Youth

BeLonG To: Better Out Than In – Life Opens Up When You Do…

BeLonG To: Better Out Than In – Life Opens Up When You Do…

When worries and fears have nowhere to go, they bounce around inside your head, and get amplified more, until they become larger than life. It’s when you share these thoughts that you realise they are far ‘Better Out Than In.’ BeLonG To have recently seen a huge increase in the number of LGBTI+ young people […]

Gay Project: Kingdom Pride Kerry this weekend!

Gay Project: Kingdom Pride Kerry this weekend!

Kingdom Pride   Come to Kingdom Pride this weekend in Kerry, 16-18 July – for events like trans swims to drag karaoke, and from Picnics to Pride dinner! Find details in the link below: If you or someone you know want to get in touch, email: kerry@gayproject.ie to find out more! You can also email […]

US: Trans student wins as Supreme Court rebuffs appeal

US: Trans student wins as Supreme Court rebuffs appeal

(Reuters) – The US Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to a transgender former public high school student, who waged a six-year legal battle against a Virginia county school board, that had barred him from using the bathroom corresponding with his gender identity. The justices left in place a lower court’s ruling that the […]

BeLonG To: 2020 Annual Report Launch

BeLonG To: 2020 Annual Report Launch

Today, Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman TD launched the BeLonG To 2020 Annual Report. As you will read in the report below, anxiety, isolation, and fear of family rejection increased demand for their support services by 113% in 2020. They experienced a 360% increase in individual interventions (phone, email, and text […]

Tennessee: Gov. Lee Signs Anti-Trans Student Bathroom Bill

Tennessee: Gov. Lee Signs Anti-Trans Student Bathroom Bill

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has signed HB 1233 (SB 1367) into law, a discriminatory bill that will deny transgender students access to the bathroom and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity. The bill further discriminates against transgender students, and opens up schools to legal consequences, if a student believes they have shared a sex-segregated […]

BeLonG To: One Year Later – LGBTI+ Life in Lockdown

BeLonG To: One Year Later – LGBTI+ Life in Lockdown

Last year, BeLonG To’s LGBTI+ Life in Lockdown research revealed that 93% of LGBTI+ young people struggled with anxiety, stress, and depression during lockdown, compared to the 53% of the general youth population. They are re-running this research this year, to see if anything has changed for LGBTI+ young people, and continue to best support […]

US: Governors veto trans-ban bills

US: Governors veto trans-ban bills

(Reuters) – Democratic Kansas Governor Laura Kelly on Thursday vetoed a Republican bill banning transgender girls from participating in school sports, in a setback for a broad campaign in statehouses across the country this year, to restrict transgender rights. Similar sports bans have been passed in Arkansas and Mississippi, and South Dakota’s governor had signed […]

US: Anti-LGBTQ Education Bill Vetoed

US: Anti-LGBTQ Education Bill Vetoed

In Arizona, Governor Doug Ducey has vetoed Senate Bill 1456 – discriminatory legislation that would have affected not only sex education material, but all learning materials in the classroom, and made it harder for LGBTQ kids to see themselves in school curriculum. The Human Rights Campaign opposed SB 1456, which would have required that parents […]

Poland: Judge’s tweet on trans child stirs outrage

Poland: Judge’s tweet on trans child stirs outrage

(Reuters) – A senior Polish judge put a transgender child in danger by tweeting about her, and a complaint will likely be filed with prosecutors, an opposition politician said on Thursday regarding the incident ,which has outraged liberal Poles. Gender and LGBT rights have become central flash-points in a wider culture war unfolding in Poland, […]

Arkansas governor vetoes trans ban bill

Arkansas governor vetoes trans ban bill

(Reuters) – Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson on Monday vetoed a bill that would have made the state the first in the country to prevent doctors from providing certain types of care to transgender youth. But his veto could be overridden by a simple majority vote in the Arkansas Senate and House, which passed the bill […]