Dublin Lesbian Line Launch New Research Project On Sexual Harassment

Beginning in January 2019, the research and support project is about empowering change.

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The Dublin Lesbian Line will begin 2019 with a research and support project looking at gender or sexual identity related sexual harassment.

The Line which is not just for Dublin and not just for Lesbians has been an essential community support since 1979, providing a listening ear for those in need. The Dublin Lesbian Line is inclusive of all female identified people, non binary people who prefer female spaces or people who do not necessarily identify as female who have female bodies.

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In the last while, the Line has branched out, holding events such as ‘Finding Your Community’. As co-ordinator, Laura Louise Condell says, one of the biggest things the Line encounters is people calling in with concerns about “loneliness and social exclusion”. To that end, the event was a workshop on how to build friendships and build connections.

Condell continued: “Sometimes when people come out in our community they are so happy to find another person who identifies similar to them.” The workshop also involved making connections on social media, as this can be very important to those suffering social or geographical isolation.

The Dublin Lesbian Line’s new research project is titled ‘Empowering change: Recognising and challenging sexual harassment of LGBTQIA women*’.  The organisers are looking for LGBTQIA women (female identified and non binary who prefer female spaces) to contact them and share their personal experiences of sexual harassment related to gender or sexual identity.

For more information or to register interest, email [email protected].

As Dublin Lesbian Line plays a hugely important part in the wellbeing of our community, it may come as a surprise that it is completely funded through donations and run with the help of an amazing group of volunteers. For this Christmas and beyond, those looking to give back to their community should consider donating to this essential service, enabling them to continue the great and necessary work they do.

To donate to Dublin Lesbian Line, please follow this link.

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