Equipped with their new database in 2019, they gathered 12 months of demographic data, from young people accessing their Dublin-based youth service.
They gleaned valuable insights from this data, discovering the most urgent needs of LGBTI+ young people. This information has shaped the future direction of their frontline service, allowing them to see how they can support LGBTI+ young people.
As they could not mark this event with a social gathering due to COVID 19, Moninne Griffith, CEO of BeLonG To, has recorded a short video message about the report (see video below).
2019 highlights include:
- Reaching and supporting more LGBTI+ young people than ever before in 2019 through their life-saving support services.
- Shining a light on the voices of LGBTI+ students through the publication of their first School Climate Survey in partnership with Columbia University.
- Campaigning for the inclusion of young LGBTI+ voices in policies and legislation including Gender Recognition RSE, youth work, education, LGBTI+ mental health and sports.
- Enhancing the energy behind their National Network of LGBTI+ Youth Groups as a space for support, information and best practice.
- Growing their income by an incredible 33%.
- Achieving Triple Lock Status, and securing nominations in the Charity Excellence Awards and the Good Governance Awards.
BeLonG To feel that all of this would not have been possible without the help of their supporters, allies, and donors, for helping them create an Ireland where LGBTI+ young people are equal, safe and valued.