Everyone is entitled to their own sexuality without being judged, isolated, or bullied. Whether someone is Heterosexual (straight) and attracted to the opposite sex, Homosexual (Gay, Lesbian) and attracted to the same sex, or bisexual and attracted to both sexes, each individual is entitled to express their own sexuality without fear of discrimination.
Sometimes people may feel insecure or confused about their sexual orientation and feel that they are isolated as they have no support as, unfortunately, there is still stigma against people who are LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender). Having a good support network through your friends and family can help but some people may not be ready to express their sexuality to people that they know just yet.
No one should feel alone because of their sexuality. There are support organisations in Ireland that can offer one-to-one counselling, support groups, and confidential helplines.
If you are a member of LGBTQIA+ community and require support, get in touch with our dedicated LGBTQIA+ Sexual Health Advisor Jack - firstname.lastname@example.org or ring our Centre on 021 4276676.
The mission of the Gay Project is to ensure that gay, bisexual, men who have sex with men (MSM), queer and trans men are enabled to participate fully in Ireland’s social, economic, cultural, political and artistic life.
Address: 4 South Terrace, Cork
Phone: (021) 430 0430
Gay Switchboard Ireland is Ireland’s longest running support service for the LGBT+ community. LGBT+ volunteers are available 7 days a week on phone, email and online chat to offer confidential listening, support and information. Monday to Friday: 6:30pm – 9pm, Saturday: 2pm – 6pm, Sunday & Bank Holidays: 4pm – 6pm.
Address: Outhouse, 105 Capel St, Dublin 1.
Telephone: 01 872 1055
LGBT+ volunteers are available 7 days a week on phone and online chat to offer confidential listening, support and information.
Telephone: 1890 929 539
Online Chat: www.lgbt.ie
BeLonG To Youth Services is the national organisation supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI+) young people in Ireland.
Address: Parliament House, 13 Parliament Street, Dublin 2.
Telephone: 01 670 6223
Martin Grogan - Psychotherapist
Transgender Experience: Yes
Cliodhna Ryan - Counsellor
Siobhan Foy - Counsellor
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.
Telephone: 1890 929 539
Wednesday 6.30 pm – 9.30 pm
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.
Telephone: 021 427 1087
Tuesdays 6.30 pm – 9.00 pm
If you require our support or more information, don’t hesitate to ring our Helpline on 021 427 66 76 or drop-in!