Transgender News & Issues

BeLonG To: Research reveals 73% of LGBTI+ students feel unsafe at school

BeLonG To: Research reveals 73% of LGBTI+ students feel unsafe at school

National school survey shows LGBTI+ students experience physical and sexual assault, harassment and abuse at school. BeLonG To Youth Services calls on the Minister of Education, Joe McHugh TD, and second-level schools to take urgent action, following the shocking results of the 2019 School Climate Survey. The research was released today to mark the 10th […]

10 Years of Stand Up Awareness Week!

10 Years of Stand Up Awareness Week!

This year marks the 10-year anniversary of BeLonG To’s ‘Stand Up Awareness Week’. For a decade now, youth across Ireland have been taking a stand against homophobic, transphobic, and biphobic bullying.   Unfortunately, anti-LGBTI+ bullying is not a thing of the past. It is happening across Ireland every day.  You can take a stand for LGBTI+ young […]

Club GASS: 4th Anniversary Bash – Friday November 15th!!

Club GASS: 4th Anniversary Bash – Friday November 15th!!

Gasp……Club GASS is 4 Years Old! Hard to believe, but the iconic Club GASS in Galway is now 4 years old, and to celebrate, they are having their 4th anniversary bash on Friday November 15th, Doors from 11.30pm! On the night, great fun and frolics are planned, with the inimitable Paul Ryder providing the entertainment, […]

Germany: Health minister submits law to ban conversion therapy

Germany: Health minister submits law to ban conversion therapy

Germany’s health minister submitted a draft law to ban so-called conversion therapy for minors on Monday, as a global movement, to end discredited practices aiming to change a person’s gender identity, or sexual orientation, gathers pace. The bill proposed by Jens Spahn, who is openly gay, would punish those carrying out conversion therapy on under-18s, […]

US: HRC Calls on Congress to Protect LGBTQ Students in Higher Education

US: HRC Calls on Congress to Protect LGBTQ Students in Higher Education

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), has called on Congress to pass the College Affordability Act (H.R. 4674) to reauthorise the Higher Education Act. The College Affordability Act includes important protections for LGBTQ students. “No student should feel unsafe or unwelcome on any college campus,” said HRC President Alphonso David. “The College Affordability Act would ensure LGBTQ […]

Experts: Rising populism threatens LGBT+ rights in Europe

Experts: Rising populism threatens LGBT+ rights in Europe

Rising populism and nationalism pose the greatest threats to LGBT+ rights in Europe, activists said on Thursday, as they gathered in Prague for a major annual conference. Campaigners attending the annual conference of LGBT+ rights organisation, ILGA-Europe, said they had growing concerns about the rise of right-wing politicians and a dip in public support.

Video: Stonewall national tour headlines Art Basel Miami

Video: Stonewall national tour headlines Art Basel Miami

https://www.thirteen.org/programs/nyc-arts/nyc-arts-choice-art-after-stonewall-19691989-xztjr4/ This video (link above) beautifully showcases the powerful artworks in ‘Art after Stonewall, 1969-1989’, which now leaves New York to headline Art Basel season in Miami (until January 5). This unprecedented survey of LGBT+ art-making, from the first two decades following the Stonewall Riots, features 200 works, including art by Warhol, Arbus, Chicago, Wong, […]