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Opinion: Christmas Wish to End Homophobic Bullying

Opinion: Christmas Wish to End Homophobic Bullying

Scott De Buitléir writes about a recent weekend in London, and a realistic Yuletide wish  My boyfriend and I took a trip over to London for the weekend, something I had been looking forward to for ages. London at Christmastime is just magical, energetic, and just as romantic as I had hoped. We weren’t the only […]

UN Commissioner for Human Rights – All LGBTI Children Have The Right To Safety & Equality

UN Commissioner for Human Rights – All LGBTI Children Have The Right To Safety & Equality

In a human rights comment note published on October 2nd, the Commissioner for Human Rights at the Council of Europe, Nils Muižnieks, highlighted rights abuses faced by LGBTI young people and declared that all LGBTI children have the right to “safety and equality” According to the Commissioner: “Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) children are often […]

Archbishop of Canterbury to Implement Anti-Homophobic Bullying Measures in CoE Schools

Archbishop of Canterbury to Implement Anti-Homophobic Bullying Measures in CoE Schools

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Rev. Justin Welby, has announced the introduction of new measures to counteract homophobic bullying in schools run by the Church of England, calling such behaviour “anathema” to Christian practice. Writing for the i newspaper, Justin Welby acknowledged that despite recent progress, “homophobic bullying is still widespread in schools” in British schools. With almost a […]

Watch: Stand Up For Your Friends

BeLonG To have released a moving new video to highlight homophobic and transphobic bullying in Irish schools, as part of their annual Stand Up! campaign. The video shows a teenage girl, getting ready for her debs ball, being the target of homophobia by her schoolmates. Research funded by the Department of Education and Skills and carried […]

New Anti-Bullying Procedures a Major Breakthrough for LGBT Schoolchildren

New Anti-Bullying Procedures a Major Breakthrough for LGBT Schoolchildren

The Irish Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn TD launched new Anti-Bullying procedures last Friday for all primary and post-primary schools which all schools must implement. The procedures and guidelines fully incorporate addressing and preventing homophobic and transphobic bullying.

Business Leaders Become Super Heroes for BeLonG To

Many Irish business figures came together at Dublin’s Lir Theatre yesterday evening to support the launch of the Super Hero Network, which aims to tackle homophobic and transphobic bullying in schools by raising €200,000 to support BeLonG To, Ireland’s national organisation for LGBT youth. 

Homophobic Bullying: When Morons Think Their Opinion Matters

Gareth Russell listens as Imogen Dawson casts a cold eye on homophobic bullies Every now and then, I think about others. Often, that results in a laughter fit at the hideous extravaganza that passes for their ‘lives’. Sometimes, though, it makes me think and, after a few moments of that, I get angry. One particular issue at which […]