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Our Year And our Impact

30

Prides are a vital way for us to reach further and deeper into local communities and regions we might not yet have worked in. The relationships and connections we made this summer will be invaluable to our work in the future."

Angela Bryan-Brown

Campaigns Officer

30 Prides Across Britain

We took part in 30 Prides across Britain. We marched in London, Manchester, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Birmingham with a total of 835 LGBT people and allies.

Find out more about Stonewall and pride

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£ 50

will allow us to develop new programmes to reach into new and diverse communities, and support LGBT people we can’t currently reach

1,052

Stonewall’s suite of programmes is growing year on year and empowering more and more individuals to create more inclusive workplaces for everyone.”

Sean Longhurst

Project Manager

1,052 PEOPLE ATTENDED A LEADERSHIP, ALLIES OR ROLE MODELS PROGRAMME

Stonewall runs a series of personal and professional development programmes to enable people to connect with and influence others to challenge homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying, celebrate difference, improve inclusion and increase the visibility of role models.

Learn about our programmes

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£ 25

can send five packs to teachers around Britain, to help give them the skills to tackle homophobic, biphobic, and transphobic bullying in their school

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Come Out For LGBT reached millions of people this September, trending UK-wide and generating over 800 media articles.”


Lucy Abell

Director of Communications

LAUNCHED OUR FIRST BRAND CAMPAIGN IN OVER 10 YEARS

In September 2017 we launched our first brand campaign in over 10 years, reaching well over 7 million people on launch weekend and continuing to grow. The Come Out For LGBT campaign focuses on encouraging everyone to stand up as a visible ally for the LGBT community wherever they can.

COME OUT FOR LGBT

750,000

Our digital channels, including our websites, emails and social media play a huge and critical role in connecting with our stakeholders.”

Jo Garwood

Head of Digital

750,000 PEOPLE VISITED OUR WEBSITE

Our websites are a vital resource for workplaces, schools, campaigners and activists, supporters, fundraisers and many others. From our Help & Advice pages to job opportunities, the volume of traffic is a great testament to how many people we reach.

Visit the Stonewall Website

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£ 5

means we can be there to answer a call from a young LGBT person through our free information service

150

It was incredible to see 150 trans people attend Stonewall’s Vision for Change consultations and provide us with vital feedback on our document to ensure we secure equality for trans people in the UK over the next five years.”

Dominic Arnall

Head of Projects and Programmes

150 TRANS PEOPLE ATTENDED OUR VISION FOR CHANGE CONSULTATIONS

The Stonewall Trans Advisory Group held meetings throughout 2015 and 2016 to agree on actions for Stonewall to take to support the advancement of trans equality. ‘A Vision for Change’ is the result of their efforts. In February 2017, it was released for public consultation and we gained invaluable feedback from trans people across the UK.

Read more and download Vision for Change

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We supported LGBT activists across the globe to campaign for LGBT equality in their countries, speaking out against atrocities in Chechnya, Egypt and elsewhere."

Kit Dorey

International Policy Officer

WORKED WITH ACTIVISTS FROM OUR NETWORK OF LGBT RIGHTS ORGANISATIONS FROM OVER 80 COUNTRIES

At Stonewall, we realise the importance of acknowledging shared challenges for LGBT communities across the world, as well as recognising the unique issues faced by certain countries. We’re committed to coming together to learn from and share each other’s experiences.

Learn more about our international work

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£ 1,500

would allow us to bring international activists to the UK, exchanging knowledge and sharing the most effective campaigning tactics to help improve the lives of LGBT people around the world

15,120

Each role model shares their story at a school assembly, answering any questions the pupils want to ask. For many young people this will be the first time they knowingly meet an openly LGBT adult.”

Sidonie Bertrand Shelton

Programmes Manager

15,120 YOUNG PEOPLE HEARD A ROLE MODELS STORY

We know how important visible role models can be for lesbian, gay, bi and trans young people. We work with volunteers from different backgrounds, with different jobs and life experiences, who visit schools to tell their story about growing up as an LGBT person.

Learn more about stonewall School Role Models

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£ 500

could fund an LGBT role model to visit schools for a whole year, tackling negative attitudes head on and helping young people to accept LGBT people without exception

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Communities are at the heart of everything we do, they make change happen and the fundraising we’ve seen up and down the UK this year has been incredible!”

Milly Sullivan

Senior Community Fundraising Officer

202 INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANISATIONS HELD COMMUNITY FUNDRAISING EVENTS

202 individuals and organisations held community fundraising events for us in the past year. That number includes more than 80 events held during the inaugural Stonewall Season, a week of events organised by supporters.

Fundraise for us

Our Future Plans

LACK OF VISIBLE LGBT ROLE MODELS IN BRITISH SOCIETY

Our Response :

We have a responsibility to empower LGBT people and their allies in all aspects of their lives, to enable them to be agents for change in their communities and to challenge homophobic, biphobic and transphobic discrimination.

FURTHER LACK OF VISIBILITY FOR BAME, DISABLED AND LOW INCOME LGBT PEOPLE

Our Response :

We will do much more to improve the experiences of trans people, BAME, and disabled LGBT people, as well as those from low income backgrounds. We will reach deeper in to these communities, and help wider communities be active allies to all LGBT people.

FEAR OF BACKLASH AND DISCRIMINATION AMONGST LGBT PEOPLE

Our Response :

We will work with LGBT communities and allies to provide effective tools that empower them to influence and enable others in their communities. We will empower LGBT people to stand up as role models and leaders, and empower allies to realise the positive difference they can have in celebrating difference and improving inclusion.

EXPERIENCES OF LGBT PEOPLE DIFFER GREATLY

Our Response :

We will ensure that the specific challenges facing older LGBT people, LGBT people in rural areas and LGBT people from faith communities are considered as part of our engagement. We will value all the people we work with, sharing our expertise and learning from others.