To mark a decade of Stand Up Awareness Week, BeLonG To invited students to #ComeIn to school wearing a colour of the Pride flag, to show solidarity and support for LGBTI+ students last week.
Across the country, school communities created a human rainbow of solidarity. Following their School Climate Survey, they know now more than ever how crucial this support is – it can help LGBTI+ students to feel less isolated, experience a sense of belonging, and stay in school.
Thousands of students, teachers and school communities joined together to stand up against homophobic, transphobic, and biphobic bullying.
BeLonG to watched as schools from Donegal to Cork hosted events, and carried out activities last week, including:
- Students at Rockford Manor Presentation Secondary School made LGBTI+ ribbons to share with the student body.
- A Transition Year student redesigned the Holy Child Community School school crest in Sallynoggin for Stand Up Awareness Week 2019.
- In Carlow, Transition Year students at St Mary’s Academy CBS created a rainbow crossing outside the school.
- At Mercy Coolock, students and staff built a #StandUp display, highlighting hurtful words and a history of LGBTI+ rights.
BeLonG To want to say a huge ‘thank you’ to every single school who took the time to show their support for LGBTI+ students, and participate in Stand Up Awareness Week.