This piece of literature is not just 'gay' orientated - it's for
people who might be gay, bisexual, curious or not sure. No naked
images ensure that it can be placed in youth clubs, community centres
etc. without causing offence.
Training & Workshops This pamphlet, which folds out into A3 size, gives
information on all workshops (13 in total) that can be delivered
by the project:
Developing A User-Friendly/Equality Based Service
Holistic Health Promotion
Training for Youth, Community, and Social Workers
One In the Family
Personal Development Courses
And many more
There is also a section on the importance of "Equality and
What Has Hepatitis B got to do with me?
This health information leaflet, which has areas to include your
own organisations details on it, gives the reader the stats and
information around the area of hepatitis B.
What is hepatitis?
How to get vaccinated.
Info on the vaccination.
This publication also comes in an A3 poster, again, with an area
to include your own organisation's details on it. Both leaflets
have being requested by most gay health projects in Ireland and
Hepatitis B ALERT Card!
A wallet size card with the bulleted facts about the hepatitis
B virus and vaccination. Great for brief interventions, club/pub
IT'S HOMOPHOBIA THAT'S QUEER
This A2 poster has being seen across the country in Garda stations,
doctor's surgeries, and has been framed in the HQ of The Equality
Authority. It highlights the issue of homophobia with a striking
heading and text. The absence of images makes this publication
suitable for all locations (community centres, schools;,etc.)
Irish AIDS Day 2003 Posters For Irish AIDS Day
2003, are a series of posters designed and distributed by us
to gay bars and the 'club' in Cork. We had spent quite some time
coming up with messages and choosing images. We were conscious
that many gay publications had images of hairless, toned, young
gay men, so energy was put into obtaining and using images that were
not just the 'normal' drop-dead gorgeous hunks. There was a huge
response to these posters as they were something different "eye-catchin",
"could see myself in the posters", "not all body beautiful" .
These posters were requested by other organisations across the
gay community and other sexual health organisations. Click on
irishaidsday for the article that was submitted to GayCork.com
on Irish AIDS day 2003.
Positive Sex Messages
After the success of the Irish AIDS day posters, we decided to
take a similar approach to another issue - sex. Not the usual STI doom and gloom. We felt that it was time to give affirmative
messages about sex. So we set about to come up with messages and
images to give gay men upbeat messages about sex, and about the
different types of sex, and different types of 'types': chickens,
bears, leather, lace etc.
There was an enormous reaction to these posters (not all
positive - this is not taken negatively, as the posters were
actually seen and got a reaction). The positive feedback was
mainly from older, 'bearish' men, who thought it erotic to see
'their' types used in gay material and it also make the younger
'scene queens' realise that there was more to the gay scene than
just them. We didn't only use real images. In this particular campaign we used cartoon
images of chickens and bears to get the message across of the
assorted types of gay men and fetishes.