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7 things you might not know about conversion therapy

Prishita Maheshwari-Aplin

Conversion therapy is a damaging and degrading practice that tries to erase, repress, or change people's sexual orientation and/or gender identity. It leaves lasting scars on LGBTQ+ survivors – but...

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Lil Nas X and the reemerging diversity of Blackness

Z Monteiro

I’m usually not one to follow the latest music videos, but Lil Nas X has changed that. There’s so much to dissect in videos for songs like Montero and Industry Baby – namely that he’s an openly gay...

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What does it mean to be Black and queer?

India Hosten-Hughes

When I think about being Black and queer, the first thing that comes to mind is the incredible and intriguing presence that Black queer people have. There is a powerful air of ownership, profound...


Seven survivors of conversion therapy describe its lasting, damaging impact

Stonewall staff

‘Whenever I remembered the treatment I’d had, I would start physically shaking,’ – survivors of conversion therapy share their experiences. Shockingly, conversion therapy remains legal in the UK. And...

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LGBT+ experiences in UK education improving, new study finds

Stonewall staff

A trailblazing new report from UCAS and Stonewall uncovers that nine out of ten LGBT+ students have a positive or neutral experience of the UK education system – and also shines a light on areas for...

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10 ways you can step up as an ally to bi people

Molly Maher

23 September is Bi Visibility Day, where we celebrate the huge range of people worldwide who identify as bi. But do you know what it means to be bi? And do you know how you can better support bi...


“I knew that my family were queer, but ‘lesbian’ felt like a dirty word in school."

Max Hartley

An intergenerational Q&A about LGBTQ+ education in schools. Claire Dowie and Rachel Watkeys-Dowie are a mother and daughter who both identify as queer. Claire is 64, grew up in Birmingham and...

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Scottish Government sets out commitments on LGBTQ+ equality in Programme for Government

Colin Macfarlane, Director of Stonewall Scotland (he/him) said : ‘We welcome today’s commitment from the First Minister to introduce a bill to reform...

LGBTQ+ refugees are some of the most vulnerable people on the planet. Here’s what we do to help.

Leanne MacMillan

At Stonewall, our vision is of a world where everyone is free to be ourselves – but the truth is that in many areas of the world, just being LGBTQ+ puts lives at risk. Desperate situations demand...


Stonewall announces new trustees

We’re so pleased to share that five new trustees have joined Stonewall’s board: Dunni Alao, Lou Downe, Gbolahan Faleye, Adam Lake and Dr Kyle Ring...


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