We are Belong To, the national organisation supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer young people in Ireland.

This Stand Up Awareness Week, join the movement and raise your voice, both online and in person.

Show your support by signing our pledge to use healing language.

The words we use have a lasting impact – what we say in response to someone’s coming out can stay with them long after the moment is gone.

Many LGBTQ+ individuals look back on what should have been happy moments at what they wish they had heard, instead of the damaging responses they received.

We want to change this “What I wish I heard” into more positive experiences for young LGBTQ+ in Ireland.

For everyone to choose words that heal, not hurt.

For no one to just “wish” they had been accepted, loved, seen or understood.

It’s time to stop and think about our language. And to choose healing words. Every time.


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Show your support by signing our pledge. #ComeIn

We’ve come a long way. But we’ve got further to go.

Scribbled on bathroom stalls, whispered in corridors, shamelessly shouted “just for the laugh” – we’re still no strangers to hearing slurs. You know the ones. The ones you’d never hear on radio, or television, or see printed on paper. The ones people still throw about casually every single day.

Show your support for the LGBTQ+ community this Stand Up Awareness Week and every week after. Pledge to choose words that heal, not hurt.

It’s time to unlearn the language.


Use words that heal, not harm.
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