Stonewall

Lecturers, trade unionists and students march through central London. (Getty) A queer University College London (UCL) masters student explains why the university’s decision to cut ties with Stonewall is so hurtful. A few days ago, UCL became the first university to sever ties with Stonewall, the largest charity supporting LGBT+ rights in the UK. The
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The BBC’s logo. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty) The BBC’s decision to exit Stonewall’s workplace diversity scheme was “inevitable” because anti-trans staff members have the ear of senior management, according to a BBC employee. There was outcry on Wednesday (10 November) when the BBC announced that it was quitting Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme, a scheme that helps workplaces
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Stonewall marching in London Pride in 2015. (Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty) Politicians and senior LGBT+ figures have rushed to defend Stonewall in the wake of a BBC “investigation” into the charity. On Friday (15 October), the BBC published an article headlined Stonewall’s influence on BBC and Ofcom revealed“. Based on a 10-part investigative podcast by the Stephen
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Sajid Javid has asked for a “fresh advice” on trans patient policy after a transphobic report about trans sex offenders in The Telegraph. (WIktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto via Getty Images) LGBT+ groups have accused new health secretary Sajid Javid of “sexualising young trans people” after he ordered a review of NHS policy regarding trans patients. Javid called
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Exterior view of Broadcasting House, the BBC headquarters in Central London. (Photo by Vuk Valcic/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Concerns have been raised over the “censorship” of trans issues after the BBC unpublished a doctor’s heartbreaking fears for young patients in light of last year’s controversial puberty blockers High Court ruling. The broadcaster said it
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Equalities minister Liz Truss arrives at Downing Street (WIktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto/ Getty) Equalities minister Liz Truss is pushing all government departments to withdraw from a major Stonewall employment scheme promoting LGBT+ acceptance. The Stonewall Diversity Champions programme is described as “the leading employers’ programme for ensuring all LGBT+ staff are accepted without exception in the workplace”.
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Transgender people and supporters march through central London during the second Trans Pride protest march for equality on 12 September 2020. (Photo by Wiktor Szymanowicz/Barcroft Media via Getty Images) A retired Old Bailey judge has questioned why anti-trans groups such as the LGB Alliance weren’t included in a consultation on hate crime laws. Charles Wilde,
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Today marks 15 years since PinkNews founder Benjamin Cohen put the very first rudimentary version of this website live. He’s been reflecting on the past 15 years in this Twitter thread. Incredibly, it’s 15 years, to the day, since I first started work on @PinkNews. It’s been a labour of love! We will celebrate later
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Calls for LGBT- inclusive education at Birmingham Pride. (Jim Wood/Barcroft Media/Getty) Stonewall has launched a curriculum guide to help primary schools make all subjects LGBT-inclusive ahead of comprehensive relationships education becoming compulsory next year. From September 2020, inclusive relationships and sex education will be statutory, which the guide says “will provide an additional impetus for
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