Trans Northwest – Peer Support Group

  Trans Northwest is a peer support group for transgender and gender non-binary people from Leitrim and the surrounding areas. First meeting will be on September 27, 2018 from 7.30pm until 9.30pm in Leitrim. From this point on, meetings will run regularly on a bi-monthly basis. Trans Northwest is a friendly group for members of … Continue reading Trans Northwest – Peer Support Group

Homophobia: A series of personal experiences

Some of you may have already read that 8 Rays Leitrim will be proudly hosting ShoutOut on their 'The ABCs of LGBT' tour this year. Its happening this coming Monday in The Bush Hotel at 6.30pm and the talk is open to all but please do RSVP to Bella so that we can ensure everyone … Continue reading Homophobia: A series of personal experiences

Andrew Leavitt on ‘PrEP’ in Ireland

8RL is delighted to have Andrew Leavitt joining us as guest blogger today. Andrew will be sharing a little about what PrEP is, how to access reliable information on PrEP and access it safely. Andrew Leavitt is a recording engineer and musician with Dublin-based pop band Clay Hips. He has been active in LGBT and … Continue reading Andrew Leavitt on ‘PrEP’ in Ireland

The ABCs of LGBT in Leitrim

8 Rays Leitrim will be welcoming ShoutOUT as they come to Leitrim with their talk The ABCs of LGBT in Leitrim on Monday, June 19 2018 in The Bush Hotel, Carrick on Shannon. The event is will take place between 6.30pm and 8.30pm. This is an educational talk for those who work with young people, as … Continue reading The ABCs of LGBT in Leitrim

The ABCs of LGBT presented by ShoutOUT

The ABCs of LGBT is a free educational workshop presented by ShoutOUT.ie as part of their Irish Tour. The workshop is for: Teachers Youth Workers Parents & Guardians Social Workers And anyone who wishes to listen... The Leitrim leg of the ShoutOUT tour will take place in The Bush Hotel, Main Street, Carrick on Shannon, … Continue reading The ABCs of LGBT presented by ShoutOUT

Accessing PrEP a brief Overview

8 Rays Leitrim has wanted to signpost information on the availability of PrEP or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in Ireland ever since the Government made room through the HSE services for generic brand of PrEP called either Teva or Mylan to be accessible through Irish pharmacies. This news is undoubtedly good news as reports of HIV transmission … Continue reading Accessing PrEP a brief Overview

Rainbow Week 2018 comes to a close

So it's Thursday morning and the day after IT Sligo's Students Union in conjunction with ITS LGBT society ran their first ever RAINBOW   WEEK We at 8 Rays Leitrim would like to offer our hearty congrats to Gavin Carroll (SU Welfare Officer) and to Séanagh Ní Fhloinnmhartain and Maxton Ó'Fhloinn from ITS LGBT Society, in … Continue reading Rainbow Week 2018 comes to a close