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Eight Lies Porn Needs To Stop Telling About Lesbian Sex

E J Rosetta | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

For those of you out there who have dipped into the disturbingly dire world of girl-on-girl porn, I'm sure you've noticed that we're not well represented. It's obvious... The porn industry is completely male dominated, and here are eight lies they're telling us about how lesbians have sex.

LGBT Health: Why It Matters And Why We Need To Do Better

Allan Anderson | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK
Allan Anderson

Suicide rates are twice as high in gay men living with HIV in the UK than in the general population. Despite working in the field of health and HIV f...

Do We Still Need Pride In 2017?

Olivia Jones | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Jones

I can't tell you how many times someone has said to me, 'you don't look like a lesbian', which to me is like saying to someone in plain clothes, 'you don't look like a police officer'. If only there was a uniform we could all decide on so you'd be able to see us coming, we tried dungarees but then they came back in fashion, same with chinos and camouflage

Single And Motivated - But Are You Happy?

Emma Williamson | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Parents
Emma Williamson

It's 37 minutes past seven in the evening and I'm wondering if I should write about a slightly taboo topic. Taboo because no-one wants to receive the backlash of opinions when speaking for or against single parenthood!

Pride And Joy: How I Changed My Mind About Becoming An LGBT Parent

Sarah Hagger-Holt | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah Hagger-Holt

Rachel and a long-standing gay male friend had joked for years about becoming parents together. Eventually, we plucked up our courage and asked him and his partner whether they'd consider embarking on parenthood with us - not as a joke, but for real.

Just How Worried Are LGBT Americans About Their Rights Under Trump? Very.

Ian Johnson | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK
Ian Johnson

In a whirlwind of actions since assuming the Presidency, Donald Trump has implemented a number of controversial decisions, which his supporters applau...

Why I'm Campaigning Against Twitter Hate Speech

Linda Riley | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Tech
Linda Riley

Enough is enough. LGBT people deserve better, and need billion dollar corporations like Twitter to take responsibility for their users. It's worth noting that Facebook can remove a shot of a breastfeeding woman or a nude statue in seconds (neither especially offensive, let's face it) so we know that the technology to monitor even the fastest moving content exists.

Family Is Family. Does It Really Need A Label? #FamilyIsLove

Tuvia Borok | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Parents
Tuvia Borok

I'm a single gay dad. I have the most amazing 6 year old son by way of adoption. But despite living in a very cosmopolitan part of London (England), parents have bluntly told me that a playdate between our kids is not possible because of my "lifestyle" choice.

Calling All Bi Women - Give Up Men!

Kylie Barton | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kylie Barton

Now we all know that sexuality is a beautiful and colourful continuum, and that the 'B' is often the forgotten letter of 'LGBT' alongside the Q, the P, the I, and the A. Because of bierasure, bi men and women everywhere are probably leading a closeted heterosexual existence - how do I know this? Because I was one of them.

Do Museums Underserve The LGBT Community And Other Marginalised Communities?

Steven Williams | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Steven Williams

"Steven, your last blog didn't say LGBT once? how unusual" cried my friends... or at least I assume they would have had anyone read the last blog.... But fear not hypothetical and concerned friends! I'm making my rainbow cloaked return to LGBT subject matter!

There Aren't Enough Lesbians On TV

Robyn Exton | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Robyn Exton

Although there has been progress, lesbians are still massively absent in comparison to gay males. For every two steps forward, there's always three back. Even though lesbians are featuring more in TV and film, their appearance is in many cases, short lived.

Should LGBT-Exclusive Environments Exist?

Mitch Price | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Mitch Price

For many young people, self-identifying themselves in an unfriendly atmosphere swirls them into a state of disarray. Places for them to go, meet similar people and to feel comfortable are still massively important. In schools and universities, LGBT clubs and societies exist as a good network. If you are gay and don't enjoy going to gay clubs, it can be really hard to meet other gay people...

After Orlando the LGBT Community Must Stand Together

Sarah Garrett | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK
Sarah Garrett

This year's Pride in London, took place in the aftermath of our community being shaken by the recent events in Orlando that killed 49 LGBT+ people in a gay club. This seems even harder to comprehend when in the UK we have almost gained full equality in the eyes of the law, and last year the States followed suit with equal marriage. But changes in the law are no reason to become complacent.

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?

The Orlando Shootings Were Homophobic Terrorism, Whether You Like to Admit That or Not

Stephen Donnan | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK
Stephen Donnan

Omar Mateen walked into a gay nightclub and opened fire on the patrons inside there. His actions, whether you want to admit it or not, are homophobic and anti-LGBT in their scope... We won't allow this to be reduced to a terrorist attack against 'the wider community' because it wasn't.

Yvonne's Story: 'Mental Health Issues Could Lead to a Future More Enhanced Than Your Past'

Heenali Patel | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK
Heenali Patel

Through her own struggles, Yvonne has one clear message about success for those going through mental health issues: "You can have a life, second to none. It can be as simple a thing as having a physical condition that you manage on a daily basis. You might have mental health issues, but it's not the final death knell that it once was. It's just a door into another type of future, and it could be a future more enhanced than your past."

So Here It Is... My Coming Out

Emma Healey | Posted 25.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Healey

I don't want to live a double life. I don't want to be involved in LGBT activism and still in the closet. I don't want to hide. So I guess, here it is, my coming out: I am Emma Healey, as it stands I am interested in women. It might stay this way - it might not. All the matters is who I am now - and that person is happy.

Do LGBT Allies Really Matter?

Ian Johnson | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Johnson

People who respect and support LGBT people are known as 'Allies'. These people help build bridges for LGBT people at work.

Little Boy Blue? Not on My Watch

Jennifer Evans | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jennifer Evans

Having had the annual winter - spring time head cold this week I have found myself subject to far more daytime television than normal. In between one ...

Sex and Gender

Lewis Worrow | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Lewis Worrow

I ask each and every one of you to take part in the campaigning in any way possible, be that by supporting the campaign for gender-neutral toilets as those attending higher education institutions such as The University of Hull, Sussex, Bath, Manchester, Staffordshire, Bradford and Oxford have done or be it simply by supporting the use of gender-neutral pronouns it makes a difference and sets a foundation from which we can build a better more progressive future, together.

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...

Mhairi Black Turns 'Gruff Lezzer' Insult Into Twitter Masterclass On LGBT Rights

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK

Mhairi Black has stood up for LGBT rights and online safety after being called a "carpet munching bull dyke" by a Twitter troll. The 21-year-old S...

Lesbian Couple Give Birth Four Days Apart

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Parents

A lesbian couple who both fell pregnant at the same time gave birth just four days apart. Kate Elazegui, 41, and her wife Emily Kehe, 38, from New ...

The Six Daily Battles of a Travelling Lesbian

Rebecca Mayoll | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Mayoll

Since being together, our desire to continue travelling hasn't changed but something rather significant has. I present to you the ways that we have had to adapt (consciously and unconsciously) and the challenges we face from people we meet just because we are two women who have fallen in love.

Rivers of Blood: LGBT Activists Pour Own Blood Into Home Office Ponds

Liam Evans | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK
Liam Evans

Activists from Lesbian & Gays Supports the Migrants spilled their own blood into the pond outside of the Home Office in protest of the Immigration Bill to be voted on today. Three protestors, from a larger group, cut themselves open to let their blood flow from their arms into the ponds in London this morning.