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One person can make a difference • LGBT Community around the SouthEast
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Like ’em or loath ’em LGBT Diversity reaffirmed that nationwide the whole LGBT community need to communicate and work with each other, seeking funding, fund raising, assisting one another.  Now who will put their money where their mouth us and turn that into a real business.

The year was 2008, In the South East one of the EAGLE (currently known as Gay Wexford) committee members. Worked & boarded in Kilkenny, socialised in Waterford, came from &  lived in Wexford. This gave Barry a unique opportunity to work on the utopian idea of rural LGBT communities working together. Cross County CoOperation.

sOUTh Waterford came on board, this collaboration resulted in a joint inter county LGBT information week between EAGLE & sOUTh in Waterford. Indeed the same week when Ciara the first post operative transgendered person from the Southeast spoke for the first time outside the sensationalist news media. Vanessa Lacey made her debut and outed herself as transgender.   Barry & Eamonn supported Vanessa and Jane, participants of a fledgling Waterford transgender group. Taking the name suggested by Eamonn: ‘TransSE’. TranSE was born.

Working and spending so much time in Kilkenny and having the inclination, Barry made the connections and sought assistance setting up a gay group. He encouraged the dynamo that is Enya to get involved and things flew from there. Pink Kilenny, Kilkenny pride/ radio slot/ LGBT events/ arrival of Dignity/ A drag queen was grand marshal of the Patricks Day Parade. In fact there were Wexford/ Kilkenny contingents participating in Waterford pride that year.

Representatives from the different groups  actively encouraged people from other counties out to attended events in the other counties. Wexford and Kilkenny put a float in to the Waterford Pride. Wexford LGBT carpooled to attended the newly formed Kilkenny Pride. Participants in Pink Kilkenny came to Wexford social events. 

Two years later Barry shared these ideals and ideas with the Southeast LGBT Diversity Development officer Bernie Smyth when invited to be part of her Regional Consultancy Group initiative (September 9th 2010 – May 2011). It has been suggested that the LGBT Youth Wexford/ Gay Wexford 2011 (funded by LGBT Youth Wexford grant) information week spun on a number of these shared ideas.

Barry would be the first to admit he didn’t work alone, he had a foundation working within the LGBT community as part of  E.A.G.L.É. Wexford, working on the E.A.G.L.É. (Equality Alliance of Gays and Lesbians in Éire) committee. As chairperson of EAGLE Gay Wexford, he increased his networking, encouraging others to do the same and found more allies in Waterford and Kilkenny.

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TransAction2 • Educate for health
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TransAction 2 was held at the Edmund Rice Conference Centre, Mount Sion School, Barrack Street, Waterford on Saturday the 25th of Febrary 2012. The Seminar was opened by John Halligan Independent TD for Waterford.     3:20 Followed by the … Continue reading

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October -2011- Out & About
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Hi all.

The Drum Youth Centre is hosting its first ever fun run on Sunday the 2nd of October in Kilkenny Castle Park . The 5 k run

is a fun afternoon for people of all ages with childrens entertainment provided. Registration is available on the day also from 10.30am with the run beginning at 12 noon. Entry is 5 euro only per person. So please come along and bring friends and family

For a day that promises to be good fun. For more information please check out www.runireland.ie.

Thanks Melissa

Melissa Faulkner Foroige Office,
The Drum Youth Project and Health Café,
Goods Shed Square,
Mac Donagh Junction Shopping Centre,

Office: (056) 7788134
Mobile: (086) 7736976
Email: melissa.faulkner@foroige.ie


Sunrise LGBT Kildare Athy Branch are having a meeting on the 13th of October
in the
Athy Community Development Project
Woodstock Street, Athy, Co Kildare



Hey all … so Thursday (13th) will be a great day for the lgbt society. I am urging you all to wear purple on the day to show your support for all those that have suffered from homophobic bullying. At 12pm on the college street campus we will be holding a balloon release to remember all those that took their lives as a result of homophobic bullying. We would love to have as many of you there as possible to support the campaign.

And not to forget we have our meet and greet in dignity bar at 8pm 🙂

Big quiz night

Time: 20 October · 20:00 – 23:00

Location Revolution gastro bar, John’s St

Created by: Val Walsh, Niall Taylor

More info: Quiz night to raise funds for the DAVID NORRIS FOR PRESIDENT campaign.
Quiz starts at 8.00pm and goes until 10-10.30pm with DJ and karaoke after.

€5 per person with a maximum of 5 people per team.

You are cordially invited to the Union of
Mr Gay Kildare, Cris Pender
… Ms Gay Kildare Mary Gibney

Location; Derby House Hotel, Kildare Town 
Date; 22nd of October
doors open 8:00
ceremony 8:30 sharp
reception @ 9pm, music and dancing after till late.


It’s Halloween Themed, so feel free to dress up…
Admission €20
food, drinks promo’s, Raffle and a prize for best dressed on the night
Remember guys It’s a fundraiser for The HIV Fill Project at The Guide Clinic in St James’ Hospital. 
Charity Number; CHY 7269

for more information or if you’re a business and feel you have something to contribute
email; cristo_p@msn.com
call or text; 085 740 9988

“the wedding is being used as part of Mr Gay Kildare Cris Pender’s fundraising efforts for Mr Gay Ireland as fundraising is a very big part of the MGI and counts towards Judging”

Anthony Curtis’ Final Fundraiser before the Mr Gay Ireland in the Alington Hotel, Dublin this Sunday at 7.30pm.

This Tuesday join Anthony in his Walk from Courtown to Gorey. Starting from under the Turbine at the Coral Leisure forest Park Leisure Centre, Harbour Court, Gorey Ireland to the Amber Springs, Hotel & Heath Spa Gorey.

Tuesday the 25th of October at 11.30am

Information Expo

Employment, Training & Education,
Talbot Hotel, Wexford, Wed 26th October 2011, 10 – 4pm,

  • CV Preparation
  • Start your own Business
  • Career Guidance
  • Volunteer Oportunities
  • Further Education
  • Staying Healthy

Gay Wexford
Halloween Hangout

Friday 28th 9.00pm til late
Central Station, North Main Street, Wexford




Sunrise LGBT Kildare

Different groups dependant on interests, e.g. Hill walking, Book Clubs, Gay People Parenting Support group…..

Date: every second week · 19:00 – 22:00
Location: Sunrise Coffee & Books, Eyre Street, Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland

Contact Information
Phone • 857409988 Mobile
Email • sunrise.lgbt@gmail.com
Facebook• facebook.com/sunrise.lgbt.kildare


TranSE, Transgender South
East peer support group…

meets at the Cheshire Home, John Street, Waterford
every second Friday of each month.

For more information call Vanessa on 085 147 7166.

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Out & About: August 2011
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WATERFORD PRIDE 2011……’CELEBRATE YOU’ MONDAY 1st: 7pm – 9pm Meet and Greet Coffee Evening & Film Night , FILM SHOWING: A Beautiful Thing. VENUE:  Edmund Rice Youth & Community Multiplex, Manor Street TUESDAY 2nd: Art & Photography Exhibition. Time: 19:00 – 21:00 Venue: … Continue reading

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