What you can do

Our Year And our Impact

58,350

The Rainbow Laces campaign went from strength to strength, with support from the Premier League and the TeamPride coalition of influential sport bodies and sponsors."

Robbie de Santos

Head of Campaigns

58,350 PAIRS OF RAINBOW LACES WERE PICKED UP BY SUPPORTERS

We distributed 58,350 pairs of Rainbow Laces to supporters who wore them with pride. In November, 22 percent of sports fans engaged with our Rainbow Laces campaign, on social media and through more than 200 pieces of media coverage.

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151

We worked with community groups in Greater Manchester, Bristol, Gloucestershire and Somerset to support activism at a local level.”

Angela BryanBrown

Campaigns Officer

151 RELATIONSHIPS BUILT WITH LOCAL LGBT COMMUNITY GROUPS

We engaged with 151 LGBT community groups across England about how we can support them to change hearts and minds in their area.

1,000

Over the Pride Season we spoke to thousands of LGBT people and allies about how they can show support for LGBT people in Britain and abroad.”

Robbie de Santos

Head of Campaigns

MORE THAN 1,000 PEOPLE SIGNED UP TO THE BY YOUR SIDE CAMPAIGN

Over 1,000 people signed up to the campaign, showing their support to all LGBT people in Britain and overseas. Even more engaged in conversations and shared photos.

149,000,000

With some of the most high-profile football clubs taking to social media to support LGBT inclusion in sport, we achieved a global impact with the re-launched Rainbow Laces campaign.”

Robbie de Santos

Head of Campaigns

149,000,000 PEOPLE SAW THE RAINBOW LACES CAMPAIGN ACROSS THE WORLD ON TWITTER

This year our Rainbow Laces campaign reached far into the sporting world. Alongside the Football League, who introduced rainbow corner flags at every football league ground, there was participation from Team GB, Premiership Rugby, British Cycling, British Basketball, British Hockey, British Triathlon and more.

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5,000

LGBT in Britain, our state-of-the-nation research, is Stonewall’s new report series. It’s great to see so many people using the reports as an evidence base in their campaign work to achieve lasting change.”

Chaka Bachmann

Senior Research Officer

5,000 LGBT PEOPLE TOOK PART IN LGBT IN BRITAIN RESEARCH

Stonewall commissioned YouGov to carry out a survey asking more than 5,000 lesbian, gay, bi and trans people across England, Scotland and Wales about their life in Britain today. The results will be published in a series of reports, investigating LGBT experiences at work, mental well-being, experiences of homophobic, biphobic and transphobic hate crimes, and day-to-day discrimination.

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3,030

Our fundraising events, including the Equality Dinner and the Summer Party, enable us to raise vital, sustainable funds so the organisation can function independently now and in the future.”

Laura Summers

Fundraising Events Manager

3,030 PEOPLE ATTENDED STONEWALL FUNDRAISING EVENTS LAST YEAR

Over 3,030 people attended 13 Stonewall fundraising events in the last year.

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Our Future Plans

DISCRIMINATION STILL LIMITS QUALITY OF LIFE FOR LGBT PEOPLE

Our Response :

We will move people from being ‘passive supporters’ of LGBT equality to ‘active advocates’, inspiring them and empowering them with the tools and confidence to do this. We will work to ensure that LGBT people, across all communities are valued, welcomed by all and able to participate fully in society. We will help LGBT people to better understand and respect difference across LGBT life, and work to tackle prejudice within LGBT communities, particularly racial prejudice.

FEAR FOR PERSONAL SAFETY IN PUBLIC SPACES

Our Response :

We must reach diverse LGBT communities, including those who are trans, BAME/PoC, of faith, from low income communities, disabled and those based in rural locations. We will work with these communities, and with partners and allies close to them, to demonstrate the strengths that our differences can bring, and to let all LGBT people, here and abroad, know that they are not alone.

WE MUST ENSURE YOUNG PEOPLE VALUE & CELEBRATE DIFFERENCE

Our Response :

We will continue to support young people in schools and youth settings to help them value and celebrate difference, from school, through work and for life.

HOMOPHOBIA, BIPHOBIA & TRANSPHOBIA STILL PREVALENT IN SPORT

Our Response :

We will work with sports institutions to influence wider audiences. Sport brings people together and is a potential influencer of change - directly and indirectly, in the UK and internationally. Major events (like the World Cup, Olympics, Paralympics, Premier League) offer opportunities to reach millions of people, and engaging grassroots organisations can bring change to communities here and abroad.

BETTER REPRESENTATION OF LGBT PEOPLE IN THE MEDIA

Our Response :

We will make LGBT role models and allies more visible across public life, and work with those who profile them in the media and elsewhere, to create a society that celebrates diversity, challenges stereotypes and allows all LGBT people to be themselves without discrimination, or fear of discrimination.