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The Trans Swimming Club Changing People's Lives

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

TAGS (Trans and Gender non-conforming Swimming group) meet weekly at Glass Mill leisure centre in Lewisham. HuffPost UK joined the class and found out...

Leeds Railway Bridge Has Brilliant Makeover To Act As 'Shining Beacon' For LGBT People

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK

An unassuming railway bridge in a city centre has been given a wonderful makeover to celebrate the city’s LGBT community. Work began on the bridge i...

LGBT Awards Nominations See Prince William Honoured For Speaking Out Against Homophobia

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Entertainment

This year’s LGBT Awards nominations have been revealed, with Prince William receiving a nod alongside a whole host of famous names. The royal has be...

LGBT+ Organisations Launch Campaign Against Twitter's 'Ineffectual' Response To Hate Speech

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Tech

A group of LGBT+ organisations and personalities are today launching a campaign against Twitter’s handling of hate speech on its platform. The campa...

The Isle of Wight Needs Pride, Not Homophobia

Steve Taylor | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK
Steve Taylor

You'd think, six months on from the Pulse nightclub massacre in Florida, that even the most ignorant person would have a greater awareness of the hatred still faced by the LGBT+ community. Sadly, a columnist on a British regional newspaper has disproved that theory with a vengeance.

Could Pride Have Saved My Uncle's Life?

Steve Taylor | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Taylor

Back when my uncle was diagnosed, I wrote to the Terrence Higgins Trust, asking for information and advice. We still had the 'ignorance' campaign in our minds and we were terrified - not least when I saw my mum kiss her dying brother on the forehead.

Mrs Clinton Deserves No Pity

Dan Holliday | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Politics
Dan Holliday

Mrs Clinton does not deserve pity. Her own record coupled with an ill-deserved sense of entitlement to the top job in US politics was her undoing. A great deal of Americans however, whether they believed in her or otherwise, do deserve pity.

Exploring LGBT Issues in Football

Kevin Robinson | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Sport
Kevin Robinson

Gay football fans told me about their experiences of homophobia, including one who was made to feel so uncomfortable while watching Euro 2016 this summer that he was forced to leave at half time.

Sex Does Not Define How Well a Role Is Played or a Story Told - We Need More Gender Neutral Casting

Anna Martine | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Anna Martine

My hope is that the future of theatre is emancipated from these limitations, that gender stops being used to define who we are or what we are capable of. In our lives we empathise and connect on a human level, beyond race class age and gender - shouldn't the arts reflect that too?

An Open Letter to the Orlando Shooter

Sophie Pope | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Pope

You're a criminal and a coward, and your crime has shocked the world to its core. But we refuse to break in the face of what you have done. The people who died because of you will be honoured as we stand together for justice.

Why Sky News Missed the Point With Pulse Shooting

Beth Payton | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK
Beth Payton

Gobsmacked. Gobsmacked to hear the news that America has suffered their largest mass shooting attack in US History this weekend. Gobsmacked to hear...

I'm Gay, Not Queer

Anna Tippett | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Politics
Anna Tippett

The term queer is generally acknowledged as more of a middle class phenomenon. As rebellious as it may be, it tends to belong to those who have had the good fortune of higher education, or those who have been lucky enough to be born into an 'arty' familial circle.

Mothering Sunday for a Gay Dad - It's Awkward

Nick King | Posted 04.03.2017 | UK Parents
Nick King

Against this background of Mothering Sunday hysteria, it's understandable that over the years various teachers, play school helpers and creche supervisors approach the inevitable 'for whom should we make the card' conversation with us with visible dread.

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...

Brighton Pride Celebrates Its 25th Year - And How Times Have Changed

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 01.08.2015 | UK

Saturday marks the 25th Brighton Pride - and the event has grown almost beyond recognition. The very first Pride march was held in the city in 1973...

It Gets Better - Making a Difference Five Years On

Ian Johnson | Posted 09.07.2016 | UK
Ian Johnson

Anyone who has experienced it will know. Bullying is a horrible thing. It eats away at a person's confidence and inculcates them with a fear that can take hold and make them afraid to go about their daily life. That fear is what bullies thrive on.

What Should LGBT People Fear From the Next Government? Complacency.

Ruth Hunt | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Politics
Ruth Hunt

The last five years have included some real successes for the LGBT community and some progress for trans communities. The most memorable for many is finally being able to legally marry their husband or wife. However, while I welcome this with open arms, the achievements of this government also present a big risk for the LGBT community. That risk is complacency.

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.

Don't Be Fooled - The Conservatives Are Not the LGBT-Friendly Party They Would Have Us Believe

George Gillett | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
George Gillett

It's clear that David Cameron is not the progressive Prime Minister of LGBT equality that his supporters make him out to be. He's a shrewd politician whose noncommittal approach on gay marriage allowed him to ride a wave of popular support for LGBT equality, rather than leading it.

The Problem With the 'G Word'

Anna Tippett | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Tippett

From my experience, many people who use this term have gay friends or even family members and are not in the least part homophobic. Why, then, do they continue to use the word gay in a negative context?

Homosexuality and Religion: Can a Mutual Respect Ever be Established?

Anna Tippett | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK
Anna Tippett

A large proportion of the homophobia that exists in society continues to stem from religious belief. Within this, the active condemnation of homosexuality is often justified as an expression of faith; a religious right where an individual is free to preach - what they perceive to be - the word of God.

We Need Pride

Eve Hartley | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Eve Hartley

I'm tired of students and young people as a collective being constantly ignored or patronised by the state... people forget that if you constantly damage the spirit of a generation and illegitimatise our opinions, it will demolish the hope and drive of those who not only have the potential to make huge positive impact in the UK, but worldwide.

Ukip Continue To Normalise Homophobia

Anna Tippett | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Politics
Anna Tippett

Within the storm of normalised homophobia UKIP have created, it is easy to forget the thousands of young LGBT people who are yet to 'come out'. A sixteen year old Christian who is coming to terms with being gay is likely to be severely affected by the comments made by UKIP councillors, particularly when using the Bible as a platform for hate. This needs to change and it should not be used as a tool to endorsing a discriminatory political agenda.

My Transgender Transition: Support

Jayden Ray Billington | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jayden Ray Billington

It is incredibly hard for me to fully come to terms with being transgender and to explain just how I feel but I am growing with each day to accept who I am and taking any steps necessary to get where I need to be physically and mentally. The road is long, and at times painful but support is more than definitely out there if you want or need it...

Call Me Kuchu: Being Gay in Uganda Means Death by Stoning

Carina Maggar | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK
Carina Maggar

Every day in Uganda gay people are subjected to all kinds of physical violence; burning and stoning are common acts of discrimination. They believe that homosexuality belongs in the same category as pedophilia, rape, murder and terrorism. In fact, Al-Qaeda is mentioned several times in the film.