Home Office report reflects worrying rise in transphobic and homophobic hate crime

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Hate crimes reported in England and Wales have risen by 9% since the beginning of the pandemic BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY PIXABAY A Home Office report has revealed the sinister reality of hate crime in the UK, reflecting a rise in reported hate crimes by 9% since the beginning of the pandemic. The report [….]

LGBTQIA+ students are increasingly optimistic about being out at university, finds Stonewall-UCAS study

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Is it that time of year again? Hello, Freshers’ Week! BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY PIXABAY University is often an opportunity for LGBTQIA+ individuals to embrace and explore their sexuality. New research shows that LGBTQIA+ students beginning university or college are, excitingly, increasingly viewing education as an opportunity to be open about their identity. Yay! [….]

“LGBTQ+ Afghans need our support”

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Stonewall and Rainbow Migration urge UK government to evacuate Afghanistan’s LGBTQI+ community BY CAITLIN CHATTERTON The CEOs of Rainbow Migration and Stonewall have written a joint letter to Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, demanding an urgent meeting to discuss the evacuation of LGBTQI+ people in Afghanistan. The letter begins, “We are writing to you with great [….]

NEWS: LGBTQI community urges UK Government to legally ban conversion therapy

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It has been almost 1,000 days since the UK Government announced a commitment to ending “the abhorrent practice of conversion therapy”  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA TWITTER In a new campaign brought forward by Stonewall, the UK’s leading charity for LGBTQI equality, a coalition of mental health practitioners, LGBTQI organisations and faith communities are urging [….]

NEWS: Trans activists criticise High Court ruling on puberty blockers

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Campaigners say the landmark ruling will cause devastation for the trans community BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Trans young people have been left facing an uncertain future following a High Court ruling on puberty blockers described by some as “devastating”. Children under the age of 16 experiencing gender dysphoria are “highly unlikely” to be [….]

NEWS: Stonewall re-launch award-winning Rainbow Laces campaign for 2020

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Lace up for LGBTQI equality in sport and support this year’s Rainbow Laces campaign BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA STONEWALL Stonewall, the UK’s leading lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity, is today re-launching its award-winning Rainbow Laces campaign in partnership with TeamPride, for the fifth year. Since the campaign’s conception, the charity has sent [….]

NEWS: Stonewall and Manchester United launch a new partnership to promote LGBTQI inclusion

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Manchester United joins Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme and strengthens commitment to make football everyone’s game  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Manchester United has come out swinging for LGBTQI equality in football today with the announcement of a new partnership with Stonewall, the UK’s leading charity LGBTQI equality. This initiative demonstrates the club’s strengthening commitment to promoting diversity [….]