Lgbt History Month

In 2017, We Need LGBT+ Allies More Than Ever

Asifa Lahore | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK
Asifa Lahore

Asifa Lahore is the UK's first out Muslim drag queen. In this vlog for HuffPost UK Lahore discusses the importance of LGBT+ allies in the fight for equality and the remaining responsibility of LGBT+ people in the battle for worldwide rights.

To The Previous Generations Of LGBT Activists: Thank You

Liam Beattie | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Liam Beattie

Upon taking a peek into the archives of our modern political history, it's easy to forget the significant progress our nation has made in overhauling discriminatory laws and policies towards the LGBT community and most importantly, shaping the views of society at large.

Debunking Myths About Being Genderqueer

CJ Bruce | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK
CJ Bruce

CJ Bruce is a genderqueer activist, who in this vlog for HuffPost UK talks about what it means to be genderqueer, the importance of telling the stories of trans and non-binary people, and what LGBT History Month means to them.

LGBT History Month

Philip Christopher Baldwin | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Christopher Baldwin

For me, Michelangelo is one of the most fascinating LGBT historical figures. The greatest artist of all time, his sculptures, paintings and architecture continue to shape the world we live in today. Michelangelo's sexual identity is played out in his art.

British Colonialism Means Being Gay Is Still Illegal In My Home Country

Bisi Alimi | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK
Bisi Alimi

Bisi Alimi is a Nigerian LGBT advocate and HIV activist. The first person to ever come out as gay on Nigerian television, Bisi fled Nigeria for the UK after an attempt on his life in 2007. Here he vlogs for The Huffington Post UK marking 50 years since homosexuality was decriminalised in Britain, and how it continues to be illegal in his home country.

Under An Umbrella - Recognising Diversity In LGBT+ Mental Health

Dr Onkar Sahota | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Onkar Sahota

Despite 25 years of increasing acceptance and visibility, too many young LGBT+ people are entering adulthood severely damaged by the internal and external homophobia, biphobia, or transphobia they face. We need to ensure that mental health services are fit for the next generation of LGBT+ people

Why LGBT Education Needs to Be on Every School's Agenda

Tamsin Bartlett | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK
Tamsin Bartlett

Let's start analysing the work of LGBT poets in English and study the lives of LGBT figures in History. Let's provide books in the school library with LGBT characters that tell their own stories in a way young people can identify with. Let's include our LGBT students in school life, setting up spaces where they can feel comfortable in our community.

Levelling the Playing Field for LGBT Athletes

John Amaechi | Posted 11.02.2017 | UK Sport
John Amaechi

Despite the increasing acceptance of the LGBT community, LGBT athletes and fans are still cruelly distanced from the full embrace of the community around sport. While other elements of society are beginning to realise the tangible and intangible benefits of LGBT inclusion, sport is far from an inclusive industry where all LGBT individuals are accepted and free to bring their whole selves to work. Everyone loses in this arrangement.

All God's Children - Faith, Love and LGBT+ Inclusion in Schools

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK
Shaun Dellenty

Following my visits to faith schools, without exception I ask young people whether they feel their faith is a barrier to learning about LGBT+ people and the damage prejudicial attitudes can cause.Without exception they assure me that their faith tells them to love, to respect and to take care of people.

Celebrating LGBT History Month

Nicky Morgan | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Politics
Nicky Morgan

From Renaissance master Michelangelo to writer and historian Jan Morris to artist Frida Kahlo, the contribution of LGBT people not only to our society today, but to the strong history that shaped it, can't be understated. And yet so many of these remarkable men and women have seen their lives shaped, not just by their achievements but also by the need to hide their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Thank You for the LGBT Music

Elly Barnes | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Elly Barnes

In all of my musical, equality and advisory roles, music continues to be a key tool in eradicating discrimination. In all our annual 'Educate and Celebrate' school showcases, students and teachers use music extensively through LGBT anthems, music by LGBT composers and equality songs written by our young people.

Education Is the Key to Changing Russia

James Wharton | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK
James Wharton

We do need to tell President Putin and those horrendous vigilante gangs who hunt down gay men and women on the streets of Russia that what they are doing is vehemently wrong; and we do need to be explicit in singling this European country out over its human rights reputation, but we must allow time and the opportunity for education.

LGBT History Month- Remembering the Smalltown Boy

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shaun Dellenty

Lots of kids say they are going to run away, some mean it, some do not; some slip out and hang out at the end of the street until they get hungry, bored or realise that their bluff has been called. For me the notion of running away had become very real.

LGBT History Month, a.k.a. Human History Month

B.J. Epstein | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK
B.J. Epstein

Who cares about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their lives and accomplishments? We all should. But why? During LGBT History Month, we might learn about LGBT people who have made or continue to make a difference to our world. We can learn about their accomplishments and how they have changed science, literature, or many other fields.

'Homophobic' Show That Featured Gay Superman Axed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK

A controversial show has been axed by Universal Studios Hollywood after it was branded homophobic by furious LGBT groups. In a pantomime-y adventur...

Alphabet Soup History Month: Labelling Communities

B.J. Epstein | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
B.J. Epstein

So, is February LGBT History Month? LGBTQ History Month? LGBTQQIA History Month? Queer History Month? GSM History Month? GAM History Month? Or something else altogether?

Sadistic and Decadent: Queering Video Games

B.J. Epstein | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Tech
B.J. Epstein

LGBT History Month is a good time to consider whether and, if so, how lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are represented in popular media. While TV shows, films, and books are frequently analysed, one form of popular media that might get forgotten is video games. So how do video games depict LGBT people and why does this matter?

Promiscuous or Shy? What We Can Learn From LGBT History Month

B.J. Epstein | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
B.J. Epstein

What I'm thinking about during this particular LGBT History Month is how LGBT sexualities are portrayed in young adult literature. I'm frequently interested in what messages we send to young readers through literature, and I think LGBT literature in particular can be quite a problematic area.

Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are!

Adele Roberts | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Adele Roberts

I feel there's a change, a positive movement towards acceptance, inclusion and honesty. I used to think I was the only one. The only gay in the village. Yeah, I knew KD Lang was my homegirl and Ellen was too but they were celebrities. I was hardly going to see them around my local Spar. They seemed so far away.

Get Out Clauses Give Schools 'Licence To Promote Bigotry', Says Gay Rights Group

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 12.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Campaigners for LGBT issues have accused the government of refusing to abolish "get out clauses" from discussing homosexuality with children, which th...