Tag Archive | Katherine Zappone

BeLonG To: Free LGBTI+ Skills Online Training

BeLonG To: Free LGBTI+ Skills Online Training

Yesterday, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone, launched BeLonG To’s new online training: ‘Creating LGBTI+ Inclusive Schools and Youth Services’  This exciting new online training programme includes videos, exercises, and quizzes, to equip education and youth service professionals to become better at listening to, understanding, responding to, and supporting LGBTI+ young people – […]

BeLonGTo Wishes Everyone A Happy Pride!

BeLonGTo Wishes Everyone A Happy Pride!

Moninne Griffith of BeLonGTo would like to wish everyone a Happy Pride! She says: “I am surrounded by rainbow flags, face-paint, glitter and hundreds of LGBTI+ young people from all over Ireland who have gathered to march with us for Dublin Pride later today. For many of these young people, this will be a life-changing and […]

Supports Needed For LGBTI+ Young People At School And In Rural Communities

Supports Needed For LGBTI+ Young People At School And In Rural Communities

Minister of Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone launches the National LGBTI+ Youth Strategy – a world first.  The National LGBTI+ Youth Strategy has identified the urgent need for support for LGBTI+ young people particularly in rural areas and at school. BeLonG To Youth Services welcomes the strategy and its recommendations to create a safer, supportive and […]

Funeral Arrangements: Dr Ann Louise Gilligan, RIP, Beloved Wife of Katherine Zappone,TD

Funeral Arrangements: Dr Ann Louise Gilligan, RIP, Beloved Wife of Katherine Zappone,TD

The wake service and funeral arrangements for Dr Ann Louise Gilligan, beloved wife of TD Katherine Zappone, have been finalised. Theologian Dr Gilligan passed away yesterday, 15th June, at St James Hospital in Dublin, after a short illness, in the care of the MISA team at the hospital. Her wife, Katherine, was by her side, […]

Katherine Zappone Wishes Happy Pride Day And Announces New LGBT Youth Strategy

Katherine Zappone Wishes Happy Pride Day And Announces New LGBT Youth Strategy

  This morning (Pride Day 25th June) Minister for Children & Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone announced that her Department will be leading on the development of a dedicated LGBT Youth Strategy this autumn. Moninne Griffith, Executive Director of BeLonG To, told EILE Magazine that she was really happy to hear the news commenting: “This is […]

TCD Seminar: LGBT Rights & The Law – Legal Rights and Legal Change #CICL

TCD Seminar: LGBT Rights & The Law – Legal Rights and Legal Change #CICL

This seminar on LGBT rights and legal change took place on Friday last (10th July) at Trinity College in Dublin. The Speakers included Senator David Norris, Senator Katherine Zappone, Ann Louise Gilligan, Brian Sheehan of GLEN, and Professor Mark Bell of TCD. The seminar was organised by Professor Ivana Bacik of TCD Law School, and […]

Why Coming Out Is Good For Business – Inaugural Event by InterTech Ireland

Why Coming Out Is Good For Business – Inaugural Event by InterTech Ireland

Alan Lambert gives us a rundown on InterTech Ireland’s inaugural event: Why Coming Out Is Good For Business InterTech Ireland is a new LGBT professional network, set up by Tomas Sator (Google) and Jan Hofmann (Facebook) in July 2014.  The network, whose members include AirBnB, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and Twitter, encourages diversity and inclusion in the […]

Host of Well-Known Faces to Launch LGBT Helpline Video Ahead of ‘National Coming Out Day’

Host of Well-Known Faces to Launch LGBT Helpline Video Ahead of ‘National Coming Out Day’

The LGBT Helpline, together with a number of high-profile supporters, will launch a special video to mark the upcoming National Coming Out Day at 10.30am on Wednesday, 8th October at Bar 37, Dawson Street, Dublin 2. The video features six people of different ages from around Ireland, talking to their ‘younger selves’; giving themselves advice on […]