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Diversity Champions events calendar 2018

Below are details of Stonewall events coming up in 2018, as well as other national and global events related to the LGBT equality movement.

We recommend you bookmark this page as it will be updated regularly when new details become available.

For each event marked with a *, you'll receive an exclusive discount if you're a member of our Diversity Champions programme.

We can also deliver our Role Models, Allies and Leadership programmes in-house. For more information, contact us.

Please note: for events led by Stonewall, where appropriate, we may provide collateral such as posters and sharing graphics for our Diversity Champions. However, for third-party events or awareness days we cannot guarantee that we'll be running activities or producing collateral. Please get in touch if you would like to find out more about this.

Date Event Description Location
January
27
Holocaust Memorial Day A day to remember the millions murdered or whose lives were irrevocably changed during the Nazi Holocaust and subsequent genocides. Global
31
Top 100 Employers launch The list celebrating the best performers in the 2018 Workplace Equality Index is released. London
February
Month-long
LGBT History Month Schools OUT UK’s National Festival of LGBT History. This year’s theme, Geography, looks at the status of LGBT people around the world. UK
1
Time to Talk Day A day to bring the nation together to get talking and break the silence around mental health. UK
21
Stonewall Cymru (Wales) Workplace conference * Learn the latest best practice and build your personal network. Ideal for senior business leaders, HR and diversity professionals, LGBT staff and allies. Cardiff
March
20
Stonewall Role Models programme * Development programme for LGBT workplace role models. London
5 - 11
LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week Run by New Family Social, agencies across the UK hold events for LGBT prospective parents. UK
8
International Women's Day This year’s theme is #PressforProgress – calling on everyone to press forward and progress gender parity. Global
16
Stonewall Equality Dinner 2018 Pledge your support by buying a table or donating an auction prize at our most important fundraiser of the year. Global
20
Stonewall Role Models programme * Development programme for LGBT workplace role models. London
31
International Trans Day of Visibility A day dedicated to celebrating trans people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by the trans community worldwide. Global
April
TBC
Stonewall Allies programme * Development programme for allies seeking to support LGBT colleagues. Bristol
15
Brighton Marathon Join Stonewall with our guaranteed places for this picturesque seafront race. Brighton
22
Virgin Money London Marathon Take part in the iconic 26.2 mile race through the streets of London with Stonewall. London
26
Lesbian Visibility Day A day to celebrate and raise awareness of lesbian communities and culture. Global
27
Stonewall London Workplace conference * Learn best practice, expand your network and be inspired at this flagship event. Ideal for senior business leaders, HR and diversity professionals, LGBT staff and allies. London
May
Month-long
Asian Heritage Month A month for celebrating the culture, traditions and history of the Asian community. Consider profiling LGBT Asian role models. Global
14 - 20
Mental Health Awareness Week Raising awareness about mental health issues since 2000. UK
17
International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia Alliances for Solidarity is this year’s theme, looking at how we can all be allies to different parts of the LGBT community. Global
17
Stonewall Allies programme * Development programme for allies seeking to support LGBT colleagues. Glasgow
18
Stonewall Role Models programme * Development programme for LGBT workplace role models. Glasgow
24
30 anniversary of enactment of Section 28. 30 years ago today Section 28 was enacted, banning the 'promotion of homosexuality' in schools. Stonewall was formed in response to this and other barriers to equality. UK
28
Vitality London 10,000 Join Stonewall for this popular 10km race through the heart of London. London
June
TBC
Stonewall Top Global Employers list released The list celebrating the top performers in the 2018 Global Workplace Equality Index is released. Global
Month-long
LGBT Pride Month Get your network group involved in local Pride celebrations; you can also march with Stonewall around the country. Prides continue all summer. Global
20
Stonewall Role Models programme * Development programme for LGBT workplace role models. London
27
Stonewall Allies programme * Development programme for allies seeking to support LGBT colleagues. London
27
Stonewall Riots anniversary The anniversary of the 1969 riots often considered the birthplace of the LGBT equality movement. Global
July
TBC
Stonewall Summer Party Reward your network groups by sending them to this amazing celebration. There are many opportunities to sponsor a table or donate an auction prize. London
TBC
Survival of the Fittest Get a team together and take on this 10km obstacle challenge in London. London
14 June - 15 July
2018 FIFA World Cup Visit Stonewall Says for our latest blogs on international issues, updates and developments. Russia
27 - 29
Prudential Ride London Join Stonewall at the Prudential RideLondon on this modified version of the 2012 Olympic Road Race. London
August
September
TBC
Stonewall Manchester Workplace conference * Be inspired to create lasting change in your organisation. Ideal for senior business leaders, HR and diversity professionals, LGBT staff and allies. Manchester
TBC
Alternative Family Week Helping raise awareness about different families and exploring ways for LGBT people to start a family. Global
16
Brighton and Hove Triathlon Take part in this triathlon and help raise vital funds for Stonewall. Brighton
23
Bi Visibility Day Celebrating bi identities and highlighting biphobia since 1999. Global
October
TBC
Stonewall Allies programme * Development programme for allies seeking to support LGBT colleagues. Leeds
TBC
Stonewall Role Models programme * Development programme for LGBT workplace role models. Manchester
27
Stonewall Starting Out careers guide launch All Diversity Champions are profiled in Britain’s only national careers guide for LGBT jobseekers. UK
Month-long
Black History Month A month to celebrate those whose contributions to society have often been marginalised. Recognise the diversity of the LGBT community and profile black LGBT role models. UK
7
Royal Parks Half Marathon Take in the spectacular sites of the capital and the beautiful Royal Parks – get a team together and raise money for Stonewall. London
11
International Coming Out Day Founded in 1988 to celebrate coming out as LGBT or as an ally. International Coming Out day empowers individuals to be themselves. Global
13 - 20
Hate Crime Awareness Week Started in 1995, in direct response to the murder of Stephen Lawrence, to raise awareness and promote local support for the victims of hate crime. UK
November
TBC
Rainbow Laces Week 2018 A week where organisations, players and fans come together to show their support for LGBT people in sport. UK
TBC
Stonewall Scotland Workplace conference A must-attend event for everyone involved in the delivery of workplace equality, diversity and inclusion. Edinburgh
13 - 17
Trans Awareness Week Raising the visibility of trans people and addressing the issues these communities still face. Global
20
Trans Day of Remembrance A day to memorialise those killed, and raise public awareness of hate crimes against trans people. Global
22 - 22 (Nov - Dec)
Disability History Month This month creates a platform for disability history to be heard, seen, accepted and celebrated in the mainstream. Think about the intersections of LGBT and disabled identities. UK
December
1
World AIDS Day An opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Global
5
International Volunteer Day A UN day to celebrate the power and potential of volunteers and volunteering. Global
8
Pansexual Pride Day A day to celebrate pansexual identities. Global
10
Human Rights Day A day to commemorate the UN's adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which turns 70 this year. Global

 

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