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Ten Worst LGBT Insults at Work

Ian Johnson | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK
Ian Johnson

Work is something that is a fact of life for most of us. Just like being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender is too. But when those two intersect it is not always simple - nor easy...

Hard to Come Out as Gay at Work? Imagine You're the CEO

Ian Johnson | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK
Ian Johnson

Being able to be open with colleagues about sexual orientation and gender identity is one of the challenges in the modern workplace. Research show...

Worrying Lack of HIV Awareness Among Young People Means It's Time to Talk About Sex

Liam Beattie | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liam Beattie

Our hesitancy to have a frank and honest discussion about an activity all of us will participate in at some stage in our life is resulting in young people potentially making silly mistakes through for example thinking HIV isn't something to concern themselves with.

The Grey Area

Gemma Parry | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gemma Parry

We've all heard the stereotypes attached to being bisexual; indecisive, confused, wanting your cake and eating it too, gay or lesbian in transition, the list goes on and on. If you identify as bisexual, it's likely that you've encountered these clichés at some point. I know that I certainly have...

Oh, to Be Bisexual

Jack Fletcher | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Fletcher

As a heterosexual man trying to find love in this world, straight away my choices are cut by 50%. Then there's the language barriers and geography. Oh to be bisexual: not to care about the genitalia of another person and only care about the person for themselves.

Why Political Correctness and 'Don't Say' Campaigns Are Just So Gay

Daniel Warner | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Warner

I recently found myself being barred from Facebook for calling someone a 'dirty little fag'. It didn't matter that this person was a friend of mine and if truth be known, he really is a 'dirty little fag' but the PC police were watching and I found myself and my Facebook account suspended.

Jessie J: "My Bisexuality Is Just a Phase"

Eve Hartley | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Eve Hartley

I feel betrayed. Not that she was an important part of my every day life- I just feel deflated and disappointed that another role model has given in to the stigma of carrying the LGBT tag. Perhaps she just didn't understand the knock on effect it would cause to her younger LGBT fans - many regarding her as a hero to look up to.

Same Sex Honeymoon Destinations

Andrew Matthews | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

What happens when the party's over? I'm not talking about the old 'marriage kills romance' cliché - I'm thinking more immediate and pressing issues, like honeymoons. They're well within my remit, so here are a few first thoughts on some romantic destinations that almost live up to finally being able to say 'I Do'.

Coming Out for Sochi

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

Sexuality is beautifully fluid in nature and can continue to evolve over the course of my life, then by definition I do not accept other people's expression of sexuality either. And that's a problem. Which is why I'm coming out for Sochi. Do you dare?

Adding Insult to Injury: The Media Coverage of the Bisexual Asylum Seeker Case

Milena Popova | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Politics
Milena Popova

It is vital for bisexual people's stories to be heard; for biphobia and bi erasure to be called out for what they are. Bisexuality doesn't fit neatly in a gay/straight narrative. That doesn't make biphobia any less hurtful or harmful - sometimes, as in this case, in a "life and death" sort of way.

The Ins And Outs of Sexuality

Jack Fletcher | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Fletcher

It's hard to understand another person's preferences. For a straight man it is hard to understand why you wouldn't want a woman, the gender that you are attracted to. To be attracted to another man may seem alien and confusing. But really this is the same in not understanding those that are able to run marathons, solve complex mathematical equations, or any other activity different from yourself. That's just the way that person is.

Being Honest, Changing Minds

B.J. Epstein | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
B.J. Epstein

Some people simply have ideas they haven't reconsidered in years. They think that they don't know gays and that gay issues have nothing to do with them. They don't see why they should think about equal rights or about health issues or about their stereotyped views of humourless lesbians and camp men.

'Gay' Is Just an Adjective

Ben Acheson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

Anyone who grasps the issues knows that the adopters are not (normally) the cause of the child's trauma. The most devastating trauma stems from the splitting of parent and child. Adoptees are afflicted by separation trauma. There is no such thing as 'given-to-gays' trauma.

Dangerous New LGB Data - How Three Out of Four Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Brits Just Disappeared

Ian Johnson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Johnson

How many LGBT youth groups, suicide prevention lines, anti-bullying groups or gay health initiatives are in line to see their funding slashed because the 'official' count of LGBT people in the UK according to the ONS has now just been revised downwards - by more than 75%?

Nine of the Best Gay Friendly Hotels

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

This weekend saw the UK host two of the largest Gay Pride festivals in Liverpool and Brighton, celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender life. Both cities will hold a parade and open air festival, featuring stages and street stalls accompanied by various arts and cultural events throughout the cities.

Young People Are Vital in the Fight Against Homophobia

Rosie Ellingham | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Ellingham

2013-02-14-ADayInTheQueerLifeBanner.jpg Campaigning against homophobia has helped me a lot personally, as well as academically, and the opportunity has helped me realise we can all make a difference, big or small. The courage shown by every young volunteer I've met recently has been heart-warming.

Being Bisexual

Chris Godfrey | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Godfrey

Being a bisexual man is like trying to look left and right at the same time. Naturally this is to be expected considering the paradoxical nature of what being bisexual entails, but the beliefs and dogmatic perceptions of a large section within society make it almost impossible. Both gay people and straight people seem to have their qualms about bisexuality.

The Latest Psychological Guide to Sexually Open Relationships

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Raj Persaud

Arguments and evidence suggest the stigma over open relationships could be changing, and in the future, this lifestyle might even become the norm. Researchers compare co-habitation before or instead of marriage, around which there was a similar strong taboo just a generation ago.

Homophobia: One-In-Four LGBT People Victim of Violence or Threats in the Last Five Years

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

What should have been a time of celebration for gay people in France turned into a nightmare when, a few weeks before France was due to become the latest European country to allow same-sex marriage, a young couple was assaulted in Paris on 7 April for being gay.

HIV Increases Amongst Gay Men As Condom Use Falls

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK

The number of gay and bisexual men contracting HIV rose over the past 20 years because many more are having unprotected sex, research has shown. T...

NHS Services for Everyone?

Lewis Shepherd | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lewis Shepherd

Recently I received a survey through the post; apparently out of all the people who live in my area I was selected at random despite the fact my partn...

Bisexuality: Is It Fun, Non Committal or Just Plain Greedy?

Daniel Warner | Posted 25.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Warner

When people described themselves as being bisexual I automatically assumed they were gay (if male), trying to make themselves more interesting (if female) or desperate to broaden their appeal and fan base (if famous). I thought saying you're bisexual was just a cop out, just like saying you're a Liberal Democrat.

Sir Ian McKellen: 'We Can Be Better Without Bullying'

Andy Wasley | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Andy Wasley

Those of us who were bullied at school, for whatever reason, will empathise keenly with young people who dread bullies' taunts and violence. Bullying isn't just a 'rite of passage' that we should expect as part of growing up. Its effects - low exam scores, depression and anxiety - can affect our whole adult lives.

Why Honesty Really is the Best Policy

Michelle Holmes | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK Entertainment
Michelle Holmes

A musician called Frank Ocean put out a letter via his Tumblr page letting us know his first love was a man he met at the age of 19 and struggled with the feeling being reciprocated. Frank is a 24-year-old black man, who sings about love and life, and is a part of a hip hop collective Odd Future and inevitably a public letter of this nature comes with huge cultural impact.

Bisexuality, Bigotry and Bindel

Sarah Cope | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK Politics
Sarah Cope

Last week Julie Bindel told bisexual women that if they had an ounce of sexual politics, they would stop sleeping with men. Immediately a Facebook group sprung up, entitled "400 Women Called Sarah".