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Gay Switchboard

Cause Description

Gay Switchboard Ireland provides a listening, support, information and signposting service for anyone who needs to discuss issues relating to sexuality.

Our volunteers offer a point of contact and solidarity to everyone by being supportive, empathic and inclusive to those who use the service.



Gay Switchboard Ireland volunteers core work is to operate a phone support service seven days a week. 

It's telephone number is 01 872 1055

Our trained volunteers won't judge or tell you what to do; we will provide support and appropriate information and discuss options confidentially.

In addition, Gay Switchboard Ireland volunteers provide a weekly Drop In service, a monthly Married Mens Group and regular Outreach presentations.



Gay Switchboard Ireland began life in 1974 as Tel-A-Friend.  It is the longest running LGBT voluntary organisation in Ireland.

It is 40 years old in 2014.

Where Your Money Goes

Gay Switchboard Ireland recieves no state funding and relies heavily on the good will and support of the community that it supports.
While it doesn't cost a huge fortune to provide the service, we do operate on a shoestring and provide good value for money.

Our trained volunteers give their time for free!!

Funds are used to pay general overheads such as rent, phone bills and training costs.

We guarantee that EVERY cent recieved goes directly to support the services that Gay Switchboard Ireland provides.

Cause Registration

Revenue (Charities Unit) (CHY): CHY11245

Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA) : 20030377

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Contact Us

Contact Details

Outhouse , 105 Capel Street, Dublin 1, Dublin, IRELAND