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Our fortnightly meetings are back, starting this Thursday 20th February. We will meet on the first and third Thursday of every month at 8-10pm in The Bridge St Centre, Cavan.
Conference on Transgender Health - Friday 28th February
Dundalk Outcomers in collaboration with TENI are hosting a conference to discuss Transgender Health, with the support of the Community Foundation for Ireland and the
Health Service Executive North East.
It's on Friday 28th February in The Fairways Hotel, Dundalk. 10-30am to 2pm. Light lunch provided.
The purpose of the conference is to provide a forum for health care professionals and students to become informed on this issue, to hear the experience of trans people and the people who care for them.
It will also serve as an introduction to the transgender strand of the work of Dundalk Outcomers & TENI.
The panel will consist of: Dr Lisa Brinkmann, Clinical Psychologist & Gender Identity Specialist; Vanessa Lacey, Health and Education Officer at TENI; and Simon Stewart, Sail Parents Support Newry.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.
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The Gay Health Network is raising awareness that Gonorrhoea infections have increased significantly among men who have sex with men (MSM).
They have produced a leaflet and a poster to assist in raising awareness about Gonorrhoea, possible symptoms and where to get tested.
If you are sexually active, or have been with many partners, it is recommended that you get tested for STIs. For free STI testing contact Monaghan General Hospital, GUM Clinic, Outpatients Department, Monaghan Town
Telephone: (086) 824 1847
By appointment only: Tuesdays 9:00am to 12:30pm
This clinic is free of charge. It offers a confidential service and a full range of HIV, STI and hepatitis tests. Get tested now!
Find out more at www.ghn.ie: for details about the Gay Health Network and www.man2man.ie: HIV and sexual health information website for men who have sex with men (MSM).
What you missed in 2013
Christmas Drinks on Friday December 20th
LGBTinC met up for a Christmas drinks on Friday December 20th. There was a great turnout and everyone had a really good night.
Summer BBQ on Sunday June 16th
LGBTinC had a summer BBQ to celebrate Pride season. We had great food, good craic and even decent weather!
Thanks to everyone who attended. It was a great turnout.
Bowling on Thursday May 30th
Instead of our regular meeting we went bowling again, followed by few drinks...
Eurovision Party on Saturday 18th May
LGBTinC had a Eurovision party again this year in our new venue The New York Bar, followed by a disco.
Ireland may have received "null poin" in the competition, but we had a very good night. Well done to our competition winner, who correctly chose Denmark as the best song entry. The prize was a magnum of champagne. Thanks to all the staff in The New York bar for their wonderful hospitality. It was a great venue and we're looking forward to going back.
Gay Men's Health Night on Thursday April 25th
We had a great information night on gay men's health with our guest speaker David Carroll from BelongTo, on Thursday April 25th.
This was a very informative evening and was well attended. Many thanks to David for making the trip to Cavan to meet with us. Everyone who attended got a lot out of the evening.
LGBT Support Booklet Launch on 18th April
LGBTinC hosted Dundalk Outcomers' launch of a new booklet called Young People Speaking Out. This is a support resource for
young LGBT peope, their peers and the people who work with them. The launch was held in the Beckscourt Centre, Bailieborough. Thanks to everyone who attended.
Disco on Saturday 9th March
Our first disco of 2013 was in The Sibin and we had a good turnout. A few new faces mingled with our regulars. Thanks to everyone who was there.
Bowling on Thursday 7th March
Our bowling nights are proving to be quite popular. Maybe we should start a league...
Thursday 7th February
LGBTinC travelled to Longford to attend the Longford LGBT group's fundraiser pub quiz. It was great to meet and socialize with the Longford group and
we look forward to having them over to us in Cavan soon.
You can see a full list of our past events here.
Cavan Community Radio
Following our training with Cavan Community Radio, we will be producing four radio programmes on LGBT life in Cavan, which will be broadcasting over the summer and following months.
It should be an interesting experience and a lot of fun!
We'll keep you updated on our progress, so watch this space!
You can find out more about Cavan Comunity Radio on their website.
Check out our Interactive Calendar for some of the LGBT events happening in Cavan and nationwide. Just click on any event to find out more information about it.
If you know of any big LGBT event that we have missed, please contact us to let us know.
Cavan LGBT Youth Group
Dundalk Outcomers are currently hosting an "AIM" LGBT Youth drop-in service for Cavan town. This after school service is being held every Thursday from 4pm-5.30pm.
This is a place for young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people aged 14 to 18, to meet each other in a safe and non-judgmental space. Some activities and events will also be organized over the coming months, depending on what the group wants to do.
If you know anyone who might be interested in attending this group, please let them know about it. Contact John from Dundalk Outcomers for more information.
On December 1st 2010 The Anglo Celt ran a feature on LGBT inC and some of its members. A full page spread was dedicated to our group in the Cavan Living Section of the paper, and it included accounts from some of our members, about what it's like for them to be LGBT and living in Cavan.
It was wonderful to see LGBT people represented in the local paper and we have received a lot of positive feedback regarding the piece.
Hopefully it will encourage new members to join LGBT inC and become part of our growing community.
Click here to view the full article.