Tag Archive | Suicide

Myanmar: University investigates suicide of gay librarian

Myanmar: University investigates suicide of gay librarian

A Myanmar university said on Wednesday it had suspended three staff, while it investigates the suicide of a gay employee, who said he was bullied at work in social media posts widely shared in the conservative Asian country. Kyaw Zin Win, a librarian in his 20s, took his own life on Sunday, after sharing accounts […]

US: Models walk the New York runway to fight LGBT+ suicide

US: Models walk the New York runway to fight LGBT+ suicide

Models will strut the runway during New York’s semi-annual Fashion Week to help prevent suicide among LGBT+ teens, taking advantage of the crowds and attention to raise awareness of the risk to more than 1 million young people. Dubbed #YOLO: You Only Live Once, the show on Saturday is aimed at raising money for the […]

BeLonG To: Free Counselling Service for LGBTI Young People

BeLonG To: Free Counselling Service for LGBTI Young People

FREE Confidential Counselling Service for LGBTI Youth Working with Pieta House, ‘BeLonG To’ provides a free counselling service for LGBTI+ young people in Dublin city centre. This vital service is for 14-23-year-olds, who are self-harming or thinking of suicide. The free, confidential counselling sessions take place every Wednesday and Friday 9am-1pm.

Ohio: Transgender may continue use of girl’s restroom – court rules

Ohio: Transgender may continue use of girl’s restroom – court rules

An 11-year-old transgender Ohio child must be allowed to continue to use the girls’ restroom while her school district appeals a court ruling in her favor, a U.S. appeals court ruled Thursday. The child, a biological male who identifies as female, has been using the girl’s restroom at a school in the Highland Local School […]

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 […]

Northern Ireland: DUP Confronts Academic Over ‘Gay Suicide’ E-mail

Northern Ireland: DUP Confronts Academic Over ‘Gay Suicide’ E-mail

The DUP have confronted an academic from Queen’s University Belfast, who claimed in an e-mail that the political party may be responsible for Northern Irish LGBT people who have taken their own lives. Jim Wells, a DUP MLA for South Down, confronted Dr Graham Ellison of Queen’s University during a meeting of the Stormont Justice Committee, […]

Youth Suicide: Ireland’s Silent Serial Killer

Youth Suicide: Ireland’s Silent Serial Killer

Kirstin Stoddart is a writer and producer originally from Australia, but now based in Wiltshire in the UK. Here, she writes about a killer that the Irish are still afraid to talk about. Her play, BRB, takes place later this evening in Cork. If there were a serial killer going around and targeting teenagers, Ireland would be […]