Tag Archive | Belong To

BeLonG To: shOUT It From The Rooftops!

BeLonG To: shOUT It From The Rooftops!

When BeLonG To first opened their doors, young LGBTI+ people travelled for as long as 3 hours to attend youth groups and access support. 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 community groups […]

‘BeLonG To’ holds Transboree!

‘BeLonG To’ holds Transboree!

‘BeLonG To’ LGBT+ Youth Services held their first-ever Transboree  recently. Transgender and non-binary young people often navigate challenging journeys and experiences relating to their bodies. You may have seen this played out in media coverage over the past number of weeks. Recognising this, IndividualiTy, the group for trans and non-binary young people, put their heads together […]

BeLonG To: LGBTI+ Support in Other Languages

BeLonG To: LGBTI+ Support in Other Languages

BeLonG To recently welcomed international friends at their head office in Dublin. These young LGBTI+ activists were from the organisation, Zagreb Pride, based in Croatia. Meetings like this highlight how, despite language barriers and borders, all are connected as members of the LGBTI+ community, and can support one another to feel equal, safe and valued. […]

BeLonG To: This is what school should be like…

BeLonG To: This is what school should be like…

“School was so accepting.”  “This is what school should be like.” These are just some of the heart-warming comments received by BeLonG To from students following last week’s Stand Up Awareness Week. Moninne Griffith of BeLonG To commented:

BeLonG To Hope for Another Fundraising Success with 2nd Rainbow Ball

BeLonG To Hope for Another Fundraising Success with 2nd Rainbow Ball

Celebrities, corporate partners and allies, will come together for a moving night to support LGBTI+ young people this Friday, November 16th. The Rainbow Ball is the signature annual fundraising event hosted by BeLonG To Youth Services last year, raising €53,000 to help eliminate bullying from schools across Ireland. The Rainbow Ball offers a night of […]

Facebook and BeLonG To Launch Guide to be Kinder Online

Facebook and BeLonG To Launch Guide to be Kinder Online

Facebook and BeLonG To have launched a guide to tackle the abuse of young LGBTI+ people online entitled: End Bullying, Be Kind Online. The online guide is launched as part of BeLonG To’s Stand Up Awareness Week, during which all second-level schools in Ireland are encouraged to take a stand against homophobic, biphobic and transphobic […]

Happy Stand Up Awareness Week!

Happy Stand Up Awareness Week!

During this week, students, teachers, and school communities across Ireland will take a stand against the anti-LGBTI+ bullying, harassment, and name-calling that silences many students.   Recent research highlights the harrowing effects of anti-LGBTI+ bullying on the mental health of LGBTI+ youth. A huge 76% of LGBTI+ young people surveyed disclosed that anti-LGBTI+ bullying is a major source of […]