Gay Pride

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 23.06.2016 | 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 14.06.2016 | 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 13.06.2016 | 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 03.06.2016 | 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 25.05.2016 | 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...

Two Mastectomy Survivors Walked Topless Down A Runway For A Brilliant Reason

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Style

When genderless lingerie company Play Out did a photoshoot featuring breast cancer survivors as models, the Internet saluted their incredible awarenes...

Beyoncé Has More Rainbow Outfits Than You

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Style

Beyoncé decided to celebrate gay marriage in the most Bey-way possible last night. The singer shared a very colourful video with her 38.5 million...

Little Girl Holds Out Rainbow Flag To Homophobic Preacher

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Parents

This heartwarming video of a seven-year-old girl holding out a rainbow flag to a homophobic preacher proves that actions really do speak louder than w...

MI6 Shows Pride After Hoisting Rainbow Flag

Graeme Demianyk | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Politics

It didn't officially exist until 1994, but the headquarters of Britian's spy agency has now embraced transparency to such an extent it proudly hoists ...

Prevention Not Cure? Taking Pride in HIV Care

Rae Duke | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK
Rae Duke

Now dubbed the 'miracle' HIV pill, PrEP poses some provocative questions for the UK. Does this medicine represent sheer liberation for MSM

Have Pride in Yourself

Duncan Craig | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Duncan Craig

Coming off the stage after possibly turning the air a bit blue with my acceptance speech (keep it real I thought!), lots of people were coming up to me to say thanks and tell me how inspiring my speech was, heaping praise on me and generally saying lovely things - now this is something I find incredibly difficult to accept.

The Radical Response to Pride in London and Equal Marriage Betrays Misguided Egocentrism

David Browne | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

The coinciding of Pride 2015 with the landmark equal marriage ruling by the US Supreme Court is a cause of celebration for many, and quite rightly too. However, the arguments used by radical liberationists to attack Pride, and equal marriage, betray both a deeply flawed understanding of the mindset of many LGBTQ* people in the West

Why I Didn't March At London Pride...

Sophie Brown | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Brown

I celebrate Pride every day that I wake up with my girlfriend. Pride consumes my every movement. My every achievement. My struggle lifts me beyond all I thought possible. I accept that my pride is what makes me different, but also just the same.