Gay Project



Konrad Im - Manager

Konrad has been actively involved with the Gay Project in a voluntary capacity since 2015 as the Volunteer Leader, and Board member: and then joined the staff as the Gay Project Community Development Worker in 2021 until he took on the role as Manager in January 2024.

He’s a former Mr Gay Cork (2015/16) and Mr Gay Ireland (2015/16/17), and he was also Volunteer Youth Leader for UP Cork LGBTI+ Youth Group and was on the Board of Cork LGBT+ Pride Festival as well as being heavily involved in the organisation of the Cork Pride Festival events. Konrad previously volunteered as the HIV Ambassador, and later worked as the LGBTI+ Sexual Health Support Worker in the Sexual Health Centre.

He holds a Level 7 Degree in Community Development, and Special Purpose Level 9 in Creativity & Change, from MTU Cork where he was also the Chairperson of MTU LGBT* Society for 2 years. As part of his work with the society he led the GSA (Gay, Straight Alliance) Project, and the Dragging Up The Past project

In 2023 Konrad graduated the Masters in Community and Voluntary Sector Management programme in UCC with a Post Graduate Diploma.

Konrad is passionate and dedicated to creating a society that is fair and inclusive for all and believes that any one person can make a change, no matter how big or small. This is also reflected in his voluntary work as the founder of Ballyphehane Tidy Town’s where he promotes a safe, clean and inclusive community for all.


Nathan Kelleher - Community Development Worker

Nathan studied Community Development in MTU, where he graduated in 2023 with a Level 7 BA Degree. During this time Nathan completed work placement with Gay Project and wrote a research dissertation analysing the experience of LGBTQ+ youth in a post marriage equality Ireland.
Nathan is the Community Development Worker with the Gay Project, a role in which he develops, supports and maintains a wide range of social, sporting and cultural community groups. This includes facilitating the various groups hosted by Gay Project, collaborating with other community workers in the sector and participating in community outreach in an effort to break down the barriers to social inclusion. 
In his spare time Nathan is kept busy by walking for miles with his Jack Russell, catching up on the weekend’s boxing and looking for a good movie to watch.