BeLonG To: It’s Time To Stop The Silence

At the launch of ‘Stand Up Awareness Week’, Against Homophobic and Transphobic Buyllying, which runs between November the 13th and the 17th, were left to right, Minister Katherine Zappone TD, Theodore Curley, Minister for Education Richard Bruton TD and Moninne Griffith, Executive Director, BelongTo Youth Services.
Image: Tommy Clancy

Happy Stand Up Week From BeLonG To!

During this week students, teachers and school communities across Ireland will take a stand against the anti-LGBTI+ bullying, harassment, and name-calling that silences many students. It is unacceptable that 70% of young LGBTI+ students feel unsafe at school.

You can help to stop LGBTI+ discrimination, by getting involved and helping BeLonG To Spread the Word

If you have friends, family members or young people who are students or teachers at second-level schools, encourage them to take part.

Download the free Stand Up Pack online today.

This includes a resource booklet packed with activity ideas; tips on how to make schools more trans inclusive; and a poster to let students know that their school is LGBTI+ friendly.

Get Involved: Join the Conversation Online #Standup17

1. Share a photo (from the past or present!) of yourself and a friend who stood up for you during a hard time.

2. Tag your friend in the post and let them know why it was so meaningful that they took a stand for you (this does not have to be LGBTI+ related).

3. Use the hashtag #StandUp2017 and tag @BeLonGToYouthServices (Facebook), @BeLonG_To (Twitter), @belongtoyouthservices (Instagram).

4. You can use any of following lines in a social media post:

  • Stand up for your LGBTI+ friends!
  • Take a stand against LGBTI+ bullying.

5. Congratulate yourself for helping to raise awareness of this important issue!

Growing up LGBTI+ doesn’t need to be painful and challenging. With your help, an Ireland can be created where young LGBTI+ people are safe, valued and equal.


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