Happy Butch Appreciation Day – here's to all the butches!
Butch Appreciation Day, 18 August, is a day to celebrate butches everywhere, along with all that they do for us. To mark the occasion, we asked our staff who their butch icons are and what they mean...
It’s #ButchAppreciationDay, and this is what butch means to me
What is butch? Traditionally, in lesbian culture, the word ‘butch’ refers to a woman whose gender expression and traits present as typically ‘masculine’. Being butch is about playing with and...
Why we need more representation of LGBT people of faith in popular culture
ByThe co-chairs of Stonewall’s Faith and Belief Network
Last week, we saw plenty of headlines talking about the rumours that EastEnders will debut its first openly lesbian Muslim character . Reports suggest that the character Iqra, played by actress Priya...
Cricket celebrates third year of Rainbow Laces
ByRobbie de Santos
For the third year in a row, if you’re watching the Vitality Blast and Kia Super League cricket this weekend you’ll notice rainbow flags decorating the grounds, players and umpires donning rainbow...
An open letter to the new Prime Minister
Nearly 100 LGBT organisations, influencers and allies, including Stonewall, have signed an open letter to the new Prime Minister Boris Johnson and new Women and Equalities Minister Amber Rudd.
Equal marriage in Northern Ireland: what next?
Last month, both MPs and Lords backed the amendment to make same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland a reality. This is a huge step forward for LGBT equality in the UK and a tribute to the tireless work and advocacy of our partners at the Love Equality campaign. But, is this a done deal?
Sport still isn’t everyone’s game
ByRobbie de Santos
Last night, a Twitter account known as The Gay Footballer (@FootballerGay) was deleted a few hours before it was set to reveal its identity as a Championship footballer. The account first appeared...
10 ways to step up as an ally to non-binary people
Today is International Non-binary People’s Day, which aims to celebrate the wide range of people worldwide who identify as non-binary. But do you know what it means to be non-binary? And do you know how you can better support non-binary people? Here are some ideas!
The Stonewall uprising: 50 years of LGBT history
On this day 50 years ago, an uprising took place at the Stonewall Inn in New York City. As it was raided by the police in the early hours, three nights of unrest followed, with LGBT people, long frustrated by police brutality, finally fighting back.
5 top tips on being a network co-chair
Yeme Onoabhagbe is the co-chair of the Stonewall BAME/POC staff network group. She’s currently working on our Network Group Masterclass , which will equip you with the practical skills and leadership...