Are You Being Persecuted?

Chris Whiting | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Whiting

There is no requirement in Christianity, the predominant religion of Indiana, to reject, banish or scorn homosexuals. The Bible is pretty clear in its condemnation of homosexual activity but it doesn't call for gay men and women to be outcast.

Scottish Tory Leader Calls Out Homophobic Twitter Abuse

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Politics

Ruth Davidson, the leader of the Scottish Conservative Party, has said she has highlighted the homophobic abuse she receives on Twitter to show young ...

How to Plan a Lesbian Wedding: The Venue

Sarah-Elizabeth Daly | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah-Elizabeth Daly

Everyone wants their dream venue - whether it be a church, a castle or down your local; thought, time and a whole load of money goes into securing the venue of your dreams. But what if your chosen venue doesn't want you?

Why LGBT+Inclusivity Should Be Taught in All Primary Schools

Elly Barnes | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK
Elly Barnes

Our intention being to give permission to our young people to join us on the journey to institutional change where recognition of discrimination through race, disabilities, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and beliefs is encouraged.

Two Thirds Of Young Gay Men Don't Receive HIV Testing Advice - As Diagnoses Rates Double

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Three quarters of young men who are gay or bisexual don't receive any information about same-sex relationships at school, with two thirds going withou...

Louise Ridley

Could This Simple T-Shirt Be The Answer To Homophobic Bullying?

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK

"Your haircut is gay" may sound like a childish insult, but it can hurt. In British classrooms and playgrounds, young people are experiencing homo...

Former Archbishop Of Canterbury 'To Be Removed' From King's College Display Over Gay Marriage Views

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A former Archbishop of Canterbury who features on the exterior of a London University looks set to be removed over his "offensive" views on gay relati...

Louise Ridley

Gays, Gypsies And Priests: The Forgotten Victims Of The Holocaust

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK

On the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Huffington Post UK is running a series of pieces looking at how we remember the H...

Dating Homophobic Older Men.

Jacqui Wright | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqui Wright

As a divorced woman in her mid fifties, I started online dating a couple of years ago not really knowing what to expect. I'm probably what is known as a "serial dater" as I've been on lots of first dates and up to now, don't seem to have found the right man.

LGBT Schools and the Failure of our Education System to Support LGBT Youth

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shaun Dellenty

Aim for inclusion not segregation, acceptance not tolerance and be warm in praise of those who spot young people at risk and hold out a hand to help, we absolutely need more of that in the world about now.

Why 'Britain's First Gay School' is a Terrible Idea

Josh Marshall | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK
Josh Marshall

Being gay is not different, it is not wrong , it is not 'alien' - It is perfectly normal and just another wonderful colour on the spectrum of love.

Homophobic Preacher Drowned Out By Passenger Belting Out A Willy Wonka Song

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK

You know what it’s like – you’re on the train and someone starts shouting, swearing, grumbling, or generally making a nuisance of themselves and...

The Problem With the 'G Word'

Anna Tippett | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Tippett

From my experience, many people who use this term have gay friends or even family members and are not in the least part homophobic. Why, then, do they continue to use the word gay in a negative context?

Students To Hold Protest After Lesbians Thrown Out Of Cafe For Kissing

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Students in Vienna are holding a kissing protest outside a cafe in the city, after it threw out a lesbian pair who were told their behaviour belonged ...

Why Being Gay Is the Best Choice I Never Made

Jack May | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jack May

If you are gay, you've been built up by the bullies, the 'h8ers', and the casual slurs. You've grown up into human beings who actually have to wake up and work out who they are without just casually simmering blandly into a ready-made, pre-fabricated adulthood.

Racism, Homophobia and Bigotry (No, Not Ukip)

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Politics
Jonathan Arnott

I'm not claiming other parties to be racist or homophobic... It is pure intellectual dishonesty for members of those parties to claim that Ukip is, because they - like us - have had members who have said and done some unacceptable things.

'Fabulously Yours': This Gay Couple Just Owned The Homophobes Who Vandalised Their Property

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.12.2014 | UK

No matter how far we evolve as a society, there will always be people who think it’s acceptable to attack you over your sexuality. Like the pers...

I'm Dreaming of a Beige Christmas - Why Ukip Can Suck It!

Yolanda Copes-Stepney | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Politics
Yolanda Copes-Stepney

I hope people just think that Ukip are 'silly' and their increasing bundle of blunders will result in their downfall. But I genuinely fear that this is just the tip of the iceberg, we are on the verge of a major race, class and culture clash.

How Not to Approach Gay Advocacy

George P. Simmonds | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
George P. Simmonds

We've got to understand what the goal of gay advocacy really is. When I was growing up I didn't want to be like everyone else... Gay people aren't criminals asking to be loved in spite of their crimes. They're not addicts wanting to be understood beyond their addiction. And they're certainly not sinners wishing to be spared of evil.

New Warnings Issued Over Drug Side-Effects Following Ukip Rant

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Comedy

A medical warning has been issued after a Ukip candidate blamed his bigoted rant on prescription drugs. Kerry Smith, who was due to stand for elect...

Ukip Candidate Resigns After Calling Gay Members 'Poofters'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Politics

A prominent Ukip general election candidate has resigned after making a string of offensive remarks, including calling gay members "poofters", and jok...

Putting God in a Box

Rob Owen Bell | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK
Rob Owen Bell

By blindly insisting the creation myth of the Semitic tribes who became the Jewish people is fact - and telling children it is a valid alternative to the Big Bang - evangelical Christians are attributing to God the lack of imagination that cripples their own view of both humanity and the wider universe.

Bar Owner Denies Homophobic Booking With Beautifully Snarky Reply

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK

A London bar owner has said he is putting principles before profit by canceling a lucrative Christmas booking that asked if the venue was gay because ...

Ukip - The Party of the People?

Ryan Houston | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Politics
Ryan Houston

I recently Chaired an Annual General Meeting for the charity that I run, we got through all of the points without much pain, and celebrated with a few glasses of wine once we had completed the meeting. We though we were home and dry, as all of the business had ended, when I was asked to speak to two people who had just entered the room.

Britain Suffering Increase In Violent Homophobic Attacks

PA | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK

Some of the UK's biggest police forces have recorded a rise in the number of violent homophobic crimes this year, according to new figures. Hundreds o...