Youth

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 […]

BeLonG To: Submissions – Relationships & Sexuality Education In Ireland

BeLonG To: Submissions – Relationships & Sexuality Education In Ireland

The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) are currently accepting submissions as part of its major review of Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE). This is to help ensure the findings and related draft advice of the review is reflective of the needs of students, schools and parents. The submissions process is a huge opportunity […]

Dublin: Homophobic Attack On Gay Man

Dublin: Homophobic Attack On Gay Man

Interview with Graham Halley by Frances Winston A young gay activist has spoken out about the need for education, following a horrific attack on Dublin Streets in the early evening. Graham Halley (25) was walking on Dublin’s O’Connell Street on Thursday, 26th September, when he was set upon by a gang of six. As he […]

BeLonG To: 24/7 Text Support for LGBTI+ Youth

BeLonG To: 24/7 Text Support for LGBTI+ Youth

Growing up can be tough, and being LGBTI+ can bring more challenges. Taking the brave step of opening up to someone about your worries and fears, no matter how big or small, is worth it.  24/7 ANONYMOUS TEXT SUPPORT If you need support at any time of crisis, you can chat in confidence, 24/7, with […]

Barbie toymaker Mattel creates gender-neutral dolls

Barbie toymaker Mattel creates gender-neutral dolls

The toymaker behind Barbie launched a range of gender-neutral dolls on Wednesday, which can be styled as either girls or boys, saying children were moving away from traditional stereotypes. Mattel’s ‘Creatable World’ dolls come with removable wigs, allowing them to switch between long and short hair, as well as outfits including both dresses and trousers, […]