Tag Archive | Stonewall UK

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 […]

Stonewall UK: Jump For Equality 2018 Skydiving Event

Stonewall UK: Jump For Equality 2018 Skydiving Event

Stonewall UK have organised a 10,000 ft Skydiving fundraiser to take place on 23 September, for those brave enough to try it! Jump for Equality details below: Date: 23 September 2018 Height: 10,000ft Location: Old Sarum Park, Old Sarum, Salisbury, SP4 6EB, UK Registration: £50 (€56.24) Fundraising: £425 (€478.03)

US: Transgender equality battle front line moves to Ohio

US: Transgender equality battle front line moves to Ohio

The front line in the battle for transgender equality in the United States has moved to Ohio, where campaigners are leading a push for change, after Puerto Rico allowed people to alter their gender on birth certificates. Ohio, Kansas, and Tennessee are the only three US states that do not allow people to determine their […]

Stonewall UK: 2018 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100

Stonewall UK: 2018 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100

The incredible Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 is back again this year for cycle enthusiasts across the UK. Starting at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the route winds its way through beautiful Surrey countryside on closed roads, before coming back into London and past some of the most iconic sights. Date: 29 July 2018 Distance: 100 miles Location: London-Surrey Registration: £40 Fundraising: £500 Cycling for Stonewall

Stonewall To March At Birmingham Pride 2018

Stonewall To March At Birmingham Pride 2018

Stonewall UK will be marching at Birmingham Pride on 26th May, in Birmingham city centre, and you can march along with them if you’re attending the parade. Date: 26 May 2018 Location: Birmingham City Centre Registration: Free. However, marching does not gain you a Birmingham Pride wristband. To buy wristbands please visit the website. You will be marching alongside Stonewall’s Youth Pride […]

Stonewall UK Criticise Voter ID Pilots In Local Elections

Stonewall UK Criticise Voter ID Pilots In Local Elections

In Britain, on 3 May 2018, local government elections will be taking place across London. The British Government is planning to pilot a new voter identification scheme in polling stations, in Woking, Gosport, Bromley, Watford and Swindon. This would require individuals to bring photo ID with them to be able to vote. Stonewall UK are […]

Stonewall UK: Equality Dinner 2018

Stonewall UK: Equality Dinner 2018

The annual Stonewall Equality Dinner will be taking place on Friday 16 March 2018. On the night, guests will be welcomed to the Sheraton Grand, Park Lane where they will be greeted with a champagne reception, followed by a three-course meal and dancing.

UK: Survey shows hate crimes against LGBT almost double in 4 years

UK: Survey shows hate crimes against LGBT almost double in 4 years

Hate crimes against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Britain have almost doubled in the past four years, campaigners said on Thursday last (7th September), with one in five people targeted in the past 12 months. A newly-released survey of 5,000 LGBT people by pollster, YouGov, found 16 percent of lesbian, gay and […]

UK: Lloyds Bank Tops Stonewall’s Inclusive Employer List

UK: Lloyds Bank Tops Stonewall’s Inclusive Employer List

Lloyds Banking Group has been named the most inclusive employer in Britain, by LGBT charity Stonewall, in its Top 100 Employers list for 2017.   The banking firm, which came second in the 2016 list, launched a new colleague volunteering programme, forming official partnerships with LGBT charities. This includes trans youth charity Mermaids, elder LGBT […]

Rainbow Laces Campaign Criticised by Football v Homophobia

Rainbow Laces Campaign Criticised by Football v Homophobia

Stonewall UK and Paddy Power have been criticised, not for their Rainbow Laces campaign, but for the slogan that goes with it – Get Behind The Players.  Stonewall have defended the slogan by saying it’s meant to be risqué and tongue in cheek, but the anti-homophobia group Football v Homophobia have stated: