Today, we stop and think of those affected by the senseless violence that occurred in Club Q, Colorado Springs over the weekend when a safe space for the LGBTQI+ community became the ground for an act of terror.
Our thoughts are with the victims, survivors, their families, friends and the wider LGBTQI+ community in Colorado.
There is no place for hate.
We are conscious that the current rise in aggression towards the LGBTQI+ community here in Ireland, or around the world can cause LGBTQI+ people to feel anxious or afraid. We would encourage anyone affected to reach out to our National LGBT Helpline, available 7 days a week with trained volunteers ready to listen.
Call the National LGBT Helpline on freephone 1800 929 539.
Monday to Thursday: 6:30pm to 10:00pm
Fridays: 4:00pm to 10:00pm
Weekends: 4:00pm to 6:00pm
About LGBT Ireland
LGBT Ireland is a national organisation underpinned by localised knowledge and responses. Together with our network members, we provide support, training, and advocacy which aims to improve the lives of LGBT+ people across Ireland. LGBT Ireland provides a non-judgmental and confidential service providing listening support through the National LGBT+ Helpline on freephone 1800 929 539, including an online chat service via our website as well as information for the LGBTI+ community, their family and friends. Visit www.lgbt.ie for more information.