Today (Monday 16th November, 2015), the Minister for Children & Youth Affairs, James Reilly TD visited BeLonG To Youth Services to hear firsthand the impact the Marriage Equality Referendum has had on the lives of LGBT young people & to launch a new eBook ‘BeLonG To YES: Voices from the Marriage Equality Campaign’ by Anna Carey.
The LGBT Helpline – the national support service for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people – will run a volunteer recruitment campaign at the National Ploughing Championships, which take place in Ratheniska, Co. Laois, this week (22nd to 24th September).
Students from NUI Galway have raised over €6,000 in aid of BeLonG To Youth Services, Ireland’s national organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual & trans young people. Over the last academic year (Sept 14’ - Jun 15’) the Students Union and multiple Student led Clubs & Societies ran fundraising events in aid of BeLonG To including a Sponsored Climb of Croagh Patrick with the NUIG Mountaineering Club.
BeLonG To Unequivocally Welcomes Senator VanTurnhout’s Proposed Amendment to the Gender Recognition Bill
Today, BeLonG To Youth Services, the national organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual & trans young people unequivocally welcomes Senator VanTurnhout’s proposed amendment to the Gender Recognition Bill, which was tabled at Report Stage. The amendment would introduce ‘an interim Gender Recognition Certificate’, for Trans young people, providing significant protections for the rights of trans young people in line with international best practice.
Homophobic bullying is one of the most pervasive forms of bullying in Irish schools, and the marriage equality referendum presents a unique chance to combat it. That’s according to Michael Barron, Founding Director of BeLonG To, who today (27.04.15) spoke at a BeLonG To YES coalition seminar, which also heard from other leading children’s rights and youth experts.
Today, Tuesday 21st April, sees the launch of the 6th annual Stand Up! week, organised by BeLonG To, Ireland’s national organisation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) young people.
BeLonG To, the national organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) young people today launches a new National Quality Standard for LGBT Youth Work which will be applied to the over 20 LGBT youth groups across the country. The 'Start Up and Accreditation Pack' is a step-by-step guide to starting an LGBT youth group.
Friday 19th December, BeLonG To, the national LGBT organisation, acknowledges the publication of the Gender Recognition bill but says that the bill falls far short of meeting the needs of Trans people, especially Trans young people.
Tomorrow Saturday October 11th marks International Coming Out Day, a day dedicated to highlighting the positive impact, and challenges faced by LGBT people in coming out around the world.
Today June 23rd BeLonG To – Ireland’s national organisation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) youth – and the National Library of Ireland launched a major exhibition at the National Photography Archive charting a decade of LGBT youth rights in Ireland.