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Equality organisations welcome Scottish Government draft bill to reform the Gender Recognition Act

Leading LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex) organisations in Scotland have welcomed the Scottish Government’s draft Gender Recognition...

How you can make LGBT-inclusive health and social care a reality

Josh Bradlow

Our health is one of the most valuable things we have. Knowing that we have somewhere to turn when our health is in crisis is crucial. But for many LGBT people, this still isn’t the case. This...

NewsBlogHealth & social care

What to look out for in party election manifestos

Stonewall staff

We’re now just over a week away until polling day arrives for this general election. Each of the major political parties have now published their manifestos. These tell us what these parties want to...

NewsBlogCommunitiesLaw & crime

Trans Day of Remembrance: what is it and why is it needed?

Trans Engagement Officer, Stonewall Cymru

Today, 20 November, is Trans Day of Remembrance, which was founded by Gwendolyn Ann Smith in 1999 to commemorate the life and death of Rita Hester, a black trans woman murdered in Boston,...


Compulsory voter ID in elections

Laura Russell

This week, we have heard that the Government is planning to introduce compulsory photo ID for voters for all future parliamentary and English local elections. This would mean that in order to vote...

NewsBlogSocial exclusion

Historical Sexual Offences Act Comes into Effect

Today the Scottish Government launched the process for applying to have historical sexual convictions disregarded. Sophie Bridger, Campaigns Policy...

15 things LGBTQ people of colour want you to know

Stonewall's BAME/PoC Staff Network

The experiences of LGBTQ people of colour can often be misunderstood, and based on assumptions and prejudices. They can seem fully erased from LGBTQ stories. This Black History Month , some of...


QTIPOC organisations you should know about

Stonewall's BAME/PoC Staff Network

This is a list curated by the BAME/PoC Staff Network of the organisations, community groups and social spaces that are creating incredible work and support for QTIPOC people in the UK. This list is...


World Athletics Championships: Solidarity with LGBT people in Qatar

Robbie de Santos

As the World Athletics Championships in Doha kicks off today, we must use this opportunity to shine a light on the country’s treatment of LGBT people and remember that after the games are finished,...

NewsBlogCulture, media & sport

The Stonewall uprising: 50 years of LGBT history

Irene Lorenzo

On this day 50 years ago, an uprising took place at the Stonewall Inn in New York City. As it was raided by the police in the early hours, three nights of unrest followed, with LGBT people, long frustrated by police brutality, finally fighting back.



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