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LGBTQI+ Youth Group to celebrate Limerick Pride 2023 with services and events running through Limerick Pride week 2023

LGBTQI+ Youth Group to celebrate Limerick Pride 2023 with a week which promises to be a colourful affair with music, games, and art

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LGBTQI+ Youth Group to celebrate Limerick Pride 2023 with a week which promises to be a colourful affair with music, games, and art

A celebration of the LGBTQI+ youth community,  an online information service and the annual Pride Youth Party,  are all part of a busy week of events as Limerick Youth Service (LYS) and GOSHH celebrate Pride Limerick 2023.

Organised by members of the LGBTQI+ Youth Group, the week promises to be a colourful affair with music, games, art and plenty of colour!

‘We are all looking forward to what promises to be a very enjoyable and action-packed week,’ said Emily Panter, LYS.


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‘The young people have been very busy organising the week and we are looking forward to the celebrations, particularly the Youth Party,’ said youth worker Emily.

The LGBTQI+  Youth Group has been to the fore in supporting young people and their families who identify as LGBTQI+.  

‘Although attitudes have changed there are still young people for whom ‘coming out’ can be a lonely and tough place and that is where our group helps,’ said Emily.

‘We have two groups (one for 14-17yrs and the other for 18-23yrs) who meet weekly at LYS where they meet friends and access support and information on issues such as sexuality and gender,’ said Emily.

Pride Youth Festival 2023

Part of the wider Limerick Pride Festival, the Pride youth events are open to all young people regardless of gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation. A Drop-In Youth Café in Lava Javas on Thursday, July 6 from 4-7pm where teenagers are invited to find out more about the opportunities for LGBTQI+ young people at Limerick Youth Service, from youth clubs to educational courses and wellbeing supports.

The Pride Youth Party will celebrate this year’s Limerick Pride with colour, art, and live music in Lava Java’s Youth Café on Friday, July 7 from 5-9 pm and will be open to people aged 14-19 years.

The Pride Pre-Parade Party will allow participants to prepare for this year’s Limerick Pride Parade making banners, bunting, facepainting, and more in Lava Java’s on Saturday, July 8 from 11 am to 3 pm.

An LGBTQI+ Chat Service will be available through LYS Youth Information Centre, the service will be available throughout the week where young people can speak with Youth information Officer about coming-out, accessing support, use of words & more.Venue: Online via www.limerickyouthservice.com

For information on the Pride youth events please contact Emily at [email protected] or call/text 061-412444 or 087-3508572.

LGBT+ Youth Limerick is a partnership between LYS and GOSHH and is a group where LGBTQI+ young people can spend time, meet friends and access support and guidance.

Read more about Limerick Pride 2023 here.

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