Tag Archive | Moninne Griffith

BeLonG To: 2019 Annual Report Launched

BeLonG To: 2019 Annual Report Launched

BeLonG To Youth Services have launched their 2019 Annual Report. Equipped with their new database in 2019, they gathered 12 months of demographic data, from young people accessing their Dublin-based youth service. They gleaned valuable insights from this data, discovering the most urgent needs of LGBTI+ young people. This information has shaped the future direction […]

BeLonG To: LGBTI+ Support in Other Languages

BeLonG To: LGBTI+ Support in Other Languages

BeLonG To recently welcomed international friends at their head office in Dublin. These young LGBTI+ activists were from the organisation, Zagreb Pride, based in Croatia. Meetings like this highlight how, despite language barriers and borders, all are connected as members of the LGBTI+ community, and can support one another to feel equal, safe and valued. […]

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 […]

BeLonG To Celebrates 15 Years of Life Saving Support Services at Annual Report Launch

BeLonG To Celebrates 15 Years of Life Saving Support Services at Annual Report Launch

BeLonG To Youth Services, the national organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI+) young people, today launched their Annual Report 2017, and celebrated the organisation’s 15th birthday with Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone TD. Since 2003, the youth organisation has supported LGBTI+ young people in Dublin and soon after nationwide. In […]

‘BeLonG To’ Announces New Chair of Board of Directors

‘BeLonG To’ Announces New Chair of Board of Directors

BeLonG To has announced that Nikki Gallagher, Director of Communications and Secretariat at SOLAS, has been selected as the new Chairperson of the Board of Directors.   Nikki brings with her an impressive track record in governance, public affairs and communications, and a strong commitment to advancing the rights and welfare of children. She has been a […]

‘BELONG TO’ Welcomes Ireland’s First Openly Gay Presumptive Taoiseach

‘BELONG TO’ Welcomes Ireland’s First Openly Gay Presumptive Taoiseach

“It is a historic day for the LGBT+ community, and indeed for all of Ireland as we welcome the country’s first openly gay presumptive Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar. This is a huge step forward for Ireland and we applaud the fact that this political race focused on policy and the issues, and not sexual orientation. As […]

BeLonG To: Happy #StandUp2016 Week!

BeLonG To: Happy #StandUp2016 Week!

On Friday last (11th November) the Minister for Education, Richard Bruton TD, joined BeLonG To, the National LGBT+ Youth Organisation, to launch #StandUp2016 the largest anti-LGBT bullying campaign in Ireland. According to research, 1 in 3 young LGBT people aged 14 – 18 have attempted to take their own lives because of bullying, rejection, and pressure to […]

Minister Bruton stands with LGBT students for launch of #StandUp2016 as research shows 1 in 3 have attempted suicide

Minister Bruton stands with LGBT students for launch of #StandUp2016 as research shows 1 in 3 have attempted suicide

Today (11th November) the Minister for Education, Richard Bruton TD, joined BeLonG To, the National LGBT+ Youth Organisation to launch #StandUp2016, the largest anti LGBT bullying campaign in Ireland. According to research, 1 in 3 young LGBT people aged 14 – 18 have attempted to take their own lives because of bullying, rejection and pressures […]

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 […]

Record numbers of young people come out in first year since historic YES vote

Record numbers of young people come out in first year since historic YES vote

New research released yesterday (22nd May) by BeLonG To, the National LGBT+Youth organisation, has revealed an enormous surge out of the closet for LGBT+ young people in Ireland following the marriage referendum last year. Over half (53%) of all respondents to a survey of over 1,300 14-23 year olds of all sexualities and gender identities […]