Civil Rights

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...

NUS To Hire Transgender Officer In Historic Fight For Equal Rights

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

The National Union of Students made history last week after it announced it was hiring a full-time transgender officer to lobby for equal rights. The...

Warwick Rowers Strip Off Outside Of Westminster To Send Important Message To Trump

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

With seven years of naked charity calendars under their belts, the Warwick rowers have plenty of experience stripping off for a good cause. But the b...

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 07.12.2016 | 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.