BeLonG To marks International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

BeLonG To marks International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia   Thursday, May 17th 2018 On today, International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB) BeLonG To Youth Services calls for an end to the prejudice and bullying LGBTI+ young people face daily. Students are still reporting high levels of LGBTI+ bullying in Irish secondary schools. 70% of young LGBTI+ people […]

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MINISTER HELEN MCENTEE TD LAUNCHES ‘YOUTH FOR YES’ CAMPAIGN

MINISTER HELEN MCENTEE TD LAUNCHES ‘YOUTH FOR YES’ CAMPAIGN  Monday, May 1st, 2018  Pauline McLynn lends her support with a ‘Register for Yes’ video https://twitter.com/Together4yes/media  Today, 1st May, the Minister of State for European Affairs, Helen McEntee TD, launched ‘Youth for Yes’, alongside Ireland’s national youth organisations: SpunOut.ie, Union of Students Ireland (USI) and BeLong To Youth Services, who support LGBTI+ youth in […]

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National Network Spotlight – Donegal

BreakOUT is a collective of youth groups for LGBTI+ young people in Donegal. They currently meet in Ballybofey, Glenties, Letterkenny, & Moville. Here, we chat to members of the group.. What is the best thing about BreakOUT? The tea, people, and Mammy Murray (Youth Worker, Sinead Murray). What does a typical group meeting look like? Going to BreakOUT is like dropping into […]

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460,000 Young People Warned to ‘Check the Register’ Before May 8th Referendum Deadline

460,000 Young People Warned to ‘Check the Register’ Before May 8th Referendum Deadline   Sunday, April 15th, 2018 460,000 Young People Advised to ‘Check the Register’ Before May 8th Referendum Deadline   122,000 young people who have turned 18 since general election in 2016 reminded to register before May 8 deadline Any young person turning 18 between registration deadline and […]

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BeLonG To Youth Services Welcomes Relationships And Sexuality Education Review

Statement BeLonG To Youth Services Welcomes Relationships And Sexuality Education Review Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 “We are delighted that Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) is being reviewed to reflect the needs of young people in Ireland today, including our LGBTI+ young people. For too long information about same sex relationships, safe sex and LGBTI+ matters has been taught in just […]

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O.U.T Opening Up Together

O.U.T Opening Up Together This group in Finglas provides a place for LGBT+ young people and those questioning their sexuality/gender to get support, express themselves openly, build their confidence, and have fun. There is a junior group for 10-16 year olds and a senior group for 17-24 year olds. Junior Group: Meets on Fridays from 5-6.30pm. Senior:  Meets on Thursdays […]

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A Day in May – The World Premiere

A Day In May – The World Premiere   We all remember the weeks and months leading up the that magical day in May 2015 when the people of Ireland said Yes to marriage equality. Ticket are now on sale for ‘A Day In May’, a play based on the book of the same name by Charlie Bird that captured some of […]

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