Youth

BeLonG To: 2019 Annual Report Launched

BeLonG To: 2019 Annual Report Launched

BeLonG To Youth Services have launched their 2019 Annual Report. Equipped with their new database in 2019, they gathered 12 months of demographic data, from young people accessing their Dublin-based youth service. They gleaned valuable insights from this data, discovering the most urgent needs of LGBTI+ young people. This information has shaped the future direction […]

Opinion: Spirit Day Generation – How Gen Z is transforming LGBT+ advocacy

Opinion: Spirit Day Generation – How Gen Z is transforming LGBT+ advocacy

By Clare Kenny Generation Z is growing up in a contradictory time. One minute they are told by world leaders that they are the future, the next they see an article – about climate crisis, COVID-19, you name it – that tells them we may not have a future. What I know is that listening […]

US: Most LGBT+ students face homophobic/transphobic abuse

US: Most LGBT+ students face homophobic/transphobic abuse

Almost all LGBT+ students in the United States have heard offensive remarks about their sexuality or gender identity, with comments such as ‘that’s so gay’ regularly bandied around playgrounds and campus cafeterias, researchers said on Tuesday. Just under 99% of LGBT students, aged between 13 and 21, reported hearing disparaging comments about their sexuality or […]

Trans and Gay Characters Center Stage in a New Orchestral Work By Michael J. Evans

Trans and Gay Characters Center Stage in a New Orchestral Work By Michael J. Evans

A new kind of story is making its way to classical audiences around the world on October 9th.With THE ADVENTURES OF FLORIAN, composer Michael J. Evans presents an epic, modern adaptation of Henry Beston’s fairy tale of the same name, reframing the story into a tale that features a trans hero. Together with the colorful, […]

Gay Thai protest leader who emerged with a kiss

Gay Thai protest leader who emerged with a kiss

(Reuters) – It was with a kiss that student activist, Tattep Ruangprapaikitseree, first took centre stage in Thai politics. His embrace with his boyfriend at parliament, as they campaigned for gay marriage rights last December, shocked conservatives and stirred a social media storm. Nine months on, the changes he now demands for Thailand are even […]

‘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 […]