Support/Resources

One of our main aims is support. If you need a friendly ear, we provide one-on-one meetings with LGBTQ students. Any of the committee members would be happy to have a chat with you, and our first year rep is here to help new members with anything they might need.

We also run a Befriender’s Service. If you’re too nervous to come to an Out in UL event or meeting, or if you have any questions about anything LGBTQ+ related, feel free to get in contact with us. You can do this by sending us a message on our tumblr blog, or send us an email at outinul@gmail.com. We can answer any queries you have, or arrange for two committee members to meet you in an arranged location. This service is completely confidential, dedicated to ensuring you are as happy and comfortable as possible in UL.

We also have strong a strong link with UL’s LGBTQ liaison officer, Ger Hanley, who is always free for a chat. He runs a drop-in service on Mondays from 5-6pm . You can also  reach him on gerard.hanley@ul.ie.

If you need any sexual health advice, you can contact GOSHH. Their queer community support officer is always available for free advice. They also provide Out in UL with workshops in sexual health and sexual empowerment, so keep an eye or an ear out for those.

For further advice, you can contact your local LGBT centre or group. You can find contact details here.

For confidential advice, contact the Limerick Gay and Lesbian Helpline on 061-310101

For advice on issues relating to the trans community, visit TENI (Transgender Equality Network Ireland).

Other resources:

GLEN (Gay and Lesbian Equality Network)

BeLonGTo (support for LGBT youths)

LGBT Noise (for information on queer activism)


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