First Out is a group for women of all ages, who are questioning their sexuality or considering “coming out”. There are currently two support groups. One in Outhouse, 105 Capel Street, Dublin 1 and the second at North Leitrim Womens Centre, Manorhamilton, Co. Letrim. Both groups meet on the first Thursday of every month between 7.30 and 9.30pm all year around.
The meetings are open to all women questioning same sex feelings or attractions or coming out. The women attending the support groups are at many different stages in their lives. Some are married, some have children, some have only ever been in relationships with men, some have been dating women for years but have not been able to come out to friends and loved ones. Wherever you are in your journey please come along and join us!
Information about Facilitators
We call ourselves “facilitators” to indicate that we are not there in any kind of professional counselling capacity, but purely as individual women, who ourselves have been through the journey of exploring our sexuality, and who are now comfortable with our own identity. Although First Out is not a formal organization, we conduct the meetings within the same ethical framework as anyone else dealing with people who may feel more or less vulnerable at the time of attending. Usually there will be two facilitators at each meeting.