Stonewall Give Advice on Trans Equality Bill December 1

In January the Women and Equalities Committee published its Transgender Equality Report. And in July the Government published its response. Now, it is being debated in Parliament. On the 1 December 2016, the House of Commons will discuss the report and the Government’s response in a debate secured by the Women and Equalities Committee. For […]

DfE and Capita Clash over Gender on School Census

The Department for Education and Capita, who run the schools’ managements information systems (SIMS) seem to have clashed over how to record the gender of transitioning or non-binary pupils on their census returns, which have to be completed by October the 6th. For the Government Department advises that the gender recorded for pupils should be […]

History Resource: The Radical Activist who Took on AIDS

History Resource: The Radical Activist who Took on AIDS (BBC World Service) Peter Staley was one of the ACT UP activists whose campaigns helped to turn AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. Their story is told in the Oscar-nominated documentary How To Survive A Plague.

Schools OUT UK Comments on Paddy Power & Stonewall Football Slogan

LGBT History Month’s mother ship Schools OUT UK has come out against the campaign slogan ‘Right behind Gay Footballers’. They have joined with a number of groups who having already been campaigning for several years to counter the homophobic ethos of British football, are unhappy at Stonewall’s choice of language.

Football Anti-Homophobia Campaign Hits a Snag

A campaign to show solidarity with gay footballers has caused controversy because of its slogan. The plan is to have footballers in all the 134 professional clubs wearing rainbow laces to show their support for gay footballers. The laces have been made and distributed by the betting agency Paddy Power and Stonewall. So far so […]

Gove Tells Stonewall He Wants to Make Schools Safe

Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education, is aware of homophobia and wants to do something about it, according to a response he gave at an education conference. He told the Stonewall Education Conference, which is held every year to support lesbians, gays and bisexuals in education, that: “It is outrageous and medieval to think […]

Obama's Inaugural Speech Makes History

In his inaugural speech, President Obama made reference to the Stonewall riots and said “our journey is not complete” until equal rights for gay people is reached. The pro-gay pastor of the Episcopal parish closest to the White House gave the benediction at President Barack Obama’s inauguration. Furthermore, Barack Obama chose Richard Blanco, an openly gay […]

Rugby Football League win Sports Award of the Year

Rugby League’s work in embracing inclusivity and tackling homophobia has been recognised by the RFL receiving the Stonewall Sports Award of the Year. The award, which celebrates the impact and contribution of sporting organisations and athletes in breaking down the barriers of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) inclusivity in the sporting environment, was presented at […]

Health Service failing Gay and Bisexual men according to Stonewall

The world’s largest ever health survey of gay and bisexual men has found they get left behind by the health service in the UK. The survey shows that more gay and bisexual men attempt suicide, worry about their bodies and suffer eating related illnessses than their straight counterparts. More worrying perhaps, si that almost half […]

What's it like to be gay, lesbian or bisexual in school today? Stonewall wants to know

A new survey by Stonewall seeks students’ views on what it is like to be queer at school. The ‘Speak Out’ survey for LGB young people aged 11 to 19 is up and live. Five years on from their ground-breaking research The School Report Stonewall is once again calling on lesbian, gay and bisexual young people […]