Lisa McKenny, National Network Coordinator

Pronouns: she/her


Who inspires you?

I find it hard to choose one person as each and every person who has come into my life has inspired me in so many different ways. I continually get inspired, motivated, and energised by the amazing young people I work with.


What are your hobbies?

I enjoy going to the gym, running and been outdoors as much as possible. I completely relax when I’m around nature or by the sea. (Even on a cold crisp winters day).


What is your favourite animal?

I absolutely love dogs and hope to get a cute and cuddly one someday soon.


Where would you like to travel?

Everywhere and anywhere! I love to travel and experience new places. Next stop South America!


What do you love about BeLonG To?

I love the fast-paced positive energy of the organisation. Everyone I’m lucky enough to work alongside, as well as the wonderful young people who help make the service what it is.

How do you support LGBTI+ young people? 

I support the National Network of LGBTI+ youth groups which ensures that LGBTI+ young people have access to high quality safe, supportive, and fun youth services that can meet their needs and experiences. I provide ongoing training, supporting the establishment of new LGBTI+ youth groups, accrediting groups with a national quality framework, supporting groups around policy and emerging themes/experiences of LGBTI+ young people as well as supporting groups’ work around health promotion including mental health and well-being.