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BeLonG To is an organisation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) young people, aged between 14 and 23. Below you will mind more detailed information on the organisation and its mission.
This section also includes a quick overview of the core issues affecting LGBT young people in Ireland today to facilitate you in writing your story.
BeLonG To is a national youth service for Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) young people in Ireland. We believe that LGBT young people need to be respected and cared for on the same basis as all other young people, and that when they are safe and supported in their families, schools & society they will thrive as healthy and equal citizens.
To get there we provide direct youth work services to LGBT young people in Dublin and support LGBT youth groups all around the country. These are spaces where LGBT young people can meet each other, get involved in activities and see that their identities and selves are valuable and important.
Because we believe that the problems which LGBT young people experience are largely due to negative societal attitudes, we also work to change these attitudes. This is done by training teachers and youth workers, running awareness campaigns in schools and youth services and working with government departments to ensure that LGBT young people are heard so that positive social change occurs.
LGBT young people are coming out younger and in greater numbers. Here is some information from 'Supporting LGBT Lives' which we co-commissioned in 2009
Minority stress can result in mental health issues for some LGBT young people.
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School is a hugely formative place for LGBT young people. We are committed to making school a safer and better place for them. Here is some information from 'Supporting LGBT Lives' which we co-commissioned in 2009.
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