LGBTQ Rights

I have never been a member of a political party nor, till I came out, was I publically involved in LGBTQ issues. In 1988, I co-founded Stonewall UK, which lobbies for legal and social equality and fund-raised for the group. As patron I support other gay groups.

Visiting UK Schools with Stonewall



GLAAD   monitors US media to counter anti-gay remarks, jokes, etc. I was co-chair of the 20th Annual Awards.


Sir Ian McKellen addresses the crowd following the 2002 Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Pride parade in San Francisco, 30 June 2002.

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Coming Out

Education for All

Gay & Lesbian Friend Helpline Gloucestershire

Activism Main Page

Activism for The Arts and Education

LGBTQ Rights

Other Activism

Acting as Activism

Ian McKellen's Writings about Activism


Ian McKellen's Home Page