Gay Project

Sports

Gay Ramblers and Hillwalking

This group is for members of the community who have an interest in rambling and hillwalking and who would like to share that interest and experience with others. The group is facilitated by members who are volunteers and who have some prior experience of hiking and hillwalking.

The group communicates through a WhatsApp group chat. If you’d like to be added to the WhatsApp group email konrad@gayproject.ie.

Cork Rebels Football Club

Cork Rebels FC is another football team for the LGBT community of Ireland. Based in Cork the aim is to have football for all! Get your Kit On!!

Contact: corkrebelsfc@gmail.com

Frontrunners Cork

Frontrunners Cork is an LGBT+ running club. The club is an initiative of the Gay Project designed to remove barriers to physical activity for the community.

The club is social and non-competitive in nature – from time to time the club enters races for fun. It is comprised of runners with mixed levels of experience ranging from total beginners to more experienced.

New members with experience are accepted throughout the year. First-time runners are welcomed to join our Couch to 5K programs.

Contact:
frontrunnerscork@gayproject.ie

Cork Hellhounds Inclusive Rugby Club

The Cork Hellhounds are an LGBT-inclusive rugby team based in Cork, Ireland. Beginners and experienced players welcome! #BrúArAghaidh

Cork Racketeers Inclusive Badminton

The Cork Racketeers is an all-inclusive LGBTQIA+ friendly badminton club. The group meets in the James Kenneally Hall, Hollyhill weekly on Tuesday evenings.
Newcomers are always welcome. No previous badminton experience necessary. It’s €5 per week, €3.50 for concessions.

Health & Wellbeing

Free Rapid HIV Testing

We provide free monthly community based rapid HIV testing in partnership with the Sexual Health Centre as part of the Know Now program.

Follow us on social media for schedule updates.

Phone: 021 4300 430

Yoga For Men

Yoga  offers flexibility, power, strength, calmness and clarity. Whether you want to try something new or return to something you used to do, this is the class for you. It’s also a great opportunity to make connections to yourself and to other guys. All variations of poses are offered for all levels.

Open to all GBQTmsm+ men, Yoga for Men with Graham Daly takes place weekly on Tuesdays 7:30-8:30pm in Gay Project. Classes are free with no sign up required.

Out of Your Mind:
Online Meditation Club

During these weekly lunchtime sessions Derrick will introduce you to the basics of meditation,
what meditation is and what it isn’t. All sessions are held on Zoom so you can join in from your home, work place or anywhere you feel comfortable.

You don’t have to be able to stop your thoughts.

You don’t have to make your mind go blank.

You just have to able to sit quietly for a short time and be aware.

Oh yeah, and breath, don’t forget to breath…

Meditation is simple, it’s us that’s complicated!

Email: konrad@gayproject.ie for the Zoom link.

Culture

Outlit LGBT+ Book Club

We are an LGBT+ book club that usually meets monthly in the Cork City Library on Grand Parade to discuss our group chosen book for the month. New members always welcome.

Contact: out-litbookclub@gayproject.ie

Outstaged Drama Group

Outstaged Drama Group
Our Outstaged Drama group provides an opportunity to let OUT your inner Drama Queens! The workshops are facilitated by a professional drama instructor and run weekly. The group is always taking new members who are interested in acting, writing, production and more.

Contact: outstageddrama@gmail.com

Social Media: @outstageddrama

Drag School with Mia Gold

This programme aims to enhance Cork’s continued history and contribution to the art of drag in Ireland. It seeks to promote the vibrant culture of drag and support the ongoing evolution of drag in Ireland. Participants will learn valuable life skills, build their self-confidence and personal development growth.

Click here for more info.

The Cork Drag Rec Room

“Social and Cultural Group:

Appreciating, Highlighting, Developing the Art of Drag in Cork & Ireland”

The Cork Drag Rec Room will offer a safe and brave space for all queer folk and allies over the age of 18
who are interested in the art of drag.

Fortnightly activities are chosen by members and are guided by the groups objectives.

The groups objectives will be to:

  • Support the preservation and development of drag culture in Cork and Ireland
  • Enhance the skills and confidence of participants through training, workshops, and skills sharing
  • Support and promote the work of all participants through building a performers network
  • Promote and support collaborative works between participants
  • And to encourage continued growth of diversity and accessibility within the drag scene in Cork and
    Ireland

Social

Queer Vibes LGBT+ Social Café

A social café for all members of the LGBT+ community over 18 years of ages to meet new people and make friends.

Whether you’re a local, a blow-in or totally new to the city, this group provides an opportunity to meet some new people, make some friends and have a chat.

Tea, Coffee and snacks provided. The café is open every Tuesday in Gay Project from 5pm-7:30pm.

GOLD Café for Older Men

GOLD Café in the Gay Project is an opportunity for older gay men to meet, socialise and chat with other guys of a similar age. The café is facilitated by staff and volunteers in our Community Room weekly. The GOLD Group also goes on monthly trips decided on by the group. Previous trips include a gallery tour of Crawford Art gallery, and a tour of Fota House and Gardens.

Meets Fridays in Gay Project from 12-3pm.

 

Gayze Social Café

Gayze Social Café is an in-person group that stems from the Munster Gayze Facebook group. This café space acts as an alternative to the nightclub scene specifically for Gay, Bisexual, Queer, Transgender, MSM (Men who have sex with men) and questioning men 18+ years old. Come along, meet new people, and make new friends. Tea, Coffee and Snacks provided.

The 2nd and the last Wednesday of each month. 6pm-8pm in Gay Project.

LGBT+ Student Hub

COMING SOON

Open to LGBT+ college students, Our space provides students with a welcoming social meeting point for LGBTQ+ people and services. Tea, Coffee and snacks provided.

Rainbow Garden Club

Experienced in gardening or want to learn? Passionate about biodiversity & environmental sustainability? Then the Rainbow Garden Club is the place for you! Supported by
Green Spaces Cork the group will soon be meeting regularly. Email konrad@gayproject.ie for meeting info.

Out Past 10

OUT PAST TEN is our monthly social night. Members meet at the Gay Project, play some pool and video games, eat snacks and have a laugh. Occasionally this event moves from the Gay Project into the city.

Phone: 021 4300 430

UP Cork LGBTI+ Youth Project

UP Cork is an LGBTI+ Youth Group is organised in partnership with CDYS. The group welcomes members aged 15+. The vision is to provide a holistic, inclusive & empowering service to LGBT+ young people. The mission is to provide a community-based response to LGBT+ young people by offering them opportunities for active participation & inclusion in addressing issues that affect their lives through personal & social development.

Workshops include:

  • History of LGBT & advocacy
  • Gender identity
  • Social & emotional wellbeing
  • Music/art & dance projects
  • Group work & one-to-one meetings available.

Contact: nadia.moussed@cdys.ie

Phone: 086 0443745

Mid-week Drop In Café

Our Midweek Drop-in Café takes place on Wednesdays 1pm – 3pm in our Community Room in Gay Project, Sawmill Street. This space is open to anyone that wants to pop in, have a cup of tea or coffee, read a book, meet friends or make friends, chill out on your lunch break, or just relax in a welcoming space.

Information/Support

Gay Information Helpline

Gay Information Cork is a weekly source of information and support. It is part of the national LGBT helpline. The trained volunteers provide a non-judgemental, confidential, listening support and information service for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people as well as their family and friends. LGBT.ie also provides a gateway to information and support options for LGBT people in Ireland. It has information that will be useful for people questioning if they might be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

Gay Information Cork: 021 427 1087

LGBT Helpline: 1890 020 539

Positive Cork

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. You can follow the group on Facebook using the link below. Or reach out for details by emailing positivecork@gmail.com.

Munster Gayze Facebook Group

Munster Gayze is a digital space developed by the Gay Project to share information, memes, make new friends, find out about upcoming events, and general chat for gay, bi, queer, MSM and Trans men in Munster.