LGB rights charity Stonewall announced today that the Charity Commission has given it the go-ahead to branch out into other countries. Stonewall aims to do this by working with LGBT charities already in place, as opposed to sending staff to foreign countries.
‘When we became a charity in 2003 there was an extensive outstanding legislative programme which we thought would take 10-15 years to secure,’ said Ben Summerskill, Stonewall’s Chief Executive. ’Having achieved almost all of those legal changes, we’re now in a stronger position to commend Britain’s legislative framework to other countries around the world. The dogged support of tens of thousands of individual donors means that we’re one of the few charities in the country whose income has continued to grow throughout the recession. That commitment means that involvement in overseas advocacy will not dilute any of our existing domestic activities; we retain our ambition to make Britain a worldwide beacon for equality.’