Stonewall statement on IAAF ruling on trans athletes
ByRobbie de Santos
Robbie de Santos, Director of Sport, Stonewall said: ‘Sports needs to have extensive scientific, research-led discussions to inform their policies on how best way to ensure all trans people can take...
Compulsory voter ID in elections
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...
International Pronouns Day
There’s a lot of discussion in the media and online recently about the use of gender pronouns. Gender pronouns aren’t new though. We use them all the time to identify and refer to someone. Describing...
World Athletics Championships: Solidarity with LGBT people in Qatar
ByRobbie 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,...
An open letter to the new Prime Minister
Nearly 100 LGBT organisations, influencers and allies, including Stonewall, have signed an open letter to the new Prime Minister Boris Johnson and new Women and Equalities Minister Amber Rudd.
Equal marriage in Northern Ireland: what next?
Last month, both MPs and Lords backed the amendment to make same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland a reality. This is a huge step forward for LGBT equality in the UK and a tribute to the tireless work and advocacy of our partners at the Love Equality campaign. But, is this a done deal?
10 ways to step up as an ally to non-binary people
Today 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 know how you can better support non-binary people? Here are some ideas!
The Stonewall uprising: 50 years of LGBT history
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.
Transphobia at Pride in London
This year's Pride in London saw the streets yet again filled with revellers to watch 30,000 people walk through London for LGBT equality. That sight wouldn’t be possible without Pride’s amazing, hard...
Why LGBT-inclusive relationships and sex education matters
Today the Government launched a public consultation on what relationships and sex education should look like in England’s schools. While that might not be the first thing on your Christmas list, it’s...