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 ...

Young Gay People Are Twice As Likely To Be Bullied As Their Straight Peers

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Teenagers aged 14 to 16 who are lesbian, gay or bisexual are twice as likely to be physically bullied and socially excluded than their straight peers ...

Twitter Changing Star 'Favourites' To Heart 'Likes' Is Exposing Some Vile Homophobia

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Tech

One of the biggest social media sites altered the way users 'favourite' content on Tuesday, the change revealing threats to masculinity and homphobia...

Danny Dyer Suffered Homophobic Abuse, Despite Not Being Gay

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Entertainment

Danny Dyer has revealed how he was the victim of homophobic abuse in his younger years, despite not actually being gay. READ MORE: Danny Dyer An...

Hulk Homophobe and Victims of Masculinity

Anthony Lorenzo | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Sport
Anthony Lorenzo

WWE seems bigger and louder than ever. Its reach as a barometer of masculine culture knows no bounds. It was reported recently that Hulk Hogan, who fo...

Me - Good: You - Bad

Ian Watson | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Comedy
Ian Watson

I have my own set of values, I believe it's driven by the simple principle of fairness, but I'm not naive enough to think they should be set in stone and forced upon the world.

Footballers Ready to Come Out HAS to Be Headline News

David Mooney | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Sport
David Mooney

It was during a recent Premier League encounter that a group of the home fans discussed whether or not calling someone a "tart" for remaining on the g...

London Radio Caller Cut Off After Telling Gay Muslim He Should Be Executed

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK

A gay Muslim man fighting to tackle homophobia within the Islamic community in London has been forced to respond to a radio show caller who believes h...

Father's Response To 'Gay' Kitchen Playset Trolls Could Not Be Better

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Parents

A father's gift of an amazing homemade kitchen playset to his son was branded "gay" by trolls online, but he was having none of it. After receiving...

Royal Ramblings: Wrestling Laid Bare

Danny Stone | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

One of the most frequent questions any wrestling fan will be asked is "isn't it all fake?" Of course, the well informed amongst us will reply that wrestling is simply pre-determined and invite the questioner to perform a 360 degree splash from the top turnbuckle.

'BB' Housemate Mark Byron In Horrific Homophobic Incident

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Entertainment

‘Big Brother’ housemate Mark Byron has spoken out after being involved in a homophobic attack in his home city of Liverpool. Mark has revealed ...

Why Is Big Business Bothered About Global Gay Rights?

Jon Miller | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK
Jon Miller

The world is taking two divergent paths on gay rights. In many countries there is growing acceptance of LGB&T people, and legal protection from discri...

Gay Man Shuts Down Little Sister's Homophobic Bully In Withering Facebook Post

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK

A man has posted an open letter to his little sister’s bully after she was told it was “disgusting” she had a gay brother. Joseph Flinders, ...

This Church Just Gave A Brilliant Response To Homophobic Graffiti

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK

An American church has responded to homophobic graffiti on its building by using the opportunity to show the community just how welcome gay people are...

Sam Smith Calls Out Homophobic Abuse

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Entertainment

Sam Smith has called out an Instagram account set up purely to post homophobic abuse about him, to highlight the prejudices gay people still face. ...

Don't Limit My Sons' Opportunities Because They're Boys

Jackie Novels | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Parents
Jackie Novels

My little boys absolutely loved the dolls. They put them in and out of the highchairs, fed them, rocked them to sleep in the beds, cuddled them, and took them to bed with them at night. It was a delight for me, as their mum, to see them exhibit care for other 'people' in this way.

School's Out and Not Just for Summer

Claire Stoneman | Posted 02.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Claire Stoneman

Homophobia and transphobia kills. LGBT young people are two to three times more likely to commit suicide than their straight peers. They are also more likely to self-harm and suffer from depression

Turns Out People Who Are Homophobic Are More Likely To Be Gay

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A study has found that people who display homophobic tendencies are more likely to be gay. Teams at the University of Rochester in New York, the Un...

FA Racism Ruling Rightly Prompts Devastatingly Sarcastic Responses From Fans

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Sport

The FA has ruled that former Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay and the club head of recruitment, Iain Moody, will face no charges over alleged racist, se...

This Politician Thinks Gay Marriage Will Affect Cattle Exports

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK

Floods, incest, marrying dogs - all dangers that supposedly lie ahead with the legalisation of gay marriage. But now an Australian minister has issued...

Brazil Is No Paradise - But Here's Why

Philippe Ladvocat | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK
Philippe Ladvocat

Way beyond the violence and corruption from City of God, Brazil finds itself in a very dangerous situation and dark times might be ahead. And I'm not even talking about economy. When I left my home country about six years ago, things seemed to be progressing for a better situation, with a decrease in poverty and hunger and a growing economy. There was a lot to be done and I was aware that it would take a long time, but then things changed.

Nicky Morgan Called Out For Hypocrisy Over These Homophobia Remarks

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Politics

Children who make homophobic comments at school could be reported under new anti-radicalisation plans, Nicky Morgan announced today. Asked about ne...

Arnie 'Terminates' Homophobic Comment In Typical Fashion

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Entertainment

Arnold Schwarzenegger shut down one homophobic commenter on his Facebook page with one simple message, following the news that same-sex marriage had f...

John Barrowman Slays 'Stupid' Homophobic Troll On Twitter

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Entertainment

A person has been branded an "utter twat" by Scottish-American actor John Barrowman after their homophobic comments were printed in a newspaper. Ja...

Gay Teen Forced To Have Sex With His Mother To 'Cure' Him

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager was forced to have sexual intercourse with his mother in order to "cure" him of being gay, an LGBT rights group in India has claimed. Th...