Youth

‘BeLonG To’ Survey: LGBTI+ Life in Lockdown

‘BeLonG To’ Survey: LGBTI+ Life in Lockdown

BeLonG To are asking you to complete a survey, as they really want to understand what life is like for LGBTI+ youth in lockdown, so they can best support youth needs at this time. Can you help spread the word about their survey ‘LGBTI+ Life in Lockdown’?  The survey is for LGBTI+ young people, between […]

BeLonG To: Queerantine Quiz Fancy Dress!

BeLonG To: Queerantine Quiz Fancy Dress!

BeLonG To’s  Queerantine Quiz is back by popular demand this Sunday at 8pm – and this time they’ve got a dress code! The fabulous Bunny O’Hare will be gracing your screens with her presence again as your host. It’s €10 a screen/person, and all proceeds will go towards supporting BeLonG To’s work with LGBTI+ young […]

BeLonG To: Digital Groups for LGBTI+ Youth

BeLonG To: Digital Groups for LGBTI+ Youth

BeLonG To’s Youth Work Team are working tirelessly – offering one-to-one sessions over phone, email and text for LGBTI+ young people who are facing increased levels of anxiety and stress. They are now offering another support service and moving their Youth Groups online. These groups offer a space for LGBTI+ young people to connect with […]

UK: Britain’s first TikTok house gay couple fly flag for LGBT+ under lockdown

UK: Britain’s first TikTok house gay couple fly flag for LGBT+ under lockdown

As LGBT+ charities advise young people to stay in the closet during coronavirus lockdowns, Sebastian Wood and Monty Keates say they recognise the importance of being a visible young gay couple, in Britain’s first TikTok house. “It’s good that we represent the LGBTQ community,” Keates, 17, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation on Thursday.

Idaho sued over trans birth certs and sport laws

Idaho sued over trans birth certs and sport laws

LGBT+ advocates sued Idaho over a ban on transgender people changing their birth certificates on Thursday, one day after another lawsuit challenged the US state’s ban – the first in the country – on trans women competing in female sports leagues. Both laws were passed last month, as trans rights have become the latest flashpoint […]

An Important Message from BeLonG To…

An Important Message from BeLonG To…

Below is an important message from ‘BeLonG To’  LGBT+ Youth Services: “Regardless of what is happening in the world, we are here for LGBTI+ young people. Our Youth Workers are providing text, email and phone support for those who need it during this time of uncertainty. We know that some LGBTI+ young people may feel […]

BeLonG To: Will you #VoteWithPride?

BeLonG To: Will you #VoteWithPride?

How will you vote in this election? Do you know where your candidate stands on LGBTI+ issues? BeLonG To would like you to ask your election candidates to protect and advance the rights of LGBTI+ youth. They have set out 10 commitments that the new government could include in their programme for government to improve […]

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 […]

BeLonG To: Shining A Light On FDYS Wexford

BeLonG To: Shining A Light On FDYS Wexford

When ‘BeLonG To’ first opened their doors, young LGBTI+ people travelled for as long as three hours to attend their youth groups, and access support services. Their national network was set up to provide nationwide support for young LGBTI+ people closer to home. They now work in partnership with Youth Work Ireland, Foróige, and several […]

Cork Gay Project: News & Regular Events

Cork Gay Project: News & Regular Events

Cork Gay Project’s team is growing! They are delighted to welcome a new member to the team! Rita Wild joined them last Friday, and brought new ideas and energy right away. They feel they are lucky to have someone with so much experience, and they’re looking forward to working with her.  Last week, a project […]