We were founded 30 years ago by a group of people who wanted to break down barriers to equality.
Back in 1989, a piece of legislation called Section 28 had just been passed. It effectively banned conversations about same-sex relationships in school, forcing LGBT teachers into the closet or out of a job and scarring a generation of young LGBT people.
Stonewall was created to fight this discrimination. Over the past 30 years we’ve made a big difference to the lives of LGBT people here and around the world. In the UK, the LGBT movement has won employment rights. Parenting rights. Partnership rights. An equal age of consent.
To celebrate this, we’ve picked our favourite 30 moments of equality and we’ll be highlighting these ‘star’ moments throughout this year. There’s lots for us to celebrate – but there’s also lots for us to do before we achieve our mission of acceptance without exception. Join our celebration by bringing together your friends, family and colleagues around a cup of tea to talk about LGBT equality. We will send you all the tools you need to run a successful event. Download your Equali-tea pack here.