LGBT Peer Support Groups

The LGBT Ireland Peer Support Groups are offered on a monthly basis. Facilitated by trained LGBTI+ Volunteers, it is a safe space for mutual learning and support amongst peers.

Peer Support occurs when people provide emotional, social, and practical support to each other around a common experience or personal circumstance, which participants may find helpful.

In a group setting this type of support can offer people an opportunity to explore their feelings in a safe and supportive environment, reduce social isolation, and build self-esteem.

Peer Support

First Out for Gay/Bi Men


First Thursday of each month from 7pm-9pm via Zoom

A safe space for any men who are gay, bisexual or questioning and want to talk about coming out. The group is facilitated by trained volunteers, member-focused and completely confidential.

To sign-up for this group, please email: peersupport@lgbt.ie

Due to COVID, all meetings are taking place via Zoom meeting platform until further notice.

First Out for LGBTI+ Women


First Thursday of each month from 7pm-9pm via Zoom

A safe space for any women who are gay, bisexual or questioning and want to talk about coming out. The group is facilitated by trained volunteers, member-focused and completely confidential.

To sign-up for this group, please email: peersupport@lgbt.ie

Due to COVID, all meetings are taking place via Zoom meeting platform until further notice.

Married Women’s Group


Every 4th Tuesday of each month from 7pm-9pm via Zoom

A group for women who are, or have been, in an opposite gender marriage or long term relationship offering a safe space for women to talk openly and confidentially with other women about similar experiences.

To sign-up for this group, please email: peersupport@lgbt.ie

Due to COVID, this group meets online via Zoom until further notice.

Straight Spouses Group


2nd Tuesday of each month
from 7pm – 9pm via Zoom

A group for people who are, or have been, married or in a long term heterosexual relationship with someone who has disclosed that they now identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or who are questioning their sexuality or gender identity.

To sign-up for this group, please email: peersupport@lgbt.ie

Due to COVID, this group meets online via Zoom until further notice.

Transgender Peer Support Groups

Check-out transgender peer support groups available nationwide.

Is Rainbow Muid for LGBTI+ people seeking International Protection in Ireland

Meets monthly on Saturday’s

This peer support group offers a safe space for people to talk openly and confidentially with other LGBTI+ people seeking international protection about their experiences. The group meet monthly on Saturdays.

Facilitated by LGBT Ireland peer support group facilitator and volunteers. LGBT Ireland also works closely with the Irish Refugee Council for this support group.

To sign-up for this group, please email: training@lgbt.ie

 

LGBTI+ Recovery Group

3rd Tuesday of each monthy from 7pm-9pm in-person

Join our monthly LGBTI+ peer support group for people aged 25+ who identify as LGBTI+ people. Facilitated by Merchants Quay Ireland (MQI) Staff and LGBT Ireland Volunteers.

The only requirement to attend is that you must be in recovery from addiction. The group takes place at the John Bosco Centre, Drimnagh, Dublin 12. 

For more information and to register, contact:

Vanessa O Brien on 01-5240112 or email: vanessa.obrien@mqi.ie

Available: Monday, Wednesday, Friday (9am – 4pm).

Our Blog

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LGBT Ireland’s Telefriending Service is Coming this August!
LGBT Ireland’s Telefriending Service is Coming this August!

Even today, members of the LGBTI+ community can still suffer from stigma and have nobody to talk to. This isolation can be experienced at any age, and people over 50+ may need particular support. In recent months, LGBT Ireland has been working on a Telefriending...

LGBT Ireland welcomes Hate Crime Reporting website
LGBT Ireland welcomes Hate Crime Reporting website

Paula Fagan, CEO of LGBT Ireland, today welcomed the launch of the Hate Crime Reporting Website and the accompanying Hate Crime publicity campaign. Speaking at the launch, on behalf of the Diversity Forum*, which was established to work with the National Garda...