UK Gay Issues

There's Still Much More to Do

Ruth Hunt | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Politics
Ruth Hunt

At the beginning of the election campaign we outlined four key things which we believe, if tackled, will have a positive impact on the LGBT community. The first of these was a tangible commitment to help combat homophobic, biphobic and transphobic hate crime. With the exception of the SNP and Ukip, this featured in the manifestos of almost all the major political parties; a great first step, but we must see this translated into real action with the next government... We're at an extremely important point in the LGBT movement where, if we have any hope of achieving full equality, complacency is not an option. We've read the manifestos and we'll remember the commitments. We hope that whoever is elected on 7 May will do the same.

Obama Says Nay to 'Pray Away the Gay'

Otto Squire | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Politics
Otto Squire

"Thank Jesus, I'm Cured" said no gay person ever. So it's nice to see Barack Obama condemning the horrendous psychiatric therapies designed to 'repai...

A Day to Stand Up for Victims of LGBT* Domestic Violence and Abuse

Jo Harvey Barringer | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Harvey Barringer

10 December marks a historic day for LGBT* people, when thousands of gay couples across the UK are able to convert their civil partnerships into marriage. But as we celebrate this milestone in our history, perhaps it is also about time we speak out about the other, often hidden, side of LGBT* marriages and relationships.

The Age of the Pre-Emptive Outing

Emma Flowers | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Politics
Emma Flowers

It is clear that Emily Brothers is not seeking to reap a dividend from her disclosure, by becoming a self-appointed spokesperson for the transgendered community; and, short of the entire trans community moving to Sutton and Cheam (and it is two places so we would fit comfortably) it is not likely to enhance her electoral chances. So, why do it?

I'm Transgendered, It Works... I Can Still Work for You

Emma Flowers | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Flowers

I do not want special treatment. I do not want campaigns or petitions; I want to provide for myself and try to leave a legacy for my children. Well reported cases would give the impression that society is dealing with its prejudices. Sadly, it would appear that I am prevented from doing so by prejudiced attitudes that still prevail - no matter how many high profile cases hit the media.

Nick Grimshaw and Other Impeccably Timed Coming Out Stories

Jamie Tabberer | Posted 07.01.2013 | Home
Jamie Tabberer

I'm just saying Nick Grimshaw's story seems a little contrived. And given the sheer size of the wave of popularity he's riding (he has the endorsement of Harry Styles and just about every other imaginable celebrity after all) he's not being called up on it. And that makes me angry.