Pride and Progress:

Exploring Ireland's LGBTQ+ History

Celebrate the rich tapestry of Ireland's LGBTQ+ history this February for LGBT History Month. Outhouse LGBTQ+ Centre is hosting a series of talks each Tuesday evening, delving into the diverse facets of our community's past, featuring insightful discussions led by prominent members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Don't miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to connect, learn, and celebrate during LGBT History Month at Outhouse LGBTQ+ Centre. Free entry, but please arrive early to secure your seat!

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Tuesday, 20 February - 19:00 - 20:00

Ireland and the Road to Gender Recognition

Sara R Phillips (She/Her) - Irish Trans Archive

In July 2015, Ireland passed a progressive gender recognition act based on self-determination. The story of the road to recognition tells the story of the battle for identity through the decades, of one woman's fight to be recognised for who she truly is, and a community's mobilisation to realise progressive, world-leading legislation based in respect, dignity, and self-determination.

We will examine the history of Gender Recognition, Dr Foy's legal battle, the TENI public campaign, the untold stories of highs and lows and the individuals who shaped such a momentous moment in Irish history.

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Tuesday, 27 February - 19:00 - 20:00

Learning from the GCN Lesbian Pages: 30 years of expanding voices

Han Tiernan (They/Them) - Queer History Researcher, Writer, Artist

Founded in 1988, GCN (Gay Community News) has been Ireland’s LGBTQ+ paper of record for over 35 years, operating on a commitment to diversity and inclusion, platforming and amplifying the most marginalised voices in our community.

In March 1994, in keeping with this ethos, GCN launched the Lesbian Pages, a two-page feature dedicated solely to lesbian content. The aim of this new feature was not to create division in its readership but conversely to encourage new readership and contribution from women.

For the subsequent five years, the pages, developed in collaboration with LOT (Lesbians Organising Together), provide a vivid and essential insight into lesbian life in Ireland in the late nineties.
On the 30th anniversary of the publication of the Lesbian Pages, in what was then a groundbreaking act of solidarity with the lesbian community, this talk will ask how might we adapt similar approaches to highlight and impact contemporary struggles.


Mon:         Closed
Tues:         2:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed- Fri:  12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat:           12:00 pm -  6:00 pm
Sun:          Closed

Mon:         Closed
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Wed- Fri:   12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat:            12:00 pm -  6:00 pm
Sun:          Closed

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Sun:          Closed

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