Meetup: LGBTQ Tour at V&A Museum

Rainbow flag blowing in the wind


We all had a blast for St Patrick’s Day so, we thought it would be nice to have another informal get together.

Please join us for the FREE LGBTQ tour at Victoria and Albert Museum on Saturday next, March 30th. We’ll meet at reception at 3.45pm, look out for the little Irish flag!

Also please remember to give yourself time to get through security!

Friends and allies welcome. It would be great to see you all!

Find out more about the tour at the V&A website.

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Join us for the London St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

London Irish LGBT Network at St Patrick’s Day Parade 2018
© Marty McKenna Photography

It’s that time of year, we don the green and march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in London. This year’s parade is actually taking place on St Patrick’s Day itself and we would love for you to join us on the day.

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Our Chair Reflects on 2018


John Lloyd was elected Chairperson on London Irish LGBT Network at our AGM in November. He is the first second generation Irish person to hold the position of Chair. Here, he reflects on 2018.

2018 has seen us organise, co organise, stage and participate in high profile events and projects.

Following a resolution at the 2017 Irish in Britain Conference. London Irish LGBT Network and Irish in Britain organised a conference on LGBT Equality in Ireland Past and Present.

The conference was high profile, cutting edge and drew a broad range of civil society organisations. In attendance was the Irish Ambassador to the UK, Ambassador O’Neil. The conference was addressed by the Openly Gay Irish born Mayor of Lewisham Damien Egan, Sinn Fein MP and Assembly Member Chris Hazard, Labour MP for St Helens Connor Mc Ginn, Clair Moore from the Northern Ireland Love Equality Campaign, and Professor Daniel Monk a founder of Birkbeck Institute of Sexuality and Gender.
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Event // London Irish LGBT Network – Christmas Drinks

Rainbow Christmas Tree - LondonIrish LGBT networkAs I’m sure you’ll agree, our most important event of the year is upon us and we would love you to join us.

Join us for some Christmas drinks on December 19th in The Appletree. We’ll be there from 1830. Pop in for an hour or stay all night, we’d love you to join us for a few festive beverages.
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Chair’s Report 2017-2018

On October 30th at our AGM, our 2018 Chair, Joseph Healy, gave his report for the year.

The Network is now entering its fifth year, sixth if you include the year we spent establishing it. Over that time it has had its highpoints and low points. A year ago, having gone through a difficult period we faced many challenges but with the support of our stalwart supporter, Innisfree Housing, we have weathered the storm and have just had one of our most successful years yet. A number of new committee members joined last year, including several young people, and we also gained the expertise of Sean Hutton, a veteran campaigner in the Irish community in Britain.

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Join us for our AGM on October 30th


Our AGM will be held on October 30th at The Cafe at The Bridge, 73 – 81 Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 0NQ 6.30pm Drinks refreshments 7pm Meeting.(Map and Instructions here)

If you are Irish and #LGBTQ come along and hear what we’re up to and we are planning in the year ahead.

This year we have marched in London Pride and the London St Patrick’s Festival organised a play reading of the work of a young gay Irish playwright who died in London of AIDS in the 80s and held a talk by a rising young historian about the history of the radical LGBTQ movement in Ireland and their involvement with the campaign against the 8th Amendment in 1983.

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Conference // LGBT Equality & Ireland – Past and Present


Join us on November 1st for a conference brought to you in conjunction with Irish in Britain, entitled ‘LGBT Equality & Ireland – Past and Present’

This conference will examine two main issues central to the Irish LGBTQ community in Britain – marriage equality in Northern Ireland and the history and role of Irish LGBTQ people in Britain over the decades.

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