Beach Yoga at Sligo Pride

Join us and Yogi Blaithin Sweeney for a session of beach yoga in the vibrant surf village of Strandhill, located along the Wild Atlantic Way. Bring your yoga mats and get ready to relax and indulge in an outdoor yoga experience whilst taking in the sights and sounds of the sea.

Yoga mat rental is available at the price of €4, just email Blaithin at: info@yourwellbeingwarrior.com

You can register for this event at: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/beach-yoga-tickets-163413194263

Pride and Disability Panel at Sligo Pride

Tuesday at 4pm a panel on Pride & Disability. A collaboration with Full Spectrum Ireland and Neuro Pride Ireland. On zoom with an option to submit questions before hand. This event will be recorded with captions to be added and then uploaded to social media a few days afterwards.

If you would like to submit a question beforehand you can do so through this link to google forms: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Q1tI9-m85ALLcoMlnDMiPjSCzsH3bZrZf3P_V0D9kS4/edit

You can register for the panel here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/panel-on-pride-disability-tickets-164657694597

Ask Me Anything with psychotherapist James Byrne at Sligo Pride

Hi, I’m James. I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with the Irish Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (IACP) I am also a registered member of the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH/EPATH).

I work with adolescents, (aged 11 up), adults, couples and non-traditional relationships (polyamory), families, support groups and parents. In addition to working with a diverse range of issues, I offer specialist support in the areas of gender, sexuality and neurodiversity (ADHD/AUTISM).

Link to google form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/18OOQSiYwJFLyvqmBOs7vMshuWeZ5D7ca8Yi3h-kGY1o/edit

Link to event: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/163922888773

OutWest Coffee Meet-ups

The OutWest Sligo sub-committee have started hosting bi-weekly coffee meet-ups at Penny Café in Sligo. Every second Saturday from 12 to 2pm, members of the LGBTI+ community of Sligo gather on the veranda along the Garvogue river for coffee and chats. The first two meetings on the 19th of June and the 3rd of July were attended by members of the Sligo Pride committee, and they hope to continue to attend in the coming weeks.

Members of the Sligo Pride committee attending the first coffee meet-up on 19th June

If you’re a member of the LGBTI+ Community in the Sligo area looking for something to do this Saturday the 17th of July, why not join us? You can meet and hang out with other members of the community and enjoy some good coffee, or perhaps some elderflower fizz. Sometimes, there’s even cupcakes and dogs…

Bring your friends, bring your pride, and don’t forget to bring a mask. I’ll be there, will you?

– Pigeon, Blog Writer

Event Address:
Penny Café
Yeats Building
Hyde Bridge
Sligo
F91 DVY4

Full Spectrum: Disabled LGBTI+ Peer Network launches

Full Spectrum:

Disabled LGBTI+ Peer Network

Image 1: “A wheelchair symbol, an Infinity sign and a raised fist all share a rainbow flag background”

First meeting: Tuesday 14th July 2020 at 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Full Spectrum is a new national network for disabled people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Intersex, Asexual, Non-Binary, or simply non-heterosexual in orientation / gender identity.

We are launching a regular virtual community drop-in space by and for disabled LGBTI+ people. This will be a safe and welcoming peer-support space where we can come together to get to know each other, share experiences, support one another and build a community identity.

If you identify as disabled, and identify as LGBTI+ (or any other letter of the alphabet!), then you are welcome to join our space of equals. There are currently three people acting as a steering group; Maureen, Niall and Isolde. At least one of us will be present at each session to facilitate discussions and deal with the inevitable technical hitches.
We are delighted to be supported by ILMI (Independent Living Movement Ireland), who can offer technology training for anyone unfamiliar with using the Zoom platform. You do not need to be a member of ILMI to take part.

For further information, and to register your interest in taking part:
email dlgbtqpeer2020@gmail.com or call / text 085-2277033

* For screen-reader users, the email address is d l g b t q peer 20 20 at g mail dot com – all lower case

Image 2: “The text "Loudly support one another" over a pale pink swirl"

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Full Spectrum: Disabled LGBTI+ Peer Network

Image 1: “A wheelchair symbol, an Infinity sign and a raised fist all share a rainbow flag background”

First meeting: Tuesday 14th July 2020 at 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Full Spectrum is a new national network for disabled people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Intersex, Asexual, Non-Binary, or simply non-heterosexual in orientation / gender identity.

We are launching a regular virtual community drop-in space by and for disabled LGBTI+ people. This will be a safe and welcoming peer-support space where we can come together to get to know each other, share experiences, support one another and build a community identity.

If you identify as disabled, and identify as LGBTI+ (or any other letter of the alphabet!), then you are welcome to join our space of equals. There are currently three people acting as a steering group; Maureen, Niall and Isolde. At least one of us will be present at each session to facilitate discussions and deal with the inevitable technical hitches.
We are delighted to be supported by ILMI (Independent Living Movement Ireland), who can offer technology training for anyone unfamiliar with using the Zoom platform. You do not need to be a member of ILMI to take part.

For further information, and to register your interest in taking part:
email dlgbtqpeer2020@gmail.com* or call / text 085-2277033

*For screen-reader users, the email address is d l g b t q peer 20 20 at g mail dot com – all lower case

Image 2: “The text “Loudly support one another” over a pale pink swirl”