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

Youghal marks Cork LGBTI+ Awareness Week

Programme available here:

LGBTI+ Awareness Week Programme 2024

Youghal takes part in Cork LGBTI+ Awareness Week with a flag raising at the Town Hall and a Film Night.

County Cork marks May 17th, the International Day Against Homophobia, Lesbophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) annually by organising an LGBTI+ Awareness Week. An Interagency Group coordinates this event and is made up of members representing state, community, and LGBTI+ organisations, with the aim of increasing awareness of LGBTI+ issues within our own provision, and across society at large.

In a world grown increasingly intolerant and threatening, the importance of marking IDAHOBIT is essential. The Cork LGBTI+ Awareness Week 2024 theme is ‘A Safe City For All’ – and outside the city, ‘A Safe Place for All’,  which will be explored at various events throughout the week. This theme is a call for unity: only through solidarity for each other will we create a world without injustice, where no one is left behind.

The theme was chosen in the shadow of the attacks that have been made on people and organisations in the last year. Libraries, migrant accommodation, and other public buildings have been subjected to pickets, protests, damage to books and materials, and personalised attacks on staff.

There is a range of free events running throughout the week. We invite you to attend an event, come together to challenge homophobia, lesbophobia, transphobia, and biphobia and to demonstrate the solidarity of the people of Cork with LGBTI+ communities, here and globally.

Some highlights include:

  • IDAHOBIT Seminar ‘A Safe City for All’ on Wednesday morning, in Council Chamber, City Hall
  • Culture night screening of the acclaimed ‘All of Us Strangers’ on Wednesday evening in the Triskel Arts Centre
  • Queer+ Elders and Pioneers Rainbow Cities Network Photo Exhibition on Friday at The Glucksman, UCC 
  • Rainbow Picnic on Sunday afternoon, in Fitzgerald Park
  • The launch of an online European Citizens’ Initiative to ‘Ban Conversion Practices in the European Union’

Most of the week’s events are open to the public. Full details of all events are available at and on our social @CorkLGBTWeek.

Programme available here:

LGBTI+ Awareness Week Programme 2024