As we step into the new year, it’s with both reflection and excitement that we share the journey we've travelled together in 2023.
Despite the challenges faced by LGBTQ+ people, the solidarity and resilience of our community have continued to shine through. The past year was a pivotal one for Outhouse LGBTQ+ Centre. Emerging from the shadows of the pandemic, we launched “Space for All”, a bold and ambitious five-year strategic plan which sets us on the path to become a world-class LGBTQ+ centre. We’re proud to say that the strategic plan is not just on paper; it's well and truly underway, and we're excited to charge forward with it into 2024!
Let’s celebrate the milestones of 2023 together:
27 years serving the LGBTQ+ community
42,000+ visitors welcomed through our doors
265+ diverse events hosted in Outhouse
230+ social meet-ups in our centre
237 peer-support meetings conducted to build resilience
625 individuals supported through information, signposting, and referrals
92 people empowered through our 7 personal development courses
3,381 cups of coffee served, connecting people over conversation
37 cultural events run to showcase our vibrant community
48 crisis interventions to help those most in need
1 ambitious strategic plan launched for a brighter future!
87 lobbying activities to advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and inclusion.
'Coming to Outhouse was kind of a lightbulb moment of, “This is where I fit in. This is where I belong.”’ ― Jonathan
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On behalf of the entire Outhouse team, I want to thank you for your unwavering support and belief in our mission. We are eager to continue in our tireless efforts to create a future where all LGBTQ+ individuals are safe, seen, and celebrated. And we are proud to have you by our side.
Oisín O’Reilly (he/him)