Tag Archive | Belong To

BeLonG To: It’s Time To Stop The Silence

BeLonG To: It’s Time To Stop The Silence

Happy Stand Up Week From BeLonG To! 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. It is unacceptable that 70% of young LGBTI+ students feel unsafe at school.

Government Ministers Join Forces to Stand Up Against Homophobic & Transphobic Bullying

Government Ministers Join Forces to Stand Up Against Homophobic & Transphobic Bullying

Stand Up Awareness Week November 13th-17th Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD and Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone TD joined forces to Stand Up for LGBTI+ students across Ireland. According to 2017 research (1), 70% of young LGBTI+ people do not feel safe at school. For eight years now, Stand […]

BeLonG To: It’s Not Too Late To Take Part In Stand Up Awareness Week!

BeLonG To: It’s Not Too Late To Take Part In Stand Up Awareness Week!

“Stand Up Week is a week where we stand up for our LGBT+ brothers and sisters and we say it’s OK to be gay or to be transgender” -Ailbhe Hickey, Teacher – St Paul’s College, Dublin  It’s not too late for your youth service to take part in Belong To’s Stand Up Awareness Week from November […]

BeLonG To: Let’s Talk About Drugs…

BeLonG To: Let’s Talk About Drugs…

“Young people are only ever told to not take drugs, and they are never given information on how to take drugs safely” This was just one of the many responses BeLonG To received when they conducted a Drugs and Alcohol Attitudes Survey with LGBT+ youth.

‘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 […]