Support Groups For Parents

Support Groups For Parents

When your child comes out as LGBTI+, it is normal to experience mixed emotions. Some parents feel a sense of loss that the person they knew so well seems to have changed. Others worry for their child’s safety or what the neighbours and other family members will think.
You are not alone in this experience. These are common feeling of parents who have heard the news that their child is LGBTI+. You are here because you want to support your child. But you also need to support yourself.

There are also a number of support groups for parents nationwide:

Cork Parents of LGB Children: This groups for children of all age, meet the second Friday of every month at 7pm in LINC (11a, White St, Cork). Call 021 480 8600 or email for more information

Galway: SHOUT!
Anne-Marie (087)773 8529

Limerick and Ennis: Rainbow at Red Ribbon Project run a support group in Ennis for parents of LGBT people on the last Wednesday of each month from 8pm to 9.30pm. For more information contact Red Ribbon Project: Phone 061 310 101 Monday to Friday 9.30am–5.30pm

Shannon: LGBT Support – Shannon
Régine/Adele (061) 707 600

Roscommon: TLC (Tuimitheoiri le Cheile/Parents Together) offer a safe and supportive space for the parents of LGBTI+ young people. They meet from 7-9pm on the last Monday of every month in The Melting Pot, Castle St, Roscommon town. For more information, call 083 897 9280.

TransParenCi Cork:  This support group is for parents and family members of trangender children and adults. The group meet on the third Friday of every month at 7.30pm-9.30pm in LINC (11a, White St, Cork). Call TENI (Transgender Equality Network Ireland) on 01-873 3575 for more information.

TransParenCI Limerick: TransParenCI is a peer support group for parents and family members of trans people. GOSHH (Gender Orientation Sexual Health HIV), Redwood Place, 18 Davis Street, Limerick. The meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of every month
Call GOSHH on 061 314 354 or email

TransParenCI Dublin: TransParenCI is a peer support group for parents and family members of trans people.The meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday of every month. For more info contact (Transgender Equality Network Ireland) at 01 873 3575 or email