May 15th -21st May 2017
The 7th LGBT Awareness Week organised around (International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia) IDAHOT Day, May 17th
The official launch of Cork LGBT Awareness Week will take place in Cork City Hall on Monday May 15th 2017 at 5 p.m., with the Lord Mayor and guest speaker, Ms. Rebecca Loughry, Specialist Social Inclusion, HSE South. Music is provided by Choral ConFusion Cork LGBTS Community Choir.
In 2002 Cork City Development Board included an LGBT section in the Imagine our Future city plan Objective 86, clearly stating that:
“The gay, lesbian and bisexual communities will be enabled to fully participate in the social, cultural and economic life of Cork City”.
This has been maintained by Cork City’s Local and Economic Community Plan 2016 -2021 Pure Cork which retains and strengthens the support of the City towards its LGBT communities.
In 2014 the Rainbow Flag was formally raised on City Hall and Cork made history by becoming the first civic or public building to do so. Cork LGBT Aware Week is organised to acknowledge and demonstrate that LGBT individuals are family members, community residents, constituents, citizens, visitors, service users and service providers.
Events will take place during the week across the city, including, Cork City Hall, St. John’s Central College, Ballyphehane Youth Café, The Triskel Art Centre and Bishop Lucey Park.
Click here For the full programme of events or visit us on Facebook “Cork LGBT Awareness Week” or follow us on Twitter @ CorkLGBTWeek.
Saturday, 20th May- Party in the Park,
Bishop Lucey/ Peoples’ Park
The Party in the Park is a family friendly event for citizens, communities and the city that includes food stalls, face painting, music and entertainment. The city’s agencies will be represented at the park also. At the Party in the Park we want to demonstrate that equality and inclusion can be fun and that a tolerant city is a better city for everyone.
For more information contact:
Siobhán O’ Dowd – 087/2382400, 021-4319085, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair, Cork LGBT Interagency Steering Group