International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia 2019

17 May 2019 is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBT), a day which has become a worldwide annual celebration of sexual and gender diversity, whilst still recognising the many challenges LGBT+ individuals face.

In UCC, the UCC LGBT+ Staff Network has organised the following events and all are welcome to attend any or all of the events. No need to register for any of the events listed below (except explicitly stated below) – just show up at any stage during the day! We’d love to see you there. The day is meant to be informal but informative.

Unless otherwise stated below, the venue in all cases is the Creative Zone, Boole Library.

11.30am - 12.30pm

Screenings: a selection of LGBT+ short documentary films (‘Out & About’ 25mins; ‘Chloe’ 23mins; ‘Traveller Pride: Johnny’s Story’ 8mins) and Cork LGBT+ history exhibition.

12.30pm - 1pm

Tea/coffee/light lunch/chat + opportunity to pick up complimentary ‘UCC Proud Ally’ merchandise and browse the Cork LGBT+ history exhibition (lunch sponsored by the EDI unit)

1pm - 2pm

LGBT+ Awareness-Raising/Training session with Michael O’Donnell from the Gay Project; Kate Moynihan from LINC, and Margie Fennelly from Cork Parents of LGB Children Group

2.15pm - 3.30pm

“Lots Done, More to Do: Achieving LGBT+ Equality” short talks and panel discussion with Louise Crowley (UCC School of Law and UCC ‘Proud Ally’); Martin Davoren (Executive Director, Sexual Health Centre); Pádraig Rice (Co-ordinator, Gay Project); Sara-Jane Cromwell (Workplace relations and HR management consultant, and author of Becoming Myself and Wrong Body, Wrong Life)

3.30pm - 4.30pm 

“The Challenge of Legislating for Hate Crime in Ireland” talk with Liam Herrick, Executive Director of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL)

4.30pm - 5pm Social in Café Oasis, Student Centre (complimentary snacks and refreshments sponsored by the Student Centre)
6.30pm - 9.30pm Wine reception and screening of Oscar-winning feature film ‘The Favourite’ in Triskel join those of us heading to this city-based event which is free of charge and open to all but registration is required.


A reminder again that all are welcome, and everyone is free to drop in and out during any part of the day.

The committee of the LGBT+ Staff Network would like to thank our colleagues in the Equality Committee and in the Staff Sports and Social Club who provide small grant funding to enable us to organise events such as these. 

LGBT+ Staff Network

Líonra na Fóirne LADT+