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Resource Pack for Supporting LGBTIQ+ Communities to be launched in Galway

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Resource Pack for Supporting LGBTIQ+ Communities to be launched in Galway

By 7th May 2022No Comments

A new resource pack for supporting LGBTIQ+ communities has been produced and will be officially launched in Galway’s Westside Resource Centre on the Seamus Quirke Road at 11am on May 17 next to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.

This resource pack was created by the Galway LGBTI+ Interagency Group, which is a partnership comprising of statutory, community and voluntary organisations from across Galway city and county.

It contains a sample Code of Practice Guide for organisations along with a description of the role of the code of practice leader.

It also contains information on available training, support services, relevant organisations, and some helpful definitions.

Why is a Code of Practice Important?

With the achievement of marriage equality and the enactment of the Gender Recognition Act 2015, recent years have seen Ireland become a more inclusive and welcoming place for LGBTIQ+ people.

However, many LGBTIQ+ people still experience prejudice, discrimination and exclusion.

In 2019, the Central Statistics Office (CSO) found that the highest rates of discrimination in Ireland were reported by people who identify as LGBTIQ+ (33.2%), followed by people of non-white ethnic backgrounds, the unemployed, and non-Irish people.

Left unchecked, these negative attitudes and behaviours are likely to have a harmful affect.

This resource pack contains some simple and practical actions open to service providers, community groups and sports clubs, that can help make things easier for LGBTIQ+ people.

For more information on LGBTIQ+ supports click HERE.
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