Cumann na Daoine

A community based organisation in Youghal, Co. Cork, Ireland.

LGBT+ research – calls for participation

It’s encouraging to see the focus on LGBT+ research over the past while. Research only works well when people participate, so we hope you’ll take part in one or other of these (and if they don’t fir your profile, there will be other opportunities).

Today we have three items for you:

1 Exploring Gender in Psychotherapy

Neil Delaney (pronouns he/him) is a trainee counselling psychologist at Trinity College Dublin. He is working with Insight Matters for his doctoral thesis and they are hoping to speak with LGBTQIA+ clients who have explored their gender in psychotherapy.

“The aim of the project is to further understand the experiences LGBTQIA+ clients have had in exploring their gender in therapy in order to provide literature for practitioners working with this cohort on this topic. We hope that this will improve future LGBTQIA+ client experiences with therapy”.

The project has received ethical approval from the School of Psychology Research Ethics committee at TCD and is supervised by Assistant Professor Barbara Hannigan. Details in image below.

2. Waking the Hirschfeld

Author and academic Páraic Kerrigan is leading a research team collecting oral histories about the Hirschfeld Centre in Dublin, which ran as a community venue from 1979-1988. “We are trying to capture as rich a history as possible, so the more voices we include the better. All of the details about the project are available on the website below and if anyone wants to participate, my email is below”

Email for participation:

Dr. Páraic Kerrigan

Assistant Professor, School of Information and Communication Studies, University College Dublin

Páraic Kerrigan’s latest book LGBTQ Visibility, Media and Sexuality in Ireland is now out in paperback. Available from:

3. Conversion Practices Research

Researchers at trinity College Dublin are conducting interviews to inform the Government in legislating to ban conversion practices in Ireland. For more information or to request participation, email