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Quiz night for LGBTQ+ community

AN ONLINE quiz for members of Clare’s LGBTQ+ community will take place next week as part of efforts to reduce the sense of isolation reported by members.
It follows research conducted by the LGBTQ+ Clare Project which showed 70% of respondents felt discriminated against on the basis of sexual identity, while the vast majority wanted more opportunities to connect with other members.
The project, which has recently rebranded as ‘Quare Clare’, will hold its first online social event on Friday, May 28, from 7-9pm.
“Our online survey in March found that 80% of LGBTQ+ people who responded said they would like more connection with other LGBTQ+ people in Clare, and it was clear from written responses that there is a big demand for a social outlet or LGBTQ+ group in Clare,” said Njabulo of Quare Clare.
“So we are very excited to host what will hopefully be the first of many social events.”
Another member, Meabh Sexton, said the event is open to all. “This quiz is guaranteed to be a great laugh,” she said.
“All are welcome to join us but we particularly encourage members of the LGBTQ+ community to take part. And you don’t need to bring a team, we will allocate you to a team on the night.”
Quare Clare is a short-term project run jointly by Clare Public Participation Network, Clare Women’s Network, Clare Local Development Company and Rape Crisis Midwest, and supported by The Department of Rural and Community Development and Clare County Council.
Anyone from the LGBTQ+ community in Clare who would like to get involved in the group can email lgbtq.clare@gmail.com to find out more.
Quare Clare is on Facebook at Quare Clare – LGBTQ+Clare, and on Twitter @LGBTQ_Clare.
Registration for the quiz can be done on Eventbrite.ie. A special guest MC will take part on the night.

About Fiona McGarry

Fiona McGarry joined The Clare Champion as a reporter after a four-year stint as producer of Morning Focus on Clare FM. Prior to that she worked for various radio, print and online titles, including Newstalk, Maximum Media and The Tuam Herald. Fiona’s media career began in her native Mayo when she joined Midwest Radio. She is the maker of a number of radio documentaries, funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI). She has also availed of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund to report on development issues supported by Irish Aid in Haiti. She won a Justice Media Award for a short radio series on the work of Bedford Row Project, which supports prisoners and families in the Mid-West. Fiona also teaches on the Journalism programmes at NUI Galway. If you have a story and would like to get in touch with Fiona you can email her at fmcgarry@clarechampion.ie or telephone 065 6864146.

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