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Find out how we can help make your school, college or setting more LGBTQ+ inclusive.

Stonewall was founded on 24 May 1989, one year to the day since Section 28 became law. Section 28 was a piece of legislation that banned the ‘promotion of homosexuality’ by schools and councils across most of the UK, and led to a total suppression of LGBTQ+ identities in schools.

We’ve spent more than 30 years working towards a world where all children and young people have access to an LGBTQ-inclusive education. We have travelled a path from Section 28, to every child in most of the UK learning about our lives, families and relationships as part of the national curriculum.

With many new organisations offering a range of training and support to equip schools and teachers with delivering LGBTQ+ inclusive education, Stonewall has decided to return its focus to campaigns and advocacy work to ensure LGBTQ+ children and young people are included and supported in schools and colleges. 

While we will no longer provide training to schools, colleges and children and young people’s services, we will continue to provide materials for them to access to promote LGBTQ+ inclusion and support.

The School Report (2017)

The School Report (2017) is Stonewall's research with the Centre for Family Research at the University of Cambridge into the experiences of over 3,700 lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) pupils in Britain’s schools.

The study shows that while progress has been made over the last decade, many LGBT young people continue to face significant challenges in Britain’s schools.

View report