Over 700 walkers took part in our 10k Walk, supported by American Express on Sunday 11 May, 11th annual Equality Walk has so far raised over £65,000 to tackle homophobic abuse.
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.
Research conducted by Stonewall shows that 99 per cent of young people regularly hear phrases like ‘that’s so gay’ or ‘you’re so gay’ in school. These insults can have a devastating impact on young people’s self-esteem and confidence. Stonewall’s campaign, Gay: Let’s Get the Meaning Straight, is helping schools and young people tackle this abuse and put a stop to homophobic language. Over £65,000 has already been raised, with more expected to come in over the coming weeks to reach our £75,000 target.
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We’re incredibly grateful to everyone who took part and supported the Walk in this very special year.
the equality walk is a great day out fun you get to meet new people and you are helpng stonewall to and as you are walking round other people see you and became more awear of stonewall and that they do .
alice, 28 April 2010
The Lisptick Ladies are really looking forward to this May bank holiday. It will be a fantastic day of meeting new people, having fun in the sun, and most importantly, raising money for the Education for All campaign.
Lipstick Ladies, 27 January 2010