Youth

BeLonG To: NSCS Poster for LGBT+ Students

BeLonG To: NSCS Poster for LGBT+ Students

BeLonG To are gathering the experiences of LGBTI+ people between 12 and 18 years at school, via their School Climate Survey, and have created a poster for you to share at your School or Youth Service. This is their first School Climate Survey in partnership with the Ivy League research university, Columbia University in the […]

BeLonG To: Sharing the Learning – Strategic Plan 2019-2021

BeLonG To: Sharing the Learning – Strategic Plan 2019-2021

“When you support BeLonG To, you support the lost kid who isn’t ready to talk to their parents, but needs someone to listen”. These were the words of Jay Pope, who spoke about his experience growing up trans at the launch of ‘Sharing the Learning’ BeLonG To’s Strategic Plan 2019-2021 and Annual Report 2018. Read the Strategic Plan HERE […]

BeLonG To: Job Vacancy – Youth Worker!

BeLonG To: Job Vacancy – Youth Worker!

‘BeLonG To’  are hiring a Youth Worker. Reporting to the Youth Work Manager, the Youth Worker works as part of the Youth Work Team, who provide a quality youth service in Dublin. Application Deadline:  Tuesday 16th of April, at 5pm GMT The post holder is responsible for the provision of support to Peer Educators, young […]

US: Some 4.5 percent of US adults identify as LGBT – study

US: Some 4.5 percent of US adults identify as LGBT – study

(Reuters) – An estimated 4.5 percent of US adults identify as LGBT, and they tend to be younger and poorer than the population at large, according to an analysis of polling data released on Tuesday. The Williams Institute at the at the UCLA School of Law examined previously released results from the Gallup Daily Tracking […]

TENI Hosts First Trans Awareness Conference For Educators in Ireland

TENI Hosts First Trans Awareness Conference For Educators in Ireland

Benefits of knowledge and training on gender identity felt by schools, families and, most importantly, young people, says trans rights group. Young trans and gender non-conforming people in both primary and secondary school experience better outcomes when schools possess both the knowledge and the confidence to accommodate different gender identities in the classroom. This is […]

US: One in four pre-teen suicides may be LGBT youth

US: One in four pre-teen suicides may be LGBT youth

(Reuters Health) – Youth 12 to 14 years old who identify as LGBT are much more likely to die by suicide than their heterosexual peers, a disparity that persists but becomes less pronounced by early adulthood, a US study suggests. While 24 percent of the suicide deaths in the 12 to 14 age group were […]

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 […]