National School Climate Survey from BeLong To

17 May 2019

Today marks 29 years since the World Health Organisation removed homosexuality as a mental illness from the International Classification of Diseases

May 17th is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia ( IDAHOBIT ) – a time to champion inclusion and build a better world for the LGBTI+ community.

BeLonG To Youth Services is the national organisation supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI+) young people in Ireland. Since 2003, BeLong To have worked with LGBTI+ young people to create a world where they are equal, safe, and valued in the diversity of their identities and experiences. We also advocate and campaign on behalf of young LGBTI+ people, and offer a specialised LGBTI+ youth service with a focus on mental and sexual health, alongside drug and alcohol support. We respond to the needs of LGBTI+ young people in Ireland and we help them thrive.

Yesterday, BeLong To launched their first National School Climate Survey in partnership with the Ivy League research university, Columbia University in the USA.

They are gathering the experiences of LGBTI+ people between 12 and 18 years at school and ask that we all share this survey with the LGBTI+ people in our lives.

They will be sharing the results with politicians, policy makers, educators, and the media and make sure the experiences captured are heard far and wide. With research comes a better understanding of how to make things better and helps us make change.

Find the link to the survey here –

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