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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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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BeLonG To Executive Director, Moninne Griffith Appointed Chair of Gender Recognition Act Review

BeLonG To Executive Director, Moninne Griffith Appointed Chair of Gender Recognition Act Review Friday, November 3rd, 2017 BeLonG To Executive Director and former Marriage Equality Director, Moninne Griffith has been appointed Independent Chair of the group to review Ireland’s 2015 Gender Recognition Act. The review of the 2015 Act will cover issues such as gender recognition for children younger than 16 years of age; arrangements for […]

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Government Ministers Join Forces to Stand Up Against Homophobic and Transphobic Bullying

Government Ministers Join Forces to Stand Up Against Homophobic and Transphobic Bullying Thursday, November 9th, 2017 Today, Thursday, November 9th, Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD and Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone TD joined forces to Stand Up for LGBTI+ students across Ireland. According to 2017 research (1), 70% of young LGBTI+ people do not […]

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BeLonG To Executive Director, Moninne Griffith Appointed Chair of Gender Recognition Act Review

BeLonG To Executive Director, Moninne Griffith Appointed Chair of Gender Recognition Act Review Friday, November 3rd, 2017 BeLonG To Executive Director and former Marriage Equality Director, Moninne Griffith has been appointed Independent Chair of the group to review Ireland’s 2015 Gender Recognition Act. The review of the 2015 Act will cover issues such as gender recognition for children younger than 16 years of age; arrangements for […]

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83% of LGBT+ Young People Surveyed Call for Changes to Drug Laws

83% of LGBT+ Young People Surveyed Call for Changes to Drug Laws Tuesday July 25th, 2017 BeLonG To Youth Services, the National LGBT+ Youth Service Calls for Decriminalisation of Drugs for Personal Use The current legal situation criminalising drug use in Ireland prevents young people from asking questions, finding information, and looking for help in a dangerous situation, according to […]

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