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Stonewall have published their Healthcare Equality Index 2015

Stonewall’s Top Ten healthcare organisations in England are committed to improving the health of lesbian, gay and bisexual people. These healthcare organisations recognise the importance of promoting equality and have taken active steps to improve their services for lesbian, gay and bisexual patients.

Unfortunately the index doesn't cover Wales, but it highlights the variation in healthcare that LGBT people experience.

This is a pdf document.

Item added 25/10/2015.

Item archived 4/7/2018

Care Home Survey: Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Concerning LGBT Residents

In response to an online survey and following visits to seven care homes in the East Midlands and Northwest regions, one hundred and eighty nine (189) care home staff in England completed a questionnaire.
The sample was mostly female (82%), middle-aged (between 41 and 60), white British (94%), Christian (48%), heterosexual (92%) and working as a care assistant (32%) or in a managerial role (34%).
There is lots of individual goodwill towards old/older lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) residents but care homes could be doing more to address the issues in a more strategic way.

This is a pdf document.

Item added 24/2/2014.

Item archived 4/7/2018

International Briefing on the situation for LGBT people in India

Stonewall have published their latest International Briefing on the situation for LGBT people in India following the decision in December 2013 to re-criminalise homosexual acts.


This is a pdf document.

Item added 19/2/2014.

Item archived 4/7/2018

Implications of austerity for LGBT people and services

This report (dated November 2013) was prepared for Unison by NATCEN Social Research

"In May 2010, the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition government began introducing a series of significant and sustained reductions in public spending intended to reduce the budget deficit. Often referred to as austerity cuts these reductions are cuts in funding to or via government departments. In 2010 it was planned that nonprotected departmental spending would be cut by 10.6% by 2015. Other cuts have occurred through job freezes, changes to pensions and 1% pay cap in the public sector. Of particular significance are cuts in local authority spending and related services in the voluntary and community sector, where many specialist LGBT services are situated."

"This report presents the findings of qualitative research conducted by NatCen Social Research to provide detailed insight into the effects of austerity on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and the services they use."

This is a pdf document.

Item added 10/1/2014.

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Workplace Equality Index - 5 year review 2013

Stonewall publishes review of ‘best in class’ Workplace Equality Index

Stonewall publishes five year review of Workplace Equality Index.
Over 800 employers across Britain have benchmarked using WEI
Review demonstrates new challenges for gay people at work

Stonewall today (13/11/2013) publishes a ground-breaking review of its annual Workplace Equality Index which finds it continues to be ‘best in class’. The review confirms that organisations that took part year-on-year see tangible transformations in their workplaces.
The Workplace Equality Index Five Year Review, supported by EY, shows that the Index remains the most effective proven tool in Britain for improving the lives of lesbian, gay and bisexual people at work.

If you would like to see this years top 100 employers go to the Links page.

This is a pdf document.

Item added 14/11/2013.

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Homophobic Hate Crime - The Gay British crime survey 2013

This report from Stonewall is the result of the latest survey of homophobic crime across the UK.

"No-one should live in fear of verbal or physical violence just because of the way they were born. Yet for many lesbian, gay and bisexual people in Britain today, that remains the case.
This report reveals that one in six lesbian, gay and bisexual people – 630,000 - have been the victim of a homophobic hate crime or incident over the last three years. It finds that gay people still suffer abuse in all areas of their life – from strangers, neighbours, workmates and even family. The abuse ranges from verbal insults and harassment to physical assault. The picture is similar across Britain."

This is a pdf document.

Item added 20/10/2013.

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Protecting lesbian, gay and bisexual people - A practical guide for police forces

Stonewall's guide for UK Police authorities.

"Thanks to recent changes in the law, 21st century Britain provides lesbian, gay and bisexual people with full legal equality. Regrettably, however, Stonewall research demonstrates that too many gay people still don’t get an appropriate level of support from those responsible for enforcing those hard-won legal protections."

This is a pdf document.

Item added 20/10/2013.

Item archived 4/7/2018

France rules transgender people no longer have to undergo forced sterilization

The French government passed legislation on Thursday (13/10/2016) doing away with a mandate that people who legally change their gender must undergo sterilization.
According to the Verge, France had been one of nearly two dozen European countries requiring the government-sanctioned sterilization, a practice that has been condemned by branches of the U.N. and the World Health Organization.

Item added 17/10/2016

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!!! Countries to avoid when travelling !!!

LGBT illegal in these Countries

Item added 7/10/2016

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HIV diagnoses in Wales at a 15 year high

Health experts want more to be done to curb the number of people contracting HIV after figures showed diagnosis in Wales reached a 15-year high.

There were 189 positive tests in 2014, according to newly released figures which relates to data from STI clinics.

Giving out free condoms and prescribing pre-exposure prophylaxis (Prep) for those most at risk are among measures suggested to tackle the problem.

Quarterly updates for 2015 indicate diagnoses will fall slightly.

Read the full story on the BBC website.

Item added 6/8/2016

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UN votes to create LGBT rights watchdog

Passed on 30 June by a vote of 23 in favour to 18 against, with six abstentions, the new resolution promises to provide “protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation, and gender identity”.

It means that, for the first time ever, an independent expert will be appointed to monitor LGBT discrimination and violence, marking the most ambitious effort to advance LGBT rights within the UN yet.

Read the full article on the GT website.

Item added 1/7/2016

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This page was updated 21st January 2019