Youth Organisations #BringingPrideHome for LGBTI+ Young People Across Ireland

Youth organisations partner for #BringingPrideHome campaign to support LGBTI+ young people as Pride Parade moves online.   Nearly 1,000 LGBTI+ young people are set to receive a Pride Self-Care Pack to keep the spirit of Pride alive while remaining socially distant as the annual Dublin Pride parade is moved online for the second year due to Covid-19 restrictions. Three leading […]

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Mental Health Crisis for LGBTI+ Young People as New Figures Show 97% are Struggling with Anxiety, Stress or Depression

New national survey released during Pride Month shows mental health of LGBTI+ young people has acutely deteriorated during Covid-19   Findings from a national survey conducted by BeLonG To Youth Services reveal the consequence of the pandemic for LGBTI+ young people. The research shows that 97% of LGBTI+ youth are struggling with anxiety, stress, or depression. The pandemic poses a […]

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Anxiety, Isolation & Fear of Family Rejection Increase Demand for LGBTI+ Support Services by 113%

New figures from BeLonG To Youth Services, the national organisation supporting LGBTI+ young people, show a huge spike in demand for support in 2020. Today, launching their 2020 Annual Report, the organisation revealed a 113% increase in support through their frontline service, supporting 1,540 individuals, compared to 717 in 2019. Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman […]

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Anila O’Sullivan, Salesforce Administrator

Pronouns: she/her   What is your life motto? Time is the most beautiful thing you can spend.   Who inspires you? Social Democrat TD Holly Cairns, I think she is a strong voice for women in Ireland and always has interesting questions to put forward to ministers in the Dail. She recently showed support for the LGBTI+ Youth Leadership Programme on […]

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Cabra Rainbow Group

Cabra Rainbow Group Cabra for Youth CLG’s Rainbow Group  This group is for LGBT+ young people and allies. It’s a place to come, meet new friends, chill out, and have fun. Find us: Cabra Parkside Sports & Community Complex, Ratoath Road, Cabra, Dublin 7 Phone us:  085 280 2823 Email us:  mary@cabraforyouth.ie Website: cabraforyouth.ie

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Chris Rowan, Fundraising Assistant

Pronouns: he/him What is your life motto? Some people can be a bit hard to deal with, but I’ve never met a biscuit I didn’t like. Who inspires you? Bette Midler. If we all took a few minutes each day to think about Bette, there would be no war. How do you support LGBTI+ young people? Fundraising for BelongTo allows […]

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Roscommon

Indigo LGBT+ & Allies This is a Youth Group for LGBT+ people and allies aged 13-18.The group meets weekly on a Tuesday from 6:30 – 8pm at The Quad Youth Centre. The aim of the group is to allow LGBT+ young people to meet and socialise in a safe, supportive environment that is free from prejudice, discrimination, and social exclusion. […]

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Minister O’Gorman announces LGBTI+ Youth Leadership Programme

Friday 5th March 2021   Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, T.D., has today announced a new LGBTI+ Youth Leadership Programme aimed at LGBTI+ young people. The LGBTI+ Youth Leadership Programme will be run by Foróige in collaboration with BelongTo and is open to applications from all LBGTI+ young people. The Programme aims to enable LGBTI+ […]

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