Chair’s Report 2021

Our AGM for 2021 was held on October 25th and our Chair, Vanessa Monaghan, gave her report on the happenings in the group since October 2020.

This was my first full year as Chair of the LGBT Network and I’m delighted with the progress the group has made in that time. I’m also delighted with the feedback we’ve been getting from you about our events.

We started off last year with our AGM and Q&A with Celebrity Masterchef Champion, Riyadh Khalaf. We had great attendance and got someone fantastic press coverage for the event.

After that success we held monthly meet ups with musicians, film directors, activists and we’ve held nights on Housing for Older LGBTQ people and had a night celebrating our Trans Community.

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Chair’s Report 2017-2018

On October 30th at our AGM, our 2018 Chair, Joseph Healy, gave his report for the year.

The Network is now entering its fifth year, sixth if you include the year we spent establishing it. Over that time it has had its highpoints and low points. A year ago, having gone through a difficult period we faced many challenges but with the support of our stalwart supporter, Innisfree Housing, we have weathered the storm and have just had one of our most successful years yet. A number of new committee members joined last year, including several young people, and we also gained the expertise of Sean Hutton, a veteran campaigner in the Irish community in Britain.

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