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1986       Gay Switchboard Limerick, St Vincent De Paul Building

GSL, a volunteer helpline support, set up after the suicide of two gay men

1989       Limerick AIDS Alliance, St Vincent De Paul Building

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LAA, a volunteer helpline support, set up to give people information, help and support with AIDS

1992       Gay Switchboard Limerick and Lesbian Line Limerick, 28 Mallow Street

LLL, a volunteer helpline support, set up to meet the growing needs of gay women. Both helpline services moved to a new premises in Mallow Street

1993       HOMOSEXUALITY DESCRIMINALISED IN IRELAND

Gay Switchboard Limerick, Lesbian Line Limerick, TV Line Limerick, 28 Mallow Street

TVL, a volunteer helpline support, set up to meet the growing needs of transvestites

Limerick AIDS Alliance, 94 Henry Street

LAA moved to 94 Henry Street, part time coordinator was employed. Outreach and Education in schools began as the diagnosis of AIDS and HIV increased

1994       Red Ribbon Project, 94 Henry Street

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Limerick AIDS Alliance changed the name to Red Ribbon Project

A full time co-ordinator was employed and RRP was incorporated as a company and became a registered charity

1998       Red Ribbon Project, 9 Cecil Street

Redwood House

New premises in 9 Cecil Street reflected the increase in services demand and growth of service provision

2001       Rainbow Support Services, 28 Mallow Street

Rainbow Support Services Limerick

RSS incorporated as a company and became a registered charity. Part time co-ordinator was employed due to funding from the European Social Fund. GSL, LLL and TVL amalgamated to become Rainbow Support Services Helpline

2004       Funding from ESF ended. Volunteers continued the service provision

2006       Funding for a full time coordinator gained from HSE. Part time administrator funded by voluntary fundraising activities

2007       Rainbow Support Services, Leamy House

Leamey House Limerick

Premises moved to Leamy House on Hartstorage Street

2009       Rainbow Support Services, Foxs Bow

Foxes Bow

RSS moved from Leamy House to Foxs Bow. RRS Helpline joined the national LGBT Helpline Network

2012       RSS funding from HSE was discontinued

2012       Rainbow Support Services, 9 Cecil Street

RSS moved into 9 Cecil Street with one part time staff member whose post was funded until May. The Limerick branch of the National LGBT Helpline ended

2012       Red Ribbon Project, 9 Cecil Street

RRP offered RSS a desk and office space in order to keep the LGBT service provision to the Mid West going

2012       Red Ribbon Project and Rainbow at Red Ribbon Project

RSS amalgamated with RRP and became Rainbow at Red Ribbon Project. In November the HSE funded a LGBT post along with a part time youth worker. The local Helpline number of 061 310101 was reactivated

2013       Red Ribbon Project and Rainbow at Red Ribbon Project

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New premises on Davis Street, reflected the need for a space that was wheelchair accessible

2014       Red Ribbon Project and Rainbow at Red Ribbon Project become GOSHH (Gender Orientation Sexual Health HIV)

Davis St GOSHH

Manager, Office Administrator, Support and Counselling Project Worker, LGBT Support Project Worker, Community Support Project Worker, Sexual Health Project Worker, Youth Worker