Lesbian

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 29.06.2016 | 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 17.06.2016 | 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 13.06.2016 | 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 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 01.12.2016 | 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.

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...

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.