10 Years of Stand Up Awareness Week

10 Years of Stand Up Awareness Week

Stand Up Awareness Week takes place this year from November 11th to 15th. Stand Up is an anti-LGBT-bullying campaign that involves secondary schools across Ireland. We caught up with Sinead Keane from BeLonG To Youth Services to hear about their Stand Up Awareness...
Commencement of Children and Family Relationships Act for May 2020

Commencement of Children and Family Relationships Act for May 2020

On 4th November 2019, Simon Harris signed the commencement order for parts 2 & 3 of the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015, which will allow for certain same-sex parents to be recognised on their child’s birth cert from 5th of May 2020.   In a...
Launch of Queer Writers of Ireland

Launch of Queer Writers of Ireland

Founder of the new group Queer Writers of Ireland Moxie Lofton discusses the goals of the new collective for queer writers. The group has already held a coffeehouse writing crawl and has other events planned for November and December that aim to connect queer...
Fostering for LGBT+ Families

Fostering for LGBT+ Families

  Have you ever considered fostering? With the help of Orchard Fostering, we were able to hear from two same-sex couples about their experiences of fostering, both how frustrating and how extremely rewarding it can be.    “You will want to throw the...
‘LGBT+ Awareness and Inclusion Training: The Basics’ 

‘LGBT+ Awareness and Inclusion Training: The Basics’ 

  ‘LGBT+ Awareness and Inclusion Training: The Basics’  is designed to help all staff within the HSE to develop understanding of how they might make simple changes to their everyday work practices to provide an enhanced service to lesbian, gay, bisexual and...
#RainbowChallenge: This is our Rainbow story

#RainbowChallenge: This is our Rainbow story

Oliver McFeely and Samuel Rodrigues, based in Dublin and internationally, are the creators and founders of Artistic Patterns. They have recently launched the #RainbowChallenge Project as a way to show a visual representation of LGBT+ individuals (what they call the...
Nissu: Using Music to Spread LGBTQ+ Love

Nissu: Using Music to Spread LGBTQ+ Love

Nissu is a Dublin-based singer and songwriter, originally from Brazil. He moved to Ireland 4 years ago to pursue his career and recently launched his first single called “Forever Mine.” The music video for “Forever Mine” features real couples...
Inner Voice: Providing Inclusive Counselling Services

Inner Voice: Providing Inclusive Counselling Services

For those of you who do not know me, and I’d expect there may be a few of you, my name is Dermot McCarthy. I’m a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist that fell into therapy work after a series of events that took me to a dark and tumultuous place in life. I am a...