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.
Participating in the launch
The Department of Children and Youth Affairs are looking for individuals and groups to take part in the launch of the strategy and to present work they have been doing around LGBTI+ identity and activism.
Participating groups would have access to a bursary scheme to assist people in preparing to present their work at the event.
Who could present?
- Your friends
- Youth groups
- College societies
What could we present?
If you have something you’ve been working on or have an idea that you’d love to get off the ground, you can access the bursary to present it in the form of:
- a video
- a poster campaign
- a piece of spoken word or theatre
- an art project
- a study
- any kind of demonstration of creativity that ties in with the theme pride, pals, and perspectives
If you would like to participate in the launch, click here to download the exhibition bursary application form.
Attending the launch
If you’d like to attend the event, there is also funding available for transport, particularly if you’re coming from outside of Dublin.
Attending gives you the chance to meet LGBTI+ young people from around the country, discuss the issues, and learn more about the National LGBTI+ Youth Strategy.
If you are interested in attending, click here to download the travel bursary application.
For more information, visit the DCYA website.