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Ban Conversion Therapy: Why we need a ban with no exemptions and no excuses

Prishita Maheshwari-Aplin

A full ban on conversion therapy must include religious settings and protect trans people. Aged 21, Liam – a trans man – confided in the pastor at his church about having a difficult time with his...

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New website to report hate crime in the Western Balkans and Turkey

Stonewall staff

In partnership with ERA (LGBTI Equal Rights Association for the Western Balkans & Turkey), Stonewall is launching You Are Heard , an LGBTQI+ hate crime reporting website. This new service...


Why do we need National Coming Out Day?

Deepa Lalwani

National Coming Out Day was first celebrated in 1988. Over 30 years later, it’s still in our calendars – but why do we need it? National Coming Out Day is an annual celebration which takes place on...

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7 things you might not know about conversion therapy

Prishita Maheshwari-Aplin

Conversion therapy is a damaging and degrading practice that tries to change, "cure", or suppress people's sexual orientation and/or gender identity. It leaves lasting scars on LGBTQ+ survivors – but...

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Lil Nas X and the reemerging diversity of Blackness

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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What does it mean to be Black and queer?

When I think about being Black and queer, the first thing that comes to mind is the incredible and intriguing presence that Black queer people have. There is a powerful air of ownership, profound...


Seven survivors of conversion therapy describe its lasting, damaging impact

Stonewall staff

‘Whenever I remembered the treatment I’d had, I would start physically shaking,’ – survivors of conversion therapy share their experiences. Shockingly, conversion therapy remains legal in the UK. And...

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LGBT+ experiences in UK education improving, new study finds

Stonewall staff

A trailblazing new report from UCAS and Stonewall uncovers that nine out of ten LGBT+ students have a positive or neutral experience of the UK education system – and also shines a light on areas for...

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10 ways you can step up as an ally to bi people

23 September is Bi Visibility Day, where we celebrate the huge range of people worldwide who identify as bi. But do you know what it means to be bi? And do you know how you can better support bi...


An intergenerational Q&A about LGBTQ+ education in schools

Max Hartley

An intergenerational Q&A about LGBTQ+ education in schools. Claire Dowie and Rachel Watkeys-Dowie are a mother and daughter who both identify as queer. Claire is 64, grew up in Birmingham and...

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