BeLonG To: National School Climate Survey

IDAHOBIT 2019It’s 29 years since the World Health Organisation removed homosexuality as a mental illness from the International Classification of Diseases.

May 17th is now IDAHOBIT – International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia – a time to champion inclusion and build a better world for the LGBTI+ community.

BeLonG To are excited to launch their first National School Climate Survey in partnership with the Ivy League research university, Columbia University, in the USA.

They are gathering the experiences of LGBTI+ people between 12 and 18 years at school, and need your help.


They will share the results with politicians, policy makers, educators, and the media, and make sure the experiences captured are heard far and wide. With research comes a better understanding of how to make things better and helps make change.

To capture the true experiences of LGBTI+ young people across Ireland, they need their reach to be far and wide. With your help, they can make sure that voices from every county in Ireland are heard.

Who is the survey for? The survey is designed to be taken by anyone who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or questioning (LGBTQI+) within the ages of 12 and 18 in Ireland.

How long does the survey take? The survey will take about 25-40 minutes depending on the level of detail provided.

What is the closing date? The survey will close on August 31st, 2019.

What about data collection? All data will be collected in compliance with GDPR. Answers will be anonymous and confidential and will not be linked to any other details provided eg location.

When will the results be published? BeLonG To will release the results during Stand Up Awareness Week, which runs from November 11-15, 2019.

Other questions? Don’t hesitate to ask. Matt Kennedy, who works in their Policy Department, is coordinating this research. Matt is available to answer any questions you have over the phone on 01 670 6223, or over email

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