Next Monday, the 13th of May sees the launch of Cork’s 3rd LGBT Awareness Week at the City Hall.
Cork LGBT Awareness Week: LGBT Awareness Week is organised to acknowledge and demonstrate that LGBT individuals are family members, community residents, constituents, citizens, visitors, service users and service providers.
The purpose of the week is to advance Objective 86 of the City Plan “The gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities will be enabled to fully participate in the social, cultural and economic life of Cork City.”
Pride Celebrations are organised by the LGBT Community but Awareness Week is where Cork City, its agencies and communities come together.
LGBT Awareness Week is supported by Cork City Council, HSE South, VEC, Dept. of Social Protection, An Garda Siochána, Cork City Partnership, LINC, Gay Community Development, Cork Trans Support Group, Ballyphehane Togher CDP and Sexual Health Centre.
Programme Cork LGBT Awareness Week 13th -19th May
Monday May 13th 5-6pm
Launch of LGBT Awareness Week in Atrium Civic Office, City Hall by Minister with responsibility for Equality Minister Kathleen Lynch. Music by Choral ConFusion
Tuesday 14th May 12.30-2pm
The Other Place, Cork– Cork Community Health Network, presentations by LINC & Gay Community Development Company to Voluntary/Community Groups interested in Community Health
Wednesday 15th/Thursday 16th 4-6pm
Ballyphehane Togher Arts & Crafts Initiative use Bealtaine City Hall workshops to guerrilla knit some rainbow themed crafts for IDAHO Day.
Thursday 16th 6.30pm
The Other Place, Cork. Volunteer Induction for National LGBT Helpline: www.lgbt.ie
Friday 17th May 12.30 – 2pm
IDAHO Day Event, Lend Your Lunchtime for LGBT Rights, County Hall Plaza, Straight Road,Cork. Solidarity & fun. Light refreshments provided
Sunday 19th May 10.30
Idaho Day Service in St Anne’s Shandon for LGBT Families and friends
Throughout Cork LGBT Awareness Week agencies and communities will distribute the specially designed leaflet and display the LGBT Cork Rainbow sticker to signal their recognition of the LGBT Communities. All entrances to Cork City will have pennants displaying the LGBT Awareness Week banner.