Homophobia

#BrightonBootOut - Lesbian Couple Chucked Out of Brighton Superstore For Kissing

E J Rosetta | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

This was NOT a homophobic act. This woman must have been a Brighton resident. She's probably used to seeing gay guys and gals mincing around the supermarket all day. Damn, she may well have a double use for that uniform herself, eh?

Purple Reigns: Spirit Day 2014 at Dame Elizabeth Cadbury School, Birmingham, UK

Claire Stoneman | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK
Claire Stoneman

At the very end of Spirit Day, the entire school emptied onto the playground for a photograph to show our unity for all young LGBT people who have faced bullying, abuse or discrimination. And as our pupils jostled and argued over who would get to hold the rainbow flag, I knew that we had made a difference, and that things would never be the same again.

Gay, Straight, Christian, Jew - Why Simple Labels No Longer Work

Neil Gibb | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Neil Gibb

Pope Francis is a man on a mission. Everything from the choice of his name (referencing St Francis of Assisi) to his shunning of material comforts suggest he is out to take the church back to its core values of tolerance, inclusion and compassion.

Gay Couple 'Ordered Off London Bus For Kissing'

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK

A gay couple say they were ordered off a London bus by the driver after he spotted them kissing. Jack James, 23, and his partner were on board an ...

Students Staging Kiss In At Sainsbury's To Protest At Lesbian Couple Being Told They Were 'Disgusting'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A group of students is helping to stage a kiss in at a Sainsbury's store in Brighton, in protest at the treatment of a lesbian couple who were told th...

Sainsbury's Apologises After Lesbian Couple Ordered To Stop 'Disgusting' Kissing Or Leave

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Sainsbury's has apologised to a pair of students who were left "humiliated" when they were ordered to stop kissing or leave the store after a shopper ...

Hate and Its Tentacles

Patrick Cash | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Patrick Cash

I've experienced homophobic abuse in London three times. The first happened when I was 22, and I was caught in a heaving Friday night crowd outside Tottenham Court Road tube station. Across a sea of faces, I made eye contact with a young, white male with a shaven head. He snarled at me: 'fucking poof!'

Open Letter to 'The Beaver', LSESU and Professor Craig Calhoun

Michael Etheridge | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Michael Etheridge

The pathetic statement from the Men's Rugby Team shows no engagement with the issues, apologising not for their misogyny and homophobia, but for the decision to publish it. The leaflet's authors not only excluded gay people from their society, but went further in employing homophobia as a promotional tool.

LSE Offers Counselling To Students After Rugby Team's 'Sexist, Homophobic' Leaflets

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The London School of Economics is offering counselling to its students after its rugby team handed out flyers describing women as "slags," "trollops" ...

Have No Fear - 'Sexual Orientation' and 'Gender Identity' Are Here

Elly Barnes | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elly Barnes

It has happened! Make no mistake, this is very big news. I have been delivering my Educate & Celebrate training to make schools LGBT-Friendly across the UK over the last few years and this is my first primary school to take the leap of using policy language and making it visible to all.

t.A.T.u Singer 'Won't Accept A Gay Son – But Lesbians Are Aesthetically Nicer'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK

A Russian pop star who launched her career by dressing up as a schoolgirl and snogging her female singing partner in a raunchy video has reportedly sa...

Snoop 'Tweets Homophobic Slur'... Before Deleting The Post Moments After

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

Snoop Dogg is at the centre of a homophobia scandal, after reportedly tweeting and Instagramming a homophobic slur, before removing the posts from bot...

That's So Straight!

Jack Fletcher | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Fletcher

The notion of sexuality being linked in a negative way is notorious and omnipresent in our society. It's easy to hear someone say 'that's so gay' when in public, even for the most unequivocal things... Since when did being gay, lesbian or bisexual necessarily mean a bad thing anyway?

Dispelling the Dark Clouds of Section 28: Flying Into Blue Skies Through the Leadership of New Teachers

Claire Stoneman | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Claire Stoneman

I write this in the last week of the six week summer holiday, teetering on the brink of a brand new school year brimming with all its hope and possibility. 2014-2015 academic year, for my school - Dame Elizabeth Cadbury in Bournville, Birmingham - is a very exciting one.

Football Owes Gay Fans

Chris Whiting | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK Sport
Chris Whiting

It's 2014 and there are still no openly LGBT people in English football. Not a manager, a player, nor even a physio. Other sporting organisations in the traditionally more conservative United States such as the NFL and the WWE and even Rugby Union and cricket here are streets ahead of 'the beautiful game' when it comes to equality.

Samuel Luckhurst

Mackay, Moody And How Tan Exposed Football's Jingoism

HuffingtonPost.com | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Sport

Koreans, Chinese, Israelis, homosexuals, females and even Welsh women were all, allegedly, ridiculed in a string of derogatory text message exchanges ...

Fortune 500 Company CEO: Homophobic Workers 'Need to Go'

Ian Johnson | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK
Ian Johnson

No CEO of a Fortune 500 company has yet come out whilst the head of their company. Some current Fortune 500 company CEOs are reported to be gay, but none openly so.

Away From Home: A Fantastic New Play

Asher Huey | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Asher Huey

Rob Ward's stunning solo-performance brings to life this heart-aching tale of a young gay man's journey to self acceptance. The play, co-written by Ward and Martin Jameson, is simple yet haunting. It's everything someone should want to see at The Fringe.

Westboro Baptist Church Records Homophobic Version Of Panic! At The Disco & Its As Vile As You'd Imagine

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK

Professional hate-mongers the Westboro Baptist Church have released a bile-laden version of a Panic! At The Disco song ahead of its planned picket of ...

How German Football Opened Its Mind And Won The World Cup

Dan Tickner | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Sport
Dan Tickner

"England can do everything Germany have done". Yet to do this they would need to actually look beyond obvious clichés and address uncomfortable truths. Where are the Lahm and Gomez in the England team to speak out on sexuality? Who is England's "most intelligent player"? It's not immediately obvious.

'Homophobic' Church Of England Blocks Gay Marriage Clergyman From Job

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK

The first British clergyman to enter a gay marriage has been blocked by the Church of England from taking up a new post. Canon Jeremy Pemberton tied t...

What Kind Of Week Has It Been? 11 July 2014

Paddy Duffy | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

In Ireland, news not involving Garth Brooks has ceased to exist... Vanessa Feltz told of the time Rolf Harris sexually assaulted her... Christian bakers refused to heed a customer request for a cake with Bert and Ernie icing advocating marriage equality...

Ukip Continue To Normalise Homophobia

Anna Tippett | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Politics
Anna Tippett

Within the storm of normalised homophobia UKIP have created, it is easy to forget the thousands of young LGBT people who are yet to 'come out'. A sixteen year old Christian who is coming to terms with being gay is likely to be severely affected by the comments made by UKIP councillors, particularly when using the Bible as a platform for hate. This needs to change and it should not be used as a tool to endorsing a discriminatory political agenda.

Let Us Live, Let Us Love

Ezra Tafari Rose | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ezra Tafari Rose

I do not understand the motivation behind homophobia but I do understand that this 'fear' is a by-product of teachers, preachers and parents abusing their positions of power and influence to perpetuate the abuse of innocent civilians.

Sorry, Jonah Hill - You're Going to Have to Do Better Than That Apology

The Guyliner | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
The Guyliner

The worst thing is not the fact Hill said the word - we have all told loved ones to go blow themselves or die in a fire - but his refusal to think about why that was his go-to insult, the thought processes that took him there, that is the biggest concern. When his celebrity status is in silent mode, and he doesn't have a sequel to flog or a chat show chair to perch on, what is Jonah Hill really thinking?