Tag Archive | Belong To
“BeLonG To gave me a space to be unapologetically me”. These are the words of 17-year-old Lara Fitzsimons, who attends The Ladybirds – BeLonG To’s youth group for LBT gals, and their non-binary pals. Last night, Lara performed as part of Dear Ireland III, an Abbey Theatre Production.
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 […]
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?
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 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 […]
“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.’
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]