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

Heenali Patel | Posted 18.05.2016 | 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 24.03.2016 | 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 18.03.2016 | 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 18.03.2016 | 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 29.02.2016 | 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 25.01.2016 | 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 10.12.2015 | 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 01.12.2015 | 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.

Why Is Big Business Bothered About Global Gay Rights?

Jon Miller | Posted 29.09.2015 | 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...

Why We Need Labels

E J Rosetta | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

LGBT activism must evolve and continue. A cause is only as strong as it's cavalry, and we are the LGBT army; our voices it's weapons. We can't afford to stay silent and hope that the rest of the world will fend for themselves - Your voice is like your vote. You must use it.

Lesbian Dating Sites - The Best And Worst

E J Rosetta | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

If you're single and not online dating, then you should be. But take heed! Not all are homo-friendly. So before you get going, here's what you need to know about the best (and worst) available.

How to Plan a Lesbian Wedding: The Venue

Sarah-Elizabeth Daly | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah-Elizabeth Daly

Everyone wants their dream venue - whether it be a church, a castle or down your local; thought, time and a whole load of money goes into securing the venue of your dreams. But what if your chosen venue doesn't want you?

A Young Woman's Experience With Sexual Orientation and Mental Checklists

Molly Turnley | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Molly Turnley

Our mental checklists are very much past their expiry dates; they're growing mould in fact. I hope that one day very soon you'll notice and revise your prejudices and stereotypes and stop consciously and subconsciously pigeonholing people.

17 Signs You're Really In To Her

E J Rosetta | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

Crushes hit you hard and fast, and there's no denying how much of your crazy they bring out. If you've ever found yourself on the business end of one of those women who seem to whirlwind into your life, you'll have experienced some of these symptoms. And I'm afraid there is no cure.

Four Messages NOT to Send on Lesbian OKCupid

E J Rosetta | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

As a single lesbian in a small town, my options are pretty limited when it comes to love. Or dating. Or even having more than one lesbian friend at a time. (They usually start dating each other and get a cat within a week) So finding a partner can be a long and painful process.

Lesbian Dating Deal Breakers

E J Rosetta | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

Dating is a minefield, with many a malfunction just waiting to happen. Everyone has their Deal Breakers; Smokers, kids; A disagreement on what number of cats is acceptable. But wait! There's more! As if dating wasn't hard enough already, life decided to throw in some extra issues for us lady-loving-ladies. Thanks, life.

Being 'Normal': We Can't Avoid a Hetero-Normative Society, But We Can Help Make It Less So

David Mooney | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Mooney

I shouldn't have to order my Valentine's Day card online to be able to customise it, so that it's not one of the thousands that says 'boyfriend' that features a girl giving a boy a bunch of flowers.

The Lesbian Drinking Game

E J Rosetta | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

Nights out with large groups can be grating, and large numbers can really distract your peers from the task in hand - Drinking. So in order to combat this annoyance, I suggest you insist on playing The Lesbian Drinking Game alongside the rest of the general merriment. And here are the rules.

Gig Review: Brandi Carlile at the Union Chapel, February 2015

Aurora Percannella | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Aurora Percannella

The social depth of her performance can't go unnoticed as she makes multiple references to marriage equality and the need to tackle hate crimes against the LGBT community. A happily married lesbian mother herself, Carlile makes good use of her stage voice to raise awareness for these issues, creating an intimate climate of acceptance for her LGBT fans.

The Pitfalls of Freelance - Four Ways to Make Lone Working Work

E J Rosetta | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK
E J Rosetta

Two years ago, I flounced out of my office in a flurry of frustration and raged my way home and out of the rat race. It was terrifying, wonderful, exhilarating, seriously stupid and the best thing I have ever done.

Why You're Still Single

E J Rosetta | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

Do you think that women just fall out of thin air? I mean I realise we've all been taught by Sandra Bullock that love will pop up when you're busy being a strong, independent woman, but this isn't a Romcom. Miss Right isn't going to be your bolshy boss or best friend. She won't just turn up.

Three Ways to Come Out at Work

E J Rosetta | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

We all know that coming out to new people can be either stressful, boring or both. I mean seriously, we should all get stickers on our foreheads or something. "Hi, I'm Gay, Feel Free To Ask Questions", so this can be a lot easier all round. The stickers would be glittery, obviously.

Straight People Guess What Eight Gay Phrases Mean - With Hilarious Results

E J Rosetta | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

When I first entered Gay-Land I had no idea what a Pillow Princess was, or why people kept telling me I couldn't be a Gold Star. And why did people keep saying I had Lipstick on when I didn't? I was so confused.