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Kerry LGBT Newsletter 4 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender people

SPRING 2012,

A Quarterly One Page Newsletter 4 you & your notice board

Issue 2

Poll Results Show 73% in Favour of SameSex Marriage

National LGBT Helpline

1890 929 539

The first member of Ciarrai Amach to have a Civil Partnership will be Martin & his partner James, who will be getting hitched later this year in Kerry on23rd August.

SPECIAL FEATURE Phoenix Support:

Provides a non-judgmental, listening support and information service for LGBT people, their friends and family

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A Red C poll shows that 73% of those polled are in agreement with the statement “same sex marriage should be allowed in the Constitution”. The poll was presented to the Oireachtas in February in a report prepared for the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform on the Kerry LGBT & Friends Calendar 2012 last Constitutional referendum. In December the first Ciarrai Amach Kieran Rose, Chair of GLEN (Gay & Lesbian Equality Network) said “the poll confirms the openness of Irish people and their support for further progress. “A Constitutional Convention is being proposed which will provide opportunity to build on the progress of Civil Partnership & provide constitutional protection for our relationships including lesbian and gay headed families” said Kieran. Civil Partnership has been very widely welcomed in Ireland, with 500+ couples entering civil partnerships since April 2011, when civil partnership first became available in Ireland. 

Call them in Confidence Mon-Fri 7-9pm Sat-Sun 3-6pm

calendar was launched by Mayor of Killarney. A big thanks to our 2012 sponsors below & all those involved. If you wish to put your name forward for 2013 as a sponsor or model, (theme smart dress & castle ruins), contact Martin on 086 2288313

Other Ciarrai Amach voluntary activities :Bowling 4 LGBT & friends @ Buddies, Mile Height Tralee 7.30pm Tuesday nights on: 20th March, 15th May, 17th July, 18th Sept & 20th Nov. Contact no. 0860788260 LGBT Book Club held every 6 weeks or so. Contact Tom on 087 274 4541 or e-mail kerrybookclub@gmail.com Kerry Frontrunners, running club in Kerry for LGBT people and their friends. Conatct Tom on 087 2744541 or e-mail kerryfrontrunners@gmail.com The Phoenix Support Group, see Special Feature below …. Kerry Film Nights run on the first Wednesday of every month and are held in Tralee Contact Fergal 085 71 68279 Visit Ciarrai Amach web site, facebook or ring project no 086 078 8260

Same Sex Civil Partnership Venues in Kerry

Ciarrai Amach launched a pilot project in 2011 providing support to LGBT people. The project called the Phoenix Group is based in Killarney, is now set to run for the foreseeable future. The group meet at the Killarney Cultural Centre in East Avenue Road on the fourth Friday of every month between 7.30pm and 9pm, beginning with tea or coffee and a chat, before the meeting officially starts at 8pm. The group is friendly, open, non-judgemental and respects the right to individual anonymity. Two experienced LGBT people from the Carrai Amach project facilitate the monthly get-together. Since the group started people have been able to share their experiences in a safe, relaxed and confidential environment. Contact Ciarrai Amach 086 078 8260 for further information.

Kerry Gem

lgbt walkers enjoy hike @ Muckross Lake in

NEXT SOCIAL EVENTs: Saturday 28th April—Pink Panther Disco upstairs at Courtney’s, Killarney Saturday 4th August—Beach Party, select Mr/Ms Gay Kerry + DISCO at Inch

Ciarrai Amach, a voluntary & community group, is seeking a sponsor to help with the printing costs of future newsletters


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