Youth

BeLonG To: Gender Recognition Review – Your Voice Matters

BeLonG To: Gender Recognition Review – Your Voice Matters

The review of  the Gender Recognition Act  is underway and now it’s time to have your say. The Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty TD, has announced the launch of the consultation process, and they want as many voices as possible – especially young voices. By making a submission, no matter how long […]

NI: Rainbow Project – Free 2 Day Intro to LGBT-Affirmative Therapies Training

NI: Rainbow Project – Free 2 Day Intro to LGBT-Affirmative Therapies Training

The Rainbow Project of Northern Ireland believes that every service can and should be accessible to LGBT people, and they seek to provide professionals with the understanding, skills and confidence to be able to provide the best support for LGBT service users. Day One (11th) is a session on LGBT awareness, wherein participants will explore: […]

‘BeLonG To’ Thank Supporters And Wish You A Happy Christmas!

‘BeLonG To’ Thank Supporters And Wish You A Happy Christmas!

Thanks to you, BeLonG To have responded to the needs of hundreds of LGBTI+ young people in 2017 – offering a listening ear, personal support, free counselling, spaces for connection and for many, a place to call home. “BeLonG To, to me, is an escape for a few hours to a world that’s slightly more […]

New Report on Sexual Health and Attitudes Highlights Violence and Assaults

New Report on Sexual Health and Attitudes Highlights Violence and Assaults

The School of Psychology at NUI Galway has published a new report on Sexual Health and Attitudes. It is the first comprehensive survey of sexual behaviour and sexual assault in an emerging adulthood college population (aged 18-29). The survey was carried out at NUI Galway by Elaine Byrnes and Pádraig MacNeela, in 2015. It provides […]

My Gay Games Story: Hlengiwe Buthelezi, KZN LGBT Recreation, Durban, South Africa

My Gay Games Story: Hlengiwe Buthelezi, KZN LGBT Recreation, Durban, South Africa

As part of the Federation of Gay Games Scholarship fund raising activities, they have five empowering and personal stories from Gay Games participants, and previous Scholarship & Award recipients, to help raise money for the Federation’s Gay Games 10 Scholarship Fund. Here is one such story from Hlengiwe Buthelezi: “Most gay people in South Africa, especially […]

HRC to Honour Trans Advocate Gavin Grimm at Time to THRIVE Conference on LGBTQ Youth

HRC to Honour Trans Advocate Gavin Grimm at Time to THRIVE Conference on LGBTQ Youth

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), has announced that it will honour transgender advocate, Gavin Grimm, with an Upstander Award, at the organization’s annual Time to THRIVE Conferenceon February 16-18 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando. The conference is co-presented by the National Education Association and the American Counseling Association. “Gavin has set […]

TENI: Programme of Training for Healthcare Professionals on Transgender Care

TENI: Programme of Training for Healthcare Professionals on Transgender Care

Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) is today hosting the inaugural Gender Identity Skills Training (GIST) at the Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny in collaboration with the HSE. More than 40 health care professionals from across all regions of the HSE will hear from nationally and internationally renowned clinical practitioners on best practice in the provision of healthcare to […]