Led by Gay Project, and funded by Cork City Council Social Inclusion Office under the Department of Rural and Community Development, Dormant Accounts Action Plan, the project’s aim is to build a network of LGBTI+ advocates across various community and professional work sectors and educational institutions across Cork City. It will provide training, useful resources, promote awareness raising campaigns that support the work of Gay Project and the LGBTI+ community generally, and to provide a space for network members to work collaboratively to continually develop the networks reach in promoting advocacy.
Building a network of LGBTI+ advocates across Cork is important as it can provide those struggling with their LGBTI+ identities a vital source of support. While Gay Project and other LGBTI+ organisations and groups in Cork provide some fantastic services for LGBTI+ community members, it can be difficult to reach some members. This can be due to a variety of factors such as:
The Cork LGBTI+ Advocate Network provides an opportunity for LGBTI+ advocates to work with Gay Project to build the tools they need to be an effective advocate to those in the LGBTI+ community.
What are the benefits?
Project Lead: Konrad Im (Gay Project, Community Development Worker)
Paula McCarthy (Principal, CCFET: Douglas Street Campus)
Elaine Allen (Disability and Inclusion Officer CCFET: Morrisons Island Campus),
Gráinne Walsh (Ballyphehane/Togher Community Development Project),
Siobhan Kangataran (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, MTU),
Alannah O’Connor (Welfare Officer UCC Students’ Union),
Kelda Mac (Vice President for Welfare – MTU Cork Students Union).