Over half of Irish students believe coming out as LGBTI+ will lead to bullying.

Monday November 16th 2020 Second-level schools take a stand against LGBTI+ related bullying during Stand Up Awareness Week   A poll from BeLonG To Youth Services, the national LGBTI+ youth organisation shows students correlate coming out as LGBTI+. with bullying.  Some 52% of students believe that if someone in their school comes out as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans, that […]

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Stand Up Awareness Week 2020

Stand Up Awareness Week is taking place from November 16th-20th. Stand Up Awareness Week is supported by the Department of Education and the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth. The anti-LGBTI+ bullying week, now in its 11th year is a time for schools to take a stand against homophobic, biphobic, and transphobic bullying. Last year, 58% of second-level schools took […]

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New Focus Ireland/BeLonG To Youth Services report finds parental rejection of young people’s sexual orientation and gender identity can lead to homelessness

Friday, September 18th, 2020 Click here to read a copy of A Qualitative Study of LGBTQI+ Youth Homelessness in Ireland. Parental rejection of young people’s sexual orientation and gender identity can be a key trigger in the decision to leave home and can subsequently lead to homelessness according to a new research report released today by Focus Ireland and BeLonG […]

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New Online LGBTI+ Youth Group

Would you like to join our online youth group for LGBTI+ youth between 14 and 23 this September? This group is a  safe space where you can get the chance to meet people, chat, have fun, and learn a little about gender and sexuality. This online group is open to any LGBTI+ young person between 14-23 years. You don’t have to […]

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93% of LGBTI+ young people struggling with anxiety, stress or depression during COVID-19.

93% of LGBTI+ young people struggling with anxiety, stress or depression during COVID-19. New national survey shows LGBTI+ young people are experiencing serious mental health challenges.   Monday, June 15th, 2020. Findings from a national survey, conducted by BeLonG To Youth Services reveal that 93% of LGBTI+ youth are struggling with anxiety, stress or depression during COVID-19. This is in […]

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Everyone Has A Story

Our Storytelling Workshop with The Dublin Story Slam is now full, however, you can still share your story!  We are looking for LGBTI+ young people to share their stories of bravery. It could be a moment of reckoning you had with yourself such as coming out to yourself or wearing something that reflected who you truly are. It could be […]

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LGBTI+ Life in Lockdown

We want to know what life is like for you in lockdown. Can you spare 10 minutes to share your experiences of life during the COVID-19 restrictions with us? CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY The information we gather will help us understand how we can best support LGBTI+ young people during this time. Complete our ‘LGBTI+ Lives in Lockdown’ […]

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