Gay Pride

Neo-Nazis Are Threatening A Pride This Weekend. We Must Act

Steve Taylor | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK
Steve Taylor

Can you imagine a European capital city where the annual LGBTI Pride event was being threatened by neo-Nazi dunderheads and the city stood by and took...

Do We Still Need Pride In 2017?

Olivia Jones | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Jones

I can't tell you how many times someone has said to me, 'you don't look like a lesbian', which to me is like saying to someone in plain clothes, 'you don't look like a police officer'. If only there was a uniform we could all decide on so you'd be able to see us coming, we tried dungarees but then they came back in fashion, same with chinos and camouflage

Pride And Shame

Adrienne Macartney | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Adrienne Macartney

Not pride and back slapping well done all rounds. I don't want my grief to be sanitised with commercialised celebrations of exaggerated unity. Keep your coloured bit of rainbow cloth. I do not want it. It means little to me. My reality and lived experience do not relate to it.

Whether Partying Or Protesting, It's Pride Season. Let's Be Proud!

Steve Taylor | Posted 04.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Taylor

Like all Prides, Pride in London is still a protest. This year, you'll see protests about the lack of equal marriage in Northern Ireland. The spousal veto for trans people. The fact that men who have sex with men still face hurdles that prevent them giving blood. About PrEP, Chechnya, LGBT+ refugees and lots of other issues.

Why The Global Fight For LGBT Equality Starts At Home

Liam Beattie | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK
Liam Beattie

The rights of LGBT people to live free from, discrimination and fear are far from won. Visibility is our strength in challenging discriminatory attitudes both at home and overseas. The fight for justice continues and with that so should our sheer determination to do something about it. In the words of Conchita Wurst, "We are unity and we are unstoppable".

Eurovision: It's Not 'Gay Christmas' For LGBT+ Ukrainians

Steve Taylor | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
Steve Taylor

We'll see a sanitised Kiev on our screens this weekend, with Eurovision taking place in a huge arena with a massive security operation that will show you nothing of the reality of the situation outside. There will certainly be 'high camp', and it might well be 'gay Christmas', but only inside the arena.

Chechnya: The Clock Is Ticking And We Have A Month

Steve Taylor | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK
Steve Taylor

Until governments act, and these abuses can be brought to an end, we are all nervously relying on the heroes at the Russian LGBT Network who are putting their own lives at risk, and those of their families and friends, to evacuate those at risk from Chechnya. Removing people to a place of safety is not an easy job, and nor is it something that can be done without funds.

Why We Must Protest About LGBT+ Abuse In Chechnya

Steve Taylor | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK
Steve Taylor

The reason we're protesting tonight is because London - and the UK - must show that it will not sit back while human rights abuses are perpetrated on our European doorstep. We can't celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of decriminalisation of homosexuality if we ignore the persecution of LGBT+ people today.

The NUS Is Right To Ask The Police Not To Attend Pride

Jess Bradley | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jess Bradley

In order to ensure that Pride events are safe and accessible to all LGBT people, including those who have experienced police violence, I will be saying to Pride organisers: have individual police at Pride, but ask them to leave their badge and uniform at home.

To The Previous Generations Of LGBT Activists: Thank You

Liam Beattie | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Liam Beattie

Upon taking a peek into the archives of our modern political history, it's easy to forget the significant progress our nation has made in overhauling discriminatory laws and policies towards the LGBT community and most importantly, shaping the views of society at large.

Whether LGBT+ Or Straight, You Have A Duty To Come To Pride In 2017

Steve Taylor | Posted 08.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Taylor

Come to celebrate, and to party. Come to show support for the millions of young people unsure of their sexuality. Come to support the hundreds of campaigning organisations and charities in the parades and running stalls. Come to show solidarity with the billions of people worldwide who don't enjoy the freedoms you do.

The Isle of Wight Needs Pride, Not Homophobia

Steve Taylor | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK
Steve Taylor

You'd think, six months on from the Pulse nightclub massacre in Florida, that even the most ignorant person would have a greater awareness of the hatred still faced by the LGBT+ community. Sadly, a columnist on a British regional newspaper has disproved that theory with a vengeance.

Trump's Homophobia Will Hit Us In Europe

Steve Taylor | Posted 13.11.2016 | UK Politics
Steve Taylor

Donald Trump's LGBT credentials - or, rather, the lack of them - are well known and don't need a further recital here. And whilst they must mean that we fear for both the physical and emotional safety and security of LGBT+ people in the US, his opinions have a far reaching consequence that sits right on our doorstep...

Why We Should Pay for the Pill to Stop You Getting HIV

Gus Cairns | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK
Gus Cairns

Too many members of the gay community, with our hard-won marriages, our adopted kids, our newfound respectability, regard the guys who haven't yet got there as traitors. Letting down the side. Tainting the gay brand. Doing what the homophobes accuse us of. Let's not be Pharisees. Let's welcome our gay brothers into the fold and protect them from what is still the most serious consequence of sexual risk. Let us save them from HIV. Let us offer them PrEP.

Louder and Prouder: We Have to March with Pride Everyday

Ria Chatterjee | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK
Ria Chatterjee

"You're a gay-loving prick". The final words of a man who - so poisoned by hatred - continued to utter such bile as he was taken, handcuffed, to a police car. My partner and I had spent the previous twenty minutes trying to tackle his backward views but also keep him in place until the police arrived.

To Young People Consumed By Orlando: Let It Inspire Hope, Not Fear

Jamie Wareham | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jamie Wareham

For many young people, Orlando will be the largest attack on LGBT people that has happened in their lifetime. It certainly is for me. As with many, I may have been alive in 1999 when the gay bar in London the Admiral Duncan was nail-bombed, killing three and injuring 70 - but I didn't watch the news when I was 7, so it doesn't sit in my mindset like Orlando does.

The Safety of a Gay Bar

Richard Angell | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Politics
Richard Angell

It was not that anyone could have been Omar Mateen's victim in the early hours of Sunday, it's that any LGBT person could have been his victim. Moments before the horror unfolded the patrons of Pulse assumed the homophobes were on the outside and love meant love on the inside.

I'm Gay, Not Queer

Anna Tippett | Posted 03.06.2017 | UK Politics
Anna Tippett

The term queer is generally acknowledged as more of a middle class phenomenon. As rebellious as it may be, it tends to belong to those who have had the good fortune of higher education, or those who have been lucky enough to be born into an 'arty' familial circle.

Pride in London's RAF Fly-Past is Excessive and Short-Sighted

Lee Williscroft-Ferris | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK
Lee Williscroft-Ferris

I'm going to lay my cards on the table from the get-go: I am a dyed-in-the-wool pacifist. My views on the military are entirely at odds with the domin...

This Guy Genuinely Thinks Rainbow Doritos Are Making Kids Gay...

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 19.09.2015 | UK

When Doritos launched their bag of rainbow chips in aid of a LGBTQ charity, the world collectively rejoiced. Of course, it was only a matter of time b...

This Police Officer Dancing At Pride Is The Most Feel Good Video Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK

A footloose police officer has become an internet sensation after a video of her dancing at Manchester Pride emerged on Facebook. The female offic...

Leaflets Advise People To 'Save Yourself And Your Children From Homosexuality'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK

Leaflets telling the residents of Margate to “save yourself and your children from homosexuality” have been dropped through letterboxes this week ...

Brighton Pride Route Changed As Police Investigate 'Suspect Package'

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.08.2015 | UK

A 'suspect package' has been blown up by bomb disposal experts at the 2015 Brighton Pride parade after a suspicious bag was found on the city's seafro...

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Man 'Stabs Six' At Israel Gay Pride

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man stabbed several people at a gay pride parade in central Jerusalem on Thursday. Local media is ...

Pride Event Bans Drag Queens In Case They Offend Transgender People

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK

A Pride event has banned drag queens from performing to ensure no offence is caused to transgender people. The Free Pride Glasgow event, set to tak...