Our Year And our Impact
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."
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.
will allow us to develop new programmes to reach into new and diverse communities, and support LGBT people we can’t currently reach
Stonewall’s suite of programmes is growing year on year and empowering more and more individuals to create more inclusive workplaces for everyone.”
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.
can send five packs to teachers around Britain, to help give them the skills to tackle homophobic, biphobic, and transphobic bullying in their school
Come Out For LGBT reached millions of people this September, trending UK-wide and generating over 800 media articles.”
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.
Our digital channels, including our websites, emails and social media play a huge and critical role in connecting with our stakeholders.”
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.
means we can be there to answer a call from a young LGBT person through our free information service
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.”
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.
We supported LGBT activists across the globe to campaign for LGBT equality in their countries, speaking out against atrocities in Chechnya, Egypt and elsewhere."
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.
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
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
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.
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
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!”
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.
Our Future Plans
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.
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.
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.
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.