The Absurdity of Blood Donation Restrictions for Gay Men After the Orlando Shooting

Sophie McNaughton | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie McNaughton

As we come to terms with the tragic loss of life and continue to express our solidarity and support with the victims of the Orlando shooting in the face of mindless homophobia and terrorism, these discriminatory rules are being brought into question and scrutinised under the public spotlight now more than ever before, as we ask ourselves: what is the real reason why a monogamous gay man cannot give blood while a heterosexual man with an indeterminate number of sexual partners would be welcome to donate?

Homophobe's Church Could Soon Be Full Of Gay Homeless People

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK

A pastor who brandished signs reading "Jesus would stone homos" outside his church in Harlem is being challenged in the best way possible. David M...

Thank GOD This Homophobic Pastor's Hate Speech Is Being Drowned Out By His Neighbourhood

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK

A Harlem neighbourhood is standing up to a pastor for displaying homophobic messages on his church's billboard. Pastor James Manning, who discovere...

Lesbians Share A Kiss In Front Of Homophobic Russian Politician Who Claimed 'Gays Rape Kids'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK

An image of two Russian women sharing a kiss on board a flight has gone viral – thanks to the presence of a somewhat unassuming man in the backgroun...

How Not to Approach Gay Advocacy

George P. Simmonds | Posted 15.02.2015 | 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.

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

Claire Stoneman | Posted 17.12.2014 | 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.

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

Claire Stoneman | Posted 28.10.2014 | 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.

Ukip Suspends Councillor Who Claimed Gay Marriage Caused Flooding

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A Ukip councillor has been suspended by his party after a homophobic rant in a local newspaper blew up into a media storm. The former UKIP Council...

Was Stabbing A Gay Hate Crime?

The Huffington Post/ PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A stabbing which left a man seriously ill in hospital may have been the victim of a gay hate crime, Detectives fear. The 35-year-old man from Chest...

'Norwich Pride Is An Unashamed Carnival Of Perverted Carnality'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK

A pastor is under police investigation after describing the Norwich Pride celebrations as an “unashamed carnival of perverted carnality”. Rev D...

#FBrape: Will Facebook Heed Open Letter Protesting 'Endorsement Of Rape & Domestic Violence'?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK

A campaign to ban content endorsing domestic violence and rape against women on Facebook is urging high profile companies to boycott advertising on th...

Christian Worker Demoted After Anti-Gay Marriage Facebook Post

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK

A Christian who was demoted after posting his opposition to gay marriages on Facebook has taken his employer to court. Adrian Smith lost his manage...

Homophobic Teacher Who Called Pupils 'Poofs' And 'Batty Boys' Struck Off

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A teacher who made homophobic comments about pupils, calling them "poofs" and "batty boys" has been barred from teaching indefinitely. Jason Gibbs ...

Christian B&B Owners Appeal Ruling Over Gay Couple Ban

PA | Posted 08.01.2012 | UK

Christian guest house owners have appealed against a judge's ruling that they acted unlawfully in refusing to allow a gay couple to stay in a double r...