Tag Archive | homophobic bullying

UK failing LGBT+ teens on mental health – campaigners

UK failing LGBT+ teens on mental health – campaigners

Britain needs to do more to help LGBT+ teenagers, campaigners said on Friday last, after government data showed more than one in three struggle with mental health problems. Nearly 35 percent of LGBT+ 14 to 19-year-olds in England had a mental disorder, compared to 13 percent of heterosexual adolescents, according to official data released on […]

Video: Philip La Rosa – Drowning – (World Mental Health Day)

Video: Philip La Rosa – Drowning – (World Mental Health Day)

  EILE is delighted to feature the latest great video and atmospheric single from Fremantle-based, pop singer-songwriter, and LGBTQ advocate, Philip La Rosa, in our music slot this morning. Philip’s poignant balladic track, Drowning, with a great keyboard-based instrumental and powerful vocal, underpinned with easy slow beats, is released today, October 10th, to coincide with World Mental Health Day. […]

Ground-breaking Irish LGBTI Report Shows Higher Levels Of Self-harm And Attempted Suicide Among Young LGBTI People

Ground-breaking Irish LGBTI Report Shows Higher Levels Of Self-harm And Attempted Suicide Among Young LGBTI People

The LGBTIreland Report, launched today (22nd March) by Dr. Mary McAleese, details the findings of Ireland’s largest ever study of the mental health and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Ireland. The study was funded by the National Office for Suicide Prevention and undertaken by a team at Trinity College […]

Watch: “Imagine That” anti-homophobic/transphobic bullying video

While Ireland is celebrating the marriage referendum results, remember our friends in other countries who are not so lucky. “Imagine that” examines the experience of homophobic and transphobic bullying in Asia-Pacific schools. It puts the viewer in the shoes of a young person experiencing this form of bullying, and calls for action to end school […]

Referendum Is Unique Chance to Tackle Bullying and Rejection of LGBT Youth

Referendum Is Unique Chance to Tackle Bullying and Rejection of LGBT Youth

Homophobic bullying is one of the most pervasive forms of bullying in Irish schools, and the marriage equality referendum presents a unique chance to combat it. That’s according to Michael Barron, Founding Director of BeLonG To, who yesterday (27.04.15) spoke at a BeLonG To YES coalition seminar, which also heard from other leading children’s rights […]

Minister for Education Launches Stand Up! Week Against Homophobic Bullying‏

Minister for Education Launches Stand Up! Week Against Homophobic Bullying‏

Jan O’Sullivan, TD, Minister for Education & Skills, joins schools across Ireland in Stand Up Awareness Week, BeLonG To’s annual campaign against Homophobic & Transphobic Bullying Yesterday, Tuesday 21st April, saw the launch of the 6th annual Stand Up! week, organised by BeLonG To, Ireland’s national organisation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) young people. For the […]

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan launches first primary teachers’ resource on homophobic bullying

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan launches first primary teachers’ resource on homophobic bullying

Today (4th February) Jan O’Sullivan TD, Minister for Education and Skills will launch the first guide for primary teachers on homophobic and transphobic bullying. The guide, Respect: Creating a Welcoming and Positive School Climate to Prevent Homophobic and Transphobic Bullying in Primary School was developed by GLEN, the INTO and the INTO LGBT Group.  The launch […]