LGBT+ Peer Support Groups

Mutual 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, develop lasting friendships and support one another along the way. Check out the various groups available below:

Peer Support

LGBT+ Women’s Group with LINC – Advocating for Lesbian and Bi Women in Ireland


Weekly drop-in group every Thursday from 7pm – 8.30pm via Zoom

A online safe space for women. The group is member-focused and completely confidential. New women always welcome!

The group is hosted by LINC – Advocating for Lesbian and Bisexual Women in Ireland.

To sign-up for this group, please email: info@linc.ie for more information or visit www.linc.ie.

All meetings take place online via Zoom meeting platform.

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

All meetings take place online via Zoom meeting platform.

Married Men’s Group

1st Tuesday of each month
from 7pm – 9pm in-person in Dublin

The Married Men’s Group is for men who are, or have been, in a marriage or long term relationship with a woman and who identity as gay, bisexual or interested in men.

The group is hosted by the Dublin Switchboard and meets monthly offering a safe space for men to talk openly and confidentially and share similar experiences with other men.

Meetings take place in: Carmichael Centre, Brunswick Street, Dublin 7.

Further information: mmg@gayswitchboard.ie or contact The Gay Switchboard Helpline on 01-872 1055.

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

All meetings take place online via Zoom meeting platform.

 

Transgender Peer Support Groups

Check-out transgender peer support groups in conjunction with TENI available nationwide here.

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

Meets bi-weekly 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 meets regularly on Saturday’s.

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

This group meets in-person, to sign-up for this group, please email: training@lgbt.ie 

Married Women’s Group


Every 4th Wednesday 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

All meetings take place online via Zoom meeting platform.

LGBTI+ Addiction, Relapse and Recovery Group

3rd Tuesday of each month from 7pm-9pm (in-person)

Meets monthly to provide support, information, and guidance to anyone with a question or concern about addiction, relapse, or recovery.

In collaboration with Merchants Quay Ireland (MQI), this group is for adults who identify as LGBTI+. Support is provided for those in recovery from addiction and who may have relapsed.

 

The group meets in-person at LGBT Ireland, 1st Floor, 80 Dame St. Dublin 2 (above Fogarty Locksmiths, opposite City Hall). 


For more information and to register, contact:

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