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Sexuality


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 - jackfitzgerald@sexualhealthcentre.com or ring our Centre on 021 4276676.


Other available support services:


L.I.N.C ( Lesbians In Cork) 

LINC is the only community development organisation working exclusively with Lesbian and Bisexual women in the Republic of Ireland.

Address: 11 White Street, Cork
Phone: 021-4808600
Email: info@linc.ie


Gay Project

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
Email: info@gayprojectcork.com
Facebook: m.me/GayProjectIRL


Gay Switchboard Ireland

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.
Email: ask@gayswitchboard.ie
Telephone: 01 872 1055


LGBT Helpline

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


BelongTo Youth Services

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


Cork - Support Specialists

Cork City
Martin Grogan - Psychotherapist 
Telephone: 0871247123 
Email: martin@corktherapies.ie 
Website: www.corktherapies.ie
Transgender Experience:  Yes 

Skibbereen Cork   
Cliodhna Ryan - Counsellor 
Telephone: 0877921316
Email: cliodhnamaryryan@gmail.com 

Bantry Cork
Anneke Ten-Brinke - Counsellor 
Telephone: 027 56911 
Email: counsellingwestcork@gmail.com
Website www.counsellingwestcork.com

Ballincollig Cork
Siobhan Foy - Counsellor 
Telephone: 0872303429 
Email: siobhanbor5@gmail.com 

Mallow Cork
Anne O'Malley - Psychotherapist
Telephone: 0876133174 
Email: omalleyanne@yahoo.ie 

Cork City 
Tom Sheehan - Psychotherapist 
Telephone: 0878169749
Email: tomsheehan@tasheehan.ie


Cork Lesbian Line

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 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.

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!