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LGBTQ+ or not, a truly inclusive education system benefits everyone – here’s why

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Mo Wiltshire

All LGBTQ+ children and young people deserve an education that reflects who they are. Join us in building a world where LGBTQ+ youth are safe, seen and heard. Stop the threats to LGTBQ+ inclusive...

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Bi Cymru/Wales

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Ele Hicks

Bi Cymru/Wales was founded in 2007 by bi people in Wales who felt that their issues and voices are often missing or overlooked in LGBTQIA+ spaces. We came out of a workshop held at BiCon UK held when...

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Netflix’s Pray Away shows us the horrors of religious conversion therapy - here’s why we need a ban without exceptions

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Stonewall staff

Netflix’s new documentary Pray Away follows the actions of Exodus, a religious group who told LGBTQ+ members – and their families – that they could change who they were. This important film follows...

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Q&A with Alison Bechdel: The Secret to Superhuman Strength

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Max Hartley

Alison Bechdel is a queer and feminist icon. She rose to fame after creating the iconic comic strip Dykes To Watch Out For, which ran for 25 years, and writing the graphic novels Fun Home and Are You...

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A level playing field? Addressing discrimination in sports

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Liz Ward

Stonewall’s Director of Programmes, Liz Ward, celebrates the out and proud LGBTQ+ athletes from this year’s Olympics and Paralympics, but asks: “Is this enough?”. The theme for the Tokyo Olympics and...

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We Can Do Better Than This: new book gives voice to LGBTQ+ experiences from around the world

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Prishita Maheshwari-Aplin

How can we create a better world for LGBTQ+ people? A newly released collection of stories and essays, We Can Do Better Than This: 35 Voices on the Future of LGBTQ+ Rights, tackles the question by...

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10 ways to step up as an ally to non-binary people

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Stonewall staff

The 14 July is International Non-binary People’s Day, which aims to celebrate the wide range of people worldwide who identify as non-binary. But do you know what it means to be non-binary? And do you...

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Being non-binary in the UK today

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Prishita Maheshwari-Aplin

What does it mean to be non-binary? For me, it means freedom and joy. To be non-binary is to exist outside of society’s confines and expectations. It’s to look at the world around me and to challenge...

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Hidayah: Gender, Sexuality, and Islam

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Deenah al-Aqsa

During Pride Season, we are celebrating the ways we are #ProuderTogether. Deenah from Hidayah talks about how the organisation provides visibility, information, and community support to queer Muslims...

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AVEN – The Asexual Visibility and Education Network

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Michael Doré

Content warning: sex, sexual coercion During Pride, we are celebrating the ways we are #ProuderTogether. Michael from AVEN talks about the importance of including ace identities in the LGBTQ+...

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