Civil Rights

Robert Mugabe Is Made UN Health Ambassador After 'Trashing Zimbabwe's Health System'

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 21.10.2017 | UK

The decision to make Zimbabwe’s controversial president Robert Mugabe a goodwill ambassador for the UN’s World Health Organisation is “surprisin...

Change The Law To Give Sexual Harassment Victims More Time To Prosecute, Experts Urge

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 21.10.2017 | UK

Leading employment lawyers and equality campaigners are calling for a legislative change to make it easier for victims of sexual harassment to take le...

'Nearly Half Of Tory Voters Believe Gay Sex Is Unnatural', Claims New Poll

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK

Almost half of Tory voters still believe gay sex is “unnatural” 50 years after homosexuality was decriminalised, a new poll has claimed. Accordin...

Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman Hughes Release The Feminist T-Shirt We've All Been Waiting For

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Style

Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman Hughes have released a limited edition charity t-shirt to help promote equal rights and it’s fabulous. The friend...

Theresa May Suggests Churches Should Conduct Same-Sex Marriages

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May has suggested the Church of England should consider marrying same-sex couples. The prime minister told LBC this afternoon that the Church ...

Lily Allen Responds To Gender Disparity In BBC Pay List: 'Women Are Better At Everything Than Men'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Lily Allen’s controversial opinions following the BBC’s big pay reveal have not gone down well on Twitter. The singer remarked on social media tha...

Labour MP Savages DUP's 'Repulsive' Views On LGBT Rights

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Politics

Education Secretary Justine Greening has said there will be “no backsliding” on LGBT rights, as she was questioned on DUP’s “vile” views on ...

Revealed: The DUP's Letters Trying To Curb The Right To Gay Marriage In Scotland

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK

The Democratic Unionist Party lobbied to stop Northern Irish gay couples from upgrading their civil partnerships to marriages in Scotland, newly-publi...

'We're Not Homophobes', Says Gay Marriage, Gay Adoption-Opposing DUP

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK

The DUP’s leader has insisted her party are not “homophobes” as their track record of opposing LGBT rights comes into the limelight. The 10-MP p...

May And The Handmaid's Tale

Pam Jarvis | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Politics
Pam Jarvis

Mrs May claims that she is a feminist. She should therefore resign rather than enact such a betrayal upon us all.

10 Photos Of Women At Polling Stations That'll Convince You To Use Your Vote

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

It’s 104 years to the day that Emily Davison died after blocking the path of a horse at the Epsom Derby, in a protest for democratic rights for wome...

The Proof Theresa May Is Wrong To Blame Human Rights For Not Catching Terrorists

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK

Theresa May is wrong to say human rights law stands in the way of the fight against terror, experts have told HuffPost UK. Under pressure after the Lo...

Keir Starmer Gives May A Lesson On Human Rights That 'Don't Damage Terror Fight'

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Politics

Keir Starmer has dismissed Theresa May’s declaration she may change human rights law in an attempt to combat terrorism in the wake of the London Bri...

Greens Take Aim At Lib Dems With LGBT Manifesto Launch In Church

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Politics

The Greens are taking aim at the Lib Dems by launching their LGBT+ manifesto in a church, putting ‘clear distance’ between the two parties on the ...

Theresa May Told To Intervene To Stop Chechen 'Concentration Camps' For Gay Men

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK

Theresa May has been urged to intervene and condemn the shock emergence of “concentration camps” for gay men in Chechnya. British politicians from...

This Is The Change To Our Passports People Need And It's Nothing To Do With Brexit

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK

Trans people must be allowed gender-neutral passports to stop them facing “distressing questions” that deter them from travelling, campaigners hav...

Iceland Takes 'Radical' Step To Force Companies To Pay Men And Women Equally

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK

Iceland will introduce “radical” new legislation to become the first country in the world to force employers to prove they give equal pay for work...

What I Learned From LGBT History Month

Skylar Baker-Jordan | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Skylar Baker-Jordan

I did my undergraduate thesis on Section 28. I'm well-versed in queer British history. People like A.E. Dyson, Peter Tatchell, and Christine Burns are figures I'm intimately acquainted with, if only through scholarship. Tweeting inspirational LGBT people would have been too easy. So I challenged myself to find people I wasn't so familiar with.

5 Lessons For Britain From Amnesty's Worrying Human Rights Report

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK

The “toxic rhetoric” and divisive policies being adopted by politicians are reminiscent of the 1930s, Amnesty International has warned in its annu...

Gisela Stuart Branded A 'Liar' After Voting Against EU Citizens Rights

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Politics

Labour MP Gisela Stuart is a “liar” for voting against the recommendations of an inquiry into EU migrant rights that she chaired, according to a f...

Donald Trump Somehow Manages To Make Black History Month All About Him And Fake News

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK

Donald Trump has attacked “fake news” and the press in a speech that was meant to be about Black History Month. The president used his comments on...

May Agrees Turkish Defence Deal Despite Human Rights Fears

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 28.01.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May has signed a new £100m defence deal with Turkey - just minutes after raising Turkey’s human rights record directly with the country’s...

One In Eight LGB People Would Be Uncomfortable Coming Out To Managers At Work

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK

One in eight lesbian, gay and bi-sexual people would be uncomfortable coming out to managers at work, a major new survey has found. The survey by LGBT...

Alexa And Me

Simon Sapper | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Tech
Simon Sapper

It has been a techy Christmas at the Sapper household. In amongst the DVDs, computer games and (for older family members) books, was a surprise gift f...

9 Important Stories From 2016 You're Likely To Have Missed

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 27.12.2016 | UK

We might live in an ever-more connected world, but some news still seems to pass us by. And given this year’s wall-to-wall coverage of Brexit and th...