Consultations for the National LGBTI+ Inclusion Strategy

Share your thoughts with us on priorities for the successor to the National LGBTI+ Inclusion Strategy

Purpose

The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth is developing a successor strategy to the National LGBTI+ Inclusion Strategy (2019-2021) to promote inclusion, protect rights and to improve quality of life and wellbeing for LGBTI+ people; enabling them to participate fully in Ireland’s social, economic, cultural, and political life.

As part of this process the Department wants to gather the views of members of the LGBTIQ+ community and those who engage with LGBTIQ+ issues through their own lived experience, at a local level, in a manner that will contribute most effectively to the development of a new whole of lifecycle strategy.

A series of regional consultation workshops will be facilitated by key LGBT experts - Dr. Grainne Healy and Dr. Kathy Walsh, in partnership with LGBT Ireland. The regional consultations are aimed at those aged 18 and over. A separate consultation process will take place with children and young people.

Please follow the relevant link to the register your interest in attending a consultation and to detail any accessibility requirements. Please note that ISL interpretation will only be available at the online consultation workshop on 2nd July.

Regional Consultations

Dublin: Thursday 13th June, 6pm – 9pm, Macro Community Resource Centre, Dublin 7, Register here

Galway: Saturday 15th June 2pm – 5pm, Amach! LGBT Galway, Galway, Register here

Cork: Monday 17th June, 6pm – 9pm, South Parish Community Centre, Cork, Register here

Dundalk: Monday 24th June, 6pm – 9pm, Outcomers Dundalk, Co. Louth, Register here

Portlaoise: Tuesday 25th June, 6pm - 9pm, Youth Work Ireland Laois, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, Register here

Online (with ISL signers): Tuesday 2nd July, 6pm – 9pm, Via ZOOM, Register here

A series of targeted focus group discussions will also be held in order to ensure that the voices of more marginalised members of the LGBTIQ+ community are adequately heard.

Online Submissions

Individuals and organisations can also make a written online submission. To make a submission, you need to be at least 18 years old. The submission portal will be open until Friday 5th July 2024 and can be accessed here . Please note that responses made by individuals will not be individually identifiable. Please note that submissions will not be responded to.

What we will do with your response

A report on the findings of the consultation process will be developed to inform the design and development of a successor Strategy to the National LGBTI+ Inclusion Strategy. This report may be published.

Freedom of Information

All submissions are subject to release under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2014 and are also subject to Data Protection legislation.

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