership in 2010.


Address:                                                    Website:
2 Exchange Street Upper, Dublin 8 

Email: Tel: 353 1 6728650 | 

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