When The Hamster Trumped George Michael

Joshua Hepple | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Joshua Hepple

Trump and Hammond do not operate in a vacuum and are very much responding to the public. Trump knows what his supporters want to hear and he gives them it. Hammond and his cronies apply the same formula. The world will always have individuals who are not the best or most diverse.

The Age Of Acceptance: Why We Are Witnessing An Incredible Revolution In Attitudes To Homosexuality

Ben Wardle | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Wardle

It's believed that around one in 10 people are gay. That's three children in the average school classroom; three children who are from all different backgrounds and with all different interests - it may be football, it may be fashion - and these young people deserve nothing less than complete acceptance, inclusion and love.

No, We Don't Fancy All The Ladies

Joy Muhammad | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Joy Muhammad

I am bisexual. That means I like individuals of the same gender and other. It does not mean I am into threesomes or anthills of orgies. Not all of us like to share. We can still use the same restroom, I have no interest in breaking down cubicle doors nor getting turned on to the sounds of a woman grunting while she takes a dump.

Three Top Footballers In Talks With FA About Coming Out, Says MP

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Politics

Three footballers are speaking with the Football Association (FA) about coming out as gay, an MP has revealed. The SNP’s John Nicholson made the re...

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.

Warwick Rowers Strip Off To Fight LGBT+ Hate Crime After Brexit Vote

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

The Warwick rowers are back this year with their annual naked calendar and it might just be the best one yet. The 2017 edition sees the athletic lads...

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...

Angela Eagle Interview: Homophobia, Leadership And Labour's Future

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Politics

Angela Eagle is still campaigning, even though her local Labour party has been suspended. After a summer of death threats and brick-throwing, she talk...

Eagle Slams Homophobia Among 'Unreconstructed' Left

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Politics

Angela Eagle has hit out at the homophobia of “unreconstructed” parts of the hard Left and condemned a rise in hate crimes against gay people in t...

'Keep It To Yourself' One In Five Fans Tell Gay Players

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK

One fifth of sports fans would prefer gay players keep their sexuality to themselves, while 8% would stop supporting them altogether if they found out...

Homophobia In The British Asian Community Is Rising

Harjeet Johal | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK
Harjeet Johal

I'll be damned if I am going to change them now. I'm sorry Nottingham, you are just going to have to deal with my oversized hips for a while longer. I cannot give in to tyranny. But it will take more than sartorial stubbornness to push him toward acceptance.

Tackling Homophobia In The Premier League: It's Time For An Openly Gay Footballer

Philip Ellis | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Sport
Philip Ellis

Just think of the positive impact an out gay man in the Premier League could have, not just in helping young football supporters struggling with their own sexuality, but in gaining LGBT allies among straight fans. Let's hope that Gazidis will be proven correct in his prediction sooner rather than later, and that we won't have to wait five whole years.

I Am A Recovering Catholic

Cookie Kibbles | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK
Cookie Kibbles

I always wonder if there should be a 12 step plan for recovering Catholics? Catholics Anonymous meetings to attend? Not that a recovering Catholic would need help staying out of the church on a Sunday, but some kind of program would be helpful, because what ever you do, the Catholic guilt is always deeply ingrained.

One In Five Sports Fans Would Be 'Embarrassed' If Their Favourite Player Came Out

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK

Almost three quarters (72%) of British football fans say they have heard homophobic abuse, according to new research that suggests such views are stil...

The Waugh Zone September 21, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday, September 21, 2016… 1) CLOSURE MOTION A bitter split, rumours of affairs with unsuitable part...

Gay MP Sparks Furious 'Homophobia' Row For Controversial Comedy Sketch

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK

Welcome to Scotland 2016, where a "comedy" rap mocking Ruth Davidsons sexuality is applauded and endorsed 1/2 pic.twitter.com/L1jow6UNeZ— NatBuster ...

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?