Among the pressures are slagging and harassment by family members; feeling alone with their thoughts for extended periods; and the re-emergence of mental health difficulties that had been under control.

More than half of LGBTI+ (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and intersex) young people have felt suicidal during the Covid-19 crisis and two-thirds(...)

Yes to equality: Panti Bliss (Rory O'Neill) in the courtyard at Dublin Castle on May 22nd, 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

ON THE FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE REFERENDUM THAT CHANGED HOW WE SAW OURSELVES, SOME OF THE ACTIVISTS INVOLVED REVISIT THAT TIME It’s a diffe(...)

Ayrton Kelly from Donegal on the campus of UCD. He speaks about the experiences of LGBT teens in secondary school. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Ayrton Kelly is disappointed, but not surprised, by the findings of a survey on what school is like for gay teenagers today. The 21-year-old came out(...)

More than a third of LGBT students reported being shoved or pushed because of their sexual orientation, while just over one in 10 reported being punched, kicked or injured. Photograph: iStock

Almost three-quarters of gay or transgender teenagers feel unsafe in schools, according to the largest survey of LGBT young people in the Irish educat(...)

The school principal said the move was prompted by the school’s student council and had been agreed by the school’s board of management and parents. File photograph: iStock

A Co Wicklow primary school is introducing a new gender neutral school uniform policy which will allow boys to wear skirts or girls to wear trousers f(...)

The  Aviva Stadium is being lit up  with the colours of Pride until June 8th as part of an effort to help young people who may be struggling to come to terms with their sexual identity.  Photograph:  David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile.

The home of Irish rugby and soccer will be bathed in the rainbow colours of Pride this week to act as a “beacon” for young people who may be strugglin(...)

Moninne Griffith of BeLonG To: ‘We still regularly have young people arrive on our doorstep, having been asked to leave the family home because they have come out.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Young LGBT people are still being “asked to leave” their homes after coming out to family, a leading campaigner for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, tran(...)

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For as long back as he can remember, Dylan would go to bed at night and pray that he would wake up a boy. “I had no idea. I would have classified him (...)

Alison Hallahan with daughter Charlotte Cannell.

New Year’s Eve, 2015, was the night I told my parents I was gay. It was the year of the same-sex marriage referendum and I wanted to be open to my fam(...)

Alison Farrell. Photograph: Patrick Browne

There’s no simple answer to the question of what it’s like to grow up transgender in Ireland in 2018. On the one hand, “Ireland is a world leader in (...)

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