Homophobia

Teachers and Parents: It's Time To Teach About Same Sex Weddings!

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Shaun Dellenty

So in the end, common sense, lots of hard work from lots of people and the freedom to love and be loved prevailed. I can now legally wed the man I love, should I choose to. Blimey, I feel like my experience of reality just changed massively.

£13k Pay Out For Street Preacher Arrested For 'Anti-Gay' Comments

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK

A street preacher arrested for reportedly spewing hateful verses on homosexuality has been awarded £13,000 for wrongful imprisonment, after police de...

Stories of Polish Gay Immigration in the UK

Pamela Sposito | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Pamela Sposito

Homophobia in Poland is another major reason of Polish immigration to the UK. Who would have thought? In fact, gay Poles decide to book a one-way flight ticket to London to escape discrimination.

Muslim and LGBTQ Students Unite Against 'Student Rights' in Run Up to NUS Conference

Hilary Aked | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Hilary Aked

It's sometimes said that attack is the best form of defence. Some of those think tanks and agitators who seem intent on marginalising Muslims appear to have worked out that the reverse is also true: while some right wingers are happy to go along with direct demonization campaigns, in order to get liberals to jump on the bandwagon of an Islamophobic campaign, defense is often the best form of attack...

Fred Phelps Is Dying - Not Sorry to Hear That

John Sargeant | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK
John Sargeant

One less abuser and hater in the world is not something I am sorry to hear. My sorrow in the life and death of Fred Phelps is reserved for the victims of his abuse who never got closure, never saw justice, and have to overcome religious indoctrination. Because those scares can last a lifetime.

'Shut Down Gay Saunas If You Want Equality'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK

A gay former soldier has sparked a furious reaction after saying if LGBT people want equality and respect gay saunas should be shut down. Former so...

Thank You for the LGBT Music

Elly Barnes | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Elly Barnes

In all of my musical, equality and advisory roles, music continues to be a key tool in eradicating discrimination. In all our annual 'Educate and Celebrate' school showcases, students and teachers use music extensively through LGBT anthems, music by LGBT composers and equality songs written by our young people.

Internet Feminism, Call Out Culture, and White Women's Tears

Jeni Harvery | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jeni Harvery

Let's support that change without turning it into either a noisy, vindictive, self seeking and other woman bashing performance, or by engaging in unnecessary, overly indulgent self flagellation. Let's support that change whilst supporting each other, so that we can all come together and finally, finally, smash the patriarchy to smithereens.

UKIP: A Convenient Enemy for British Liberal Democracy

Tom Vine | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Vine

As well as being the new dark horse in British politics, Ukip have become well-known for their radically right-wing politics, unmistakeably expressing racist, sexist, homophobic views - you name it, they've said it. For many they have become a force to be defeated and left to the history books.

Boy Misses Out On 7th Birthday Party Due To Mother's Homophobia

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK

UPDATE: The invite was a hoax, concocted by a local New York radio station. A little boy has missed out on attending a 7th birthday party because...

Reflections on PantiGate

Aaron Vallely | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Aaron Vallely

If anyone condemns any of my gay friends, or any person whom has a same sex preference, for their nature, that means that they are being discriminated against because not for what they do, but because of who they are. This is disgraceful. This is prejudicial. This is immoral. This is unacceptable.

What Makes a Homophobe? Ireland's Debate Goes Global

Peter McGuire | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK
Peter McGuire

Those who devote their energies to stopping same-sex marriage may very well be motivated by a genuine, albeit misplaced, fear over child welfare. If child welfare really is such a concern, perhaps they should review the evidence and direct just a fraction of their energy towards creating a more equal society...

Lucy Sherriff

How Britain's Universities Want You To Think There's No Homophobia On Campus

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Some of Britain's top universities have been accused of failing LGBT students by claiming they do not face any abuse or discrimination on campus, desp...

Lucy Sherriff

Homophobia At University Is 'Dismissed As Banter', NUS Warns

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Homophobia on campus is dismissed as "banter", while universities do not take the problem seriously enough, student leaders have warned. In an inte...

What Kind of Week Has It Been? 7 February 2014

Paddy Duffy | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

Time was in Primary School, students' pictures of February would be represented by snowdrops and whatnot. But that's unlikely to happen nowadays, as 1) Michael Gove would replace art with testing the shit out of everything if he had half a chance and 2) early Spring vistas more closely resembles a busy Saturday car park in Atlantis.

WATCH: The Horrifying Violence Endured By Russia's Gay Community

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK

Horrific footage of beatings and humiliation handed out by homophobic gangs has emerged just days before Russia hosts the winter Olympics. Human Ri...

LGBT History Month- Remembering the Smalltown Boy

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shaun Dellenty

Lots of kids say they are going to run away, some mean it, some do not; some slip out and hang out at the end of the street until they get hungry, bored or realise that their bluff has been called. For me the notion of running away had become very real.

If Homophobia Was a Winter Olympic Sport, Russia Would Be a Gold Medal Contender

Peter G Tatchell | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Sport
Peter G Tatchell

This Friday, the Winter Olympics open in the Russian resort of Sochi amid great controversy over the Putin regime's homophobic policies, which clearly violate the anti-discrimination Principle 6 of the Olympic Charter. For me, queer freedom knows no borders. Over the last decade or so, amazing positive gains have been won by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities in Britain. But I am an internationalist, not a nationalist. We must not give up the fight until every LGBT person on this planet has equal human rights, respect, dignity and opportunity.

Equal Rights: Why Europe Needs an EU-Wide Strategy to Protect LGBTI People

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

It was a bold move that could have cost him his career. But when Olympic diver Tom Daley released a video announcing his relationship with a man, it was warmly welcomed by Brits. Celebrities lined up to offer their congratulations on Twitter, while many newspapers ran the news on their front pages, hailing his courage...

Restaurant Apologises To Customer Told Off For Kissing His Boyfriend

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK

A restaurant chain has "apologised unequivocally" to a customer who claims he was told off for kissing his boyfriend. Journalist Philippe Ladvocat ...

Ex-Ukip Donor Writes Bizarre Ad About Homosexuality And Religion

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK

A major ex-Ukip donor, famed for his views on the obscenity of women's trousers, has taken out an expensive national newspaper advert attacking a fema...

Gay Russian Artist's Furious Response To Dasha's Zhukova's 'Racist Chair' (NSFW PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK

A gay artist has accused Russian socialite Dasha Zhukova of “glamourising” racism after she was photographed posing on a chair shaped like a half-...

Christians Claim Victory Over 'Gay Cure' Bus Ads

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK

Hard-line Christians are claiming an "important victory" in the row over their controversial "gay cure" bus adverts. The Court of Appeal demanded a...

Nigel Farage's 'Daily Express' Column Translated

Chris York | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Politics
Chris York

Nigel Farage wrote a letter for the Daily Express on Wednesday in response to a leader about recent events concerning a Ukip councillor and some rather bold weather predictions. For those of you that don't speak Farage, I've have provided this handy translation...

Gay People Will Be Safe At Sochi If They ‘Leave Kids Alone'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Vladimir Putin said Friday that gay people have nothing to fear in Russia as long as they leave children alone. Ahead of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olym...