Youth

US: LGBT+ teens, rejected by families, struggling in foster care – research

US: LGBT+ teens, rejected by families, struggling in foster care – research

LGBT+ teens in the United States are three times more likely than heterosexual teens to live in foster care, often after being rejected by their families over their sexuality, according to research released on Monday. Those teens are three times as likely to have considered suicide as well, said the University of Texas at Austin […]

‘BeLonG To’ holds Transboree!

‘BeLonG To’ holds Transboree!

‘BeLonG To’ LGBT+ Youth Services held their first-ever Transboree  recently. Transgender and non-binary young people often navigate challenging journeys and experiences relating to their bodies. You may have seen this played out in media coverage over the past number of weeks. Recognising this, IndividualiTy, the group for trans and non-binary young people, put their heads together […]

US: Nearly one in 50 teen students see selves as transgender, government reports

US: Nearly one in 50 teen students see selves as transgender, government reports

Nearly one in 50 US high-school students consider themselves transgender, and more than a third of those say they attempted suicide in the previous year, according to the first study of its kind by a government agency, released on Thursday. Those transgender students are the frequent victims of violence and bullying, threatened at school, and […]

Spain: Transgender Gabriel makes the change

Spain: Transgender Gabriel makes the change

(Reuters) – Gabriel Diaz de Tudanca is a 19-year-old Spaniard who, although born a girl, identified as male from early childhood. “When I was three years old I came back from school and said to my mother that when I grew up I was going to be a man called Oscar”, he says. Supported by […]

US: Survey Reveals California LGBTQ Students Not Receiving Adequate Support

US: Survey Reveals California LGBTQ Students Not Receiving Adequate Support

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, in partnership with nine California civil rights and education organizations, has released the California LGBTQ Youth Report, a groundbreaking resource detailing the experiences of LGBTQ students in California. The report analyzes responses from more than 1,700 young people from California, ranging in age from 13 to 17, who participated in HRC’s online 2017 […]

Brazil: Gay men claim football for their own

Brazil: Gay men claim football for their own

Growing up gay in Vitoria, a city of almost 2 million in south-eastern Brazil, Joao Paulo Silvares never really liked playing football, the country’s national sport and passion. “I was scared to play, because it wasn’t somewhere I felt comfortable”, Silvares, 34, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. “In Brazil, I think that it’s a bit […]

The Young Offenders Christmas Special – on TV in December

The Young Offenders Christmas Special – on TV in December

The Young Offenders Christmas Special, filmed in Cork in October, is a Vico Films standalone special made for the BBC, in association with RTÉ. Peter Foott is the writer, director, and executive producer on the show, and Martina Niland (Once, Sing Street) produced. The Christmas Special can be seen in December and follows on from […]