Stonewall responds to the Women and Equalities Select Committee report

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“It is clear from the report that trans healthcare is in crisis.” BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY EHIMETALOR AKHERE UNUABONA VIA PEXELS Over the past year the Women And Equalities Committee have looked into the calls for reform of the Gender Recognition Act and has collated their findings. The report shares what they have learned [….]

Rainbow Migration, Stonewall and Mermaids partner to fight for LGBTQI refugees in the Nationality And Borders Bill

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The cost of this bill in its current form will be immensely damaging to members of our LGBTQI community BY KEAH LILY, IMAGE BY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS In July 2021 Home Secretary Priti Patel proposed the Nationality And Boarders Bill (2021). This bill represents the biggest attack on the refugee system that we have ever seen [….]

WATCH NOW: Rainbow Laces Day discussion

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Athletes Amazin LeThi and Charlie Martin discuss the importance of allyship and inclusion in sport BY DIVA STAFF, IMAGES BY DOMINIC FRASER AND ALINA OSWALD It’s been a great year for queer representation in sport with a record number of out LGBTQI athletes participating in The Olympics. It has also been a fantastic year for [….]

Rainbow Laces is back and ready to take action

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The iconic campaign, run by LGBTQ+ charity Stonewall, is back with a fresh new look and a new focus on its goals BY NIC CROSARA For the sixth year, Stonewall is launching its award-winning Rainbow Laces campaign in partnership with TeamPride. Rainbow Laces has become a symbol of LGBTQI people in sport with 12 million+ [….]

BBC quits Stonewall Diversity Champions programme in the wake of anti-trans article

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The Diversity Champions programme helps companies to promote LGBTQIA workplace equality BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY PIXABAY The BBC has announced its departure from the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme following recent controversies surrounding its coverage of LGBTQIA issues. It follows Channel 4 and Ofcom, reflecting internal concerns over its ability to remain impartial. The Stonewall [….]

How can cisgender allies support trans women?

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“It will take a lot of collective work to improve life for trans people in the UK, but we can all lighten the load” BY CAIT FINDLAY, IMAGE BY THE GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION “I’ve been seeing it not over the last few weeks, but over the last 40 years. It has got worse,” says Christine [….]

DIVA publisher Linda Riley supports #LWithTheT in the face of transphobic BBC headline

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DIVA is a home for all LGBTQI women and non-binary people 🌈 BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY PIXABAY In a disappointing moment for public service broadcasting, the BBC has published an article headlined, “We’re being pressured into sex by some trans women”. A tirade including transphobic ideology, the piece platforms the “concerns” of a minority [….]