Homophobia

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 05.08.2014 | 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 04.08.2014 | 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?

Newly-Elected Ukip Councillor Suspended After Five Days

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Newly-elected councillor Dave Small was sacked by Ukip on Wednesday evening for "clearly bringing the party into disrepute". It only took...

From Hero to Zero: Uganda Fails Its HIV Test, and What We Should Do About It

Gerry Kearns | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Politics
Gerry Kearns

HIV Prevalence in Uganda, 1990-2012. Source of data. UNAIDS Openness and Success At the turn of this century, Uganda was widely praised for its ...

Facebook Thought This Was 'Pornography'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK Tech

UPDATE: Facebook has clarified the image was removed only in error. In a statement a spokesperson said: ""In an effort to quickly and efficiently proc...

Immigration 'Facts' Versus the Real Future - Your Vote

Pippa Bartolotti | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Politics
Pippa Bartolotti

When all the scientists on the International Panel for Climate Change agree that the planet is on course for a four-degree warming - caused in the main by human activity, and this warming will be 'severe, pervasive and irreversible', you would think that the European election might just be based on what the political parties would do about it.

Gambian President Has Terrible Plans For Gay Asylum-Seekers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK

The president of The Gambia has threatened the lives of citizens who are considering fleeing his country in the face of gross intolerance towards gays...

Homophobia in Africa

Trevor Kleinhans | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK
Trevor Kleinhans

South African, perched on the southern most tip of Africa, often feel detached from the rest of the world. Yet we have one of the most well-known and effective constitutions ever written - one of the reasons why, back in the 1980s, South Africa never erupted into a full-scale civil war.

Homophobia Rife In Universities

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Homophobia is rife at university, with one in five LGB+ students being harassed and bullied on campus, shocking research has revealed. Only one in ...

Most People Under 70 Are 'Uncomfortable' About Ukip

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Comedy

Huffington Post UK Comedy has learned that most people under 70 find Ukip “distasteful if not viscerally repugnant”. “When I was growing up, ...

Archbishop: Homophobic Bullying 'A Particular Challenge' To CoE Schools

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is to announce measures to stamp out homophobic bullying in Church of England schools, saying they face "par...

Brace Yourself Newark: Five Career Lowlights of Ukip Candidate Roger Helmer

Arthur Dowie | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Politics
Arthur Dowie

Roger Helmer, the recently announced Ukip candidate in the Newark by-election, is one of the grand old men of the party, having been a member for all of two years. But he has been embarrassing himself and his associates for far longer than that...

Ukip MEP, Who Compared Homophobia To Disliking Earl Grey Tea, Will Stand In Newark

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip MEP Roger Helmer is to fight the parliamentary by-election in Newark, after leader Nigel Farage decided not to throw his hat into the ring for th...