Tag Archive | bullying

India: Bullying leads to LGBT+ schoolchildren drop-out

India: Bullying leads to LGBT+ schoolchildren drop-out

The school bullies started by teasing six-year-old Shemba for walking in a feminine way, and graduated to stone-throwing, when the transgender girl – initially raised as a boy – started wearing girls’ uniform, aged 10. So Shemba dropped out of school altogether, and abandoned her dream of becoming a lawyer, with begging or sex work […]

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:

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 […]

Everyman Theatre Cork: SOLDIER STILL – 13 & 14 November

Everyman Theatre Cork: SOLDIER STILL – 13 & 14 November

Junk Ensemble presents the critically-acclaimed SOLDIER STILL at The Everyman, Cork, 13th and 14th November Junk Ensemble, one of Ireland’s leading voices in dance theatre, is bringing their critically acclaimed production Soldier Still to The Everyman for two nights only, Tuesday 13 November and Wednesday 14 November. This beautiful and haunting tale of trauma was created […]

US: Survey Finds LGBTQ Student-Athletes Overwhelmingly Remain Closeted

US: Survey Finds LGBTQ Student-Athletes Overwhelmingly Remain Closeted

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation and the University of Connecticut have released a groundbreaking report, Play to Win: Improving the Lives of LGBTQ Youth in Sports, detailing the experiences of LGBTQ student-athletes. The report analyzes responses to sports-related questions by more than 12,000 young people, ranging in age from 13 to 17, from all […]

Music: Parker Matthews – Lost With You [Gay-themed]

Music: Parker Matthews – Lost With You [Gay-themed]

This morning, EILE’a music section features pop singer-songwriter and Pittsburgh native, Parker Matthews, who has just released his latest single, Lost With You. Matthews is an advocate for Suicide prevention and anti-bullying, having gone through bullying himself, and supports organizations such as The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and LGBTQ+, spreading positivity and fortitude through […]

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 […]

US: New Youth Survey Shows Post-Election Spike in Bullying

US: New Youth Survey Shows Post-Election Spike in Bullying

Yesterday (18th January) the HRC Foundation released the results of a groundbreaking post-election survey of more than 50,000 young people ages 13-18 revealing the deeply damaging fallout the November election has had on youth across the United States. The online survey, believed to be the largest ever of its kind, found that 70 percent of respondents […]

Study: It Doesn’t ‘Get Better’ For Some LGBT Students – Some Have Lasting Mental Health Problems

Study: It Doesn’t ‘Get Better’ For Some LGBT Students – Some Have Lasting Mental Health Problems

Some LGBT youth may experience lasting mental health problems as a result of long-term bullying. Since 2010, more than 613,000 people have pledged to combat bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) teens as part of the “It Gets Better” campaign. And a new Northwestern Medicine study has found that most adolescents would agree […]

HRC: LGBT Youth Deserve To Learn in Environments Free From Harassment, Bullying

HRC: LGBT Youth Deserve To Learn in Environments Free From Harassment, Bullying

Newly reintroduced Safe Schools Improvement Act would require school districts to adopt codes of conduct specifically prohibiting bullying and harassment  Yesterday (29th), the Human Rights Campaign, the U.S.’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, praised the bipartisan reintroduction of the Safe Schools Improvement Act (SSIA) by U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) […]