Gay Project

Community Groups

Gay Project provides a Community Affiliation Programme for a wide range of LGBT+ Community Groups including sports, social and cultural groups. This affiliation programme provides those members of the Community who wish to develop a new Community Group with the skills, facilities, promotional reach and much more  to develop their group successfully.

Gay Project Community Affiliation Programme can be joined by making an application. The programme enables  Community Groups to avail of facilities such as a meeting space/pro-zoom account, website  space on, assistance with  insurance, storage space for group materials and goods, access to small grants and assistance accessing funding, banking facilities  and more.


If your community group wishes to apply to become a member of Gay Project Community Affiliation Programme or  you wish to establish a new Community Group via this programme, get in touch.

For information on any of the activities listed below email


Frontrunners Cork LGBT+ Running Club

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.



OUT of Your Mind Meditation Club

The ‘Out of Your Mind’ Meditation Club emerged as a series of classes on meditation. This initiative has since evolved into a group that meets weekly formed out of the initial class. The group is facilitated by a Community Volunteer and highly experienced meditator and facilitator Derrick Gerety. ​


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.



Social Media: @outstageddrama


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 from 12-3pm.



Phone: 021 4300 430

Cork Rebels FC

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!!




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.



Gay Ramblers Hillwalking Group

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

Cork Hellhounds LGBT+ Inclusive Rugby Club

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

Munster Gayze

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.

Gay Project facilitates a wide range of other supports, events and activities. These include group meetings, a helpline, coffee mornings, fundraisers, events, sexual health support, film viewings and many others. Find some of the more frequent activities listed below.

See the events section on our website for info on any upcoming events.

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. 

Yoga takes place weekly on Tuesdays 7:30-8:30pm in Gay Project. Classes are free with no sign up required.

UP Cork LGBT+ Youth Group

UP Cork is an LGBT+ Youth Group is organised in partnership with Youth Work Ireland Cork. 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:

Group work & one-to-one meetings available.


Phone: 086 0443745

Gay Information Cork

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. 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

Queer Vibes Café

Queer Vibes Café is an 18+ social space which meets on a weekly basis. This is a friendly group who are always up for a laugh and very welcoming to new people.

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.

The café is open every Tuesday from 5pm-7:30pm.

Free Rapid HIV testing

We provide free community based rapid HIV testing once a month in partnership with the Sexual Health Centre as part of the KnowNow program.



Phone: 021 4300 430

Out Past Ten

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

Midweek 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.