Homophobia

Little Stories Of Illegal Love And Survival In Jamaica

Anastasia Kyriacou | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Anastasia Kyriacou

Sometimes it is the stories you hear of people who you know the least about, who you are furthest connected to, that touch you the most deeply; suffering or tragedy of another that makes you pause momentarily- and alters your sense of perspective thereon. This handful of little stories shared by LGBT+ Jamaicans exposes their struggle to live, love and be treated equally in a homophobic homeland, and sheds light on the key to survival that strings them together.

Will Katy Perry Ever Not Be Problematic?

Philip Ellis | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Philip Ellis

That was nearly a decade ago. Since then we've seen Katy in Egyptian drag, Katy in cornrows, Katy as a geisha -- all to add colour, flair and kitsch value to her material. "I didn't know that I did it wrong until I heard people saying that I did it wrong," she says, softly, in her interview with Deray, "I may never understand... but I can educate myself, and that's what I'm trying to do along the way."

Football - Unlikely Ally For LGBTQI Rights?

Kat Craig | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Sport
Kat Craig

Football could become the unorthodox but fertile ground for the struggle for LGBTQI rights. The huge platforms of top players, and the mass reach of fans, have the potential to shape the views of the current and next generation, on and off the pitch.

Men Tell Sexist Or Homophobic Jokes Because They 'Feel Their Masculinity Is Being Threatened'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A study has confirmed what we guessed all along: men who crack sexist or homophobic jokes are insecure about themselves. According to new research, s...

Am I A Feminist?

Sophie Farrow | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Farrow

Do I burn my bras? Nah! Do I go out walking the streets for equal pay for men and women in the work place? Nope! But not through not wanting to, from life swallowing me up. But do I have a voice when I am standing up for what I believe in? Hell, yes, I do!

Homophobia In The British School System

Timothy Graves | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK
Timothy Graves

As we approach LGBT history month and also prepare to mark the 50th anniversary of the first LGBT rights legislation - the partial decriminalisation of gay sex - we need to ensure in schools that we build on the work Stonewall has achieved with its highly successful campaign against homophobic bullying.

Retirement? No Thanks. I Plan To Carry On Campaigning For Another 30 Years

Peter Tatchell | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK
Peter Tatchell

I turn 65 on Wednesday. This year I celebrate 50 years of human rights activism. Retirement hasn't entered my head. There is still so much to do. The brain and eye damage from bashings by Mugabe's thugs and Moscow neo-Nazis is minor and doesn't stop me. I carry on. My plan is to keep going for another 30 years.

After The Women's March, Our Need For Solidarity Is Stronger Than Ever

Phoebe Cleghorn | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK
Phoebe Cleghorn

The motivations of the Women's Marches were not as simple as they may have looked on paper. Some marched for reproductive rights, some in response to Islamophobia. Women marched so that their voices may be heard, though each voice said something different. This said, it's important to remember that these differences need not separate us. Positive movements such as feminism should, ideally, display no barriers between race, background, belief or sexuality, but rather solidarity amongst the diversities that define us.

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...