Homophobia

Tom Daley's Fans Had A Brilliant Response To Homophobic Attacks After His Final Rio Dive

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 20.08.2016 | UK

Tom Daley did Britain proud with his superb bronze medal-winning synchronised 10m platform routine with Daniel Goodfellow but stumbled in his quest fo...

MailOnline Scolded By LGBT Charity For Pointing Out Rio Divers' 'Manly Hug'

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK

Team GB’s Olympic diving team have once again landed the British press in hot water after MailOnline was accused of “perpetuating instead of celeb...

Trump Is a Psychopath: American Democracy or Twilight Zone?

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Politics
Mohadesa Najumi

I don't blame Americans for feeling that their elections are rigged. Pundits say that Trump is fuelled by anger, but it worries me even more that no one like Trump has ever got this far.

The Problem With Men...

Angus Malcolm | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Angus Malcolm

In 2009, I started producing a naked calendar featuring male university rowers who wanted to raise funds for boat repairs. What began as a simple student fundraiser went on to become a expression of straight allies' support for LGBT rights, and a example of how diversity and inclusion can benefit us all.

We Need to Meet the Vulnerable We've Failed

Ben Moore | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK
Ben Moore

I was born privileged. Not heir-to-millions-lined-up-for-cabinet privileged, but privileged nonetheless. I was physically and mentally able. I was str...

'How Many More of My Friends Need To Be Beaten for You to Realise We're Just Like You?'

Alexander Morgan | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK
Alexander Morgan

I'm sure I can say for Calum and I that it should be everyone's goal to make sure what has happened to us never happens to someone else. And we'll be proud to have you by our side.

Mental Wellbeing Is the Next Human Frontier

Robert Hutchinson | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Hutchinson

Last week was a gruelling news week in which the consequences of poor mental health were splashed across TV screens and newspaper headlines around the world. The week began with the massacre of 49 LGBT Americans in the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando and here in the UK the week ended with the brutal murder of a popular Member of the UK parliament Jo Cox on the street of a small Yorkshire town.

Let Orlando Make Us Stronger

Kadie Eve | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kadie Eve

On June 12th 2016 the USA suffered its worst mass shooting in modern history. Orlando suffered the loss of many young people. The world suffered from yet another terrorist attack. And the LGBT+ community suffered yet another reminder that we are still living in a world that won't accept us.

The Absurdity of Blood Donation Restrictions for Gay Men After the Orlando Shooting

Sophie McNaughton | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie McNaughton

As we come to terms with the tragic loss of life and continue to express our solidarity and support with the victims of the Orlando shooting in the face of mindless homophobia and terrorism, these discriminatory rules are being brought into question and scrutinised under the public spotlight now more than ever before, as we ask ourselves: what is the real reason why a monogamous gay man cannot give blood while a heterosexual man with an indeterminate number of sexual partners would be welcome to donate?

LBC Caller Has Beautiful Message For LGBT People In The Wake Of Orlando Shootings

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK

A Muslim caller into LBC had an important messages about what the Qu'ran really says about protecting minorities, following the attacks on a gay night...

Cleric Who Made Gay Death Sentence Comments Leaves Australia Before Visa Cancelled

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK

An Islamic cleric who reportedly claimed that “death is the sentence” for gay sex acts in public has left Australia before his visa was cancelled....

Prince William Comes Out in Support of the LGBT Community

Cal Strode | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Cal Strode

Prince William recently met members of the LGBT+ community after inviting them to Kensington Palace to listen to their experience of bullying and the mental health impacts it can have. Today it was announced that the Duke will make a historic appearance on the cover of Attitude Magazine, the UK's most popular gay magazine.

Orlando: Why Must We Hate?

Maggy Whitehouse | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK
Maggy Whitehouse

One day, we too may be at the wrong end of a gun, facing someone who believes we deserve to die. And then we may regret all the hours we wasted complaining, bitching and condemning those we thought were wrong and wish that we had spent more time dancing, loving and brightening life ourselves.

Love Wins

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Politics
Shaun Dellenty

I don't often wake at my parent's house these days but this past Sunday I did. Staggering downstairs bleary eyed for breakfast my Mother handed me a cup of tea and asked me if I had seen the news from Orlando. Accessing the Twitter news feed, it took me no longer than a few seconds to ascertain that something dreadful was unfolding in Orlando.

Mhairi Black Slams 'Subtle Homophobia' In Response To Orlando Attack

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK

Britain's youngest MP has said that some people have shown a "subtle homophobia" in their treatment of the Orlando shooting. Attending a vigil in Soho...

Now More Than Ever, It Is Time to Be Our Best Queer Selves

Daniel Welsh | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK
Daniel Welsh

If this horrendous tragedy has taught us anything, it's that there are real people who will show up to our front door uninvited, and will gun us down because they're p*ssed off at us having a snog on the dance floor. We need to support each other, because when all's said and done, we truly are all in this together. We each need to stand up and be counted, put our fist in the air and prove we're not going anywhere. We need to channel the bravery, strength and courage of those who came before us, and use it to remain defiant, even when that feels like the scariest and most difficult thing in the world.

LGBT+ Inclusion in Education Saves Lives and Must Be Funded

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK
Shaun Dellenty

Three million pounds can never replace the countless nameless souls we have lost, both in the UK and around the world since formal education began, whose lives were terminally compromised by prejudice, discrimination and hate. It is to these people that I wish to dedicate my recent awards and honours, in addition to everyone who has invited me along to speak or supported my work.

Tyson Fury's Hour-Long Rant On Beastiality And Anti-Semitism Sparks Utter Uproar

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK

Tyson Fury has sparked outrage after making homophobic, sexist and anti-Semitic comments in an hour-long video rant. In his latest outburst, the boxer...

If I May Say So...

Jennifer Evans | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jennifer Evans

As a lesbian living in today's society freedom of speech is a tool I hold dear to my heart. In the UK the LGBTQ community, by law, has the luxury of freedom of speech; some of us are able to embrace it and use it for all its worth. Some of us are not so able to.

Manny Pacquiao Has One Fight Too Many...

A.J. Higginson | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Sport
A.J. Higginson

Manny Pacquiao wants to go out a winner when he meets Timothy Bradley Jr. for the third time in a 12-round welterweight fight on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Change LGBTQ People's Life With Science and Technology in China

Geng Le | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Tech
Geng Le

When I look back on the past decade and a half that I have spent promoting LGBT issues in China, I see that so much has changed for the better. Fifteen years ago, I could have never imagined that I would be one of the British Councils 33 Global LGBT Influencers.

Free Speech, Not Hate Speech

Nona Buckley-Irvine | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Nona Buckley-Irvine

Free speech is certainly the zeitgeist of 2016, with Spiked Online leading a campaign against students' unions. As a staunch supporter of free speech, and the lead representative at LSE Students' Union, we've seen some controversies that have portrayed our approach as hostile, as opposed to welcoming of this as a value.

All God's Children - Faith, Love and LGBT+ Inclusion in Schools

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK
Shaun Dellenty

Following my visits to faith schools, without exception I ask young people whether they feel their faith is a barrier to learning about LGBT+ people and the damage prejudicial attitudes can cause.Without exception they assure me that their faith tells them to love, to respect and to take care of people.

Gay Men Are Emotional, Social and, Yes, Sexual Beings - Deal With It!

Lee Williscroft-Ferris | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lee Williscroft-Ferris

Gay men have sex. It might be an inconvenient truth but it's the truth nonetheless. We may be able to marry, adopt children, 'fit in' in a 'socially acceptable' sense, but select a featured image for an article showing two men kissing or, worse, write about the use of poppers within the context of gay sex and you may find yourself persona non grata.

Nine Best Quotes on LGBT from Davos

Jon Miller | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK
Jon Miller

LGB&T equality was on the agenda at this year's World Economic Forum meeting at Davos - for the first time. Here are the nine best quotes that came ou...