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 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

Travellers & The Importance of a Healthy Mind

'Travellers and The Importance of a Healthy Mind' is an afternoon event organised by Sligo Travellers Support Group Ltd. (STSG) in the run up to World Mental Health Day on Tuesday October 10, 2017. STSG's event will be on Monday October 9, 2017. Invited speakers will share with the audience their experiences living with and … Continue reading Travellers & The Importance of a Healthy Mind

Sexual Health Information Evening

The Galway brach of the National LGBT Helpline is hosting a free information evening on sexual health with speakers Dr. Patrcia Cremin and Clare Coleman from the UCHG Sexual Health Clinic.  The helpline, which launched in Galway in May 2015, recently took up residence in the newly opened resource centre and is doing all it … Continue reading Sexual Health Information Evening

Research Interview

The following is an email from Drew Murphy, a postgraduate researcher from Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT). He is conducting research on gay and bisexual men and male identity. This research focuses on the experiences of Gay and Bi-Sexual men in Ireland developing an identity and sense of self whilst also managing dual masculine expectations; … Continue reading Research Interview