GALAS

LGBTI Youth Wexford been officially placed on the Shortlist for the Gay and Lesbian Awards 2017,  taking place on the 21st October in the Mansion House  Dublin. This is the eighth annual GALAS Ireland LGBT awards, and is the first nomination for LGBTI Youth Wexford. The GALAS were set up by GCN and the National…

Local LGBTI group in FDYS

The LGBTI youth group caters for young people who identify as LGBTI, it is a safe space where young people can express themselves as they feel. We do a wide variety of programs including but not limited to : coming out workshops, awareness programs including LGBTI Awareness, drugs and alcohol awareness, trips away, arts and…

Mental Health in the LGBTI Community

“According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the rate of substance abuse disorders among LGBT individuals isn’t well known, but studies indicate it may be 20% to 30%, which is significantly higher than the general population (9%)” (Redding, 2014). One of the causal factors for this is stress- from discrimination, bullying,…

A significant number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Ireland aged 25 and under experience severe stress, anxiety and depression, according to a new report.

The study found that over half of 14 to 18-year-olds had self-harmed, 70% had suicidal thoughts and one in three had attempted suicide. HSE national office for suicide prevention, reveals that LGBT people still experience bullying at school, fear of rejection and discrimination, violence and negative attitudes. It found the most common age people discover…

LGBT helpline had busiest ever year in 2015

2015 was the busiest year ever for the LGBT Helpline, the national support service for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Almost 77,000 people accessed information and support through the organization’s telephone helpline and online services last year. These findings are included in the 2015 annual report of the LGBT Helpline, in total; the LGBT Helpline received 3,609…