Homophobia

Louise Ridley

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

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 29.01.2015 | 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 21.01.2015 | 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 21.01.2015 | 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 19.01.2015 | 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 15.01.2015 | 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 12.01.2015 | 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 02.01.2015 | 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 22.12.2014 | 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 16.12.2014 | 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 12.12.2014 | 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...

Sarah Vine's 'Homophobic' Daily Mail Column On Jack Monroe Isn't Going Down Well...

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK

A Daily Mail columnist has leapt into the Jack Monroe Twitter row by launching an indignant attack on the austerity food blogger. Sarah Vine - who...

This Disgusting Anti-Gay Game Actually Made It Onto Google Play

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Tech

An anti-gay hunting game which made it onto the Google Play store has been removed, but not before it was downloaded 10s of thousands of times. Cal...

Lucy Sherriff

'Being Gay Really Is An Unnecessary Taboo'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Stripping naked and posing in front of a camera has almost become a rite of passage for any student belonging to a university sports team. But Nott...

Homophobic Bullying and the Responsibilities of Children's Television

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Shaun Dellenty

Still missing is regular, usualised (to use Sue Sanders word) portrayals of LGBT pupils, parents and role models who are happy, successful and kind human beings- just going about their lives. Such portrayals send a vital life-changing message to the emergent young LGBT souls out there.

The Art of Shame

Katie Beswick | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Katie Beswick

Shame Chorus will be a live concert event performed at the Freud Museum, and a range of other venues in London and across the UK in 2015. Documentary footage created throughout the project will also form a touring video installation, the Shame Chorus songs will be available to buy as downloads...

Some Clarity on Dapper Laughs

Lee Kern | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Lee Kern

Dapper Laughs show wasn't banned. His series ran for it's full length on ITV2. The channel decided they won't recommission a second series. That is not a ban and to argue this is a way to reframe the debate and shift things from the true discussion about misogyny that should be taking place.

The Crying Shame of Denying LGBT Teachers Their Authenticity

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Shaun Dellenty

A new term, you're starting to feel that you have established yourself with parents and pupils. You remain instinctively cautious on entering unfamiliar contexts; a side effect of years of school-based bullying, resulting in lapses onto anxiety medication...