Pride Month

by Emma Bell
Celebrating Pride Month

Pride month is taking place from Wednesday 1st June until Thursday 30th June. Pride month is dedicated to celebrating the LGBTQ+ community all around the world and raising awareness for the issues affecting LGBTQ+ people every day. It is important that we acknowledge the work that still needs to be done to improve the rights of the LGBTQI+ community and pride month helps to do this.

Pride month is celebrated in June to commemorate the Stonewall Riots that took place in 1969 in the US. The Stonewall Riots triggered the campaign for equal rights for gay people in America, and all over the world, at a time when being gay was classified as a mental illness in the US and was a crime in many countries – including Ireland.

There are a number of events taking place in Dublin as part of Pride month, including the Dublin Pride MArch and Parade on Saturday 25th June and the Dublin Pride Festival from 22nd June to 26th June.

Find more information about Pride month events on the official Dublin Pride website.

LGBTQ+ Bullying

LGBTQI+ Bullying is any intentional, targeted and repeated abusive behaviour of an individual because of their sexuality, and/or their gender identity. Homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying are forms of bullying that victimizes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, queer and other individuals with different gender and sexual provides more information on what LGBTQ+ bullying is, how to spot it and what schools can do in particular to prevent LGBTQ+ bullying.

We have collated a list of research that has been published on the Anti-Bullying Centre website over the years which will help to inform people about some of the issues the LGBTQ+ community face, and the impact that these issues have on people. You can find more academic publications and scientific reports on the Anti-Bullying Centre website.

Research published on the Anti-bullying Centre website examining issues relating to the LGBTQ+ community and bullying: