Who we are and what we do?
shOUT! is a group that works with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender or questioning young people aged 14-17 years of age in the Galway region.
Through weekly social meetings, shOUT aims to provide a place where young LGBT people can be themselves and socialise with their peers in an open and accepting environment, thus empowering the youth of the west and encouraging a similar attitude in society at large.
The project aims to promote friendships with peers, to provide an experience of inclusion, acceptance, and social justice. The project also works to address issues and concerns affecting all young people today.
shOUT! also aims to rise community awareness about anti-homophobic attitudes and seek to change these attitudes through education.
Put simply shOUT! meet every week to have fun with young people going through similar experiences! So if you’re nervous, don’t worry, somebody will meet you before your first shOUT! group so that you’ll have a friendly face for your first time through the door!
Weekly youth group meetings, by which the group chooses what activities they’d like to do. Welcome young people who come from varied backgrounds and recognise that each person has their own unique experience. Participate in campaigns that interest the group. Work with other community groups both locally and nationally. We also provide one-to-one support and do in-school work.
shOUT! supports for parents and guardians
If you a parent or guardian of a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender person and would like to meet other parents/guardians in similar situation, or if you have questions or need information, shOUT arranges monthly meetings which take place in Galway city to provide opportunities for parents/guardians to meet one another in a safe, confidential and supportive environment. If you have questions or need info, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We could even meet you for a cuppa beforehand if it suits you.
41/43 Prospect Hill, Galway
(t) 087 773 8529