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: [email protected] 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: [email protected]

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: [email protected] 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: [email protected]

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 regularly in-person on Saturday’s, learn more here.

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 LGBTI+ 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: [email protected] for more information.

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: [email protected]

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: [email protected]