Kerry LGBT conference of talks and workshops
CONFERENCE: Announcing details of the LGBT conference to be held in Tralee in November, l-n Margaret O'Donoghue, Martina O'Brien, Martin Greenwood, Maria Mickey (North and East Kerry Development).
Facilitating interacation between a number of agencies and groups is the aim of a conference at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday, November 10th, which is being organised by Ciarraf Amach, the Kerry LGBT Project that supports lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender people across Kerry. marriage equality in IreBY OWEN O'SHEA land and various youth The conference is being issues. supported and funded by The conference, which North and East Kerry is planned to start at Development and the 9.30am and finish by Community Foundation 4pm, will give people for Ireland. from a variety of differThe LGBT Project is ent backgrounds and inviting the community organisations, the opporsector, teachers, youth tunity to network with workers, public sector each other. workers' and LGBT peoVIEWS ple and friends to attend "The event will also the one-day conference. Workshops will cover provide people with a the implementation of the unique opportunity to new guidelines on the listen to the views of top organisations inclusion of lesbian, gay LGBT and bisexual students in throughout the country school polices and the and take a snapshot of issues faced by LGBT current thinking about people in society. LGBT issues in our Keynote presentations schools, the health servwill cover civil partner- ice as well as Irish Sociship law and its impact ety in general," said Ciaon service provision, rrai Amach committee
member, Claire O'Mahony. "The project is hoping that the resulting interactive report will be of benefit to the Government, public sector bodies, schools, and community groups, to ensure the future roll out of the LGBT Equality Agenda programmes in schools, the health service and society," she said. The conference is open to and free for everyone to attend. Participants can complete the registration box found at the bottom of the conference flyer or google 'ciarraiamach' to download the flyer or call the project number on 086 0788260 for further information.