Bisexual, Not Straight - Bisexual, Not Gay

Rhammel Afflick | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rhammel Afflick

As a bisexual young man living in London; somewhere I believe to be progressive on LGBT rights compared to the many other places in the world where people can be imprisoned for their sexuality; I find it increasingly hard to be open about my sexuality without explaining it in detail.

Cara Has Something To Say About Her Sexuality

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Entertainment

Cara Delevingne has hit back at suggestions that her interest in women might be a “phase”. SEE MORE: The 'Suicide Squad' Trailer Is Even More ...

Lesbian Dating Sites - The Best And Worst

E J Rosetta | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

If you're single and not online dating, then you should be. But take heed! Not all are homo-friendly. So before you get going, here's what you need to know about the best (and worst) available.

A Young Woman's Experience With Sexual Orientation and Mental Checklists

Molly Turnley | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Molly Turnley

Our mental checklists are very much past their expiry dates; they're growing mould in fact. I hope that one day very soon you'll notice and revise your prejudices and stereotypes and stop consciously and subconsciously pigeonholing people.

Lesbian Dating Deal Breakers

E J Rosetta | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

Dating is a minefield, with many a malfunction just waiting to happen. Everyone has their Deal Breakers; Smokers, kids; A disagreement on what number of cats is acceptable. But wait! There's more! As if dating wasn't hard enough already, life decided to throw in some extra issues for us lady-loving-ladies. Thanks, life.

Coming Out as LGBT at Work? Where You Live Matters

Ian Johnson | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK
Ian Johnson

A research study being released by Out Now at the end of the month shows which are the best places, out of more than twenty countries tested, to be openly LGBT at work - and the USA doesn't make the Top 5... Deciding whether to come out at work is not usually easy - and where you live can make a big difference.

Bisexual Bias - Some People Are Bi, Get Over It

E J Rosetta | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

Bisexuality is valid. It's not what I'm calling myself as I'm transitioning, it's not what people are labelled while they're deciding. It's a whole other category! Entering the very community you've been dying to belong to and having them reject you is enough to send a person straight back into the closet!

Ten Worst LGBT Insults at Work

Ian Johnson | Posted 20.12.2014 | 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 | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

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.