Homosexuality

The Psychology of Political Differences

Jonathan Jong | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Politics
Jonathan Jong

Elections are nigh! So, this is a dutifully timed post about the psychology of political differences. But first, a public service announcement: check ...

Armani Is Facing One Hell Of A Backlash After Telling Gay Men How To Dress

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Style

Giorgio Armani has said gay men "do not need to dress homosexual". The 80-year-old fashion designer made the controversial comment during an interv...

Lying in Plain Sight

David Deady | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Parents
David Deady

Where do we stand on telling children why Adam and Steve are holding hands? Is there an appropriate age that something like this should be discussed or is it better for the child to discover of their own accord?

Are You Being Persecuted?

Chris Whiting | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Whiting

There is no requirement in Christianity, the predominant religion of Indiana, to reject, banish or scorn homosexuals. The Bible is pretty clear in its condemnation of homosexual activity but it doesn't call for gay men and women to be outcast.

Fan Asks Why Dumbledore Is Gay, J.K Rowling Responds Perfectly

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

J.K Rowling doesn't write tweets all that often but when she does they tend to be absolute gems and her latest is no exception. On Tuesday, the 'Ha...

Why Its Time to Challenge Our Religious Leaders...

Jonny Freeman | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jonny Freeman

Rights are continuing to improve across the world, pride festivals are a regular sight across the biggest cities and to most of us, being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or plus is OKAY. Yet walk into the church and we still face major problems.

Student Only Realised She Was Attracted To Women After Friend Changed Tinder Preferences As A Joke

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Syra Johal and Grace Goddard always considered themselves to be straight, until they started using dating app Tinder. It was only when one of Syra'...

Alan Turing Was Posthumously Pardoned - But There Are Thousands of Casualties of That Terrible Law

Matthew Breen | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK
Matthew Breen

Turing was posthumously pardoned and while he was a hero, there are thousands of casualties of that terrible law, thousands of men who are not heroes, but who cannot be overlooked for justice simply for seeking out the relationships to which all people are entitled... With this petition, I'm happy to play a small part in a campaign that can materially improve the lives of men convicted under discriminatory laws. The British government did the right thing by pardoning Turing, and now it's time for another positive step forward.

Why 'Britain's First Gay School' is a Terrible Idea

Josh Marshall | Posted 18.03.2015 | 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.

Gay References Removed From Gay Rights Film For USA Release

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Entertainment

US company CBS Films has come under fire after the DVD cover for 'Pride' was heavily edited to remove all references to homosexuality before its relea...

Homosexuality and Religion: Can a Mutual Respect Ever be Established?

Anna Tippett | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK
Anna Tippett

A large proportion of the homophobia that exists in society continues to stem from religious belief. Within this, the active condemnation of homosexuality is often justified as an expression of faith; a religious right where an individual is free to preach - what they perceive to be - the word of God.

Jessica Elgot

'I Need To Be Fully Accepted Or Not At All'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK

Throughout November, The Huffington Post UK is featuring its Beyond Belief series, chronicling the remarkable lives of Britons who've taken on...

Could This HIV Drug Be The Biggest Breakthrough In A Generation?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A new drug, which could reduce the risk of contracting HIV by up to 90%, might soon be available on the NHS. The PrEP pill has been hailed as one o...

Newspaper Defends Columnist Who Said Accepting Gay People Could Destroy Civilisation

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK

The editor of a Devon newspaper says he stands by a column which described homosexuality as "an aberration" and claimed social acceptance of gays sign...

Why Sam Smith's Comments About Not Being a Gay 'Spokesperson' Are Completely Unhelpful

Daniel Welsh | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Welsh

What I'm saying to Sam Smith is that he might not want to be a spokesperson for gay rights, but as far as I care he doesn't really have a choice in the matter. If he wants to sit next to Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus at the VMAs, then he's going to have to face up to the fact that his words have weight to them now.

That's So Straight!

Jack Fletcher | Posted 03.11.2014 | 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?

The M Word - How Sexism Is Still Stifling New Women Writers

Rose Bretécher | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rose Bretécher

My book is a memoir about my life with intrusive sexual thoughts, and it's pretty hard to write about that stuff and not drop the M-bomb. Besides, titillation would never be a problem for a young man in my position, with my mental condition.

Banned Anal Exam Still Being Used To 'Test' If Men Are Gay In Lebanon

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK

An invasive and banned “test” for homosexuality is reportedly still being used in Lebanon. The examination, which involves the insertion of a ...

Australian Judge: 'There's Nothing Untoward About Incest And There's Always Abortion To Stop Birth Abnormalities'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK

A New South Wales judge has been suspended from presiding over criminal cases after comments in which he suggested incest may no longer be taboo. ...

Australian Judge: 'Incest Is Nothing Untoward & If There Are Birth Abnormalities, There's Always Abortion'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK

A New South Wales judge has been suspended from presiding over criminal cases after comments in which he suggested incest may no longer be taboo. ...

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...

The Place of LGBT+ Family Members and Allies at Pride

Shoshana Davidson | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shoshana Davidson

The worldwide Pride season is now in full swing, with London Pride this coming Saturday. I would be there, if I wasn't out of the country. Last year I partied in Spain, and the year before I could be found celebrating in both London and Bristol.

Call Me Kuchu: Being Gay in Uganda Means Death by Stoning

Carina Maggar | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK
Carina Maggar

Every day in Uganda gay people are subjected to all kinds of physical violence; burning and stoning are common acts of discrimination. They believe that homosexuality belongs in the same category as pedophilia, rape, murder and terrorism. In fact, Al-Qaeda is mentioned several times in the film.

Tube Crush: Objectification or Celebration?

John Mason | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
John Mason

The thing that really changed my mind was how the unsuspecting tube travellers who appeared on the site embraced the idea completely. In fact, most of the men wore it like a badge of honor. The men absolutely loved being apart of it.

When Friendships End, the Grim Reaper and My Bigotry

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

The human condition is farcical, tragic, horrid yet ecstatic and over-the-top-wonderful occasionally. I am reminded of our insignificance by observing nature. I am seeing the same cycle over and over again now in a spring already fading.