Homosexuality

Is Sexuality Innate or Socially Constructed?

Julie Bindel | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Bindel

Some gay people might feel that finding a gay gene might diminish prevalent homophobia, but this is naive. Racism has not diminished because we know that blackness or whiteness is genetic. But scientists still treat us like rats in a lab and look for 'causes'. I have been told I am a lesbian because my mother smoked and drank whilst carrying me.

Christian Nurse Fired in 'Homosexuality Sin' Row Claims Unfair Dismissal

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK

A Christian nursery nurse who lost her job because she said she told a gay colleague that the Bible regards the practice of homosexuality as a sin is ...

Britain 'Among Most Tolerant' Of Homosexuality

Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK

Fewer than a fifth of people in the UK think homosexuality is "morally unacceptable", the sixth lowest of any country to take part in new research on ...

£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...

'Homosexuality Is As Serious As Terrorism'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK

A Kenyan MP has compared homosexuality to terrorism and demanded it be tackled with the same vigour. But Aden Duale, who is the majority leader of...

So What If Your Child May Be Gay? Get Over It

Daniel Warner | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Warner

If I was to go and try and get my 'gayness' reversed it would probably open up a plethora of Pandora's boxes. There would be demons, there would be horror, there would be sin, lustfulness and an absolute shed load of glitter, feathers, fun and debauchery.

Homosexuality Is Like Compulsive Murder, Mosque Chairman Says

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK

The chairman of one of Europe's largest mosques has launched a tirade against those who criticised him for banning a BBC3 discussion about gay Muslims...

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.

LGBT Rights and Peace: Why Aren't We Talking About It?

Phil Vernon | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Politics
Phil Vernon

While it is clearly important for peacebuilders to pay more attention to the marginalisation and repression of LGBT people, it's not always so obvious how we should do so...

Gay Cure Therapists Struck Off By Christian Counselling Body

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK

Two Christian counsellors who offered gay cures to patients have been denied accreditation Association of Christian Counsellors, with the way paved fo...

Sochi's 'Gay Olympics' Tell Us More About Our Own Prejudices Than Russian Homophobia

Raffaella Taylor-Seymour | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Raffaella Taylor-Seymour

Abroad, we need to strike a balance between mockery and condemnation, prioritising our ultimate aims over indignation. Preaching or ridiculing other countries is unlikely to generate positive results.

'Witch Hunt' Fears As Ugandan Tabloid Outs 'Top 200 Homos' A Day After Homosexuality Is Criminalised

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK

A Ugandan tabloid has published what it is terming a list of the “200 top homos” just a day after the country’s president signed into law a bill...

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

Ben Hansen Hicks | Posted 26.02.2014 | 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...

#OneLove: Homosexuality Isn't Bad

Kamran Assadi | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kamran Assadi

But looking back on how things once were, one can now see that there is some positive progression and more tolerance for homosexuality. The attitude towards it has improved in the UK rapidly, and can only get better. The progress that society is making is encouraging and can only be commended.

Macklemore: The Performance That Divided a Minority

Patrick Cash | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Patrick Cash

When I heard 'Same Love' for the first time, it blew me away. I had never heard anything like it, and I never hoped to imagine hearing anything like it in my lifetime. The fact that it was by a straight man, whatever his colour, made those words all the more pertinent and, for me, touching.

The Money Is Off The Table: Billionaire Withdraws £72m 'Marriage Bounty' For Lesbian Daughter - For Now...

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK

A billionaire who offered a “marriage bounty” of £72m to the man who successfully wooed his lesbian daughter has withdrawn his proposition after ...

Dear Daddy, You Must Accept I Am A Lesbian

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK

UPDATE The Money Is Off The Table: Billionaire Withdraws £72m 'Marriage Bounty' For Lesbian Daughter - For Now... The lesbian daughter of a Hong K...

Madonna, Macklemore And Gay Weddings At The Grammys

Daniel Warner | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Warner

Let's go back to the beginning and start with Madonna and me. Against what some people think is the gay 'stereotype', I'm not really one of her fans. However, my actions after watching her arrival on the red carpet and then performance, I played true to stereotype and took to social media to comment on her appearance.

Hong Kong Billionaire Doubles Marriage Bounty For Man Who Woos Lesbian Daughter

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK

A Hong Kong billionaire who announced a £40m “marriage bounty” to the man who successfully woos his lesbian daughter has almost doubled his offer...

Smoking & Stress During Pregnancy Raises Chances Of Having Gay Children Claims Dutch Neuroscientist

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Smoking during pregnancy can affect the sexuality of an unborn child, a Dutch neuroscientist has claimed in a controversial new book. Levels of st...

16 Reasons Why You, a Man, Should Hate the Patriarchy

Jonathan Lindsell | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Lindsell

All men should be following the tenets of feminism already, which includes shutting up and listening. But they aren't. Many are being their unaware or blissfully misogynistic selves - and they're the ones who have the furthest to go.

Church Must Change How It Treats Children Of Gay Couples, Divorcees, Says Pope

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Pope Francis has called for a change in how Catholic Church treats the children of gay couples and divorced parents - while acknowledging modern famil...

Dutch Prime Minister Should Give His Flight Ticket For Sotchi to Someone Else

Kris van der Veen | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Politics
Kris van der Veen

In the country where human rights organizations and lawyers are working overtime, our Prime Minister will visit the opening ceremony of the Winter Oly...

Does His Psychology Reveal Whether Alan Turing Killed Himself

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

Turing was in fact initially arrested when he reported one of his lovers to the police for breaking into his house and burgling it. The police in turn found out about the sexual affair, and instead of prosecuting the thief, arrested Turing for gross indecency with another male. Turing played his violin for the detectives and served them wine. His statement left no doubt about his guilt...

At Last! Turing Granted Posthumous Pardon For 'Homosexual Activity'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Second World War code-breaker Alan Turing has been given a posthumous royal pardon for a 61-year-old conviction for homosexual activity. Campaigner...