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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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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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+ young […]

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Coláiste Chill Mhantáin step-ups to create a safe space for Wicklow LGBTI+ Students in Ireland’s first LGBTI+ Safe & Supportive Schools Project

December 2020  73% of second-level Irish LGBTI+ students feel unsafe at school   Coláiste Chill Mhantáin is the first school in Wicklow to sign up to participate in a new national LGBTI+ Safe & Supportive Schools Project Coláiste Chill Mhantáin and 20 other schools nationwide are leading the way by partnering with BeLonGTo Youth Services to undertake its LGBTI+ Safe […]

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Borrisokane Community College and Colaiste Mhuire Co-Ed step-up to create a safe space for Tipperary LGBTI+ Students in Ireland’s first LGBTI+ Safe & Supportive Schools Project

December 2020  73% of second-level Irish LGBTI+ students feel unsafe at school   Borrisokane Community College and Colaiste Mhuire Co Ed are the first schools in Tipperary to sign up to participate in a new national LGBTI+ Safe & Supportive Schools Project. They and 18 other schools nationwide are leading the way by partnering with BeLonGTo Youth Services to undertake […]

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O’Carolan College and St Peters College step-up to create a safe space for Meath LGBTI+ Students in Ireland’s first LGBTI+ Safe & Supportive Schools Project

December 2020  73% of second-level Irish LGBTI+ students feel unsafe at school   O’Carolan College and St Peters College two of the first schools in Meath to sign up to participate in a new national LGBTI+ Safe & Supportive Schools Project. O’Carolan College, St Peters College and 18 other schools nationwide are leading the way by partnering with BeLonGTo Youth […]

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Merlin College and Coláiste Bhaile Chláir step-up to create a safe space for Galway LGBTI+ Students in Ireland’s first LGBTI+ Safe & Supportive Schools Project

December 2020  73% of second-level Irish LGBTI+ students feel unsafe at school     Merlin College and Coláiste Bhaile Chláir are the first two schools in Galway to sign up to participate in a new national LGBTI+ Safe & Supportive Schools Project.  Merlin College, Coláiste Bhaile Chláir and 18 other schools nationwide are leading the way by partnering with BeLonGTo […]

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