‘I’m still me and I still need you. LGBTQ+ ’

‘I’m still me and I still need you. LGBTQ+ ’

‘I’m still me and I still need you’ is a short film about inclusion and the importance of supporting someone who identifies as being a part of the LGBTQ+ community.

The KDYS, with support from the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth under the LGBTQ+ Community Services fund 2020, premiered their film, ‘I’m still me and I still need you,’ on Wednesday 15th September 2021 during an on-line event.

The film, which was completely devised and produced by a group of young people, stresses the importance of giving to support to people who choose to announce that they are members of the LGBTQ+ community. The film was made over a number of weeks and the group were assisted by a local film maker.

All members of the group are members of the LGBTQ+ community and they came up with the idea of making the film themselves as they felt young people need support from their parents/care-givers when they decide to come out to them. The group met almost entirely on-line which presented challenges but didn’t hinder the group in any way.

This project was supported by the LGBTQ+ Community Services Fund 2020 through the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth.



UBU’s LGBTQ+ groups are weekly social meetings, where young LGBTQ+ people can hang out, socialise and be themselves in an inclusive and accepting environment.

There are several LGBTQ+ groups in Kerry at the moment. The details regarding the groups are below:

Where KDYS Tralee
When Tuesday, 6.30 – 8.00pm
Contact Tara Moriarty at 085 7599567


Where KDYS Listowel 
When Wednesday, 5.00-6:30pm
Contact Edel O’Connor at 086 0651937


Where KDYS Castleisland 
When Friday, 4.00-5.00pm
Contact Henrique Lima at 086 0606260


Where KDYS Killarney
When Friday, 4.00-6.00pm
Contact Kelly Hartnett at 086 0651938
Upcoming Events for 2023

Upcoming Events for 2023

Here are a list of possible events happening in 2023
February:  Transition Out: Programme for 6th Year Students Post Primary.
April to June: Transfer In; Programme for 6th Class Primary School students.
June:  Youth Information Teambuilding Workshops
July:  KDYS Youth Information Summer Programme: Tralee/Killarney
September:  School Workshops – Stress Busters
October:  Time to Move
October:  LGBTI+ Awareness Week
November: School Workshops – Environmental/Sustainable Fashion
December:  KDYS Youth Information Chill Out Zoon.  Tralee & Killarney Event.
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