Jamie stood in his kitchen, hands clutching the top of the chair. My friend was swaying gently from side to side. He was obviously anxious. I knew he ...
We believe that the HPV vaccine should be extended to all boys irrespective of their sexuality and to MSM as a matter of urgency. This is why we are working with other health organisations as a member of HPV Action to call for the school HPV vaccination programme to include boys as well as girls.
Bruce Jenner's interview where he detailed his decision to transition from male to female was inspiring, informative and most importantly brave. By choosing to come out as transgender, Bruce has managed to educate the masses about the heartbreaking process of being trans and the courage it has taken to make the leap into leading the life that he wants to lead.
I am so fed up with Northern Ireland being tip-toed around internationally because of the past. This is a cross-community issue which is being painted Orange and Green, as usual. Speaking out against the DUP's attempts to institutionalise homophobia does not implicitly align anyone with the Nationalist parties, or Sinn Fein.
Coming out at work can be difficult for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Even with growing levels of acceptance in some places, many still fear the repercussions of letting work colleagues know their real sexual orientation or gender identity...
Where do we stand on telling children why Adam and Steve are holding hands? Is there an appropriate age that something like this should be discussed or is it better for the child to discover of their own accord?
Can you imagine, as a white gay man reading this, walking up to a woman of colour in a nightclub or even in the street and clicking our fingers and snapping 'Hey gurrl!' as if we are somehow part of the same post-colonial expression of feminist power?
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.
Shouldn't gay news outlets publish gay features on a plethora of interests or more simply just cover gay and LGBT issues, rather than paying disproportionate attention to stereotypical music tastes?
Its second series ends this week and, as yet, there is no news of a third season being confirmed. Looking (Sky Atlantic, Thurs, 11.50pm) is not only entertaining and engrossing but it is the most revolutionary show currently on television, yet it seems hardly anyone is watching it.
I came out in stages, taking my time. I rarely felt under pressure to come out from the people around me. I took the initiative in terms of coming out. I wasn't put on the spot, except at school. I felt a pressure from within, to proclaim who I am and to be authentic to myself.
I strongly believe the education system fails young LGBTI+ people every day. We have won the battle of equal age of consent and equal marriage in the UK, the next fight is to make inclusive SRE compulsory in all schools.
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.
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.
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.
Detaining refugees in this way can be a scarring experience. Conditions are oppressive. Experience shows that LGBT refugees are more at risk than others.