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Why we must speak up for LGBTQ+ sportspeople

Erin Williams

This Rainbow Laces Day , our Sports Engagement Manager Erin Williams argues that we need to move past visibility and into real action if we want to create a sporting world where all LGBTQ+ people can...

BlogCulture, media & sport

Positive: how a HIV diagnosis changed my life for the better

Jason O'Dwyer

This blog was first published on Jason's LinkedIn page, and is presented in its original form. One day in June 2006, whilst sat on a hard plastic chair in a consultation room in a sexual health...

BlogHealth & social care

About Stonewall and our Diversity Champions programme

At Stonewall, we stand for lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, questioning and ace (LGBTQ+) people everywhere. We imagine a world where all LGBTQ+ people...

Why do we need the Rainbow Laces campaign?

Stonewall staff

When we wear our rainbow laces, we commit to having honest conversations about the experiences of LGBTQ+ people in sport and fitness – but what are the key talking points we need to address? Sport...

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Needing ID could stop LGBTQ+ people voting

Martha Robinson Rhodes

The world has changed considerably since the 2019 general election. The COVID-19 pandemic has deepened existing inequalities faced by marginalised communities; hate crimes based on sexual orientation...

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Which countries have already banned conversion therapy?

Stonewall staff

In late October, the UK Government launched a consultation on banning conversion therapy in England and Wales. But across the world, many places already have bans in place. In fact, there are 13...

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The hidden costs facing potential LGBTQ+ parents

Deepa Lalwani

Photo: Whitney and Megan Bacon-Evans It's time to start a conversation about the practical and financial costs facing many LGBTQ+ people who want to have children. In this article, we explore how...

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LGBTQIA+ people do not need ‘fixing’

Molly Maher

In the UK, it is still legal for LGBTQIA+ people to be subjected to conversion therapy. Conversion practices attempt to suppress, ‘cure’, or change a person’s gender identity or sexual orientation...

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7 things people on the ace spectrum need you to know

Prishita Maheshwari-Aplin

We asked 7 ace people what they wish allies knew about their identities – here’s what they told us. 1. You don’t have to experience zero sexual attraction to be a part of the ace community...


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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