What you can do

2018: Our Impact

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The Scottish Football Association and the Scottish Premier Football League supported Rainbow Laces campaign for the first time and all 12 SPFL football clubs took part.

We made sport more inclusive for everyone

In response to our Rainbow Laces campaign 33 per cent fewer young sport fans think anti-LGBT language is acceptable. The campaign also won Campaign of the Year at the Sport Industry Awards.

50,000

We mobilised supporters to respond to the Scottish Government’s GRA consultation, leading to an overwhelming 66 per cent of Scottish responses being in favour of reform.

We mobilised 50,000 people in support of trans equality

We mobilised tens of thousands of people in England and Wales
to #ComeOutForTransEquality and respond positively to the Gender Recognition Act consultation via our webform.

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Our LGBT in Britain reports include research around health, home and communities, workplace, trans, hate crime and more.

We published six new reports

We published six LGBT in Britain research reports looking at LGBT people’s experiences of discrimination and public attitudes towards LGBT equality.

Millions

Media coverage for our campaigns, research and events totalled over 10,000 pieces, reaching millions of people.

We reached millions of people through social media and media coverage

Over 325,000 people keep up with what we say on social media, and engage with us on a daily basis.

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We increased the visibility and presence of LGBT issues and raised awareness and representation in networks and spaces where Welsh is used.

We made the nation's largest cultural festival more welcoming and inclusive for all

Our ‘Mas ar y Maes’ partnership with the National Eisteddfod of Wales and LGBT communities attracted 20,000 visitors, making the nation’s largest cultural festival more welcoming and inclusive for all.

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Across the country, communities continue to #ComeOutForLGBT so that everyone, everywhere can be themselves.

Our Come Out for LGBT campaign changed hearts and minds

20 per cent of the general public saw and remembered our Come Out for LGBT brand awareness campaign in its first year of activity.

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, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic or People of Colour (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.