Everyone Has A Story

During this time of quarantine, people are experiencing an array of emotions as we are separated from the people and places we love. To bring us all closer together while we have to be physically apart, we’d love to hear your own personal stories. Stories not only help us connect, but also give comfort. We are looking for LGBTI+ young […]

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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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We Are Here For You During COVID-19

We are here offering support to LGBTI+ young people. Our Youth Workers are available to provide text, email and phone support for those who need it during this time of uncertainty. We know that some LGBTI+ young people may feel isolated from their peers and chosen family, feel stuck in their homes with family members who do not support their […]

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Trans Healthcare and COVID-19

The strain on the healthcare system as a result of COVID-19 is contributing to stress and worry for some members of the trans community. We understand that this is a difficult time and we care about your health and safety. Our friends at TENI (Transgender Equality of Ireland) have provided us with information to share with you at this time. […]

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LGBTI+ Young People in Care

LGBTI+ Young People in Care Advisory Group We are excited to support EPIC (empowering people in care) with the creation of a series of videos and resources to raise awareness of LGBTI+ young people in care. We are looking for LGBTI+ young people (over 18 years) with experience of being in care to join the Advisory Group. What to expect: […]

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Mental health advocates call for action two years on from the Taskforce on Youth Mental Health

Thursday, December 12th, 2019   Two years on from the publication of the Report of the Taskforce on Youth Mental Health, a number of organisations and individuals who work with children and young people have called for the report’s recommendations to be implemented in full to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people in Ireland and help to address Ireland’s mental health […]

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BeLonG To & TENI response to the Report on the Review of the Gender Recognition Act

Friday, November 29th, 2019 BeLonG To Youth Services and TENI (Transgender Equality Network Ireland) welcome the publication of Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty’s, Report on the Review of the Gender Recognition Act today. This report sets out some key amendments to the Act that will improve the lives of trans people in Ireland. While welcoming the […]

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Urgent action needed as research reveals an alarming 73% of LGBTI+ students feel unsafe at school

Urgent action needed as research reveals an alarming 73% of LGBTI+ students feel unsafe at school   National school survey shows LGBTI+ students experience physical and sexual assault, harassment and abuse at school. Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 BeLonG To Youth Services calls on the Minister of Education, Joe McHugh TD and second-level schools to take urgent action following the shocking […]

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