Youth

LGBT Helpline Highlight Impact of Social Media on LGBT Community

LGBT Helpline Highlight Impact of Social Media on LGBT Community

Growth in numbers coming out online, according to support service Growing numbers of LGBT people are choosing to come out online, according to the LGBT Helpline, the national support service for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people. The organisation held an event with eir yesterday, which focused on the role of the internet in the […]

Impact of Social Media on LGBT Community to be Highlighted by LGBT Helpline

Impact of Social Media on LGBT Community to be Highlighted by LGBT Helpline

The LGBT Helpline, the national support service for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people, will hold an event exploring the role of the internet in the lives of LGBT people, tomorrow, Wednesday, 14th June, 10.45am, at the headquarters of eir, 1 Heuston South Quarter, St. John’s Road, Dublin 8.  ‘It’s Good to Talk’, a positive […]

Malaysia defends contest on how to ‘prevent’ homosexuality

Malaysia defends contest on how to ‘prevent’ homosexuality

Malaysia’s health ministry on Saturday defended its decision to host a contest on how to ‘prevent’ homosexuality and transgenderism, saying the competition was aimed at helping teens make better health decisions. The Thomson Reuters Foundation reported on Friday that activists had criticised the contest, saying that it could fan hatred and violence against LGBT people.

‘BELONG TO’ Welcomes Ireland’s First Openly Gay Presumptive Taoiseach

‘BELONG TO’ Welcomes Ireland’s First Openly Gay Presumptive Taoiseach

“It is a historic day for the LGBT+ community, and indeed for all of Ireland as we welcome the country’s first openly gay presumptive Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar. This is a huge step forward for Ireland and we applaud the fact that this political race focused on policy and the issues, and not sexual orientation. As […]

‘BeLonG To’ Calls for Public’s Support to Help Fund Vital LGBT Support Services

‘BeLonG To’ Calls for Public’s Support to Help Fund Vital LGBT Support Services

National Organisation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Young People ‘Overwhelmed’ by Demand Two years on from the historic Marriage Referendum success, national youth LGBT support group, BeLonG To, is experiencing unprecedented demand for its vital support and advocacy services. The organisation urgently needs to secure funding to meet current demand, and is asking the […]

Half of all LGBT+ students are bullied at school – BeLonG To

Half of all LGBT+ students are bullied at school – BeLonG To

HSBC Ireland (Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation) has been supporting BeLonG To’s Stand Up! anti-bullying campaign to make Irish schools safer for all young people through a yearlong partnership with BeLonG To, the national organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT+) young people. Bullying is a major factor in the higher risks to the […]

Attention: Corrected LGBTI+ Strategy Consultations Information

Attention: Corrected LGBTI+ Strategy Consultations Information

BeLonG To apologises for some mistakes in the notice which was featured in EILE Magazine on Saturday morning last, 29th April. They’ve highlighted corrected information in pink below, which only seems to affect Sligo, which is now listed as May 10th. The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) wants to hear from young people […]