Stand Up Week! 2017 (13th -17th November)

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This week we are taking part in Stand Up! Week, the aim of which is to tackle homophobic and transphobic bullying by increasing awareness, friendship and support for LGBTI+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans+ and Intersex People) students by other students.

Why do we need Stand Up! Week

Many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and intersex (LGBTI+) young people develop their sexual and gender identities within supportive families and communities and are leading happy lives.  However, many other LGBTI+ young people experience serious levels of homophobia, transphobia and exclusion in their schools, youth clubs and local areas.  

What is happening in school this week?

Videos and discussions on LGBTI+ issues in SPHE classes

Rainbow waterfall at school entrance and flying rainbow flag

Non uniform day on friday where staff and students wear a colour of the rainbow

Supports

Mr Coplen / Ms Keher / Ms Heffron (LGBTI+ Awareness Committee)

Noticeboard outside Room 5 / support@colaistechiarain.com

Guidance Counsellor (Mr McGettigan)  / Chaplain (Ms Gallagher)

http://www.belongto.org (Information on support groups for parents and LGBTI+ people)