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Jun 2022

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Celebrating Pride Month with Outcomers

To celebrate Pride month 2022, we were joined by Bernie from Outcomers, who gave us a talk about LGBT+ in the workplace.

Outcomers is a social and befriending support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. Their drop-in centre provides a safe, social, and relaxed environment for the LGBT community and is in the centre of Dundalk town. It has been open since 1997.

They offer services such as:

  • Drop-in Service
  • National LGBT Helpline
  • Health Education Workshops
  • Outreach Work
  • Befriending
  • Social Events
  • Information on Physical, Mental and Sexual Health

Bernie talked us through the history of Pride in Ireland, the importance of Pride, and how to make the workplace inclusive. She told us about the legislations that have come into place to protect LGBT+ employees.

The legislations include:

  • Decriminalisation of homosexuality (1993)
  • Employment Equality Acts (1998-2015)
  • Equal Status Acts (2000-2018)
  • Marriage Equality Act (2015)
  • Gender Recognition Act (2015)

She also answered a few of our employee’s questions at the end which was informative.

If anyone has anything they would like to chat to them about they can call them on 0429329816 or 0876200021 or they can go into their centre in Dundalk.

For more information visit: http://outcomers.org/

Thanks, Bernie for educating our employees about Pride and why it is celebrated.

 

Posted bySaoirse MoloneyinCompany NewsEvents