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Stonewall (UK)

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Organization information
MottoEquality for lesbians, gay men and bisexuals. At home. At school. At work.
Formation20 May 1989(26 years ago)
Legal statusCharity
PurposeLGBT rights
Region servedUnited Kingdom
Chief ExecutiveBen Summerskill

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Stonewall is a lesbian, gay and bisexual rights charity in the United Kingdom named after the Stonewall Inn of Stonewall riots fame. Now the largest gay equality organization not only in the UK but in Europe, it was formed in 1989 by political activists and others lobbying against section 28 of the Local Government Act. Sir Ian McKellen, Lisa Power (MBE), Matthew Parris and Michael Cashman were among its founders. Stonewall GB is based in London. Stonewall Scotland has offices in Edinburgh and also includes work on transgender within its remit. Stonewall Cymru is in Cardiff and north Wales.

Although Stonewall is a lobbying organisation rather than membership organisation, it has diversified into policy development for the rights of lesbian, gay and bisexual people after Labour came to power in 1997.

Although Stonewall has diversified into policy development for the rights of lesbian gay and bisexual people, it remains a lobbying organisation rather than a membership organisation. Chief Executive Ben Summerskill has commented "Stonewall has never pretended to be a democratic member organisation. We have never said we speak for all lesbian, gay and bisexual people."

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