LGBT youth groups com­bine to launch poster cam­paign

Bray People - - NEWS -

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.

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