Limerick Youth Service (LYS) & GOSHH will host Limerick’s only Pride Youth Party at Lava Javas Youth Cafe, Lr Glentworth St, Limerick on Friday, July 6th (5:30-9pm).
A celebration of the LGBT+ youth community, this year’s Pride Youth Party is open to all young people, regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or race are invited.
Organised by young people (14-19yrs) with LGBT+ Youth Limerick, the evening promises to be a colourful evening with live music, games, painting and plenty of food!
‘It’s going to be the biggest and best Pride Youth Party ever!’ exclaimed LYS youth worker, Olivia Chau, who along with Rachel Newland, GOSSH, have been busy working with the young people ahead of this year’s Pride.
‘With this year’s theme ‘We Are Pride’ the young people will display what Pride means to them through art pieces, music and rainbow themed food,’ said Olivia.
In addition partying the team will also be preparing for Limerick’s Pride Parade which takes place the following day, Saturday July 7th in Limerick City.
LGBT+ Youth Limerick is a partnership between LYS and GOSHH and is a group for LGBT+ young people to spend time, meet friends and access support and guidance.
The group has been together for over a year and has been to the fore in supporting young people who identify as LGBT+ and also engage with parents and family members.
‘Although attitudes have changed there are still young people for whom ‘coming out’ can be a lonely and tough place and that is where our group helps,’ said Olivia.
The group meet every Friday at Lava Javas Youth Café where LGBT+ young people can meet friends or access support and information on issues such as sexuality gender.
A member of Youth Work Ireland, Limerick Youth Service remains committed to connecting with young people and supporting them to reach their full potential.
GOSHH-Gender Orientation Sexual Health HIV ensures that the mental, emotional, physical and social well-being of everyone is promoted and sexual rights are respected, protected and fulfilled.
Dermot Troy, Youth Information & Communications Officer, Limerick Youth Service
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