LGBTI+ flag to fly at Laois County Council on Monday 28th February in support of the one year anniversary of the Midlands LGBTI+ Project.


LGBTI+ flag to fly at Laois County Council on Monday 28th February in support of the one year anniversary of the Midlands LGBTI+ Project. 

Midlands LGBT+ Project, is a Laois based service helping to reduce isolation among LGBT+ people in the Midlands and are delighted to reveal a new Pride themed mural in Portlaoise. The stunning mural is located behind the Library, just off Meehan Court. The mural was funded by Healthy Ireland Laois to promote LGBT+ awareness and visibility. The Healthy Ireland Framework introduces a vision “where everyone can enjoy physical and mental health and wellbeing to their full potential, where wellbeing is valued and supported at every level of society and is everyone’s responsibility. This Mural captures this vision and as the Healthy Laois Co-Ordinator I welcome the opportunity to be involved in this Project” says Emma O’Connor, Healthy Laois Coordinator.


Coordinator of the Midlands LGBT+ Project Christina Fitzharris says “Midlands LGBT+ Project was established in February 2021 as a support and advocacy service for LGBT+ people in the Laois and has grown in that time from one support group to almost ten monthly groups and over 100 service users in Laois, Offaly and Kildare. There is no doubt that this service is vital to support isolated LGBT+ people in the Midlands and this mural is a beautiful depiction of how strong and proud we are of our LGBT+ Community in Laois”


Youth Work Ireland Laois Regional Director Clive Davis says “We are delighted to see a visual representation of the LGBT+ Community within Laois and we are so proud of The Midlands LGBT+ Project for the work they have done to maximise awareness within the region since their inception last year.”


The mural, created by local artist ADW is a striking representation of solidarity and strength for the LGBT+ Community. It will be officially unveiled by Minister of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth Roderic O’Gorman today Monday 28th of February in a joint celebration of both the mural and Midlands LGBT+ Projects first anniversary.