Bigotry

Boy Misses Out On 7th Birthday Party Due To Mother's Homophobia

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK

UPDATE: The invite was a hoax, concocted by a local New York radio station. A little boy has missed out on attending a 7th birthday party because...

Did She Fake It?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK

Remember the restaurant customers who refused to tip a lesbian waitress because of her sexuality? Well, there's been a few twists. Dayna Morales ma...

Bullet Point

Ezra Tafari Rose | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ezra Tafari Rose

I used to braid my great granny's Jamaican head of hair. That's when my daddy noticed I was queer. That's the time my big brother started to disappear. That's when the fear begun to be there for me. That's when the bullying begun. That's when he first pointed the gun.

'I Don't Think They Understand Just How It All Feels' - Understanding Experiences of Anti-Muslim Hate on British Muslim Women

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Dr Chris Allen

Instead of talking about or for Muslim women, our research puts the voices of Muslim women front and centre: to give voice to their silent and overlooked stories of discrimination, bigotry and hate, stories that for many are far too real aspects of their everyday lives. More real that is than the newspaper headlines asking whether to ban or not ban the 'burqa'.

'Sorry, I Can't Tip Because I Don't Agree With Your Lifestyle'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Bellends People that don't tip at restaurants are bad enough, but it takes a special breed of asshole customer to judge a waitress by their sexual pre...

Northern Ireland's Shame - Not In My Name

Brian John Spencer | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

Yes, young people in Northern Ireland aren't truly free. Religiosity and violence has retarded our education system, segregated communities and minds into green and orange, and viciously retarded the economy.

#Equal: The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name

Ezra Tafari Rose | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ezra Tafari Rose

The bullet that assassinated Harvey Milk; the ligature that loosed us of Justin Fashanu; the odium that obliterated Matthew Shepard; the rising gay teen suicide rate that claimed Clementi and Rodemeyer and thousands more throughout schools across the globe, and now DOMA and Prop8, are things that should have broken us and yet they have saved us by forcing us hidden homos into an ostensible openness.

Everyone Is a Little Bit Bigoted

Harry Cooper | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Harry Cooper

Personally, I tend to be less bigoted than I used to be, but when I do get on my high horse, which happens more than I like to admit, I tend to direct my anger towards the people I perceive to be ignorant, stupid, naive or socialist. The problem is that when I do this, I stop thinking of the person in question and start thinking of a group.

Living the Life I Love: I Tick My Box

Ezra Tafari Rose | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ezra Tafari Rose

2013-02-14-ADayInTheQueerLifeBanner.jpgA week prior to my birthday an immediate family member, so repulsed by my lifestyle, threatened me with a ten-inch green handled screwdriver and banned his only child from communicating with me, insinuating that I would abuse him and was a present hazard to his and any other child. All of this is what now led me to vacillate over ticking the gay box when asked my sexual orientation in an application to facilitate child learning (which I have done for 17 years). What if, I thought, there are others like him?! "Safer for who?" asked mum. "You just started being yourself; now you're ready to be someone else again! Stop running."

Being Anti-Gay Marriage Does Not Make You a Bigot

Harry Cooper | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Harry Cooper

I find the notion of forcing a group of people to accept a view they do not agree with a horrifying one. I do not believe a church should be forced to marry people they do not want to, even if its policy may seem old-fashioned or bigoted. That change in stance has to come from within the church itself, otherwise it is a disturbing expression of totalitarianism.

Woolwich: Bigotry is the Main Cause of Political Correctness, and Vice Versa

Rory Fitzgerald | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK
Rory Fitzgerald

The vast, silent majority of ordinary Britons - Muslim and non-Muslim alike - have the power to drown out the bigots and foster an atmosphere of mutual understanding online. They could even rally around their shared British identity, and move beyond the balkanisation of identity politics.

British Universities Need Radical Ideas, Not Bigotry

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Muslim students make up a significant proportion of Britain's further and higher educational institutions. These young people are as varied as the Muslim community itself: a 'community of communities' and not - contrary to what some might believe - a single monolithic block.

The Equal Marriage Debate is not About Redefining Anything. It's About Bigotry

John Wight | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Politics
John Wight

No matter how you try to frame it, those who are opposed to gay or equal marriage are bigots. And just like all bigots, no matter the subject of their bigotry, they are doing their utmost to deny that they are motivated by prejudice

Faggots, Trolls and Azealia Banks

Andrew Doyle | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Comedy
Andrew Doyle

I doubt very much that Banks is a homophobe. She has worked with many gay artists and is bisexual herself. But the fact that sales of her music have risen sharply since her tweet to Perez Hilton probably suggests that she won't be admonishing the homophobic members of her fan base any time soon... We all know that freedom of speech is fundamental to any democratic society. If you want to say the word "faggot" you are free to do so, but you should also accept the consequences.

A Malicious and Dangerous Old Virgin

Ralph Jones | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ralph Jones

Joseph Ratzinger obviously is not infallible; no intelligent person would ever have believed that he was. Worse than that, however, he is now a sinister and retarding force for both religion and gay rights, out of touch with the majority of the faithful and totally unqualified to preach morality.

Strangely Enough, Equal Rights Have to Be Equal

Ralph Jones | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK Politics
Ralph Jones

In 250 years, when this country will have either loosened or entirely relinquished the moronic grasp of organised religion, how do you think this issue will be chronicled in the history books: as a crucial battle for the inalienable rights of homosexuals, or as the period in which the Church bravely stood up tall against the immorality of a sinful nation?

Most Parents Would Prefer Their Children Not to Be Tory MPs

Ralph Jones | Posted 09.02.2013 | UK Politics
Ralph Jones

Though it is of course difficult to comprehend why a child would wish to become a Tory MP, it is our solemn duty as a society to ensure that we can love the sinner and hate the sin.

Sad F**king Queer

Scott Capurro | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK Comedy
Scott Capurro

I've got a blind spot where the word 'queer' is concerned, unless I'm paying someone £50 to whisper it into my ear. When my sexuality is used as a weapon, the comedy club becomes a schoolyard and I'm 14 again, tall and skinny and femmy and mouthy, a huge ego and a low self esteem.

The Black Man, the Asperger, the NHS and its Bigots...

James Christie | Posted 18.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
James Christie

In case you think the atrocious treatment of learning-disabled patients at Winterbourne View care home was a one-off blip, or if you think that organi...