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Lesbian-Only Cemetery To Open In Berlin

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK

A new burial area exclusively for lesbians is set to be opened. The exclusive plot will be inaugurated in a historic two-century-old Berlin cemeter...

Same Sex Honeymoon Destinations

Andrew Matthews | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

What happens when the party's over? I'm not talking about the old 'marriage kills romance' cliché - I'm thinking more immediate and pressing issues, like honeymoons. They're well within my remit, so here are a few first thoughts on some romantic destinations that almost live up to finally being able to say 'I Do'.

There's Never Been a Better Time to Show Your Pride

A.J. Higginson | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
A.J. Higginson

Pride attracts weary cynicism, 'I don't mind lesbians and gays but why do they need to flaunt themselves like that!' This statement in itself validates the need for Pride, however, questions are worth discussing.

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.

'Blue Is the Warmest Colour' - A Revisit

Clive Botting | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Clive Botting

Accolades and controversy followed 'Blue is the Warmest Colour' after it's 2013 Cannes Palme d'Or win and I felt the need to view it again. It is raw, powerful, mesmerising and memorable and that's not for the astonishingly frank lesbian sex scenes which elicited controversy. It's for Lea Seydoux and Adele Exarchopoulos's compelling performances.

Lesbian Prom Hits London For The First Time Ever

Eva Grzybek | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Eva Grzybek

Lesbian and bi ladies living in this amazing city can't really complain about a lack of events for them to attend. Sure, we all cried when Candy shut down earlier this year, but I think we can all agree that the newly opened She Soho has managed to fill that void in style, providing a great meeting and mingling space.

tATu To Perform At Sochi, Confuses Internet

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK

According to the town's mayor, there are no gays in Sochi. There are, however, two fake ones. Russian pop duo tATu, long thought to have disappeare...

The Ins And Outs of Sexuality

Jack Fletcher | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Fletcher

It's hard to understand another person's preferences. For a straight man it is hard to understand why you wouldn't want a woman, the gender that you are attracted to. To be attracted to another man may seem alien and confusing. But really this is the same in not understanding those that are able to run marathons, solve complex mathematical equations, or any other activity different from yourself. That's just the way that person is.

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...

How to Plan a Lesbian Wedding: The Announcement

Sarah-Elizabeth Daly | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah-Elizabeth Daly

If there's one thing that's confusing about a gay engagement, it's wondering if you should be the one to propose, or if the other half is going to do it. For months it seemed like we were on the brink of being engaged, but we were just waiting for the other to go ahead and do it.

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...

How to Plan a Lesbian Wedding

Sarah-Elizabeth Daly | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah-Elizabeth Daly

Here's nothing really out there helping us, marriage equality is new. Yes, the debate has been around for a long time, but we're only just starting to see the results of years of hard work. I've seen a few stills from lesbian weddings via Tumblr, and sobbed over Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi's wedding video, but all I can think is how?

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...

The Changing Face of the Adoption Process

Gemma Gordon-Johnson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gemma Gordon-Johnson

There's no doubt that adopting a child in England is becoming easier and quicker. Almost everyone I speak to tells me about someone they know who has had a horrendous experience of adopting years ago - whether it was the agonisingly slow process to be approved as an adopter, or the lack of support after they actually managed to adopt.

Gay Student Group Bans The Word 'Dyke'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 14.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A LGBTQ student society has stirred up controversy after campaigning local lesbian artists to remove the word "dyke" from their Christmas performance....

Dangerous New LGB Data - How Three Out of Four Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Brits Just Disappeared

Ian Johnson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Johnson

How many LGBT youth groups, suicide prevention lines, anti-bullying groups or gay health initiatives are in line to see their funding slashed because the 'official' count of LGBT people in the UK according to the ONS has now just been revised downwards - by more than 75%?

Some School Leaders and School Governors Must Stop Preventing Trainee and Newly Qualified Teachers from Saving Young Lives

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Shaun Dellenty

Whilst these engagements provide wonderful opportunities to share these vital messages, there is one 'genre' of speaking engagement which cuts to the very core of why I undertake this work; trainee teacher and newly qualified teacher events...

Impractical Skills

Jen Brister | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Comedy
Jen Brister

In my head I am brilliant at DIY and I want to be able to say things like, "Pass me the Phillips screwdriver will you?" "You want a use square drill head for that..." I would love to be one of those lesbians that can deal with any kind of DIY emergency.

Let the Truth Be Told

Steph Mann | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Steph Mann

Sometimes I think that being a mum is brilliant. Sometimes being a lesbian is brilliant. Combine the two however and life can get a little complex... sometimes I can't answer questions thrown at me by my own kids.

It's Not the Winning, It's the Taking Apart...

Jen Brister | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Comedy
Jen Brister

My mum once told me that "life is a journey," which is unfortunate as we're both prone to carsickness, seasickness and airsickness. I'm pretty sure most people don't feel a rising nausea watching someone on a moped.

Turkish, Muslim and Lesbian

A.J. Higginson | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
A.J. Higginson

'I thought I was the only Muslim lesbian in the world. When I was younger and watched the likes of Martina Navratilova on TV, it was, for me, a foreign thing, not something that happened in our society,'

Attention Please!

Jen Brister | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Comedy
Jen Brister

Hello...? Not sure if there's anyone out there or not. It's hard to know if anyone is going to read my ramblings. I mean why would you? And even if you do, how will I know? This is the thing when you write, there's no immediate response. It's not like standup where you can say something, pause, and BOOM! Laughter.

Cape Town:Two Sides Of The Same Coin

A.J. Higginson | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK
A.J. Higginson

Many South Africans still oppose gay marriage and homosexuality. Conservative churches have vocally stated their opposition, and many traditional groups denounce homosexuality as "un-African", but despite this there's a noticeable increase in people of colour attending Pride events.