Homosexuality

Sexuality Prevents Me From Donating Blood, But Not Stem Cells

Craig Johnson | Posted 19.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Craig Johnson

I'm writing to encourage gay men, angry at not being able to do blood, that there is something similarly altruistic and life-saving that you can do in the meantime. Anthony Nolan particularly needs men between the age of 16 and 30 to sign up. Young men make up just 16% of the Anthony Nolan register, but provide over 50% of all donations. Your sexuality does not matter.

The Age Of Acceptance: Why We Are Witnessing An Incredible Revolution In Attitudes To Homosexuality

Ben Wardle | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Wardle

It's believed that around one in 10 people are gay. That's three children in the average school classroom; three children who are from all different backgrounds and with all different interests - it may be football, it may be fashion - and these young people deserve nothing less than complete acceptance, inclusion and love.

O Come All Ye Faithful...

Joshua Hepple | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK
Joshua Hepple

By embracing a truly modern approach to worship and inspiring a whole new generation of young Christians, Hillsong has to be respected and admired. They do some incredible charity work and appear to be going from strength to strength in terms of attracting new members to the church. It's just a shame that they are not quite as welcoming as they seem. I, for one, will not be going to Wembley Arena this Christmas.

Tearful Chris Bryant Demands Apology For Deceased Gay And Bisexual MPs

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Politics

Labour MP Chris Bryant fought back tears in the House of Commons as he praised gay and bisexual MPs and others criminalised for their sexuality. The f...

I Am A Recovering Catholic

Cookie Kibbles | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK
Cookie Kibbles

I always wonder if there should be a 12 step plan for recovering Catholics? Catholics Anonymous meetings to attend? Not that a recovering Catholic would need help staying out of the church on a Sunday, but some kind of program would be helpful, because what ever you do, the Catholic guilt is always deeply ingrained.

Evangelist Who Said Natural Disasters Punish Gays Suffers Ironic Flooding Disaster

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK

The head of an anti-LGBT group that says natural disasters are sent by God to punish gays has been left rather miffed after a flood destroyed his home...

Gay Couple 'Kicked Out Of Sainsbury's For Holding Hands'

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK

A gay couple have been compensated after complaining they were kicked out of a branch of Sainsbury’s for holding hands. Thomas Rees and Joshua Bradw...

We Need to Meet the Vulnerable We've Failed

Ben Moore | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK
Ben Moore

I was born privileged. Not heir-to-millions-lined-up-for-cabinet privileged, but privileged nonetheless. I was physically and mentally able. I was str...

'How Many More of My Friends Need To Be Beaten for You to Realise We're Just Like You?'

Alexander Morgan | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK
Alexander Morgan

I'm sure I can say for Calum and I that it should be everyone's goal to make sure what has happened to us never happens to someone else. And we'll be proud to have you by our side.

The 34 Types Of Homosexual In 1950s Britain According To The Home Office

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK

Britain was a very different place in 1958 - especially if you were a gay man. The 1950s homosexual was spoiled for choice as to just which niche stra...

Change LGBTQ People's Life With Science and Technology in China

Geng Le | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Tech
Geng Le

When I look back on the past decade and a half that I have spent promoting LGBT issues in China, I see that so much has changed for the better. Fifteen years ago, I could have never imagined that I would be one of the British Councils 33 Global LGBT Influencers.

In Defence of a Progressive Society

Joshua Clark | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Joshua Clark

In some sense, Pacquiao is only a product of his upbringing in the same way that we all are. Nonetheless we can consciously change the environment of any upbringing. In doing so, we make wider and more forceful efforts in society at large to collectively foster considerate and mindful approaches to homosexuality, something which is to me necessarily progressive.

Everyone Is Asking Why The Mail Did This To Describe Stephen Fry's Husband

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK

The Daily Mail's Ephraim Hardcastle column made an interesting use of punctuation in Thursday's edition when mentioning Stephen Fry's husband. Elli...

My Summer: A Holiday to Be Forgotten

Chris Williams | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Williams

When I arrived home from my year abroad in France I was ecstatic to be leaving behind nine months of bad manners, public urination and pretentious att...

Nine Best Quotes on LGBT from Davos

Jon Miller | Posted 22.01.2017 | UK
Jon Miller

LGB&T equality was on the agenda at this year's World Economic Forum meeting at Davos - for the first time. Here are the nine best quotes that came ou...

Gay Marriage Decision 'A Warning To Liberal Christians Everywhere'

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK

An American church has been suspended from the Anglican Communion because its support for gay marriage constitutes a "fundamental departure from the f...

Are Nudes the New Weapon of Sexual Exploitation?

Alexander Morgan | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alexander Morgan

The message started off with a normal, mundane "Hi, how're you?" - I was out for drinks with friends , I replied sporadically. The messages then started to escalate the conversation to something more risqué; but as I was out with friends, I politely declined.

Gay Briton Won't Be Extradited To Dubai

PA | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK

A gay Briton has won his battle to avoid being extradited to the United Arab Emirates, where homosexuality is illegal.Michael Halliday, 32, who faces ...

BBC Man Compares Tyson Fury To 'A Dickhead'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK Politics

BBC News presenter Clive Myrie has suggested that British boxing champion Tyson Fury is “a dickhead” over his remarks about homosexuals and women....

Footballers Ready to Come Out HAS to Be Headline News

David Mooney | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Sport
David Mooney

It was during a recent Premier League encounter that a group of the home fans discussed whether or not calling someone a "tart" for remaining on the g...

London Radio Caller Cut Off After Telling Gay Muslim He Should Be Executed

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK

A gay Muslim man fighting to tackle homophobia within the Islamic community in London has been forced to respond to a radio show caller who believes h...

Why Is Big Business Bothered About Global Gay Rights?

Jon Miller | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK
Jon Miller

The world is taking two divergent paths on gay rights. In many countries there is growing acceptance of LGB&T people, and legal protection from discri...

This Church Just Gave A Brilliant Response To Homophobic Graffiti

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK

An American church has responded to homophobic graffiti on its building by using the opportunity to show the community just how welcome gay people are...

Burnham: Catholic Church 'Obssessed With Sexuality'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Politics

Andy Burnham has revealed that he has 'drifted away' from the Catholic Church, partly because of its "judgemental" views on homosexuality. In an in...

Pope Francis: The Nearest We Have to a World Statesman?

Alistair Burnett | Posted 10.07.2016 | UK
Alistair Burnett

If Pope Francis continues to sound relevant to Catholic and non-Catholic alike, and is able to see off the still powerful conservative forces in the Church before he steps down or dies - a big if as he is 78 after all - then he could act as a catalyst for social change and help the World find a way to deal with the challenges it faces from global warming to growing inequality.