Stonewall launch Information Helpline

Stonewall have announced the launch of a free phone number to help respond to questions around lesbian, gay and bisexual issues. The project has been supported by the Big Lottery Fund.

Stonewall received more than 5,000 telephone enquiries and its website had 1.2 million visitors. Both figures represent a fourfold increase since 2002. There has clearly been a huge demand for information about gay specific advice and the status of Lesbian, Gay and bisexual people. Chief executive of Stonewall, Ben Summerskill commented:

'Stonewall has successfully lobbied for major legal changes in recent years that benefit and protect lesbian and gay people in so many ways. This means the rights we enjoy today are very new and people often want to clarify where they stand. Further expanding our info service is part of Stonewall's commitment to educate people around the new legal status of Britain's 3.6 million gay people.'

The freephone number is 08000 50 20 20 and operates Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 5.30pm. You can also contact Stonewall's Info Service at


Posted by Asif Yusuf

Publisher of Diversity Link



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