LGBT Network News FORTNIGHTLY E-NEWSLETTER PUBLISHED BY THE LGBT NETWORK OF SERVICE PROVIDERS Issue 29 – 30th August 2006 Updates, Events and Campaigns 1. GUIDE Clinic Sexual Health Conference 2006 – 9th September Cork 2. Gay Clare & Clare Area Lesbian Line Disco 16th September Ennis 3. Outhouse – are running a series of evening courses & events this Autumn 4. Gloria – Ireland‟s Lesbian and Gay Choir regroup for their 06/07 season 5. Dublin Fringe Festival 9-24th September 6. The Children‟s Research Centre TCD in association with BeLonG To Youth Project present – Lesbian & Gay Young People and Education “Addressing Homophobic Bullying in Schools” 28th September 7. „Outlook‟ Irelands oldest LGBT film festival is on from October 8th to 15th Opportunities 8. Consultants/Trainers in Workplace Diversity – Panel sought 9. Dublin AIDS Alliance – Key Support Worker (FASNET Programme) (CE) position – closing date 1st September 10. TUC – recruiting 2 X Regional Development Workers, UNIONLEARN – closing date 6th September 11. BelonG To Youth Project recruiting a full-time Drugs Education & Prevention Outreach Worker – closing date 15th September 12. BeLonG To Youth Project recruiting a full-time Project Leader – closing date 15th September 13. Legal Secretary – Burtonwoods Solicitors – closing date 29th September 14. Sexual Health Peer Education Course (Cork) 6th September 15. Suas/Concern 1000 Families Exhibition needs volunteers from mid September – end October (Dublin) 16. Volunteers wanted for Tastefest (October 6-8th , Dublin) National News 17. Irish Association of Suicidology – 11th Annual Conference Women‟s Health and Suicide – West County Hotel, Ennis, 29th – 30th September International News 18. Tell your story of discrimination 19. Manchester City Football Club has signed up to a scheme to attract more gay fans and staff. 20. Nepal LGBT‟s stand up To submit articles email Marie: email@example.com Updates, Events and Campaigns 1. GUIDE Clinic Sexual Health Conference 2006 – 9th September Cork GUIDE Clinic Sexual Health Conference 2006, Saturday 9th September, The Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork. „Engaging Youth in Sexual Health‟ cost €90. Conference to include: - sexual health and young people, - case presentations, - sexual health promotion, - family planning and young people, - legal aspects workshops, - „working with marginalized groups‟ – „what young people want, - „why young people take risks‟. 2. Gay Clare & Clare Area Lesbian Line Disco 16th September Ennis Gay Clare & Clare Lesbian Line Disco will take place on Saturday 16th September in the One Mile Inn, Lahinch Road, Ennis. Admission €5. Time 9.30pm till late. Music, dancing & craic. For further details contact 085-7212674 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All support would be gratefully appreciated. 3. Outhouse – are running a series of evening courses & events this Autumn Outhouse evening courses & events this autumn Equality seminars 11 & 25 October - Partnership legislation 8 November - hate crimes & garda response 6 December - working or studying in the Irish education system Speakers to be confirmed. Women's Health Workshops, 21 September, 19 October, 16 November Art Classes, running for six weeks from 11 October Street Awareness & Self Defence, running for six weeks from 16 October Subject to change, places are limited. All courses are held in Outhouse. For more information or to book a place contact Petra on 01-873 4999 or e-mail email@example.com Outhouse are also planning to start a Personal Development course for women, as well as a social group/course for older LGBT people. If interested do contact them! 4. Gloria – Ireland‟s Lesbian and Gay Choir regroup for their 06/07 season Gloria - Ireland's Lesbian and Gay Choir regroup for their 2006/2007 season which will be as busy as ever with concerts throughout December, a couple of trips out of Dublin in the new year and of course their Annual season finale in the National Concert to name a few. They will be hosting an evening in late September for anyone who would like to join the choir. They especially need women interested in singing with them!!!!!! Contact Deborah on 087 7500062 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information 5. Dublin Fringe Festival 9-24th September A cornucopia of queer theatre events, and some straight ones too. A few highlights include; Absolute Cabaret by Karen Egan got some rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe. Her Weimar-Irish cabaret includes performances of everything from Dietrich‟s Falling in Love Again to Postman Pat. Expect a sultry performance dripping with decadence and desperation for one night only, Sept 22nd at the Spiegeltent, 8pm. DoppleGang‟s OZ: A Fairytale plot, promises “sumptuous costumes, surreal sets, big shiny production numbers and a gender-bending cast”. DoppleGang‟s OZ hopes to bring your inner Dorothy “down a yellow brick road to an oz you only knew existed in the darkest (and campest) recesses of your twisted little mind”. Fans on Heidi Konnt may want to check out Gentle Giant Productions‟ Danny and Chantelle (still here). This show is pitched as a modern day Romeo and Juliet and is set in Dublin‟s POD Nightclub. It will present a funky mix of monologues, music and visuals with the action centring on Danny and Chantelle‟s night out and audience members set to feel like they‟re in a real night club. Get your groove on with Danny and Chantelle from September 18 th – 24th 6.15pm in the POD, Harcourt Street. Visit www.fringefest.com for more information. 6. The Children‟s Research Centre TCD in association with BeLonG To Youth Project present – Lesbian & Gay Young People and Education “Addressing Homophobic Bullying in Schools” 28th September Lesbian and Gay Young People and Education “Addressing Homophobic Bullying in Schools” Speaker: Professor James T. Sears, Curriculum and Instruction, Penn State University, USA & Editor, Journal of Gay and Lesbian Issues in Education Respondent: Michael Barron, BeLonG To Youth Project, Chair Dr. Paula Mayock, Senior Researcher, Children‟s Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin. Thursday September 28th 3.00pm – 5.00pm. Printing House, Trinity College, Dublin. Please register for this seminar in advance as places are limited. RSVP: Siobhán O‟Brien at Children‟s Research Centre, TCD: email@example.com; 01-8962901 by September 14th 2006. 7. „Outlook‟ Irelands oldest LGBT film festival is on from October 8th to 15th „Outlook‟ Irelands oldest LGBT film festival is on from October 8th to 15th inclusive. Full details will be announced at www.corkfilmfest.org or at www.gayproject.com Opportunities 8. Consultants/Trainers in Workplace Diversity – Panel sought GLEN is contacted regularly by employers looking for Consultants/Trainers in Workplace Diversity.. Interested parties please send your contact details and an outline of the training you can offer to firstname.lastname@example.org 9. Dublin AIDS Alliance – Key Support Worker (FASNET Programme) (CE) position – closing date 1st September Dublin AIDS Alliance is currently recruiting a Key Support Worker for the FASNET Programme. The FASNET Programme is a pre-vocational education and training initiative for stable drug users. This is a part-time Community Employment (CE) position – 19.5 hours per week / Monday to Thursday 09.30-13.30, Friday 09.30-13.00 The ideal candidate will have: - Experience of working with drug users in a support capacity. - Knowledge of drug use issues. - Some knowledge of HIV/AIDS issues is desirable. - Good communications skills. Salary: As per FÁS Community Employment rates. Closing date for applications: Friday 1st September 2006 CV and Application letters to: Office Manager, Dublin AIDS Alliance, 53 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1 Tel: 01 873 37 99 Fax: 01 873 31 74 Email: email@example.com 10. TUC – recruiting 2 X Regional Development Workers, UNIONLEARN – closing date 6th September The TUC speaks for Britain at work, with 71 member unions representing 6.7 million members from all walks of life. UNIONLEARN TUC unionlearn works with unions to boost the skills, confidence and lifelong learning opportunities for working people. In particular we support a growing network of Union Learning Representatives who work with other union reps to improve the quality of life for their members. 2 X REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKERS, UNIONLEARN Salary: Southern and Eastern Region, £33,138 per annum including London Weighting rising incrementally to £34,346 North West Region, £29,890 per annum rising incrementally to £31,099 Southern and Eastern Region, London WC1B 3LS - Job Ref: UL/64/06 North West Region, Liverpool, L3 9UD - Job Ref: UL/67/06 Fixed Term to 31 March 2009 Closing date for completed application forms for both posts is noon on Wednesday 6 September 2006. Interviews for post UL/64/06 will be held in London on Thursday 5 October 2006. TUC staff enjoy a generous benefits package including final salary pension scheme and other benefits. For an application pack you can either write to the Personnel and Training Office TUC, Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, download a pack from http://www.tuc.org.uk/jobs or voicemail 020 7467 1340. Please quote reference number when applying for an application pack. Contact Name: Phone Number: 020 7467 1340 11. BelonG To Youth Project recruiting a full-time Drugs Education & Prevention Outreach Worker – closing date 15th September BeLonG To Youth Project Seeks to recruit a full-time - DRUGS EDUCATION & PREVENTION OUTREACH WORKER - To develop strategies to address the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) youth in relation to drug and alcohol misuse. - To undertake outreach work to LGBT young people not involved in the BeLonG To. - To provide access to information on drugs and health issues & services. - To deliver direct group youth work as part of a team at BeLonG To. - To support youth services in the North Inner City in meeting the needs of LGBT youth in their area. - To carry out on-going needs assessment with LGBT youth and provide support regarding their experiences of homophobia and discrimination. Qualifications & Experience - A recognised qualification in Youth and Community Work or an equivalent relevant degree, plus 2 years experience of working with young people. - Experience of working in the area of drugs education and prevention. - Experience of working with LGBT issues would be an advantage Salary Scale - €30,257 to €42,946, dependant on qualifications & experience Full job description available on request. Please send a letter of application and CV to The Chairperson, BeLonG To Youth Project, 105 Capel St, Dublin 1 or email email@example.com Closing date for applications is Friday 15th Sept 2006 at 5pm. Interviews are scheduled for late Sept / early Oct. This position is funded by the North Inner City Drugs Task Force 12. BeLonG To Youth Project recruiting a full-time Project Leader – closing date 15th September BeLonG To Youth Project Seeks to recruit a full-time - PROJECT LEADER - To develop and implement an innovative youth work plan that meets the needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Young People. - To manage a team of Youth Workers and Volunteers including the provision of individual supervision, support and guidance. - To ensure that direct work with LGBT Young People has a clear strategy, focus and targets and achieves its stated outcomes. - To ensure the observance of appropriate youth work standards and policies. - To evaluate the work of the project and reporting on progress to the Management Committee. - To deliver direct group youth work as part of a team at BeLonG To. - To represent the project and liaise with appropriate organisations. Qualifications & Experience - A recognised qualification in Youth and Community Work or an equivalent relevant degree, plus 5 years experience of working with young people. - Experience of managing staff is desirable - Experience of working with LGBT issues would be an advantage. Salary Scale - €42,946 to€ 48,535 dependant on qualifications & experience Full job description available on request. Please send a letter of application and CV to The Chairperson, BeLonG To Youth Project, 105 Capel St, Dublin 1 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Closing date for applications is Friday 15th Sept 2006 at 5pm. Interviews are scheduled for late Sept / early Oct. This position is funded by the Department of Education & Science through the City of Dublin Youth Services board 13. Legal Secretary – Burtonwoods Solicitors – closing date 29th September Burtonwoods solicitors, the largest lesbian and gay law firm in the UK, seeks an experienced legal secretary to work with their property/business law partner, Simon Woods, salary commensurate with experience. Please contact Simon with your CV on email@example.com Deadline for applications is 29 September 2006. 14. Sexual Health Peer Education Course (Cork) 6th September The Sexual Health Centre is running a Level 1 Peer Education Course from 6th September 2006 in Cork. Peer Education is about providing young people with the skills and training to inform their peers on issues that affect them. The course runs for 6 weeks from 6 until 9pm each Wednesday and is aimed at 16/21 year old young people who would like to learn more around the issues of Sexual Health and Drugs. The course is accredited by NIOCN (Northern Ireland Open College Network) For more information contact The Peer Education Office, The Sexual Health Centre, 16 Peters Street, Cork. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 021 427 58 37 / 021 427 66 76. 15. Suas/Concern 1000 Families Exhibition needs volunteers from mid September – end October (Dublin) Suas Educational Development and Concern Worldwide in conjunction with IBM and Irish Aid, are currently seeking volunteers to assist with the delivery of the upcoming 1000 Families Exhibition. This event is an exhibition of 70 large freestanding images of families from across the globe. The exhibition will take place in Merrion Square, Dublin from mid September until the end of October. The images are sourced from a book entitled "1000 Families – The Family Album of Planet Earth" which is a compilation of photographs taken by German photographer Uwe Ommer as he travelled across 130 countries meeting with families just before the millennium. The objective of the exhibition is to act as a catalyst for discussion on a wide variety of issues from interculturalism in Ireland to development issues and reciprocity to what it means to be a family. Coinciding with the exhibition will be a series of events and workshops designed to capture some of the issues the exhibition potentially raises. Enthusiastic volunteers are required to assist with the marketing and delivery of these events as well as the exhibition itself. The role presents an ideal opportunity for anyone interested in events management, marketing and PR. Volunteers are required to be over eighteen and while preferable, no previous experience is necessary. If you would be interested in getting involved in this project or would like further information on the event please feel free to contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org tel 01 662 14 10 16. Volunteers wanted for Tastefest (October 6-8th , Dublin) Imagine a carnival where, instead of riding the roller coasters and carousels, you could use your tokens to sample taster portions of dishes from all over the world. That's Tastefest and it's coming to the RDS Main Hall, Dublin 4 from Friday 6th to Sunday the 8th of October 2006! They are now looking for friendly and enthusiastic people who want to be associated with this popular event and take on the roles of ambassadors and hosts for a worthwhile cause. A portion of Tastefest tokens proceeds will go to thei charity partner Oxfam. If you would like to volunteer, please contact the Tastefest office at 01-492-21- 11 or email email@example.com Website: www.tastefest.ie National News 17. Irish Association of Suicidology – 11th Annual Conference Women‟s Health and Suicide – West County Hotel, Ennis, 29th – 30th September Conference Objectives: - To develop an understanding of the management of deliberate self harm - Insight into the relationship of developmental factors and suicide - Awareness of the growing problem of suicide in young women Programme Friday 29th September: Women‟s Health and Suicide 9.00am – 5.30pm Opening Address 9.00am - 9.30am Ms. Brid Clarke CEO Mental Health Commission - Women and Suicide Annette Beautrais Principal Investigator, Canterbury Suicide Project, Christchurch School of Medicine, - Health Problems during Pregnancy and Following Childbirth Dr. Veronica O‟Keane Head of Section Perinatal Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, London - Women and Suicide from a Women’s Health Perspective Annie Dillon National Women‟s Council - The Complexities & Challenges of the Borderline Personality from the Prospective of Sufferer and Service Angela Mohan Consultant Psychiatrist St. Vincent‟s Hospital, Dublin - Brain, Gender and Suicidality Michael Fitzgerald Henry Marsh Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Dublin - Working with Young Women Who Self Harm -The Scottish Experience Pat Little Development Manager (young people) Penumbra, Scotland - Suicide, Self Harm and Mental Health-Perspectives and Experiences of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Women in Ireland Caoimhe Gleeson Equality Officer, HSE, North Western Area - Maintaining Integraty when Language Fails Helen McWhyte Communications Officer Bodywhys Saturday 30th September - Attitudes to Suicide North and South John Connolly Hon. Secretary IAS - Review of ‘Reach Out’ The National Strategy for Suicide Prevention Derek Chambers National Office for Suicide Prevention Submissions invited before 15th August ’06 - Bereavement Seminar In Conjunction with CONSOLE 2.30pm – 6.00pm Conference Fee of €190/£140 includes Lunch on Friday, Banquet Friday night and a copy of the proceedings of the conference to be published in early 2007. Contact Ms. Josephine Scott, Executive Officer, IAS, 16 New Antrim St., Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Tel. +353 (0) 94 9250858. Fax.+353 (0)94 9250859 email firstname.lastname@example.org for a registration form. Closing date for registration 15th September 2006. International News 18. Tell your story of discrimination The European Commissions is urgently looking for personal testimonies on cases of sexual orientation discrimination. If you are/were a victim of such discrimination, or know of some one who was/is, and want to share their experience please help. For the Commission‟s DG Employment and Social Affairs, we are seeking to gather testimonies to be used for the opening of the European Year of Equal Opportunities For All in 2007. These “real life stories” have to be two-page long each and related to people who suffered from discrimination based on their sexual orientation. The idea would be to have a short profile of the witness beside his or her description followed by an interview that would collect their experience such as: - Where did the discrimination take place? - What context? Was it professional or private? - How was it overcome? - What is the conclusion to the story? Deadline 8th September Please write to: Nicolas VINCENT, Department Coordinator, ASCii – A Sword Group Company, Rue de Trèves, 49-51, Trierstraat, Bruxelles B-1040 Brussel, Phone : +126.96.36.199.15 Fax : +188.8.131.52.99 email@example.com 19. Manchester City Football Club have signed up to a scheme to attract more gay fans and staff. One of the biggest clubs in English football has signed up to a scheme to attract more gay fans and staff. Manchester City could soon be placing staff recruitment adverts in gay publications, ensuring that existing gay staff feel comfortable at work, and offering a gay-friendly ticketing structure. Ejecting fans who shout homophobic abuse during matches during matches would also be part of the strategy. 20. Nepal LGBT‟s stand up Sexual minorities in Nepal are demanding rights as the country drafts up a new constitution, according to the Hindustan Times. Homosexuality is currently a punishable offence in Nepal, and an LGBT group called The Blue Diamond Society is actively trying to change the law in regards to sexual discrimination. They are also seeking representation in an election next year which will allow the citizens to decide whether Nepal will be a monarchy or a republic. There are criminal laws that declare “unnatural sex” punishable with one year in prison and a high fine. Lesbian group Mitini Nepal and Shakti Samuha, an NGO for former victims of and trafficking, together with the Blue Diamond Society have issued a joint statement: "In Nepal, natural sex is understood by the law as penile-vaginal sex only and unnatural sex include sodomy, lesbianism, oral sex and masturbation." Blue Diamond is calling for the proposed constitution to provide "the fundamental right of equal wage regardless of gender", the legalisation of same-sex unions, and recognition of transsexuals as women. End of Network News Please note that the ideas and opinions expressed in any article or advertisement in this newsletter are not necessarily the views of the LGBT Network of Service Providers.
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