BeLonG To Youth Services in Ireland has launched a new advocacy campaign targeting anti-gay bullying The Stand Up! LGBT Awareness Weeks will be held April 4-15 in schools and youth services throughout Ireland. The campaign promotes positive awareness of LGBT young people, tackling homophobia and homophobic bullying, and building allies among young people and youth workers.
During Stand Up! Week youth workers and teachers will offer all young people who participate in their centre/school the opportunity to participate in fun and educational activities. These will increase awareness, build supportive links among young people and reduce the incidence of bullying and name-calling. The Educational Pack for Stand Up! Week will include a poster, dvd and actitivitys for each youth centre and school and stickers for young people.