LGBT Ireland Podcast series INVISIBLE THREADS tells the hidden stories of the older LGBTI+ community in Ireland


LGBT Ireland is proud to introduce the 8-part podcast series Invisible Threads today, on International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

James O’Hagan from LGBT Ireland was awarded the GoLoud Podship after his podcast pitch for ‘Invisible Threads’ was selected by an expert judging panel.

Invisible Threads, hosted by James O’Hagan tells the powerful stories of 8 older members of the LGBTI+ community as they open up about their experience living as LGBTI+ person in Ireland, with contributions from psychologist Dr Paul D’Alton.

From coming out prior to the decriminalisation of homosexuality, gender dysphoria and conversion therapy, Invisible Threads features raw, honest conversations with members of the LGBTI+ community, including Mrs. Brown’s Boys star Eilish O’Carroll.

Commenting on the series, Paula Fagan, CEO of LGBT Ireland said “We have seen over the past number of years the transformative power of storytelling in changing attitudes and creating a more inclusive society. This platform, and the opportunity to shine a light on such an invisible population, will do untold good.”

LGBT Champions Programme Manager and host of ‘Invisible Threads’, James O’Hagan said: “Throughout the pandemic I was lucky enough to manage the LGBTI+ Older and Bolder online community, a group we set up to provide support and companionship to older members of the community. Getting to know so many wonderful people through the groups activities I learned first-hand of the incredible challenges faced by older members of our LGBTI+ community and was blown away by their resilience and pride in the face of such adversity. I wanted to find a way to tell their stories and I cannot express how proud I am of Invisible Threads and of the 8 amazing people who were brave enough to share their stories with me”

You can listen to Invisible Threads now on the GoLoud App, Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

Applications for the GoLoud Podship 2021 will open on 31st May.