Gay Project

LGBTI+ Organisations

Gay Project provides information, support and resources for the gay, bi, queer and trans community.

In our community centre in Cork we provide a range of resources including free condoms and lube, LGBT books, magazines and DVDs, LGBT and general health leaflets – and also provide support by phone and email. Gay Project also has a range of different social, peer support and interest groups such as those listed below.

  • GOLD (A Weekly Social and Peer Support Group for mature men)
  • Queervibes (A Weekly Social Group for LGBTI+ people 18+)
  • Gayze Games Cafe (A monthly games night for GBTQmsm men)
  • Rainbow DiverseAbilities (A monthly social cafe for members of the LGBTI+ community who have disabilities/neurodiversities)
  • Gay Ramblers Hillwalkers
  • Cork Frontrunners
  • Cork Rebels FC
  • Cork Hellhounds RFC
  • Cork Racketeers Badminton
  • Laochra Aeracha GAA
  • Gay Project Yoga Group
  • Queer Bike Rides
  • Gay Project Meditation Group
  • Outstaged Drama Group
  • OutLit Book Club

For more information click here.

South Parish Community Centre, Sawmill Street, Ballintemple, Cork

Call: 021 430 0430 / 087164 6072 Email: 

LINC is a community organisation with lesbian and bisexual women’s health and well-being at the core of what they do.
As well as being a community hub, LINC’s dedicated team host a number of weekly drop in sessions, provide peer support and a low cost counselling service.
They deliver LGBT+ awareness training to businesses, organisations and schools around Cork. They host a number of health-based initiatives and supports as well as community-led interest based activity groups including but not limited to those listed below

  • LINC Boxing
  • LINC Drama
  • LINC Rebels FC
  • LINC Bookclub

11A White Street, Cork
Monday to Wednesday 11am to 3pm and Thurs 11am to 8pm
Call: 021 480 8600  Email: Website:

BeLonG To is an organisation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) young people,
aged between 14 and 23.

Parliament House, 13 Parliament Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Call: 01 670 6223
Website: www.BelongTo.Org

Transgender, Nonbinary & Intersex specific groups

TENI is a non-profit organisation supporting the transgender community in Ireland in all its variety.

Unit 2, 4 Ellis Quay, Dublin 7 Call: 01 873 3575

Email: Website:

Intersex Ireland is a group set up to support intersex people and their families, educate wider society, and advance the rights and equality of all intersex individuals across Ireland. 


Gender Rebels is a group based in Cork City which advocates for and supports all transgender, non-binary, intersex and gender non-conforming individuals. 


Cork Transgender Peer Support Group, is a confidential support group for people with a diagnosis, or awaiting a diagnosis of Gender Identity Dysphoria.
This group is for people who are planning, or in the process of going through their medical and social transition, and for those who have completed their transition.
The group is a safe place to meet other Transgender people to: share experiences, make new friends, and to avail of peer advice and support.

The group is strictly for over 18s only. 

Call: 085 193 5461 

TransParenCi is a support group for parents and family members of transgender children and adults. The group meets on the third Friday of every month from 7.30pm – 9.30pm. 

Transformers is a peer support group for young people whose parents attend TransParenCI. Both groups run simultaneously but are facilitated in separate spaces. 

Call: 01 873 3575


LGBT Ireland is a national support and advocacy organisation working to improve the visibility, inclusion and rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender people and their families. They also offer support to LGBT+ people through a Support Line which operates 7 days a week over the phone or through the chat feature on their website. 

Call: 1800 929 539 
Website: Email: 

Gay Switchboard Ireland provides a confidential telephone support service to the LGBT+ community and allies. Open 7 days a week. 

Call: 01 872 1055

Samaritans operates day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure. Their service is not only for the moment of crisis, they’re taking action to prevent the crisis. 

They offer people ways to cope and the skills to be there for others, and encourage, promote and celebrate those moments of connection between people that can save lives. 

Call: 116 123

Cork Lesbian Helpline is a voluntary helpline for women, providing confidential, informal information and support regarding sexual orientation. 

Cork Lesbian Helpline is a member of LGBT Ireland. 

Call: 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. 

Call: 021 427 1087
(Tuesdays 6.30 pm – 9.00 pm) 

Sexual Health Services

The Sexual Health Centre is an NGO that provides non-biased information and offers non-judgemental support regarding sexual health, wellbeing, and sexuality. The centre offers a broad range of sexual health related services and supports including free Rapid HIV testing, an LGBTI+ Sexual Health Support service, counselling, and free condom packs and pregnancy testing.

For more information or to book Rapid HIV Testing:

Call: 021 427 6676.

For the LGBTI+ Sexual Health Support Service:


The Sexual Health and Crisis Pregnancy Programme provides information to help people living in Ireland to experience positive sexual health and wellbeing.

See for more information.

Ireland’s national HIV organisation which advocates for people living with HIV and the prevention of new HIV infections.

01 873 3799

ACT UP is a diverse, non-partisan group of individuals united in anger and committed to direct action to end the AIDS crisis. 

Act Up Cork

Act Up Dublin

Positive Cork is a volunteer-led peer support group for people living with HIV. It is run for and by people living with HIV. At their meetings while they offer real support for people on issues they may be dealing with due to their HIV, they also have a great crack and lots of laugh.

The group meets twice a month on a Monday. Reach out for details by emailing

LGBT+ Groups

UP Cork LGBTI+ Youth Project is a Cork based youth project for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender & questioning (LGBTQ) young people aged 15-23 years. 

Call: 086 044 3745

This peer support group is for parents with Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual children of all ages. 

Call: 021 480 8600 

MTU LGBT* is a student society for LGBT* students of Munster Technological University campuses.
Their aim is to enhance the student experience in MTU through social, educational, fundraising and awareness raising events, campaigns and projects. 

Social Media: @mtucorklgbt

UCC LGBTQ Society are a student led society who’s aims are to create a safe space on campus for LGBTQ students, provide information in the hopes of creating a more tolerant student and staff community in UCC and to fight for equality on all fronts, with allies and as allies. This is done by holding a variety of social, political and cultural events throughout the year. 

Social Media: @ucclgbtqsoc

The UCC LGBT Staff Network supports LGBT+ staff in the university, promotes visibility of LGBT+ issues and seeks to make UCC an inclusive workplace. 


Choral Con Fusion is an LGBTS Inclusive Choir which aims not only to make musical progress but also to be a bridge between communities and to be an organisation that would welcome everyone equally, regardless of musical experience, sexual orientation, gender or background. 


Greenbow is an organisation run for the benefit of all Deaf LGBT+ adults all over Ireland. 

Call: 01 874 9148

Is Rainbow Muid is a monthly peer support group which also aims to raise awareness of the issues facing LGBT+ people seeking international protection in Ireland. 


This site was voluntarily constructed and independently maintained by and for members of the Travelling and Roma community, for its Gay, Lesbian, Transgender and Questioning members. 

If you are struggling to come to terms with your sexuality, are looking for information on the location of support groups, or just general help and advice on sexual health, or how to deal and report homophobic bullying
or behaviour, then look no further. 


 The INTO LGBT Teachers’ Group is a trade union group that supports and advances the cause of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender primary school teachers in Ireland. 


A social and support network providing social events, training and participation in Youghal Pride by the Sea.

Telephone: 087 989 0336

​Bi+ Ireland aims to create a space where bi+ people can make friends, access peer support and reduce any isolation they may experience. We aim to increase the visibility and presence of bi+ people in Ireland and to create diverse, vibrant and welcoming communities.


The Switchboard provides a confidential telephone support service to the LGBT+ community and allies. Open 7 days a week.

105 Capel St, Rotunda, Dublin 1, D01 R290

Telephone: 01 872 1055

The Irish Trans Students Alliance exists to support trans people in Ireland who are either between 18 and 30 or a student in Third Level education. ITSA has always been an organisation of peers, working together to support and educate each other.


Provides support to families and friends of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people.

Telephone: 087 253 7699

HUGG provide a confidential, safe, comfortable space where you can start a journey of hope and healing for any adult who has been bereaved by suicide.

For further information, please visit or email if you wish to join the group.

Full Spectrum Ireland is a peer-led group for Disabled LGBTI+ people in Ireland. Meeting weekly on Wednesdays between 8pm and 9pm for social evenings talking all things queer and disabled.