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Stonewall

  • 3rd May 2011

    500 join Stonewall’s Equality Walk 7

    Stonewall's Equality Walk was held on Sunday

    5:44 PM — A record 504 people joined gay charity Stonewall's annual Equality Walk on Sunday. Walkers raised £50,000 for the charity's work and followed a route along the sea front and through Brighton's gay village.

  • 8th April 2011

    Newly-out gay MPs attend Stonewall Equality Dinner 166

    Tory MPs Crispin Blunt (left), Margot James and Nigel Evans at last night's event

    1:26 PM — Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans and Conservative MP Crispin Blunt were among the guests at last night's Stonewall Equality Dinner. They joined 600 guests at London's Dorchester Hotel to raise £340,000 for the charity's gay rights work.

  • 20th March 2011

    Speech: British Home secretary promises progress on full gay marriage equality 65

    Theresa May promised action on gay marriage

    2:53 PM — In her first major speech on LGBT rights, the home secretary and minister for equality, Theresa May, has promised action on full gay marriage equality. Mrs May was speaking at an event hosted by the gay lobby group Stonewall.

  • 17th March 2011

    Stonewall to launch ‘biggest ever gay men’s health survey’ 4

    The survey will ask about healthcare experiences

    3:56 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall has launched a survey into gay and bisexual men's health. The organisation says the study will be the largest of its kind in Britain and will cover mental health, diet, fitness, long-term health conditions and illnesses like heart disease and cancer.

  • 16th February 2011

    Government is ‘painfully slow’ on gay marriage says Stonewall’s Ben Summerskill 33

    Ben Summerskill last year said he wouldn't be "jumped into" supporting gay marriage

    11:58 PM — Responding to news that ministers will hold a consultation on giving gay couples the right to civil marriage, chief executive Ben Summerskill it would have to start now for changes to be implemented by in this parliament. Stonewall only added gay marriage to its campaigning objectives last October, eight months after the Liberal Democrat leader and deputy prime minister Nick Clegg declared his support for a change in the law.

  • 19th November 2010

    Tory councillor suspended after being accused of homophobia 84

    Chris Windows has been suspended from the party

    12:43 PM — A Bristol Tory councillor who criticised gay actor Ian McKellen’s visits to schools has been suspended by his party. Chris Windows, who represents Henbury ward, has agreed to be "voluntarily suspended", the Conservative Party said.

  • Tory councillor accused of homophobia to meet gay rights group 3

    Chris Windows was said to be willing to meet Stonewall

    10:45 AM — A Tory councillor in Bristol who was accused of homophobia for criticising gay actor Ian McKellen's visits to schools is to meet gay rights group Stonewall.

  • 18th November 2010

    Tory councillor accused of homophobia for criticising gay actor’s school visits 28

    Chris Windows said "confused" pupils could be bullied

    2:13 PM — A Conservative councillor in Bristol has been accused of homophobia after he voiced concern about gay actor Ian McKellen visiting schools.

  • 16th November 2010

    Poll finds gay people are coming out at a younger age 17

    The poll found that those under 18 were most likely to come out at the age of 15

    11:40 AM — A poll by gay rights charity Stonewall has found that the average age for gay and bisexual teenagers to come out is now 15. The online survey of 1,536 openly gay or bisexual people found that the age for coming out has steadily fallen over the last 20 years.

  • 9th November 2010

    Video: Politicians join Stonewall ‘It Gets Better Today’ campaign 14

    Steve Gilbert MP is among the politicians supporting the campaign

    12:19 PM — Politicians from all of the main parties have added their support to a Stonewall campaign to support gay teenagers. The campaign is inspired by the US YouTube campaign It Gets Better and encourages people to record short videos of support.

  • 5th November 2010

    Tory MP Chris Grayling named Stonewall ‘bigot of the year’ 36

    Chris Grayling was branded a 'bigot' at the award ceremony

    1:41 AM — Former shadow home secretary Chris Grayling was named 'Bigot of the Year' at Thursday night's Stonewall awards. Award winners included rugby player Gareth Thomas, The Times and actor John Partridge.

  • 4th November 2010

    Christina Aguilera tells gay kids ‘just be yourself’ 3

    Christina Aguilera told gay kids "it gets better"

    3:41 PM — Pop star Christina Aguilera has added her support to Stonewall's campaign against homophobic bullying. The charity has begun a new campaign called It Gets Better... Today, which is inspired by the US YouTube campaign It Gets Better.

  • 1st November 2010

    Gay and trans campaigners cancel Stonewall awards protest 12

    The demonstration has been cancelled

    10:39 AM — A demonstration planned for the Stonewall awards this Thursday has been cancelled. Around 100 people were expected to protest outside the ceremony in central London over the gay charity's stance marriage equality and because it does not lobby for trans issues.

  • 29th October 2010

    Stonewall launches own message for gay teenagers 33

    Stonewall launched the It Gets Better Today campaign

    2:01 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall has launched its own version of the US It Gets Better YouTube campaign for bullied gay teenagers. 'It Gets Better Today' tells young people that they do not have to wait for their lives to improve because the UK already has civil partnerships, out gay soldiers and parental rights for gay people.

  • 28th October 2010

    Campaigners welcome Stonewall’s support of gay marriage 16

    Campaigners welcomed Stonewall's support of marriage equality

    11:42 AM — Marriage equality campaigners have welcomed Stonewall's support of civil marriage for gay couples. The charity announced yesterday that after surveying its supporters, it would add the issue to its campaigning objectives.

  • 27th October 2010

    Stonewall says it will campaign for gay marriage 50

    Stonewall said it was "pleased" to be widening its campaign objectives

    3:10 PM — Gay lobbying charity Stonewall says it will campaign for lesbian and gay couples to have civil marriages in the UK. The charity has come under pressure in recent months from several of its co-founders and other gay campaigners to widen its remit on the issue.

  • 25th October 2010

    Guide to parenting for gay dads 4

    The guide tells gay would-be dads their options

    6:03 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall has released a parenting guide for gay dads. The guide tells would-be fathers about their rights under the law and also gives information about adoption, surrogacy, sperm donation and co-parenting.

  • 20th October 2010

    Analysis: Stonewall’s apology for journalist of the year award 32

    Stonewall apologised for any offence caused

    5:03 PM — As the dust settles on the last week’s events, a key question is: has Stonewall, through the Bill Leckie affair, done itself irreparable damage? Or have valuable lessons been learnt, with outlook for the future rosier than before?

  • 26th May 2010

    Gay immigration group hit out at ‘sensational’ asylum report 9

    LGBT asylum seekers can face enormous odds

    5:27 PM — The UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group (UKLGIG) have expressed their misgivings over a recent newspaper article slamming the UK's border control policies. The article which appeared last weekend in the Independent on Sunday was headlined: "Virtually All Gay Asylum Seekers Sent Back to Persecution". UKLGIG say that the article created a false impression of the fate of LGBT asylum seekers in the UK.

  • 8th February 2010

    ‘Kick it Out’ director defends anti-homophobia film 7

    The premiere was due to take place on Thursday February 11th with a special event at Wembley Stadium

    7:19 PM — ‘Kick it Out’, the body responsible for tackling homophobia and racism in football, has responded to the FA’s decision to postpone the showing of a short film aimed at tackling homophobia.

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