INTO LGBT+ Teachers’ Group

The INTO LGBT+ Teachers’ Group supports and advances the cause of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender primary school teachers in Ireland.

Current Goals

  • To make teachers and principals aware of the amendment to Section 37.1 of the Employment Equality Act (1998, 2004) and to continue to work with the INTO Equality Officers and the Equality Authority to ensure that schools are inclusive places to work.
  • To encourage the visibility of LGBT teachers in schools and society at large.
  • To promote teaching resources for primary schools which address homophobic and transphobic bullying (e.g.  ‘Different Families Same Love’, ‘Respect: Creating a Welcoming and Positive School Climate to Prevent Homophobic and Transphobic Bullying’, and ‘All Together Now!’)
  • To make submissions to ensure that curricula and school materials are inclusive of LGBT identities.
  • To endorse and support the work of other professional groups around common goals e.g. BeLonGTo, Shout Out, LGBT Ireland and TENI.
  • To provide a forum for social interaction and peer support, and to organise social events and gatherings.

Events

EVENT DATES 2020 TIME LOCATION
GROUP MEETING Saturday, 25th January 5.30pm Central Hotel, Dublin
EQUALITY CONFERENCE

The LGBT+ Inclusive School

Friday & Saturday,

7th & 8th February

2.00pm Clayton Hotel, Wexford
GROUP MEETING Saturday, 28th March 2.00pm Maldron Hotel, Cork
GROUP MEETING Saturday, 9th May 2.00pm Central Hotel, Dublin
DIFFERENT FAMILIES SAME LOVE COMPETITION Friday, 22nd May

(closing date for entries)

5.00pm Details on this page from February 2020
DIFFERENT FAMILIES SAME LOVE AWARDS CEREMONY Thursday 18th June 6.30pm The Teachers Club, Parnell Square.
DUBLIN PRIDE

Pride Brunch & Parade

Saturday, 27th June 11.00am Dublin City Centre

(Details TBC)

GROUP MEETING Friday, 25th September 8.00pm Central Hotel, Dublin
GROUP AGM Friday, 20th November 8.00pm Central Hotel, Dublin

 

Become a Member

The group meets about six times a year. New members are always welcome.  If you would prefer to meet members of the group informally first, before the meeting, just send an email and we can arrange to meet for coffee beforehand.

We have regular social events and more information about the group, including meeting dates/times can be found on our Facebook page or on the INTO website.

Committee Members

Chairperson Cecelia Gavigan
Deputy Chairperson Shauns Brennan
Treasurer Niall Perrill
Secretary Seán Hegarty
Steering Committee Members Hillary Egan, Jean Louise McCarthy

 

Contact

The Secretary of the group can also be contacted by email at lgbt@into.ie.

Also see InTouch (the monthly magazine for teachers) for regular updates and information on the group’s activities. Confidentiality assured.