Jewish Controversy Over Gay Rights

Jonathan Romain | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK
Jonathan Romain

For us, one can be religious and gay, Jewish and homosexual, and there is simply no contradiction. In fact, the inability to be both would be a mockery of religious values and Jewish ethics. It is a shame that gay rights have become enshrined in law but not yet in the mindsets of all people of faith. But progress is being made, and, hopefully, the tide of tolerance will prove impossible to resist.

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?

How Straight Are You?

Trevor Kleinhans | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trevor Kleinhans

When I sit with my straight friends, be they single straight men or a straight couple, the conversation of "How straight are you?" invariably comes up and the best way I can explain it to them, is by describing what I call the sexuality scale. We all fit into this scale somewhere.

'No Homo' - A Response to Dr Carmen Cruz's Guardian Article

Ben Hansen Hicks | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Hansen Hicks

It is fascinating to read about the detailed psychology behind male connections within our modern society and I cannot recommend reading Dr Cruz's article enough - I thought it might be of benefit to the Huffington Post's readers and my fellow university students to get another angle, another viewpoint...

'Gay Cure' Conference To Be Held In London

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK

A conference advocating gay-to-straight conversion therapy is due to be held in London next month. Two controversial Christian groups which support...

Brit In Uganda Facing Gay Sex Images Trial To Be Deported

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK

Bernard Randall, a Briton in Uganda facing charges over gay sex images published in a newspaper, is to be deported back to the UK amid global criticis...

Jessica Elgot

'It's My Right To Be An Ex-Gay'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.02.2013 | UK

A Christian campaigner for gay “conversion” therapy who is taking Boris Johnson to the High Court for the right to advertise on London buses, has ...

The Faggot Problem on Twitter

James Dixon | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Tech
James Dixon

A quick search on Twitter pulls up an unending list of people using the term as a slur outside of its original context as a homophobic insult. The term has been adopted as a synonym to idiot and other generic insults. Whilst this has desensitised the word's meaning, the undertones of homophobic hate still linger unpleasantly.

It's Time to Stand Up for the Progressive and Conservative Institution of Marriage

David Burrowes | Posted 05.04.2013 | UK Politics
David Burrowes

Marriage is a vital heterosexual institution because it caters to the unique consequences of heterosexual union - children. It cannot simply be extended to others without this purpose being devalued or lost.

Gay Marriage and the Meaning of Words

Craig Purshouse | Posted 10.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Craig Purshouse

The arguments against gay marriage are like some form of pathetic hydra: as soon as one is defeated another slightly more tenuous one sprouts up to take its place.

Three Dates In

Emily Sargent | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Sargent

I always wondered before I came out what the first date would be like. I figured I'd probably wear a nice Ted Baker shirt and she'd be at the bar rocking a crew cut. I was confused when this didn't fill me with a sense of thrill. Apparently my imagination was aggressively stunted until I moved to Brighton four weeks ago.

The John Amaechi Interview

Tom Constantine | Posted 07.09.2012 | UK Sport
Tom Constantine

In 2007, four years after retiring from his NBA career, John publically declared he was gay. He is the only NBA player, past or present, to come out of the closet.

Let Gay Marriage Separate the Church From the State

Ronnie Joice | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK Comedy
Ronnie Joice

It is not a good look for our country to still have the Church as legislators. I can't think of a less religiously-minded nation in Europe than England. We just don't give a toss about being told what to do by people in silly hats.

Gay American Comic Would Steal Babies

John Fleming | Posted 11.08.2012 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

The 5th annual Outlaugh Comedy Festival - America's first gay and lesbian comedy festival - is currently being held in Los Angeles and lasts for another two weeks.

Campaigners Protest Against Same-Sex Marriage Plans

PA | Posted 30.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

A campaign group will gather outside the Scottish Parliament to rally against proposed changes to the law which would legalise same-sex marriage. C...

Liverpool Church Under Fire For 'Helping Gay People To Break Free'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 15.11.2011 | UK

A Liverpool church seeking to help gay men and lesbians "break free" with a 'Homosexuality Fact Sheet' has attracted widespread criticism. The Fron...

Are gay Lives Better now?

Sorab Shroff | Posted 12.09.2011 | UK
Sorab Shroff

You will do anything to save your life if you think you're going to be killed. When they were kicking my boyfriend, a strapping guy, down to the floor and then in the head, I thought, "That's it- we're going to die." I invented a fictional sister and kept repeating, "My little sister's at home, we really need to get home - just let us go."