There are nine characteristics protected under the Equality Act 2010. Sexual orientation is one of these characteristics.
Sexual orientation is whether a person's sexual attraction is towards their own sex, the opposite sex or to both sexes.
Supporting young people who are coming out
Coming out is when a child or young person tells other people about their sexuality or sexual orientation. Young people may feel comfortable doing this in different ways and at different ages. LBGTQ+ young people who choose to come out will often have to come out several times to different people, which can be stressful for them.
Coming out was the top concern for LGBTQ+ young people contacting Childline about sexual and gender identity in 2020/21. Many young people are worried about how their family will react if they came out, while children who had come out to their family felt they weren’t taken seriously or didn’t feel they could be themselves.
LGBT in Britain
Stonewall commissioned YouGov to carry out a survey asking more than 5,000 lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) people across England, Scotland and Wales about their life in Britain today.
This report, part of a series based on the research, investigates the specific experiences of LGBT people at home, in LGBT communities and in their faith communities. The study reveals the extent to which LGBT people still lack support from family members and that many LGBT people don’t feel able to be open about their sexual orientation and gender identity. It also looks at how inclusive LGBT specific places are and investigates incidences of discrimination within LGBT communities.
The importance of using inclusive language
In this talk, diversity trainer and activist Fahad Saeed addresses the persistent myth that inclusive language and acronyms create more barriers than they tear down. Sharing his own experiences as a gay Muslim man born to immigrant parents, he explains how redefining the constructs around personal identity can have positive repercussions in marginalized communities and beyond.
3 ways to be a better ally in the workplace
We're taught to believe that hard work and dedication will lead to success, but that's not always the case. Gender, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation are among the many factors that affect our chances, says writer and advocate Melinda Briana Epler, and it's up to each of us to be allies for those who face discrimination. In this actionable talk, she shares three ways to support people who are underrepresented in the workplace.
"There's no magic wand for correcting diversity and inclusion," she says. "Change happens one person at a time, one act at a time, one word at a time."
Working with LGBTQI+ Disabled People: top tips for personal assistants and support workers
Provides information for personal assistants (PAs), support workers, social workers and other social care staff working with LGBTQI+ Disabled People. It is based on research in England carried out by a partnership of the University of Bristol, Regard (the national LGBTQI+ Disabled People’s organisation), the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and Stonewall. The research was funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) School for Social Care Research.
LGBTQ History – English Heritage
Individuals throughout history have lived radical private lives outside the accepted sexual and gender norms of the time. However, LGBTQ history is often hidden from view. Expression of same-sex love and gender non-conformity has been constrained by both repressive social attitudes and criminal persecution. The few first-hand accounts made of LGBTQ experience were often destroyed for self-protection.
By uncovering the LGBTQ stories that have survived, researchers can start to represent the true diversity of sexuality and gender in the history of England. Find out more about the lives of England’s LGBTQ people and their important place in the stories of English Heritage sites.
The East Sussex Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer plus (LGBTQ+) Needs Assessment
JSNA - Comprehensive Needs Assessments (eastsussexjsna.org.uk)
The report provides an overview of the health needs and experiences of LGBTQ+ people across the life course, including health behaviours, health status and disability, experience and use of services, COVID19 and wider determinants of health. It also explores best practice and then makes a series of recommendations. It’ll be useful to anyone seeking data on health outcomes and disparities for LGBTQ+ people focused on the local areas (for equality impact assessments for example) and insights into barriers to services and what can be done to remove or avoid them.