The number of people contacting the LGBT Helpline rises sharply each year during Pride season. That’s according to Paula Fagan, National Coordinator of the Helpline, who was speaking today at the launch of a new partnership with telecommunications company eir.
BeLonG To are delighted that the new Government are promising to take a proactive and pragmatic approach to LGBT Youth Affairs with a series of measures that will benefit all.
Today, Wednesday 11th May, saw the launch The LGBT Safe and Supportive Schools Project model: BeLonG To and HSE’s venture to create safe, supportive and fully inclusive schools for young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students in Donegal.
Wednesday 11th May sees the launch by Eamon McGee, the Donegal GAA star, of the LGBT Safe and Supportive Schools Project delivered in Donegal. This was established to develop and test a Whole School Community Model designed to create schools that are fully inclusive and supportive of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young people.
On May 22nd 2015, the Marriage Equality Referendum changed what it meant to grow up LGBT in Ireland. We told young people and their friends and families that it was safe to come out, that they #BelongToTheFuture. Young people now feel confident to come out, and demand for services from BeLonGTo, has literally doubled since the referendum.
BeLonG To, the Irish national organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young people, has today (24.11.2015) announced the appointment of Moninne Griffith to the role of Executive Director.
Today, Monday 23rd November, sees the launch of the 7th Stand Up! week, in St Nessan’s Community College, Limerick, by Jan O’Sullivan, Minister for Education and Skills on behalf of BeLonG To, Ireland’s national organisation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) young people.
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.