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THE LINC

Historic Day For LINC.

16th May 2012

Last Thursday was IDAHO day (International Day Against Homophobia). To mark the occasion and highlight possible solutions to homophobia, the Joint Committee on Justice, Defense and Equality invited written submissions from LGBT organizations on how best to address this issue. Toddy Hogan on behalf of LINC addressed the committee emphasizing that full equality on all levels was the way forward. She called for parental and childrens rights to be addressed, transparency in the family courts, dignity for LGBT people in elder ipsum care and awareness training at all levels of society. A transcript and video of the live proceedings will be available from Oireachtas.ie in the coming weeks.

F Word on tour!

The F WORD
Last week we were delighted to welcome Catalina who showed us all how best to take care of our skin.

An Introduction To Mindfulness
This week we are delighted to welcome Mary Lawlor who will give an introductory session on mindfulness meditation. Participants are asked to bring a blanket/cushion or whatever they need to make themselves comfortable. The session will run from 6.30-7.30. Again we cannot emphasis how lucky we are to have so many Summer has sprung so next talented women who are willing to volunteer their time. week, Thurday 31st there will be a Mle buochas walking tour of Cork leaving from LINC at 6.30, at a mystery Thank You! destination particpants can express their creative talent! Lifts We would like to thank CIT LGBT society who ran a fundraiser and raised 382.50 for LINC, well done and thanks! back to LINC will be available at 9.00pm.

OUT4DIINER

LESBIAN LINE N.B. Change of time!!! Lesbian Line runs Every Weds from 6-8 Call 021 4318318 National LGBT Helpline runs Mon to Fri 7pm to 9pm and Sat & Sun -3pm to 6pm aliquam. 1890 929 539

The next out4dinner takes place on Friday June 1st- please note the start time of 8.00pm (second sitting). Hope to see you there!

My Big Gay Family Bar-B-Que


Thursday June 14th 6-9pm. LINC willl be hosting a barbeque for all members of the LGBT community and their families. All are welcome On the evening we will also be showing our appreciation for the invaluable contribution volunteers make to LINC on all levels. See you there!

The Gym at LINC. Get ripped for the summer! Linc has installed a mini-gym in the backroom. We have a cross trainer, exercise bike and ab roller- and a radio! The gym is open for use during drop-in hours, 10-3 Monday to Wednesday and 11- 8 on Thursdays at a contribution of 2 per session.

Spirituality Workshop
We have had great feedback regarding the spirtuality workshop that was held in LINC last Saturday, facilitated by Anne Kelleher. We would like to extend a warm thank you to Anne for volunteering her time and expertise. We hope to run the workshop again in the Autumn.

Artlink have also issued a list of materials which our budget does not cover so if you are willing to donate or sponsor the purchase any or all of these materials contact me at emma@linc.ie
Art Link Pride 2012 Parade Futuristic Steam Punk Dragon List of Materials for 10 Body Modules 1. 90M Water Piping 2.5cms in Diameter 2. 50M3 of Cardboard 3. 5m PVA Piping 4 Cm Diameter 4. Black Paint 10 Litres 5. Copper Paint 4 Litres 6. Brass Paint 2 Litres 7. Varnish 2 Litres 8. A box of Gaffa Tape 9. 10 Rolls of Gum Tape 10. Box of 4 Cm Screws 11. 10 1.5 M Poles/Staffs for carrying Dragon

Please note the next two workshops to make the Dragon for Pride will take place on Thursday 31st May from 7-9 and Thursday 7th June. While great progress is being made the thing we need is hands! So come along to the next two workshops and be part of the best parade yet!

"TRUE COLOURS" In aid of Marriage Equality


An Evening of Song & Celebration by Choral ConFusion & Glria (Cork & Dublin's LGBT choirs) WHEN: Saturday, June 9th, 8pm WHERE: St. Finbarre's Cathedral, Dean St, Cork City Tickets are 15 (waged) and 10 (unwaged/student).

Irish Womens Camp The dates for camp have been set! Camp will run from 4th to 25th July, same location as last year. Contact corkwomenscamp@gmail.com or drop in to us and well give you a camp leaflet.

Were delighted to announce the launch of LINCs Positive Health Booklet for Lesbian and Bisexual women. This is part of LINCs two year Target 1000 Health Project. The booklet is available in LINC and will be distributed nationally over the coming weeks. If you would like to take some booklets for your work, local community centers or library etc please contact us. Info@linc.ie, 0214808600