Stonewall turns 21 on May 20th 2010.
Stonewall Deputy Chief Executive Laura Doughty said:
‘A 21st birthday traditionally signifies a landmark coming-of-age, and Stonewall’s coming-of-age is happening right now as the reach and impact of our campaigning work grows year on year. We continue to develop key relationships with ministers and decision-makers, but our campaigning towards equality now stretches way beyond this. Lesbian, gay and bisexual equality needs to be embedded at home, at school and at work for Britain to be a truly gay-friendly country. Stonewall will continue to campaign for this in the next 21 years.’
Stonewall was founded in 1989 by a small group of women and men who had been active in the struggle against Section 28 of the Local Government Act. It has since expanded to campaign for lesbian, gay and bisexual equality at home, at school and at work. Stonewall now engages nearly 600 employers though the Diversity Champions Programme, works across all three education sectors to tackle homophobic bullying and continues to promote a robust body of research which forms the basis of its ongoing campaigns.