LGBT youth groups combine to launch poster campaign
THE young people of LGBT groups in Bray and Arklow joined forces to create a poster campaign for ‘Stand Up Week’.
The members met in Bray last week to launch the campaign, which features seven posters they created dealing with various themes such as sexuality and gender, coming out, and other matters important to young people.
The posters themselves are supposed to build a conversation about LGBT issues and the terminology surrounding them, such as ‘non-binary’ or ‘gender fluid’.
The point of the campaign is to create an awareness and discussion.
The posters are being distributed to schools all over Wicklow.
The Bray group initially visited Arklow and they worked together thrashing ideas and coming up with a concept. Their facilitators Elaine and Angeline encouraged them to really think about what they wanted to say, and what it’s like to be a young gay person.
The posters encourage a general understanding and are something for schools to hang up for national Stand Up Week.
The groups had a fantastic evening in Seomra Youth Centre in Bray to celebrate the launch, and talk to each other about what the campaign means to them.
Bray and Arklow LGBT groups with Martina Keating from Bray Youth Service, John Duffy of ‘BeLonG To’, Bray faciliatator Elaine Murray and Arklow faciliatator Angeline Pluck.