Tag Archive | Stonewall UK

UK: Diversity at work is better for business – top UK lawyer

UK: Diversity at work is better for business – top UK lawyer

Global law firm, Pinsent Masons, beat competition from Britain’s MI5 security service and a northern English fire department to be named the country’s most LGBT-friendly workplace on Monday. Leading LGBT+ rights charity Stonewall, which made the award, said Pinsent Masons had introduced “a range of inclusive policies and practices for lesbian, gay and bi staff”. […]

Opinion: Bisexual poverty is overlooked by the LGBT+ community

Opinion: Bisexual poverty is overlooked by the LGBT+ community

Poverty is one of the main issues facing bisexual people. Yet it is a problem that is seriously overlooked. Bisexual people are the ‘invisible majority’ of the LGBT+ community. Despite being the largest group under the rainbow flag by some measures, our needs and our marginalisation are often ignored.

UK failing LGBT+ teens on mental health – campaigners

UK failing LGBT+ teens on mental health – campaigners

Britain needs to do more to help LGBT+ teenagers, campaigners said on Friday last, after government data showed more than one in three struggle with mental health problems. Nearly 35 percent of LGBT+ 14 to 19-year-olds in England had a mental disorder, compared to 13 percent of heterosexual adolescents, according to official data released on […]

UK: Squeamish, divisive and trad – campaigners’ verdict on sex education

UK: Squeamish, divisive and trad – campaigners’ verdict on sex education

A planned overhaul of sex education in British schools is squeamish, conservative, and caters more to boys than girls and LBGT+ pupils, according to feedback on the government proposals, as a consultation period ended on Wednesday. The government wants sex education to be compulsory at all schools in England, and this year began working on […]

UK: ‘Wake-up call’ as medics push LGBT towards conversion therapy

UK: ‘Wake-up call’ as medics push LGBT towards conversion therapy

One in 20 British LGBT+ people have been pressured to undergo conversion therapy while getting healthcare, rising to one in five among transgender people, a charity said on Thursday. LGBT+ patients experience “shockingly high level of hostility and unfair treatment”, with many avoiding medical care as a result, Stonewall said in a report based on […]

UK: Young, gay and married – some LGBT wed to avoid abuse

UK: Young, gay and married – some LGBT wed to avoid abuse

Dressed in a golden, laced gown, Noor was relieved to wed a man she had met briefly online, ending years of pressure from her Pakistani family to marry. As lights flashed and guests danced merrily inside an English wedding hall, Noor felt she might finally be free to live her life as a lesbian, since […]

Stonewall UK: Speculating about athletes’ sexual orientation needs to stop

Stonewall UK: Speculating about athletes’ sexual orientation needs to stop

Stonewall UK have criticised betting company Paddy Power’s stunt for Brighton Pride, an empty bus called the Official Bus of Gay Professional Footballers, which Power says is to highlight the lack of openly LGBT players in the Premier League. On the Stonewall UK website, a piece by Kirsty Clarke, Director of Sport, states: We know […]