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The Economic Cost of Homophobia

On Tuesday 19 June 2018, the Peter Tatchell Foundation launched a new study into discrimination that sheds an entirely new light on the effects of inequality.

Anti-LGBT+ legislation is bad for the economy and the 71 countries that still criminalise homosexuality are losing out on the economic advantages that more progressive nations enjoy.

Our report, The Economic Cost of Homophobia, doesn’t gloss over the human rights abuses endured by hundreds of millions of LGBT+ people worldwide but conclusively proves that discriminating nations have yet another reason, apart from human decency, to repeal unjust, outdated and unnecessary laws.

Click here to read or download the report.

Item added 20/6/2018

Stonewall 'Coming Out Guide'

A must read guide from Stonewall for people who are considering 'coming out'.

Item added 9/10/2014.

Planning for later life : A guide for LGB people.

This guide from Stonewall has been prepared in co-operation with the Co-Op.

Item added 18/7/2014.

The Teachers Report : Homophobic bullying in Britain's schools.

87 per cent of secondary school and 45 per cent of primary school teachers still say that pupils in their school, regardless of sexual orientation, experience homophobic bullying. There has been no real improvement [over the last 5 years] in the proportion of teachers who believe that their head shows clear leadership in this area and it is of deep concern that around a third of teachers report hearing homophobic remarks from their colleagues.

This is a pdf document from Stonewall.

Item added 17/12/2014.

Tackling homophobic language : A guide for teachers

This is a pdf document from Stonewall.

Item added 12/7/2014.

Tackling homophobic language Pupil's guide : A guide for pupils

This is a pdf document from Stonewall.

Item added 27/5/2014.

How to report hate crime : 10 Reasons why you really should. A guide from Stonewall.

Even in the 21st century people are still being abused or attacked simply because they’re gay, black, Muslim, trans, disabled ...
Whether it’s being shouted at, threatened, beaten up, having your car vandalised or being conned out of money, being targeted simply because you’re different is wrong and needs to be stopped.

This is a pdf document.

Item added 2/4/2014.

Have you experienced Homophobic crime?, This booklet from Stonewall is a guide to how the Criminal Justice agencies respond to homophobic crime and the steps you can take towards stopping such crime.
Also in Cymraeg.
These are pdf documents.

Homophobic Abuse Physical or Verbal is a Criminal Offence this poster was a development from the Drink Mat project (see the Health page). The poster will be seen on Arriva buses across North Wales.

Click the image for a larger (pdf) version

Disability Hate Crime is unacceptable

This poster will be seen on Arriva buses across North Wales

Disability poster
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Discrimination at Work (Sexual Orientation). If you are being (or have been) discriminated against at work because you are gay, lesbian or trans then this booklet will be useful. This is a pdf document from the Department of Trade and Industry.

Adults: Safer from Sexual Crime, The Home Office leaflet explaining the Sexual Offences Act 2003, this leaflet gives a very clear definition of rape and other sexual assaults as defined in the Act.
The crime of 'male rape' came onto the statute book in 1994 and the leaflet clarifies this devastating crime as well as other sexual crimes that men can suffer. A pdf document.


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Posters from Stonewall

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The purpose of this website is to provide information to the LGBT community in Gwyneddand across North Wales.
If you have any information that you think will be of interest please contact clive@gaygwynedd.co.uk

This page updated 2nd May 2019