Tag Archive | Belong To

BeLonG To: ‘Thank You For Standing Up!’

BeLonG To: ‘Thank You For Standing Up!’

It’s been one week since hundreds of second-level schools took a stand against anti-LGBTI+ bullying and joined BeLonG To for Stand Up Awareness Week 2020. ‘Be yourself’ was a phrase echoed on posters, school corridors, and classroom walls, as students, teachers, and school communities joined together to stand up against homophobic, transphobic, and biphobic bullying. BeLonG To […]

BeLonG To: Happy Stand Up Awareness Week!

BeLonG To: Happy Stand Up Awareness Week!

This week thousands of young people across Ireland are taking a stand against homophobic, biphobic, and transphobic bullying. Will you join them and BeLonG To, and take a stand for LGBTI+ youth? 

BeLonG To: Will you #ComeIn?

BeLonG To: Will you #ComeIn?

The team at BeLonG To believe that no one would have to come out if everyone chose to come in. To come in is to show that you support, you understand, and you accept the LGBTI+ community. Last year they put this to the nation as part of their #ComeIn campaign with IAPI and RTE 2FM.  This […]

BeLonG To: For LGBTI+ Youth, ‘Coming Out’ is the Biggest Issue

BeLonG To: For LGBTI+ Youth, ‘Coming Out’ is the Biggest Issue

BeLonG To sat down recently with their Frontline Team to look at the top presenting issues for LGBTI+ young people in their service, and they wanted to share some insights with you. Their most recent data highlights the fact that ‘coming out’ is the main challenge LGBTI+ youth face today, with 58% of their Dublin […]

BeLonG To/Focus Ireland report: ‘A Qualitative Study of LGBTQI+ Youth Homelessness in Ireland.’

BeLonG To/Focus Ireland report: ‘A Qualitative Study of LGBTQI+ Youth Homelessness in Ireland.’

“It was horrible, it was terrible, I felt like nothing.”  This is the response from one LGBTI+ young person, when asked about what it felt like to experience homelessness. In partnership with Focus Ireland, BeLonG To have now launched a report: ‘A Qualitative Study of LGBTQI+ Youth Homelessness in Ireland.’

BeLonG To: Launch of LGBTQI+ Youth Homelessness Report

BeLonG To: Launch of LGBTQI+ Youth Homelessness Report

In partnership with Focus Ireland, BeLonG To are excited to invite you to an event to launch A Qualitative Study of LGBTQI+ Youth Homelessness in Ireland. The study set out, for the first time, to give voice to the topic of LGBTQI+ youth homelessness in Ireland. Join them on Friday, September 18th, at 11am, for […]

BeLonG To: Reopening of Frontline Service & New Online Youth Group

BeLonG To: Reopening of Frontline Service & New Online Youth Group

The past few months have been a difficult time for LGBTI+ young people, with 93% telling BeLonG To they have experienced stress, anxiety and depression during lockdown. In order to respond to the needs of this vulnerable group, they rapidly moved their specialised support services online, offering one-to-one support over text, phone and email. Additionally, […]

Invite: LGBTI+ Youth Storytelling Event with the Dublin Story Slam

Invite: LGBTI+ Youth Storytelling Event with the Dublin Story Slam

Would you like to join ‘BeLonG To’ and some brave LGBTI+ story-tellers, for an evening of entertainment on Monday? BeLonG To are partnering with the Dublin Story Slam on Monday, June 22nd, at 7pm, for an evening of online storytelling to kick off Pride Week. There will be stories from LGBTI+ young people to do with the […]

BeLonG To: 93% of LGBTI+ youth struggling with anxiety during COVID-19

BeLonG To: 93% of LGBTI+ youth struggling with anxiety during COVID-19

Findings from a national survey, conducted by BeLonG To Youth Services reveal that 93% of LGBTI+ youth are struggling with anxiety, stress or depression during COVID-19. This is in comparison to 53% of the general youth population named in the Young Social Innovators Covid-19 Youth ‘Check In’ Survey 2020. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, research […]

BeLonG To: Checking in with ‘ChillOUT’ in Waterford

BeLonG To: Checking in with ‘ChillOUT’ in Waterford

When BeLonG To Youth Services first set up, young LGBTI+ people came from far and wide to attend their groups, and avail of their support services in Dublin. BeLonG To wanted to bring support closer to their homes, so they set up a national network to support LGBTI+ Youth Groups across Ireland. They work in […]