Homophobia

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...

Are We Sleepwalking Back Into the Political Closet?

Andrew Legon | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK Politics
Andrew Legon

For those who've never been involved in the struggles that led us to where we are today, it's never too late. It might not always be obvious, but to repeat what Stonewall keeps saying - because ultimately they are right - there's still work to do.

'CBB' Hosts Speak Out On Homophobia Row

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Entertainment

‘Celebrity Big Brother’ hosts Emma Willis and Rylan Clark have spoken out about contestant Winston McKenzie, in light of the homophobia row that h...

Winston McKenzie Has ALREADY Upset 'CBB' Viewers, With 'Homophobic' Comment

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Entertainment

‘Celebrity Big Brother’ bosses knew they were in for controversy when they signed up politician Winston McKenzie, and during Tuesday night’s liv...

Heroic Tube Passenger Stands Up To Homophobe On Busy New Year's Train

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 02.01.2016 | UK

A video of a Tube passenger who stood up to a homophobe on the morning of New Year's Day has gone viral after his message touched the hearts of people...

The Warwick Rowers Christmas Message - to The Queen!

Angus Malcolm | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Angus Malcolm

For at lot of us in the UK and throughout the Commonwealth, the Queen's Christmas message is as much a part of the holiday as bad jokes, Baileys and Brussels sprouts...

Why You Must Fight Tyson Fury, the 18 Stone Weakling

Richard Fry | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Sport
Richard Fry

I believe in free speech and uphold Fury's right to say what he wants. I am less supportive of a public-funded body who choose to reinforce hate-filled views via an awards nomination but I am glad I have a right to respond.

What Tyson Fury Has Taught Us About the Acceptability of Homophobia

Lewis Henshall | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Sport
Lewis Henshall

How long will it be until homophobic views aren't paraded in the media as something to be entertained and until homophobia generally becomes instincti...

Tyson Fury Needs a Filter

Jacqui Wright | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Sport
Jacqui Wright

Tyson Fury's nomination for BBC Sports Personality of The Year has caused a media frenzy over the decision to nominate a man with such outdated views on gays, women and abortion, and rightly so. As much as it should be all about the sporting achievement, it has to be said that whoever wins this accolade will have an enormous influence over any young people who may have chosen to follow in their footsteps, whether they like it or not.

We Can't Lift Barriers to LGBTI Participation If Sport Doesn't Understand Our Complaint

Scott Cuthbertson | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Sport
Scott Cuthbertson

The BBC must remove Fury from the shortlist, and make a statement that it does not agree with his views. Saying his shortlisting is 'not an endorsement of his views' is simply not enough. Thus far the BBC have refused, despite growing public debate, to even acknowledge they might have a problem. If we can't acknowledge the problem we can't even begin to work on the solution.

Don't Make Tyson Fury a Free Speech Martyr

Andrew Doyle | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Sport
Andrew Doyle

So don't worry about Tyson Fury. He's an unreconstructed moron whose opinions count for nothing. And if you think I'd say any of this to his face, you must be out of your mind.

Nigel Farage Is Tipping Tyson Fury To Win SPOTY *Because* Of His Homosexuality Comments

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK

Nigel Farage has claimed that Tyson Fury will win the Sports Personality Of The Year (SPOTY) because attempts to ban him from the award will "backfire...

Goldsmiths' Islamic Society President Quits After Sending Homophobic Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Chloe Kerr | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The president of the Islamic Society (ISOC) at Goldsmiths University, London, has resigned after posting a string of homophobic messages on Twitter. ...

Tyson Fury Investigated By Police Over 'Hate Crime'

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK

Tyson Fury's controversial comments about homosexuality are being investigated by police, following a complaint they received from a member of the pub...

Sport Needs Positive Role Models

Ruth Hunt | Posted 04.12.2015 | UK Sport
Ruth Hunt

Tyson Fury's comments also touched on another important area of our work. He claimed his views were rooted in the Bible. It's often assumed that people of faith can't be LGBT or respect LGBT people. By suggesting his homophobia is rooted in his faith he has helped perpetuate this damaging myth.

My Life With the Warwick Rowers

Angus Malcolm | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Angus Malcolm

For the last six years, the men's rowing team at Warwick University have been producing a naked calendar. Nothing exceptional about that - there are a lot of naked charity calendars out there...

Lucy Sherriff

'Being Gay In Iraq Isn't As Sexy As ISIS' - But It Might Be Just As Dangerous

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

"Being gay isn't as sexy as ISIS. So no-one pays us any attention." These are the words of Amir Ashour, a 25-year-old Iraqi and the founder of the ...