Outhouse launches ambitious five-year strategic plan

The document outlines the centre's mission of improving the quality of life for LGBTQ+ folk by providing an enriching and safe community space.

Members and funders of Outhouse at the launch of the Strategic Plan.
Image: @Outhouse_Dublin via Twitter

Dublin-based LGBTQ+ community centre, Outhouse, has published its five-year strategic plan for 2023 to 2028. Entitled Space for All, the document was launched at an event in the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) on the morning of Monday, May 22.

The plan outlines the organisation’s purpose, vision, mission and values, as well as its commitment to intersectionality and equity. Five goals are also detailed under the headings of Connection, Community Support, Culture, Campaigns and Capability.

Furthermore, a specific timeline of actions is provided, as are sketches of how the property will potentially look in the future.


“This is the result of hard work, dedication, and collaboration from our staff, board, volunteers, donors, and community members,” Séamus McManus, Chairperson of Outhouse’s Board of Trustees, writes in the document.

“I invite you to join us in celebrating this milestone and to support us as we work towards achieving our shared vision of a world where all LGBTQ+ individuals are accepted, celebrated, and embraced for who they are,” he continues.


Oisín O’Reilly, CEO of Outhouse, says: “As the new CEO I am honoured to lead an organisation that has significantly impacted the lives of tens of thousands of individuals over the last twenty-five years.

“I took up this role to unlock the potential I could see in the organisation, and with this plan, we will.”


Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, addressed the launch on Monday, welcoming the plan.

“I think Outhouse has really evolved to become an absolute cornerstone of the LGBTI+ community, and I think the strategic plan both allows an opportunity to reflect on the great achievements so far, but in particular allows us to think about the plans for what’s to come,” the politician stated.

The full document can be viewed here, and a live stream of the launch is available to watch back on GCN’s Facebook page.

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