Stonewall Women

In all our work, Stonewall considers the needs and experiences of lesbian and bisexual women. We are always seeking to engage with more female supporters which is why we’ve launched a special programme, kindly supported by The London Women’s Clinic.

We have a number of special events dedicated to women throughout the year, including discussion panels, club nights and film screenings, plus our hugely popular all-female comedy event, Girls Night Out, which takes place annually at the Bloomsbury Theatre.  Confirmed dates for 2014 will be available here soon, but for more information please contact Sarah Jane on 020 7593 1864 or SarahJane.O’Neill@stonewall.org.uk 

What you can doStonewall women

Come to an event!

29 April at 8 am
 - Women’s Networking Breakfast with Margot James MP and Ruth Hunt, Acting Chief Executive at Stonewall - The Dorchester, London

13 May at 6:30 pm - FREE screening, Stonewall’s latest ground-breaking film aimed at primary schools – London Women’s Clinic, 113 – 115 Harley Street, London

18 June at 6:30pm – Discussion panel and Q&A on Fertility – London Women’s Clinic, 113 – 115 Harley Street, London *

10 September at 6:30 pm – Discussion panel and Q&A on Women in Sport – London Women’s Clinic, 113 – 115 Harley Street, London *

*Guests to be confirmed

These are run in addition to our annual programme of social, community and challenge events, full details of which can be found here.

Become a Stonewall Friend, Close Friend or Ambassador
The very best way you can support Stonewall is to set up a regular donation.

  • For just £5 per month you can become a Friend of Stonewall and support our work tackling homophobia in all areas of life. 
  • Become a Close Friend for a monthly donation of £20 and enjoy priority booking for key Stonewall events and other exclusive invitations.
  • Alternatively, for a minimum monthly donation of £125, join our top tier supporters and become a Stonewall Ambassador.

Buy some lovely Stonewall merchandise!Jen in marriage tee
Visit our online shop to see the full range of Stonewall goodies, including our popular 'Some Girls Marry Girls. Get Over It!' t-shirts.

Our work with women stretches across all areas of home, education and employment

At Home

Health - In 2007, Stonewall conducted the largest survey of lesbian and bisexual women’s health needs outside America. The results are quite concerning, you can read the report here: Prescription for Change: Lesbian and bisexual women's health

Find out more about what we're doing now to support the health needs of lesbian and bisexual women here.

International - Stonewall is proud to work internationally and we fully recognise that lesbians and bisexual women worldwide face abuse and violence. For International Women's Day 2013 we wrote about some of the challenges - and our hope that things can change. Read our article in the Huffington Post here.

Date for your diary: International Women's Day 2014 is Saturday 8 March. Why not hold a party or awareness-raising event in aid of Stonewall? We'd be happy to assist you!

Parenting - Stonewall has worked hard to ensure that lesbian, gay and bisexual people have the same legal rights to parenthood as everyone else because we know that gay people are just as capable of creating loving and supportive families. If you’d like more information on how to get pregnant, download our free guide Pregnant Pause hereRuth and family 

Our popular guide So...you think your child is gay? answers common questions parents may have when they think their child is gay or has just come out. The guide aims to dispel common myths about what being gay means for young people, as well as helping parents create a supportive environment for their children. 

For more information on parenting go to www.stonewall.org.uk/parenting

At School 

Our Different Families, Same Love posters, cards and stickers are designed to help primary schools celebrate all different types of families in the classroom. Our research shows that bullying in primary schools particularly affects children with same-sex parents so resources like these are vital to can help all children recognise difference and support other pupils with different family lives from their own.

We work closely with young people throughout the year on our Youth Volunteering and Talent Programmes. Last year our youth programmes attracted more young women than ever before - a great sign! For more information or to get involved as a mentor visit: www.youngstonewall.org.uk or contact Sarah Jane. 

At WorkOne is lesbian 2

Our latest campaign highlights the ongoing struggle of gay, lesbian and bisexual people to be themselves in the workplace. Have you seen it? Tell us what you think - use #LotsToDo and join the conversation on Twitter

Stonewall’s popular guide on leadership, Role Models: Sexual Orientation and the Workplace, is a great illustration of authentic leadership and features the stories of eight successful and inspiring women.

The Double Glazed Glass Ceiling: Lesbians in the Workplace - employers often express concern about the small number of openly-gay women in their workplaces and the even smaller numbers engaged in their work around sexual orientation. Stonewall’s report suggests that often gay women think their gender is more of a barrier to success at work than their sexual orientation.

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