Sinn Féin Seanad spokesperson for the arts, youth affairs and LGBTQI rights, Senator Fintan Warfield has called on schools and workplaces to support BeLonG To’s ‘Stand Up!’ week which aims to tackle homophobic and transphobic bullying by increasing awareness, friendship and support.
Senator Warfield said:
“Despite substantial steps for equality in recent years, LGBTQI bullying and prejudice are still commonplace in Ireland. Due to this, our youth face distress coming out for fear of discrimination or mistreatment.
“The only proven way to tackle homophobia and transphobia is to make intolerance unacceptable in our schools, workplaces and wider society and for LGBTQI allies to support their friends, colleagues and family members. I am calling on schools and workplaces to support BeLonG To’s ‘Stand Up!’ week this week and put an end to homophobia and transphobia.”