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SNOG Frozen Yoghurt teams up with Stonewall to mark charity’s 25th anniversary

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The exhibition, which already features famous supporters of Stonewall including Harry Styles, Rita Ora, Sam Smith, Nick Grimshaw, Calvin Klein, Florence Welsh, Boy George and Katy B – can be viewed here: instagram.com/snogfrozenyogurt.
An exclusive SNOG app, designed by Carri Munden of Cassette Playa, is available from tomorrow to download for the general public to voice their support as well as upload their own #FirstSNOG… Read the rest


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Make it a Knight to remember at Stonewall’s Summer Party!

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Beverley, whose hits include Come As You Are, Shoulda Woulda Coulda and Piece of my Heart and has recently become a West End sensation with her starring role in The Bodyguard, will sing at the event in aid of Stonewall’s vital work in Britain and around the world.
The Summer Party supports the charity’s work to tackle homophobic abuse. Stonewall currently works with 10,000 schools… Read the rest


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Make it a Knight to remember at Stonewall’s Summer Party!

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Beverley, whose hits include Come As You Are, Shoulda Woulda Coulda and Piece of my Heart and has recently become a West End sensation with her starring role in The Bodyguard, will sing at the event in aid of Stonewall’s vital work in Britain and around the world.
The Summer Party supports the charity’s work to tackle homophobic abuse. Stonewall currently works with 10,000 schools… Read the rest


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Hundreds hit the streets of Brighton for Stonewall 25th anniversary celebration

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Radio 1Xtra DJ Adele Roberts and Great British Bake Off’s John Whaite hosted this year’s walk which included live entertainment and a picnic in the Royal Pavilion Gardens for the hundreds of families and fundraising teams. MPs Caroline Lucas and Simon Kirby, and the Mayor of Brighton & Hove Denise Cobb, also attended the 10k walk. After the walk Adele and John handed out prizes… Read the rest


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Jan Gooding appointed as new Stonewall Chair of Trustees

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She succeeds Jacqueline Davies who retires after serving as a trustee for nine years and as Chair of Stonewall since 2012. Jan will work closely with Acting Chief Executive Ruth Hunt to continue expanding Stonewall’s work here in Britain and around the world challenging homophobia and prejudice in every walk of life.
Speaking about her appointment Jan said: ‘While modern Britain has made great progress… Read the rest


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Jan Gooding appointed as new Stonewall Chair of Trustees

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She succeeds Jacqueline Davies who retires after serving as a trustee for nine years and as Chair of Stonewall since 2012. Jan will work closely with Acting Chief Executive Ruth Hunt to continue expanding Stonewall’s work here in Britain and around the world challenging homophobia and prejudice in every walk of life.
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DJ Adele Roberts and British Bake Off’s John Whaite to host Stonewall’s Brighton Equality Walk

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Adele and John will be at the starting line to cheer on hundreds of Stonewall supporters raising money for the lesbian, gay and bisexual equality charity’s campaign: ‘Gay. Let’s Get the Meaning Straight’. The campaign is tackling anti-gay language in schools across Britain following research that shows 99 per cent of lesbian, gay and bisexual young people hear phrases such as ‘that’s so gay’ or… Read the rest

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Stonewall secures Heritage Lottery Fund support

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The programme will focus on the gay equality movement since 1989 and will chronicle and celebrate the accomplishments of key individuals, historic events and legislative changes.
The two year project will involve a number of activities around the country, volunteering opportunities and an oral history project to celebrate the older lesbian, gay and bisexual community.
Commenting on the award, James Taylor Stonewall’s Head of Policy… Read the rest


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Stonewall: There can be No Bystanders in fight to tackle bullying and abuse

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The night marked Stonewall’s 25th anniversary, with speeches from presenter, broadcaster and writer Sue Perkins and journalist and Stonewall founder, Matthew Parris. Both emphasised that while there was much to celebrate, there was still much to do.
The Dinner also saw the launch of Stonewall’s No Bystanders campaign, with a 60 second film. The hard-hitting and powerful film demonstrates that, unchecked, the abusive language children… Read the rest


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25 years after Section 28, Stonewall launches ground-breaking film for primary schools

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25 years after the introduction of Section 28, a piece of legislation that banned resources like FREE, the film follows the stories of four children exploring family, friendship and what it means to be yourself.
FREE is launched tonight (5 March) at a première, kindly supported by BNP Paribas, at the Curzon cinema in London’s West End. The film is the culmination of four years’… Read the rest

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Elton, Alan Carr and The Archers featured in star-studded Stonewall Silent Auction

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The Silent Auction – which supports Stonewall’s ongoing work to stamp out homophobia in Britain and around the world – is open online to bids from everyone.
Bidders have a chance to scoop two tickets to see Elton John in Paris as well as to take home Marlene Dietrich’s cufflinks from an exclusive collection of her life. Also up for grabs are a meet-and-greet with… Read the rest


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Stonewall launches new guidance to tackle endemic levels of online abuse

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The guide provides practical advice for teachers and parents to help lesbian, gay and bisexual young people avoid abuse and cyberbullying.
The guidance comes in response to statistics showing that almost a quarter of gay young people experience cyberbullying. This abuse has a devastating impact on a young person’s self-esteem and in the worst cases can impact on mental health and well-being, leading to self-harm… Read the rest


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Ben Summerskill to step down as Chief Executive

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His time as Chief Executive saw a dramatic change in the legal landscape for lesbian, gay and bisexual people in Britain. During his tenure he led successful campaigns to secure legal equality for gay people in Britain, including the repeal of Section 28, goods and services protections, civil partnerships and marriage equality.
Ben’s tenure also saw a transformation of the charity itself, taking it from… Read the rest


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Register now for Stonewall’s 2014 Equality Walk

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Walkers will raise funds to support Stonewall’s work in over 10,000 schools to tackle homophobic bullying. YouGov polling conducted on behalf of Stonewall shows that over half of gay young people experience homophobic bullying at school, while nearly all hear homophobic language. Worryingly, nine in ten teachers report they’ve never received training on how to prevent and respond to homophobic bullying.
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Stonewall launches campaign to eradicate workplace homophobia ‘once and for all’

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Stonewall today launches a national campaign to tackle endemic levels of homophobia in Britain’s workplaces. Featuring two people at work, the campaign states clearly that: ‘One is gay. If that bothers people, our work continues’. 
The campaign comes in response to YouGov polling which shows that in the last five years 2.4m people of working age have witnessed verbal homophobic bullying at work. A further… Read the rest


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Stonewall launches new guide for international equality activists

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Stonewall today launches a guide for equality activists worldwide on how to engage with the UK Government.
It provides the practical information they need to work effectively with the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development to advance the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in their countries.
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Stonewall launches new guide for international equality activists

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Stonewall today launches a guide for equality activists worldwide on how to engage with the UK Government.
It provides the practical information they need to work effectively with the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development to advance the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in their countries.
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Will Young and Stonewall team up to tackle homophobic language

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Stonewall, supported by Will Young and Mumsnet, today launches a flagship campaign to tackle homophobic language in schools.
The campaign comes exactly ten years since the repeal of Section 28 and is in response to research showing that 99 per cent of lesbian, gay and bisexual young people hear phrases such as ‘that’s so gay’ or ‘you’re so gay’.
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Stonewall publishes review of ‘best in class’ Workplace Equality Index

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Stonewall today publishes a ground-breaking review of its annual Workplace Equality Index which finds it continues to be ‘best in class’. The review confirms that organisations that took part year-on-year see tangible transformations in their workplaces.
The Workplace Equality Index Five Year Review, supported by EY, shows that the Index remains the most effective proven tool in Britain for improving the lives of lesbian, gay… Read the rest


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Stonewall launches Global Diversity Champions Programme

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Stonewall today launches its Global Diversity Champions Programme, a best practice forum for organisations that employ people around the world.
The programme will work with international companies to ensure that their lesbian, gay and bisexual staff, regardless of which country they operate in, can perform.
It is currently illegal to be gay in 78 countries and only 59 countries protect gay people from discrimination in… Read the rest


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