This presentation has the purpose to research and to know more about the Stonewall Community.Alexa RanussiDafne CaldattoRafaella Batista
o Stonewall is a lesbian, gay and bisexual rights charity in the United Kingdom.o Their motivation is: “Equality for lesbians, gay men and bisexuals. At home. At school. At work.”o The community was formed in order to fight against section 28 of the Local Government Act. Section 28 was an offensive piece of legislation designed to prevent the so-called promotion of homosexuality in schools; as well as stigmatising gay people it also galvanised the gay community.
o The community was named after the Stonewall Inn ofstonewall riots.o Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous, violentdemonstrations against a police raid that took place inJune 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn, in the GreenwichVillage neighbourhood of New York City.o Stonewall Community was founded in 20th May 1989by a small group of women and men who had beenactive in the struggle against Section 28 of the LocalGovernment Act.o On 23 September 2003, Stonewall granted charitable The Stonewall Inn, taken September 1969.status (Charity Registration Number 1101255).
FIGHT AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA Stonewall works hard at changing the views that some people have about lesbian, gay and bisexual people. A lot of people still have either negative or stereotypical views about LGB people. 1. At Home: Stonewall researches many different areas of LGB people’s lives to find out what is happening to them and what can be done to improve how they are treated. 2. At School: our flagship campaign ‘Some People Are Gay. Get Over It!’ has been working to tackle homophobic bullying in Britain’s schools since 2005.To change laws and to changepeople’s attitudes. This is to make 3. At Work: Stonewall has a range of different ways of workingsure that lesbian, gay and bisexual with employers to ensure that they treat any lesbian, gay orpeople are treated like everyone bisexual members of staff in the same way that they treatelse and that they are respected by everyone else.everyone.
Equalise treatment of lesbian Introduce the Civil Partnership parents and their children in the Act (2004) giving gay and Human Fertilisation and Embryology lesbian couples a legalRepeal Section 28 of Act (2008) framework equivalent to civilthe Local Government marriageAct (2003) Introduce an offence of incitement to homophobic hatred in the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act (2008), matching existingRecognise anti-gay hate protections around race andcrimes, through the Stonewall at London Pride 2011. religion.Criminal Justice Act(2003) Introduce the protections against discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation in the provision of goods and services secured through the Equality Act (2006)