Belong To is an escape for a few hours to a world that’s slightly more perfect and acceptable.
Support for Young People
Our support services for young LGBTQ+ people include an informal one-on-one chat service, professional counselling and a drug and alcohol support service.
LGBTQ+ Youth Groups
Find an LGBTQ+ youth group close to home. Youth groups are welcoming place to meet other LGBTQ+ young people, share your experiences, hang out, chat and make friends.
Training and Education
At Belong To we support professionals working with LGBTQ+ youth. Through training, we can equip you with the skills to understand what life is like for LGBTQ+ youth today and how you can meet their needs.
LGBTQ+ Quality Mark for Schools
Create an inclusive school environment with our LGBTQ+ Quality Mark accreditation initiative. Learn more about this 18-month journey towards inclusivitiy today!Learn More
Support Our Work
By raising funds for Belong To, you can make a real difference in the lives of LGBTQ+ young people across Ireland. All of our work, from LGBTQ+ support services to empowering schools to be LGBTQ+ inclusive, would not be possible without our generous supporters. There are lots of ways that you can raise funds.
Volunteer with Us
Volunteering with Belong To is a great way to meet new people, develop your skill set, have fun, and contribute to making Ireland a place where all LGBTQ+ young people are equal, safe and thriving.Sign Up Today
Campaigning for Change
We raise awareness about the key issues facing LGBTQ+ youth through our communications and campaigns.
Better Out Than In
‘Better Out Than In’ encourages young LGBTQ+ people to come out about their mental health and seek help if, and when, they need it.Learn More
Schools across Ireland Awarded for LGBTQ+ Inclusion
37 Post-Primary Schools Complete Accreditation Programme For LGBTQ+ Safe and Supportive Schools Almost 40 schools across Ireland have been awarded the LGBTQ+ Quality Mark for their commitment to LGBTQ+ inclusion. These are the first schools to finish the 18-month journey to embed LGBTQ+ inclusion across their school community, policies and practices. The LGBTQ+ Quality Mark… Read more
Statement from Belong To in response to Prime Time
For over 20 years, Belong To – LGBTQ+ Youth Ireland has supported trans young people and their families. Central to our work is ensuring that LGBTQ+ young people are happy, healthy and safe. Relentless public debates about the trans community seriously impacts the lives of trans young people. We must consider the impact of these… Read more
Celebrity hairdresser Andrew Fitzsimons talks about the importance of LGBTQ+ allies during Stand Up Awareness Week.
Stand Up Awareness Week, Ireland’s largest LGBTQ+ anti-bullying campaign, takes place from November 6-10, 2023. Celebrity hairdresser Andrew Fitzsimons speaks out about the importance of LGBTQ+ allyship in advance of Stand Up Awareness Week. Belong To’s Stand Up Awareness Week takes place from Monday, November 6to Friday, November 10, with 77% of second-level schools participating… Read more