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Programme of Events




Official Launch by Eoin Colfer followed by a Reception

Monday 14th of November at 8pm

Wexford Arts Centre

“A Liberating Party” a mixed-media exhibition to uncover andcelebrate the history of LGBT Pride on the island of Ireland from 1974 to date drawing on materials held at the National Library of Ireland in the Irish Queer Archive

Monday 14th to Saturday the 19th of November

Wexford Arts Centre

Information and Awareness Raising Sessions for Communities,

Service Providers and anyone who is interested in learning more about the LGBT community in Wexford.

Tea, coffee, biscuits and chat with inputs from Wexford Local Development and Gay Wexford

Monday 14th of Nov from 2-4pm

Coolcotts Community Centre, Wexford Town

Tuesday 15th of Nov from 10am to 12pm

Gorey Family Resource Centre

Tuesday 15th of Nov from 2 – 4pm

Wexford Local Development Offices, Mill Park Road, Enniscorthy

Thursday the 17th of November 3 – 5pm .

St Michaels Theatre, New Ross.

Talk and slideshow presentation on the Irish Queer Archive

– A history of LGBT pride in Ireland dating back to 1974.

With light refreshments provided.

Tuesday 15th of November at 8pm

Downstairs at Westgate Design, Main Street, Wexford

Gay Wexford Annual General Meeting

Wednesday 16th of November at 8pm

Central Station, Wexford

Civil Partnership and Cohabitation – the legal and financial implications. Information Seminar (Speakers include Lisa McDonald Solicitors,
Marriage Equality and Permanent TSB)

Thursday 17th of November at 8pm


Central Station, Wexford

Transgender Awareness Talk (Vanessa Lacey, Transgender Equality Network Ireland) followed by a screening of “Boys don’t Cry”


Friday 18th of November at 8pm


Wexford Arts Centre

Building a strong LGBT community organisation in Wexford – a facilitated session by Izzy Kamikaze

Saturday 19th of November 10am – 5pm


McCarthy Suite, Whites Hotel, Wexford


Closing Party Social Event


Saturday 19th of November 9pm


Central Station / Metropolis Nightclub

Gay Wexford is a social and support group for the lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender community living in County Wexford. It offers safe social outlets, support and services to Wexford’s LGBT population, their friends, and their families, and hosts regular support meetings in the community, in addition to an open forum in Wexford Local Development offices once a month. It also holds fundraising events and actively seeks external funding from local, community and state bodies to extend and develop the services that it can offer to support the LGBT community.

Wexford LocaL Development has been tasked by Government with the delivery of the Local and Community Development Programme in Co. Wexford. LGBT people are one of the named target goups of this programme which aims ‘to tackle poverty and social exclusion through partnership and constructive engagement between Government and its agencies and people in disadvantaged communities’. WLD has been working with Gay Wexford since June 2010 to develop initiatives to support the inclusion of the LGBT community in Co. Wexford.

LGBT Diversity is a coordinated national response by twelve LGBT organisations, with funding from Atlantic Philanthropies, to build the capacity of the LGBT sector in Ireland. The Programme aims to facilitate LGBT organisations and activists to collectively mobilise and engage with the wider community in order to advocate strategically and effectively on gender and sexuality issues.

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