Civil Rights

When I Met the Champion Muhammad Ali

Qari Asim | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Sport
Qari Asim

People throughout the world are mourning the loss of legendary Muhammad Ali, however he had told the world quite sometime ago that he was "ready to meet God" as he had lived his life to the full.

Can You Handle Enough Of Beyonce's Lemonade?

Martyn Stewart | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Martyn Stewart

Lemonade appears to be closing the door on a chapter. A door intrusively pushed ajar by an unsuspecting elevator surveillance tape. The public clamoured for an explanation, however, Beyonce's true response was never likely to please everybody.

Would the Real JFK Please Stand Up!

Tony Mckenna | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Politics
Tony Mckenna

The latest TV series to be spawned from the ever fertile mind of horror writer Stephen King is called 11.22.63, a time travelling extravaganza which s...

Babar Ahmad Says He Was 'Naive' To Support The Taliban

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 13.03.2016 | UK

A British man who was jailed in the US for supporting terrorism through the internet has said that he was “naive” to support the Taliban. Speak...

The Pope Calls On Catholic Leaders Not To Allow Executions This Year

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 21.02.2016 | UK

The Pope has called on Catholic leaders not to allow executions this year and said that he hopes that ultimately the death penalty will be abolished. ...

A Heterosexual Couple Denied A Civil Partnership Are Taking Their Fight To The High Court

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK

A heterosexual couple who wish to become civil partners rather than marry are taking their fight to the High Court. New parents Rebecca Steinfeld a...

Women In Saudi Arabia Are Voting For The Very First Time

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK

Women in Saudi Arabia are finally being allowed to vote - despite still being unable to do basic things like drive or open a bank account without a hu...

Fascism Is the New 'Fleek' in US Elections

Sabrina Lynch | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Politics
Sabrina Lynch

There is a restlessness in America that cannot be ignored since the horrific terrorist attacks took place in Paris last November. I've watched this n...

FiveFilms4freedom, Stories About Love

Alan Gemmell | Posted 27.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Alan Gemmell

We're have launched the international call for the five short films we will screen online and everywhere in 2016. We hope to find LGBT film-makers who can help us share the story of life and love around the world.

How the Animal Question Turned into a Right Royal Debate

Clare McCausland | Posted 01.10.2016 | UK
Clare McCausland

Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent successfully out-trolled People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) this week with a royal pronoun...

Here's What Putin Told Elton John When He Actually Did Call Him

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK

Vladimir Putin has finally called Sir Elton John to discuss gay rights after the singer was pranked by a Russian comedy duo last week. Earlier this...

Chilling Footage Reveals The Reality For 'Gay' Couples Who Hold Hands In Russia

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK

This simple act of holding hands on the streets of Russia was an experience fraught with fear, two men have revealed. The duo, both straight actor...

The Far-Left Must Not Be Allowed to Politicise Identity

David Browne | Posted 02.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

We should not simply wait for the Far-Left to marginalise themselves and tear themselves apart; so long as they continue to presumptively appropriate voices and claim to speak for others, we must continue to speak out and demonstrate that they do not.

Hacktivism to Balaclava Punk: Protest Must Be Protected in All Its Forms

Thomas Hughes | Posted 19.06.2016 | UK
Thomas Hughes

Protest is increasingly going digital. Whether it is using the internet to organise and report physical acts of protest, using online space as a platform on which to take action, or targeting online infrastructure itself: across the world, people are taking their right to protest online.

Gender Equality is a Human Right, so Women Need More Seats in Parliament!

Frances Scott | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Politics
Frances Scott

Recently there's been lots of discussion concerning Human Rights and who should determine our "Rights". So where do women fit into this debate? A core founding principle of The United Nations is "the equal rights of men and women". Then why is Parliament still predominantly male?

Selma and Other Civil Rights Sites

Mike Gerrard | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Mike Gerrard

It's about 50 miles from Selma to Montgomery in Alabama, and it's 50 years this year since civil rights supporters made that walk three times. The release of the movie Selma tells the story of those walks, with David Oyelowo as civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jnr.

'Selma' the Movie: See It. Love It. Pass It on.

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Alex Ratcliffe

Teacher alert: If you are worried about racist language in your classroom, or any attitudes towards "people of colour", take your students to see Selma. If not, find a reason to go anyway.

Selma the Movie, UK Premiere. A Timely Arrival.

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

Remarkably, this is the first biography about MLK made for the big screen. The film is about a very specific moment in the city of Selma, Alabama, when black civil rights activist Martin Luther King (MLK) life, had given his "I have a dream" speech and received the Nobel peace prize, but was still frustrated by the lack of genuine progress on civil rights.

Hubert Humphrey, Harry Truman, Henry Wallace and the Forgotten Civil Rights Landmarks of 1948

Philip White | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Politics
Philip White

If asked to name the key year in the history of American civil rights, most people would likely pick 1863, 1868, 1963 or 1964, due to the significance of the Emancipation Proclamation, the 14th Amendment, Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech and the Civil Rights Act, respectively...

Amazon's Diversity Report Isn't... Very Diverse

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Tech

Amazon's newly released diversity report has shown that the E Commerce company is mostly white, and mostly male. According to the full report, Amaz...

Gay Sex Ban Upheld By Indian Supreme Court

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK

Gay sex is to remain a crime in India after the country’s Supreme Court rejected an appeal to overturn the controversial ban. Activists and the ...

Words on the Holocaust

Josh Zitser | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK
Josh Zitser

Whatever you do, remember that the theme of this year's Holocaust Memorial Day is 'journeys'. Journeys are about getting from one place to another. If we truly want to honour the lives of all those who suffered under the Nazi regime, it is our duty to ensure that we, as a society, take note of our starting point and make sure that we move forward to a more promising final destination.

WATCH: Mark Zuckerberg Has Strong Views On Immigration

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK

Mark Zuckerberg has said immigration is "one of the biggest civil rights issues of our time". The Facebook CEO spoke out about the "heartbreaking" ...

The Inevitability of Gay-Marriage Equality

Brian John Spencer | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

Same-sex marriage is not a religious issue. It is a civil issue. It is not the mark of a religious creed. It is a mark of citizenship. It is a mark of community and citizenship. To the religious I say: By denying to others the rights that you enjoy, your are denying them the community, citizenship and sense of worth you enjoy.

What Price Justice?

Isaac Shaffer | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Isaac Shaffer

Legal aid is there to make sure that people can get justice even when they do not have the financial means to pay for it. It is based on the principle that the law should apply to all (and protect all) equally.