Belong To Youth Project was set-up in December 2002 to work with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) young people in Ireland.
It supports and resources LGBT young people, aged 14 – 23, to actively participate in this project and in doing so to positively affect their lives. As such, it is the first and only project of its kind in the country.
BeLonG To provides one-to-one and group support for young people to allow them to safely engage with confidence building, personal development, peer support and making friends. It also affords young people a space where they can experience inclusion, acceptance, social justice, fun and safety.
We believe that youth work offers an ideal opportunity for LGBT youth to address their issues and concerns, while enabling them to participate as equal citizens in a society which would often deny their rights.