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Lil Nas X and the reemerging diversity of Blackness

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Z Monteiro

I’m usually not one to follow the latest music videos, but Lil Nas X has changed that. There’s so much to dissect in videos for songs like Montero and Industry Baby – namely that he’s an openly gay...

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6 sports getting LGBTQ+ inclusion right

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Erin Williams

There are more LGBTQ+ people in the Olympics this year than ever before. And some of the sports involved are striving to grow in a positive direction by building visibility and inclusion for LGBTQ+...

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Q&A with Alison Bechdel: The Secret to Superhuman Strength

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Max Hartley

Alison Bechdel is a queer and feminist icon. She rose to fame after creating the iconic comic strip Dykes To Watch Out For, which ran for 25 years, and writing the graphic novels Fun Home and Are You...

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Are the Olympics really for all? Addressing discrimination in sports

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Liz Ward

Stonewall’s Director of Programmes Liz Ward celebrates the out and proud LGBTQ+ athletes competing in this year’s Olympics and Paralympics, but asks: “Is this enough?”. The theme for this year’s...

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We Can Do Better Than This: new book gives voice to LGBTQ+ experiences from around the world

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Prishita Maheshwari-Aplin

How can we create a better world for LGBTQ+ people? A newly released collection of stories and essays, We Can Do Better Than This: 35 Voices on the Future of LGBTQ+ Rights, tackles the question by...

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Queer East: LGBTQ+ cinema from East and Southeast Asia

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Yi Wang

During Pride, we are celebrating the ways we are #ProuderTogether. Yi from Queer East talks about the importance of queer representation in the media, and of amplifying the voices of Asian...

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Pride Month reflections from our departing vice chair, Simon Blake OBE

As part of our #ProuderTogether campaign, our departing vice chair Simon Blake has reflected on how much our movement has achieved in the past six years, and how much further we have to go. In 2015 I...

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A message from Nancy Kelley (she/her), Stonewall’s CEO

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Nancy Kelley

Today we set out a new chapter for Stonewall as we launch our 2021-5 Strategy: Free to Be. It’s almost a year since I took up the role of Chief Executive here at Stonewall. I’ve had so many rich and...

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10 documentaries to understand the LGBTQ+ rights movement

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Stonewall staff

This International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) we reflect on the historical and continued criminalisation of and discrimination against LGBTQ+ people around the world...

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Why England Rugby's new trans inclusion policy is so disappointing

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Liz Ward

Last month, we were incredibly disappointed and concerned to see that the Rugby Football Union for England published a new trans and non-binary participation in rugby policy proposal alongside a...

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