Tag Archive | Stonewall UK

OPINION: After Pride, it is time to focus on mental health for LGBT+ employees

OPINION: After Pride, it is time to focus on mental health for LGBT+ employees

By Simon Blake – chief executive of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England, and deputy chair of UK LGBT+ campaign group, Stonewall This month, around 1.5 million people turned out for London Pride and UK Black Pride. From PwC to Virgin Atlantic, many organisations took to the streets to celebrate the LGBT+ community. It is […]

Head of Britain’s leading LGBT+ lobby group quits as trans debate rages

Head of Britain’s leading LGBT+ lobby group quits as trans debate rages

The head of Britain’s leading LGBT+ rights group, Stonewall, said on Thursday that she was stepping down after a tenure marked by debates that have “not always been a comfortable conversation” as transgender rights took greater prominence. Ruth Hunt has been with gay and transgender lobby group, Stonewall, for 14 years, and chief executive since […]

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 […]