Queer & Alternative Happenings This September

Bi visibility week, queer walking tours, science exhibitions and table quizzes galore! September is full to the brim with exciting events.


Thursday, September 20

TENI Hate Crime Focus Group

Have your say on hate crime! TENI are hosting a focus group on hate crime at their lovely new office tomorrow, September 20. If you’re LGB and/or T and have an opinion hate crime, we want to hear from you. If you would like to attend the focus group, send an email to [email protected]


Friday, September 21

Culture Night

Friday, September 21 sees the return of Culture Night, as the country plays host to over 4,000 free events taking place nationwide. With LGBT+ events, theatre, art, music, dance, storytelling and so much more, there is something for everyone, and, for one night only, it’s all free!

See our guide to Culture Night 2018 here


Sunday, September 23

Bi Visibility Week

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To celebrate this week, and all the wonderful Bi+ people in our community, Bi Ireland are hosting a number of events across the island.

In Galway, there’s the Bi Visibility Week Meet-up – Visibili-Tea, and a Bi-Visibility Day Drop-in at Teach Solais LGBT+ Resource Centre.

In Dublin, there’s a Bi+ Vis Variety Show. In Belfast, there’s a Belfast Bi+ Visibili-tea – Bi+ Visibility Week Meet up. Finally, in Cork, there’s a Bi Visibility Boardgames Cork event.


Thursday, September 27

My Big Fat Gay Pub Quiz – Here We Go Again

Poster for My Big Fat Gay Pub Quiz featuring drag queen Victoria Secret

Taking over Street 66 on September 27, GCN’s resident know-it-alls will grill teams of four on queer questions and fairy facts in an effort to discover who is the brightest group in all of Oz.

Tables of four cost €53 including Eventbrite booking fees. All proceeds raised go to support #GCN30, helping keep your free community publication on the shelves!

Spaces are limited so make sure to book early for a riotous night of laughs and sheer entertainment.

Grab your table here!


Amach! LGBT 4th Annual Table Quiz

On Thursday 27th September at the Harbour Hotel, Galway, Amach! LGBT Galway will hold their 4th Annual Table Quiz in aid of the Teach Solais LGBT Resource Centre.

AMACH! LGBT Galway is a volunteer-run organisation which represents and advocates on behalf of the LGBTI+ community in Galway city and county. Launched by Senator David Norris in 2010 the group have gone from strength to strength and recently opened the Teach Solais LGBT Resource Centre. The centre provides a much needed drop-in service for the LGBT+ community of Galway and since opening has seen new support groups start up and use the centre as well as established groups finding a new home in the building.

All the proceeds from the quiz and raffle will go towards Teach Solais and ensuring it stays open.

The quiz is on Thursday 27th September in the Harbour Hotel, Galway at 8.30pm and entry is €40 per team of four (€10 per person). All proceeds going towards the Teach Solais LGBT+ Resource Centre.

For more information see their facebook page facebook.com/AmachLGBT or email [email protected]


Friday, September 28

PROBE at Science Gallery

‘Into the belly of the beast’: Using storytelling to bring the public into the fold of academic research

Journey through the best Irish research has to offer with an intimate, engaging, and interactive programme at this pop-up festival, returning for the third time on 28th September.

PROBE is a free public pop-up festival showcasing the diverse range of academic research taking place in
Dublin by engaging and involving the public with live experiments, exclusive demonstrations, interactive
workshops, and much much more. It is set to take place in Trinity’s historic Front Square, on 28th
September from 17.00 to 21.00.

For more information and to view the full PROBE programme, visit tcd.ie/research/probe


Saturday, 29 September

7th Annual March for Choice

The 7th Annual March for Choice takes place on Saturday 29th September in Dublin! The 8th Amendment has been officially repealed, but a lack of bodily autonomy still affects many people across Ireland such as people in the North, people with disabilities and those who feel stigma and shame.

Join the Abortion Rights Campaign to call for Free, Safe, Legal abortion access for all at 2 pm on September 29th at the Garden of Remembrance. Event details here.


Queer History of Kilmainham Gaol Tour

Queer history of Kilmainham Gaol tour

A tour of Dublin’s legendary Kilmainham Gaol later this month tells of a scandal that uncovered a network of gay men in Dublin in 1884, and the lives it destroyed, including by extension, Oscar Wilde’s. Read our interview with the curator of this tour, Brian Crowley.

The Queer History Tour of Kilmainham Gaol by Brian Crowley takes place at 2 pm and 4.30pm on September 29, as part of the Dublin Festival of History (September 24 to October 7), find out more here.

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