Throughout 2017, over 4,000 young people across Ireland took part in consultations online and off as part of the National LGBTI+ Youth Strategy. The consultations were carried out to give young people a chance to share their views on LGBTI+ issues in Ireland.
The results of these consultations have been gathered in the Youth Consultation Report: Pride, Pals and Perspectives. The report will be launched on Saturday, December 9th by Minister for Children, Katherine Zappone.
At the launch, members of the Youth Advisory Group will present their findings, and young LGBTI+ people from around the country will present creative work that explores their identities on the theme of pride, pals and perspectives.
We’re looking for individuals and groups to present work they have been doing in the area of LGBTI+ identity, activism, issues and conversation.
The Department of Children and Youth Affairs has established a bursary scheme to assist people preparing work to present at this event.
Do you, your friends, or your youth group, college society, or club have something to say? You could access our bursary scheme to present work at this event; a video, a poster campaign, a piece of spoken word or theatre, an art project, a study, or any kind of demonstration of creativity that ties in with the theme of this event; pride, pals, and perspectives. Maybe it’s something you’ve been working on already or an idea that you’ve had that you’d love more people to engage with. We’re looking for creative and engaging work for you to share and for us to give a platform too.
Be part of this fun and exciting event by attending. Funding is also available for transport to the event, especially if you live outside Dublin. Meet LGBTI+ young people from around the country, discuss the issues relevant to you, and learn about our workon the LGBTI+ Youth Strategy.
For more information DCYA