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Community development supports LGBT social inclusion by promoting the participation of the LGBT community in key aspects of Irish life, tackling discrimination and by targeting some key experiences of social exclusion.
There are a wide range of organisations supporting LGBT individuals and communities around Ireland.
See here for information and contact details
Research commissioned by GLEN/Gay HIV Strategies and LGBT West, and carreid out by Catriona Gleeson and Maire McCallion surveyed LGBT living in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon to assess needs in relation to social exclusion, social opportunities and access to health, education and community development services.
This Code of Practice will provide CDPs, FRCs and Urban Partnerships/Integrated Local
Development Companies with a structure within which they can frame their support
for LGBT people. Adoption of this Code of Practice will influence the internal workings
of a CDP/FRC/Urban Partnership/Integrated Local Development Company as well as
how the CDP/FRC/Urban Partnership/Integrated Local Development Company acts
within its local community