Tag Archive | transphobic bullying

Government Ministers Join Forces to Stand Up Against Homophobic & Transphobic Bullying

Government Ministers Join Forces to Stand Up Against Homophobic & Transphobic Bullying

Stand Up Awareness Week November 13th-17th Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD and Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone TD joined forces to Stand Up for LGBTI+ students across Ireland. According to 2017 research (1), 70% of young LGBTI+ people do not feel safe at school. For eight years now, Stand […]

UK: Trans Prisoners Need Greater Protection From Bullying

UK: Trans Prisoners Need Greater Protection From Bullying

Transgender prisoners in Britain need more support and greater protection from bullying and harassment, a government watchdog said on Tuesday, more than a week after a transgender woman was found dead in her cell. Transgender prisoners are especially vulnerable to discrimination and sexual violence, and they have a higher risk of mental disorders such as […]

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 […]

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 […]

BeLonGTo: Stand Up! Awareness Week 2015 – Registration & Training

BeLonGTo: Stand Up! Awareness Week 2015 – Registration & Training

How to address Homophobic & Transphobic Bullying in Schools: FREE Advanced Training for Teachers BeLonG To will be offering free advance training for teachers in late March 2015, ahead of the organisation’s annual ‘Stand Up’ awareness week against homophobic & transphobic bullying, which takes place from the 20th to 24th of April. These workshops are […]