Youth

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 […]

BeLonG To: In The Know – Personal Dev Course

BeLonG To: In The Know – Personal Dev Course

The Channel 4 show ‘It’s a Sin’ started essential conversations recently about HIV and LGBTI+ sexual health. The team at ‘BeLonG To’ know that these conversations can be daunting, but with their online course, ‘In the Know’, you can learn about LGBTI+ safer sex in a fun, relaxed, and non-judgmental setting.

Everyman Theatre: Theatre Making & Citizenship

Everyman Theatre: Theatre Making & Citizenship

New Beginnings at The Everyman Theatre Making & Citizenship, Cork Programme Spring 2021 sees The Everyman working with YMCA, Cork, in collaboration with Graffiti Theatre Company, and with the support of The Abbey, on a youth-led programme ‘Theatre-Making and Citizenship, Cork’, where young people will be introduced to theatre and performance through conversation, engagement, and […]

Turkey: Police detain 65 more in university protests

Turkey: Police detain 65 more in university protests

(Reuters) – Turkish police detained 65 people late on Thursday over protests which first started last month at a top university, authorities said on Friday, continuing a crackdown on the protesters despite growing international criticism. The Istanbul governor’s office said the protesters had violated a ban on public demonstrations, gatherings and marches imposed due to […]

Twitter: Turkish minister’s LGBT comments ‘hateful conduct’

Twitter: Turkish minister’s LGBT comments ‘hateful conduct’

(Reuters) – Turkey’s interior minister on Tuesday condemned protesters at a top Istanbul university as “LGBT deviants”, in a statement which Twitter deemed as hateful conduct. [Twitter has since removed the tweet]. Students and teachers at Istanbul’s Bogazici University have held protests for the last month, against the appointment of Melih Bulu as rector, by […]

UK: Headmaster comes out to act as role model for young people

UK: Headmaster comes out to act as role model for young people

‘Today, in my seventh year as headmaster, I have taken the decision to be open about my sexuality to the pupils under my care – I have the moral imperative to do so’ Fifteen years ago, I was told by a senior colleague in the independent school I was working in at that point that […]

BeLonG To: We are Hiring a Development Worker

BeLonG To: We are Hiring a Development Worker

Would you like to join the BeLonG To LGBT+ Youth Services team? They are now recruiting a Development Worker, to help them create more safe spaces for LGBTI+ youth.  The Development Worker will ensure youth services across Ireland are safe, inclusive and welcoming spaces for LGBTI+ young people. They will support BeLonG To’s National Network […]

Young LGBTI Creatives – Open Call For Submissions

Young LGBTI Creatives – Open Call For Submissions

Live Out Loud Campaign The Live Out Loud campaign, from the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, is a national campaign that celebrates LGBTI+ youth, and shows how they are visible, valued, and included in culture, society, and sport. The campaign was launched on International Coming Out Day, 11 October 2020, with an open call […]

BeLonG To: “I felt like the world was falling on top of me”

BeLonG To: “I felt like the world was falling on top of me”

Since March, the world as we as know it has been turned upside down. For many LGBTI+ young people, the pandemic compounded existing mental health challenges, as they were isolated from their support networks, who love and accept them for who they are. These fears and worries were reflected in the demand for BeLonG To’s […]