LINC is the only community development organisation working exclusively with Lesbian and Bisexual women in the Republic of Ireland. Through the LINC Resource Centre, we have completed a comprehensive outreach training and development programme.

We also actively engage with various representative groups in the community including the young women’s group, lesbian parents’ group, the group founded to support the parents of lesbian and bisexual women and the older lesbian group.

Below is a list of useful resoucrses, helplines and groups. If you would like to talk to LINC then please call 021 480 8600 or email We are here to listen!

Esther Explains Teachers Handbook [PDF DOWNLOAD]

Esther Explains being Trans [Click here to watch video on Youtube]

Esther Explains Homophobic Language [Click here to watch video on Youtube]

Esther Explains non binary [Click here to watch video on Youtube]

Sexual Wellbeing and Intimate Relationships for Lesbian, Bisexual & Queer Women PDF Download

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Mind Your Positive Health [PDF DOWNLOAD]

Coming Out Booklet [PDF DOWNLOAD]

Healthcare Professionals LGBT Quick Reference Guide [PDF Download]

How To Set Up A Group [PDF DOWNLOAD]
Handbook For Setting Up A Gay Straight Alliance in Schools [PDF DOWNLOAD]
Towards Anti-cyber Bullying [PDF DOWNLOAD]

LGBT Helpline – 1890 929 539

Cork Lesbian Line – 021 431 8318

Dublin Lesbian Line – 01 872 9911

Dundalk Outcomers Helpline – 042 932 9816

Dundalk Outcomers Youth – 086 162 5030

Gay Project Cork – 021 430 0430

Gay Switchboard Dublin – 01-8721055

Gender Identity Family Support Line – 01 9073707

North Of Ireland/Carafriend0044 28 9089 0202

OutWest Gay Helpline – 094 937 2479

TENI Helpline (Transgender Support) – 085 147 7166

Telefriending service with LGBT Ireland for over 50s

BeLonG To Youth Services01 670 6223
Bi+ Ireland |
Dundalk Outcomers042 932 9816
Gay Mens Health Service – 01 873 4952 |
Gay Project021 4300 430 |
Gender Rebels087 366 9055
Gay Switchboard Ireland – 01 872 1055
GOSHH Midwest061 314354
Outhouse Community Centre Dublin01 873 4932
Outwest Ireland087 972 5586
Amach, Galway |
Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) – 01-8733575

TENI: Keeva Carroll, Peer Support:

TENI: Hannah Solley, Family Support:
Transgender Family Support Line: 01 907 3707

WinK Women in Kerry

LGBTI + Terms

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex.

Sexual Orientation
Everyone has a sexual orientation and it describes who we are sexually attracted to.

A woman who is attracted to someone of the same sex.

Someone who is attracted to someone of the same sex. Both men and some women identify as Gay.

Someone who is attracted to both sexes.

People whose gender identity does not correspond to the sex assigned to them at birth.

An umbrella term for all those who’s gender identity does not correspond to the sex assigned to them at birth.

People who are attracted to those of the opposite sex.

Person who is not sexually attracted to anyone or does not have a sexual orientation.

A person who is attracted to someone regardless of their gender.

Gender Identity
Refers to a person’s deeply-felt identification with their own gender. This may or may not correspond to the sex they were assigned at birth.

Gender Expression
The external manifestation of a person’s gender identity. Gender can be expressed through mannerisms, grooming, physical characteristics, social interactions and speech patterns.

A person whose gender aligns with the sex assigned to them at birth.

A person whose gender markers (chromosomes, hormones, anatomy) are not all typically male or female at birth.

A person whose gender identity is neither exclusively male or female. A non-binary person may also may describe themselves as gender fluid, gender queer, gender variant, agender, genderless or something else.

The word queer is still sometimes used as a hateful slur, so although it has mostly been reclaimed, be careful with its use.

A process through which some transgender people begin to live as the gender with which they identify, rather than the one assigned at birth. Transition might include social, physical or legal changes.

Talk to Us

LINC advocate on behalf of lesbian and bisexual women in Ireland. We are here to listen. Please contact us today.