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									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: admin@glen.ie
                     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 gayclare@yahoo.co.uk. 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 outreach@outhouse.ie
   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 info@gloria.ie 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:
   crcentre@tcd.ie; 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 admin@glen.ie

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: admin@dublinaidsalliance.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: jobs@tuc.org.uk, 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 info@belongto.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 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 info@belongto.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 s.woods@burtonwoods.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: info@sexualhealthcentre.com 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 info@suas.ie or
      volunteer.1000families@suas.ie 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 volunteer@tastefest.ie 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 joscott@eircom.net 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 :
      +32.2.235.56.15 Fax : +32.2.235.56.99 nicolas.vincent@ascii.be

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


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