Youth

BeLonG To: Amplifying LGBTI+ Voices With Climate Survey

BeLonG To: Amplifying LGBTI+ Voices With Climate Survey

This Summer, BeLonG To are gathering the experiences of LGBTI+ young people, between 12 and 18 years, at school via our School Climate Survey. This is their first School Climate Survey in partnership with the Ivy League research university, Columbia University, in the USA. They will share the results with politicians, policy makers, educators, and […]

India: Bullying leads to LGBT+ schoolchildren drop-out

India: Bullying leads to LGBT+ schoolchildren drop-out

The school bullies started by teasing six-year-old Shemba for walking in a feminine way, and graduated to stone-throwing, when the transgender girl – initially raised as a boy – started wearing girls’ uniform, aged 10. So Shemba dropped out of school altogether, and abandoned her dream of becoming a lawyer, with begging or sex work […]

Derry Girls S1 – Now on Netflix Ireland

Derry Girls S1 – Now on Netflix Ireland

All 6 episodes of Derry Girls Season 1 are now on Netflix in Ireland.      Derry Girls is the hilarious comedy series from acclaimed writer, Lisa McGee, who has mined her own experiences to create a candid, one-of-a-kind, family-centred comedy, set against the spectre of The Troubles in Northern Ireland.

BeLonG To: Support Trans Pride July 6th!

BeLonG To: Support Trans Pride July 6th!

Trans Pride Dublin is taking place this Saturday, July 6th,  and BeLonG To hope that people will come out and support the trans community. They will meet at 11.30am on Saturday at the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin, leaving at 12 noon to march to Merrion Square. This is a community event open to all trans, […]

Nine-year-old defies labels – helps teach educators about LGBT+ youth

Nine-year-old defies labels – helps teach educators about LGBT+ youth

(Reuters) – When a third-grade teacher from Texas asked her mostly 8-year-old students what they wanted to be when they grow up, one of them wrote on the white board: “Drag queen”. That response came from Keegan, now 9, a “gender creative” kid, in his mother’s words, illustrating just one of the challenges facing educators […]

BeLonG To: NSCS Poster for LGBT+ Students

BeLonG To: NSCS Poster for LGBT+ Students

BeLonG To are gathering the experiences of LGBTI+ people between 12 and 18 years at school, via their School Climate Survey, and have created a poster for you to share at your School or Youth Service. This is their first School Climate Survey in partnership with the Ivy League research university, Columbia University in the […]

BeLonG To: Sharing the Learning – Strategic Plan 2019-2021

BeLonG To: Sharing the Learning – Strategic Plan 2019-2021

“When you support BeLonG To, you support the lost kid who isn’t ready to talk to their parents, but needs someone to listen”. These were the words of Jay Pope, who spoke about his experience growing up trans at the launch of ‘Sharing the Learning’ BeLonG To’s Strategic Plan 2019-2021 and Annual Report 2018. Read the Strategic Plan HERE […]