Fostering for LGBT+ Families

  Have you ever considered fostering? With the help of Orchard Fostering, we were able to hear from two same-sex couples about their experiences of fostering, both how frustrating and how extremely rewarding it can be.    “You will want to throw the...
‘LGBT+ Awareness and Inclusion Training: The Basics’ 

‘LGBT+ Awareness and Inclusion Training: The Basics’ 

  ‘LGBT+ Awareness and Inclusion Training: The Basics’  is designed to help all staff within the HSE to develop understanding of how they might make simple changes to their everyday work practices to provide an enhanced service to lesbian, gay, bisexual and...
#RainbowChallenge: This is our Rainbow story

#RainbowChallenge: This is our Rainbow story

Oliver McFeely and Samuel Rodrigues, based in Dublin and internationally, are the creators and founders of Artistic Patterns. They have recently launched the #RainbowChallenge Project as a way to show a visual representation of LGBT+ individuals (what they call the...
Nissu: Using Music to Spread LGBTQ+ Love

Nissu: Using Music to Spread LGBTQ+ Love

Nissu is a Dublin-based singer and songwriter, originally from Brazil. He moved to Ireland 4 years ago to pursue his career and recently launched his first single called “Forever Mine.” The music video for “Forever Mine” features real couples...
Inner Voice: Providing Inclusive Counselling Services

Inner Voice: Providing Inclusive Counselling Services

For those of you who do not know me, and I’d expect there may be a few of you, my name is Dermot McCarthy. I’m a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist that fell into therapy work after a series of events that took me to a dark and tumultuous place in life. I am a...
LGBT Ireland Addresses Joint Health Committee on AHR Bill

LGBT Ireland Addresses Joint Health Committee on AHR Bill

On February 27,  LGBT Ireland’s chief executive Paula Fagan along with legal advisor Dr. Lydia Bracken addressed the Joint Health Committee on the General Scheme of the Assisted Human Reproduction Bill 2017. Fagan and Bracken outlined LGBT Ireland’s proposals...
LGBTQ Families #Waiting4Years for CFRA Implementation

LGBTQ Families #Waiting4Years for CFRA Implementation

Families have been waiting 4 years for the Children and Families Relationship Act to be fully implemented. Despite the legalisation on same-sex marriage, same-sex parents still don’t have equal rights. Not only is this unfair and unjust, but it also puts children of...