Lgbt Issues

Jessie J: "My Bisexuality Is Just a Phase"

Eve Hartley | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Eve Hartley

I feel betrayed. Not that she was an important part of my every day life- I just feel deflated and disappointed that another role model has given in to the stigma of carrying the LGBT tag. Perhaps she just didn't understand the knock on effect it would cause to her younger LGBT fans - many regarding her as a hero to look up to.

Did You Know That Supporting Gay Rights Is Good for Business?

Maria Caspani | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Caspani

People often approach the issue of gay rights (if one can even call it an issue) from the "doing the right thing" perspective, meaning that supporting the rights of homosexuals, bisexuals and transgender people is the right thing to do because everyone should be free to be who they are without facing discrimination of any kind.

Where Are Political Fiction's Lesbians?

Steven Fielding | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Politics
Steven Fielding

Are lesbians hidden from view in political fiction as much as it seems? Or have I just not been looking in the right places? It's interesting that if the paucity of lesbians is more than a reflection of my own inadequate research they are an exception to a general rule...

'No Homo' - A Response to Dr Carmen Cruz's Guardian Article

Ben Hansen Hicks | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Hansen Hicks

It is fascinating to read about the detailed psychology behind male connections within our modern society and I cannot recommend reading Dr Cruz's article enough - I thought it might be of benefit to the Huffington Post's readers and my fellow university students to get another angle, another viewpoint...

Swallowing Hard Truths: Russia, Britain, and LGBT Rights

Gregor Smith | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gregor Smith

It's been proposed that, since it's popular in Russian law, it's not the job of the Western world to change it. This is ridiculous on many levels. Firstly, a human rights violation is a human rights violation, regardless of whether anyone, majority or minority, elite or common, thinks it's a good thing.

HuffPost Honoured For LGBT Coverage

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK

The Huffington Post has been honoured for its coverage of the LGBT community at a new set of awards. The first ever Winter Pride UK awards awarded ...

How Sochi Corporate Sponsors Can Promote Gay Equality

Tom Hayes | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Sport
Tom Hayes

With outside broadcasters, competitors, and tourists descending on Sochi, LGBT activists are mobilising to show that autocracy, not homosexuality, is the sickness eating away at Russia's body politic. This is the right and proper thing to do. LGBT activists are well-placed to perform another service to equality, though.

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 Message of Finding 'Mike'

Jonny Benjamin | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jonny Benjamin

It's not been easy reliving what led me to attempting suicide. But it's also been something of a revelation. Looking back, I had always thought it was receiving my diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, a combination of schizophrenia and depression, which had caused me to want to end my life. But there was also a secret which I was hiding from everyone around me that I also could no longer bear to live with.

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.

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.

Despite Their Claim to Be a Libertarian Party, Ukip Have a Shocking Record on LGBT Rights

Sarah Ludford | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Politics
Sarah Ludford

Nigel Farage can try and pull the wool over our eyes with his usual rhetoric, but Ukip's voting record tells us all we need to know about how Ukip feels on the issue of LGBTI rights and equality. Ukip has absolutely no intention of standing up for persecuted sexual minorities. It's time that they stopped pretending to.

16 Reasons Why You, a Man, Should Hate the Patriarchy

Jonathan Lindsell | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Lindsell

All men should be following the tenets of feminism already, which includes shutting up and listening. But they aren't. Many are being their unaware or blissfully misogynistic selves - and they're the ones who have the furthest to go.

Butch, Femme and Beyond: Books for Queer Parents and Their Kids

B.J. Epstein | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
B.J. Epstein

Children who have queer parents but who don't see families like theirs represented in literature (or in movies or on TV) might start to get an erroneous impression about the way the world works. They might begin to think that their family is unique, and therefore strange and unacceptable.

VOTE: Should Evander Be Thrown Out Of 'CBB' Over Homophobic Remarks?

Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

'Celebrity Big Brother' bosses are facing calls to eject housemate Evander Holyfield, after he made homophobic remarks in the house. The former bo...

Man On Hunger Strike For As Long As Gay Couples Can Marry

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A man has revealed that he has been on a 12 day hunger strike and will continue to starve himself until gay couples in Utah are banned from marrying. ...

20 Years Ago Today... THAT Brookside Kiss Made History

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

It's 20 years ago today that 'Brookside's Beth Jordache took Margaret Clemence in her arms and sealed their romance with the first pre-watershed lesbi...

EastEnders' Writers Shocked At Gay Kiss Complaints

Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

'EastEnders' writers have spoken of their shock at receiving complaints over a gay kiss which aired on the soap earlier this week. In scenes during...

Alan Turing: Was He Murdered By the Security Services?

Peter G Tatchell | Posted 23.02.2014 | UK Politics
Peter G Tatchell

I have this week written to the Prime Minister, David Cameron, urging a new inquiry into the death of the scientist Alan Turing, who has been finally granted a royal pardon for his 1952 conviction for homosexual relations. Turing is generally believed to have been committed suicide following his conviction and chemical castration. However, the original inquest into his death was perfunctory and inadequate. A new inquiry is long overdue, even if only to dispel any doubts about the true cause of his death - including speculation that he was murdered by the security services.

Uganda's Parliament Passes Anti-Homosexuality Law

Dan Littauer | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Littauer

Uganda's parliament has just voted (Friday) on the Anti-Homosexuality Bill (also known as 'Kill The Gay's' bill). The bill aims to broaden the criminalisation of same-sex relationships by dividing homosexuality into two categories; aggravated homosexuality and the offence of homosexuality.

Beaten for Being Gay

Barrie Hay | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK
Barrie Hay

Ihar Tsikhanyuk is a gay man who works as a drag artist in Belarus' capital, Minsk... Ihar said that when he tried to set up a gay rights organisation called Lambda last year, the police beat him up. When he complained, they threatened to kill him.

Contrary to What a Student Debate on Linguistics Might Tell You, Misusing the Word 'Gay' Is Harmful and Regressive

Conor Penn | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Conor Penn

Stonewall is investing time, energy and money into normalising homosexuality amongst young people, particularly in schools. One of the key tenets of their initiative is to 'set the meaning straight' with regards to the word 'gay.' We can debate the evolution of language over a pint at the union to our heart's content...

Why Are the Media Labelling Tom Daley as Gay?

Beth Saward | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Beth Saward

Daley doesn't use any label in the video. The language he uses seems deliberately chosen to avoid any form of labelling of his sexuality. Either that or he feels that he hasn't settled on one yet. Regardless of his reasons, the media has mostly fallen over themselves to declare him a new gay icon.

'I'm Dating A Guy'

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

Tom Daley has revealed he is in a relationship with a man, in an emotional coming out video posted on YouTube. However, the Olympic diver admitted...

Being Honest, Changing Minds

B.J. Epstein | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
B.J. Epstein

Some people simply have ideas they haven't reconsidered in years. They think that they don't know gays and that gay issues have nothing to do with them. They don't see why they should think about equal rights or about health issues or about their stereotyped views of humourless lesbians and camp men.