LGBT Ireland aims to make Ireland the Best Place in Europe to be LGBTQI+ 

Today, Monday 16th January the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman TD, launched the LGBT Ireland Strategic Plan 2023-2027.

The ambitious plan, titled ‘Making Ireland the Best Place in Europe to be LGBTQI+’ sets out a framework which is centred around supporting and empowering LGBTQI+ people to be visible, safe and to have their voices heard in the policy and practices that affect their lives.

Commenting on the plan, Paula Fagan, CEO of LGBT Ireland, said: “The past five years have focused on building a sustainable organisation, expanding the services we provide and developing our training and advocacy capacity. The ambitious plan we have launched today builds on our achievements, harnesses what we have learned from our incredible member organisations and strategic partners and sets us up for the next phase in our evolution.  We believe that this plan is a framework to enable Ireland to lead on LGBTQI+ rights internationally by achieving full equality here. In laying out this strategy we remain mindful that Ireland is not the best place to be LGBTQI+ unless it is the best place to be LGBTQI+ for every member of our community, regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, orientation, location or any other aspect of an individual’s identity or expression.

The historic Marriage Equality referendum sent out a message of hope to LGBTQI+ people across the world and with two National LGBTI+ Strategies creating an increased openness to partnership-working between Government Departments, statutory bodies and LGBTQI+ organisations, there is a great opportunity now to unite behind one shared goal.”

This new strategy sets out what we in LGBT Ireland plan to do to help create and drive a shared momentum towards making Ireland the best place to be LGBTQI+ in Europe in the next five years.

Read the plan LGBT Ireland Strategic Plan 2023 to 2027