BI+ IRELAND CELEBRATES BI VISIBILITY IN GALWAY
Bi Visibility Week is from Sept 18th – 24th, and Bi+ Ireland are hosting events all across Ireland including in Galway.
On September 22nd from 7.30pm, Bi+ Ireland are hosting a GCN Town Hall Talk – ‘Getting Bi: Bisexual Visibility In
Ireland’. This talk will be taking place within The View, Aras Na Mac Leinn on the NUIG grounds in Galway city, and is
being facilitated with help from GCN, the National LGBT Federation, and the NUIG SU. Tickets are free, but limited,
and can be obtained via Eventbrite.
Panelists for the talk will include Solidarity Cllr. Fiona Ryan; Bi+ Ireland founder and coordinator Aoife O’Riordan;
local Bi+ Ireland coordinator Sharon Nolan; Spirituality Ireland representative Danny Pio Murphy, and Abortion Rights
Campaign representative Janet O’Sullivan.
“This event is a chance for members of the public, whatever their sexuality, to reflect on their awareness,
understanding and support of our bi+ community.” says Galway Bi+ Ireland coordinator Chris Noone, who will be
chairing the Town Hall discussion. “These three issues have been consistently identified as crucial to the wellbeing of
bi+ people, and are sorely lacking in our society.”
Bi+ Ireland is a grassroots organisation for people who fit somewhere under the bi+ umbrella. They are open to and
welcoming of the entire bi+ community (bisexual, pansexual, queer, and other non-monosexual identifying people)
and have a presence across the island of Ireland. The group is run solely by volunteers who organise events,
meetups, and advocate for the whole bi+ community.
On September 23rd, two events are happening in Galway. From 4-8pm they’re hosting ‘Bi+ Fun and Games’ in the
Teach Solais LGBT+ Resource Centre – with workshops, crafting, games, snacks, and fun for all attending.
Afterwards ‘Bi Visibility Night’ then kicks off in Nova bar from 9pm with music and a variety of performances. It’s a
night not to be missed by anyone, so come along to celebrate with the bi+ community in style!
“Bi Visibility Day is internationally celebrated each year on September 23rd by our bi+ community worldwide. This
year, Bi+ Ireland wanted to mark it with an entire week of events across the country!” states Galway coordinator
Sharon Nolan. “The B in LGBT is often erased, misunderstood, or belittled – so it means so much that we have an
annual day to celebrate our visibility, and we’re delighted to be having such great festivities in Galway”
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