We have something amazing for you, next week, in the Science Gallery Dublin! Save these dates: November 8th and 9th.
The National LGBT Federation (NXF) conducted the largest ever consultation of the LGBT+ community in Ireland in 2016, the Burning Issues 2 study. One group of people was identified as needing more understanding and support as those who have migrated to Ireland – particularly those who came seeking asylum.
The LGBT Actions to Include Migrants project is a collaboration between the NXF and our LGBT+ community members who are migrants to create the first research study by, for and about LGBT people who have moved to Ireland.
Far from Home: Life as an LGBT+ Migrant in Ireland has been co-authored by Dr Chris Noone, Dr Brian Keogh and Dr Conor Buggy.
Our GCN team will be hosting the event with the National LGBT+ Federation team, where we will be able to share experiences and stories.
Please join us on November 8th (Thursday) at 6 pm for a panel discussion in the Paccar Theatre, Science Gallery to discuss the experiences of LGBT migrant folk in Ireland with a particular focus on Direct Provision.
The panel will be moderated by Dr Gillian Wylie (TCD) and guests include Mariem Chattouh (a former resident of Direct Provision in Waterford), Evgeny Shtorn (currently living in Direct Provision in Galway), Collette O’Regan (works with LGBT+ Ireland & runs Identity support group), and Chris Noone,( co-author of Far from Home.)
Please feel free to come along at 5.30pm for the official launch of the report, Far from Home: Life as an LGBT Migrant in Ireland in the Deloitte Gallery space of the Gallery.
Friday – 9th
GCN is taking over the Science Gallery Dublin on the November 9th from 18:00 – 21:00. In collaboration with the Science Gallery, Belong To and to celebrate our annual Youth edition join us and a host of collaborators, we’ll be creating a safe space where LGBT+ youth can come meet, share, and explore intimacy and how we can all get a little bit closer in real life, regardless of your preference.
With the amazing project ‘Science of the Kiss’ photography exhibition by Babs Daly will be on display on the night, where you will learn and see EVERYTHING about kissing, sounds good, right?
We have beautiful and diverse couples kissing, don’t get too excited, they are portraits! You can get excited now, the pictures are unreal! You can see some of them in the latest Youth Issue, have you got yours already? You might get to see a live kiss at some stage… Who knows?
On the night we will have a host of entertainment, from music and talks to guided tours of the exhibition, as well as tea and chats with BeLonGTo and their Ladybird group. Seamus Quinn will be doing some icebreaker workshops centred around the theme of trust.
You need to register, so do not wait and join us! You can do it here.
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