Teach Solais runs peer support groups, HIV testing by AIDS West, drop-in sessions every Saturday 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm as well as an abundance of social events throughout the year. The resource centre is a vital support in the West which can have issues such as rural isolation and less access to mental health supports especially for LGBT+ people. The centre is fully reliant on funding applications, donations, fundraisers and community volunteers to keep it open.
The first fundraiser is a screening of the award-winning documentary ‘Outitude.’ Directed by Sonya Mulligan and produced by Ger Moane it documents the history of the Irish lesbian community from the 70’s right up to the 2015 marriage referendum. Both Mulligan and Moane will be there for a question and answer session after the screening. The screening is sponsored by club GASS and in collaboration with Pálás cinema. It takes place Friday, June 21 in Pálás at 9:30 pm.
Tickets are €10 which includes discounted €6 entry into club GASS (with proof of ticket) in the Roisin Dubh that night. €1 of each entry will be going towards supporting Teach Solais too! See Eventbrite for tickets.
After you’ve recovered from Club GASS why not head out again Monday to the Roisin Dubh for a Table Quiz, June 24 from 8:00 pm. The Quiz will be hosted by Steve Bennett and Steven Sharpe. Admissions are €10 each with four people to a table with all proceeds going to Teach Solais. Tickets for this event are on sale at Ticketor.
With these two amazing events taking place and proceeds going towards the Teach Solais LGBT+ Resource centre, this weekend in Galway is one not to be missed. The centre which is a lifeline to the LGBT+ community in the West has been in danger of closing and relies on the support of events like this to provide services to the LGBT+ community.
If you can not attend the fundraisers, but would still like to help save Teach Solais, you can donate to their Go Fund Me campaign here.
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