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 info@linc.ie. We are here to listen!

Mind Your Positive Health [PDF DOWNLOAD]
Coming Out Booklet [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 Information Cork – 021 427 1087
Gay Switchboard Dublin – 01-8721055
North Of Ireland/Carafriend0044 28 9089 0202
OutWest Gay Helpline – 094 937 2479
TENI Helpline (Transgender Support) – 085 147 7166

BeLonG To Youth Services01 670 6223
Bi+ Ireland | biirelandnetwork@gmail.com
Dundalk Outcomers042 932 9816
Gay Mens Health Service – 01 873 4952 | gmhpoutreach@eircom.net
Gay Project021 4300 430 / 087 1646 072
Gender Rebels087 366 9055
Gay Switchboard Ireland – 01 872 1055
GOSHH Midwest061 314354
Kerry Gay and Lesbian Project
Outhouse Community Centre Dublin01 873 4932
Outwest Ireland087 972 5586
Teach Solais LGBT+ Resource Centre, Galway | resourcecentre@amachlgbt.com
Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) – 01-8733575
WinK Women in Kerry

LGBTI + Terms

LGBTI
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex.

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

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

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

Bisexual
Someone who is attracted to both sexes.

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

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

Heterosexual/Straight
People who are attracted to those of the opposite sex.

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

Pansexual
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.

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

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

Non-binary
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.

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

Transition
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.

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