A message from Nancy Kelley (she/her), Stonewall’s CEO
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...
5 areas of LGBT+ equality you need to know about
The Scottish Parliament election is fast approaching and it’s crucial that LGBT+ people and their allies are counted. Make your voice heard and ask your candidates to advocate for these five areas of...
I want LGBTQ+ young people to feel safe being who they are.
Koda Sparkes (he/him) is a young, working class LGBT+ person speaking up about bullying in schools. He spoke to us about how important it is that young LGBTQ+ people are informed and supported...
This LGBT+ History Month, let’s champion inclusive education for all
This LGBT+ History Month our focus will be on LGBT+ education. For us, this takes us back to our roots – Stonewall was formally launched one year to the day after Section 28 was made law in 1988...
How being LGBT inclusive makes school a happier place for everyone
Jen is a primary school teacher from the North West of England. In this blog she discusses her school’s approach to LGBT inclusion and the positive impact it had on the school as a whole. I work in a...
Teachers in England need more support on LGBT-inclusive education
Every child and young person deserves an education that sets them up for life, reflects the diversity of our world, and affirms that they are valid and deserving of respect. From this school year,...
New research: bi people less likely to be 'out'
Only one in five bi people (20 per cent) are out to all their family compared to three in five gay men and lesbians (63 per cent) Two in five bi people (42 per cent) hide or disguise their sexual...
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 journey to becoming an LGBT inclusive school
I teach in a large secondary academy in Derbyshire. As a safeguarding lead, I receive a high volume of concerns from staff and parents about our students. This can involve anything from feeling low...
Time to celebrate #RSEDay
Today, all of us at Stonewall are celebrating RSE Day. If you haven’t heard of it before, that’s OK! RSE Day was created two years ago by Nottingham City Council and now, with the support of the Sex...