Dundalk Outcomers launched a new e-book “Cyberbullying: A guide for young LGBT people” in the Dundalk Outcomers centre on Friday last.
“Cyberbullying: A guide for young LGBT people” e-book is a product of a collaborative project between Dundalk Outcomers and Accept – LGBT Cyprus, that was made possible thanks to the generous support of the ERASMUS + programme of the European Union and Léargas, National Agency in Ireland.
“It is an amazing collaboration between Cyprus and Ireland,” said Bernardine Quinn, project coordinator for Dundalk Outcomers.
“The whole book is now live online and the whole idea behind it was that we wanted it to be paperless. There are only three printed and bound versions here today for people to have a look at.
Bernadine said there is still an atmosphere of fear for young LGBT people.
“Young people are still afraid to be themselves,” said Bernardine. “There are a few people today who cannot be photographed or associated with the project as they fear they will be subjected to homophobia.”
Dundalk councillor Maeve Yore was also at the launch and spoke highly of the project.
“It is a great project,” said Cllr Yore. “We should all be tolorent and considerate of everyone.
“It is ridiculous in this day and age that young people are still afraid to be themselves.”
The e-book was launched by Mariaed Mc Guinness MEP, representatives of Dundalk Outcomers and Accept-LGBT Cyprus.
At the launch,participants of the projectalso spoke about the planning and effort that went into the project.