Kildare, Offaly and Laois
midlands LGBT+ project
Welcome to the Midlands project! This is a nonprofit organization based in Laois that was created to support LGBT people in rural Ireland and to promote positive events happening across the Midlands. This is a brand-new project that was founded this year and is the successor of the Laois LGBT project, we are super excited to bring quality support services and social events to everyone across the Midlands especially those who felt isolated after such a difficult pandemic. We look forward to seeing you and providing excellent services for you.
This organization is funded by Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth and is managed and Governed by Youth Work Ireland Laois
Being a part of the Midlands LGBT+ Project’s social group has been amazing. It has brought me together with like minded people who create a calming and relaxing space and helped to normalize being LGBT+ in the Midlands and rural Ireland
My wife and I moved to the Midlands mid pandemic. We didn’t know anyone there so this group was a chance to meet people in the LGBT+ community. While still primarily a virtual group, we have been able to through the group meet up with other members for walks and chats and it is a social outlet that I am so grateful for. People in the group are of varying ages and backgrounds so there is a conversation for everyone and everyone is made to feel so welcome. I really hope the group continues to be a success as there was little to no visibility regarding anything LGBT+ related in the Midlands and it is important people know there is a community out there and friends to be made