Gay Pride

Bisexual Bias - Some People Are Bi, Get Over It

E J Rosetta | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

Bisexuality is valid. It's not what I'm calling myself as I'm transitioning, it's not what people are labelled while they're deciding. It's a whole other category! Entering the very community you've been dying to belong to and having them reject you is enough to send a person straight back into the closet!

Why We Should All Be Proud Of Pride: The Film

Lisa Higgins | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lisa Higgins

After the screening, held in a swanky cinema at London's Barbican centre, a world away from a Welsh pit mine, various friends of Mark Ashton stood up to thank Warchus for portraying the events in such a truthful way, some of them weeping, they were so proud.

A Tale of Two Pride Campaigns

Ian Johnson | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Johnson

As this year's pride season comes to a close it is hard not to have noticed the sheer volume of corporate activity that has been directed at LGBT communities all over the world by brands looking to ingratiate themselves with LGBT consumers.

Shouldn't We All be a Little Bit Gay? Reflections on Amsterdam Gay Pride 2014

Mr Pickwick | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mr Pickwick

Not to be outdone, a bunch of enthusiastic Christians made some noise along the route proclaiming that "Jesus loves you". This was self defeating because it was essentially the whole point of the Parade. It was just another example of how God (whoever he or she may be) should never be invited to parties.

Look At These Glorious Pictures Of People Celebrating Brighton Pride

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK

Thousands of people have stepped out in glorious fashion to celebrate one of the UK's biggest and brightest gay pride events as a day of festivities g...

Drag Queen Mama Tits Confronts Christian Protesters At Pride Parade

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK

Seattle’s recent Pride Parade saw the usual raft of Bible-carrying exclusionists descend on the festival to chirp Bronze Age intolerance at members ...

Let's Get One Thing Straight: Why 'Heterosexual Pride' Marches Don't Happen

Chris Whiting | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Whiting

This weekend, thousands rejoiced and celebrated gay pride events held in the cosmopolitan cities of London and New York. LGBT pride events as they're perhaps more appropriately named take place across many cities every year, and in turn they produce the painfully offensive and irritating question from many; "why isn't there a 'straight pride'?"

Why I Believe Gay Pride Matters More Than Ever - And How Music Will Help It Grow

Will Young | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Will Young

Gay Pride has changed largely due to the context it now operates in. Gay rights have evolved so much it is just wonderful to be a part of a country that celebrates difference. There are still prejudices to overcome. Young gay people can still not feel comfortable at school. With the word 'dyke' being used 1000 times a day on Twitter, 'faggot' 4,500 times a day. With 26% of young gay people attempting suicide and 52% self harming and the word 'gay' banded around as a pejorative description of something defunct and wrong, Gay Pride's message should be about sustaining what we have and looking to improve the lives of young gay people. To protect them through education and allow our young people to see that difference isn't bad, it is something to be celebrated.

9 Glorious Pictures Of Singapore's 'Pink Dot, In Country Where Gay Sex Is Banned

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK

Amid threats of violence and protest, a gay rally in Singapore has drawn 26,000, an unprecedented number of people for the 'Pink Dot' pride parade. ...

Google Has Hidden An Amazing LGBT Easter Egg On Its Website

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Tech

Google has always been a supporter of LGBT Pride Month, but this year they've done more than just publish another Google Doodle. The search giant h...

Ian McKellen Gets Doctorate From Cambridge, University Flies Gay Pride Flag To Celebrate

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

X-Men and Lord of the Rings star Sir Ian McKellen was given an honorary degree from Cambridge, with the university flying the gay pride flag in honour...

This Opera Singer Called Gay People 'Fecal Masses'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK

A leading soprano singer who triggered public outrage with a comment posted to her Facebook that described gay people as "fecal masses" has been dropp...

Are We Loosing Pride in Our 'Pride's'?

Ryan Houston | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ryan Houston

Pride events. Many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people will attend one during their life-time. But one question seems to enter my mind at certain times, have we started to lose pride in our 'Pride' events?

Call Me Kuchu: Being Gay in Uganda Means Death by Stoning

Carina Maggar | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK
Carina Maggar

Every day in Uganda gay people are subjected to all kinds of physical violence; burning and stoning are common acts of discrimination. They believe that homosexuality belongs in the same category as pedophilia, rape, murder and terrorism. In fact, Al-Qaeda is mentioned several times in the film.

'Beards Are Immoral' Claims Moscow

Katy Scholes | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Katy Scholes

Russian officials have banned a parade of bearded men and women due to take place on 27 May in Moscow because 'beards are immoral'.

There's Never Been a Better Time to Show Your Pride

A.J. Higginson | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
A.J. Higginson

Pride attracts weary cynicism, 'I don't mind lesbians and gays but why do they need to flaunt themselves like that!' This statement in itself validates the need for Pride, however, questions are worth discussing.

Cambridge Students Stage Mass Gay Kiss As 'Message Of Hope' To Russia

The Huffington Post UK | Edith Hancock | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Hundreds of students staged and filmed a mass kiss as part of a gay pride flashmob in solidarity with the Russian LGBT community. At midday on Sund...

When Did 'Gay' Become a Dirty Word?

Daniel Warner | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Warner

I think the bigger issue is not how offended the gay community will be when a so called 'celebrity' lets rip with a homophobic rant but more the reasons why grown men deem being a receiver of swollen goods anything less than a life style of utter fabulousness?

We've Boycotted The Vodka, Now For The Mixer..

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK

Russian vodka was the high profile target of gay rights activists, boycotting the blends to protest the country's crack down on gay "propaganda", whic...

'Norwich Pride Is An Unashamed Carnival Of Perverted Carnality'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK

A pastor is under police investigation after describing the Norwich Pride celebrations as an “unashamed carnival of perverted carnality”. Rev D...

An Open Apology to Germany - Ich Bin Ein Hen

Charli Morgan | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Charli Morgan

My Berlin hen weekend was the most terrifying thing to happen to Germany since World War II. And that makes me as proud as a hen who has laid a particularly fine egg... none of my hens laid so much as an egg, although we did see a few Berliners taking the sexy bullet on our behalves.

Do the Rights of Straight People Need Defending?

Luke Massey | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Luke Massey

Starting an organisation to represent the rights of the dominant majority in a society is patently absurd, and speaks to the intolerance of those involved in their rejection of rights for a minority. It simply rings alarm bells for those who wish to see equality extended to everyone regardless of sexual orientation, ethnicity, disabilities, religious beliefs, or anything else.

Review: The Pride, Trafalgar Studios

Victoria Sadler | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The cast, also including Mathew Horne as a range of supporting characters, is very strong. Each actor brings great poise and conviction to their performance, wonderfully dramatizing the internal conflicts within their character.

Nine of the Best Gay Friendly Hotels

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

This weekend saw the UK host two of the largest Gay Pride festivals in Liverpool and Brighton, celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender life. Both cities will hold a parade and open air festival, featuring stages and street stalls accompanied by various arts and cultural events throughout the cities.

Queerying Queer

B.J. Epstein | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
B.J. Epstein

Nearly every time I write an article (or talk on the radio) about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues, someone then contacts me to complain about my employment of the word "queer". Since summer is the season for LGBT(Q!) pride events, it seems like the ideal time to que(e)ry the term "queer", and to think about why it seems to be a word that divides opinion.