Lgbt Youth

A Letter to the Ukip Secretary Who Asked Me What LGBT People Are

Charlie Smith | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Smith

Just like the LGBT acronym, I too have been around since the 1990s. And I can tell you that growing up as a young gay person can be hard. When you're in sex education and your teacher does not even attempt to make a single reference to same-sex relationships, it is hard.

Young Gay Men Are Let Down By the Education System

James Hanson | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
James Hanson

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.

Student Only Realised She Was Attracted To Women After Friend Changed Tinder Preferences As A Joke

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Syra Johal and Grace Goddard always considered themselves to be straight, until they started using dating app Tinder. It was only when one of Syra'...

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.

Louise Ridley

Could This Simple T-Shirt Be The Answer To Homophobic Bullying?

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK

"Your haircut is gay" may sound like a childish insult, but it can hurt. In British classrooms and playgrounds, young people are experiencing homo...

The Archbishop Of Canterbury's Amazing Response To Muslim Student On Converting To Christianity

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Field | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby was quizzed on his views on gay marriage and islam during a visit to a school in Birmingham. When asked by a ...

2,500-Strong Petition Against 'Homophobic' Preacher Speaking At University Falls On Deaf Ears

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Field | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

More than 2,500 people have backed a petition to stop a preacher who has previously described homosexuality as an evil, criminal act and a "scourge" w...

Transphobia Doesn't Exist, According To Germaine Greer

The Huffington Post UK | Siobhan Morgan | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Germaine Greer faced the wrath of angry students after claiming transphobia doesn't exist during a highly-contested talk at Cambridge University. G...

Trans Suicide - The Unspoken Epidemic

Stephen Donnan | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Donnan

I'm a little angry and here's why: in 2014 and every year before that I have read story after story about young LGBT people taking their own lives, being locked up, turned out onto the streets and made homeless, fired from their jobs, being hospitalised, murdered.

LGBT Schools and the Failure of our Education System to Support LGBT Youth

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shaun Dellenty

Aim for inclusion not segregation, acceptance not tolerance and be warm in praise of those who spot young people at risk and hold out a hand to help, we absolutely need more of that in the world about now.

Why 'Britain's First Gay School' is a Terrible Idea

Josh Marshall | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK
Josh Marshall

Being gay is not different, it is not wrong , it is not 'alien' - It is perfectly normal and just another wonderful colour on the spectrum of love.

Youth Group Forced To Defend Attacks Over Plans For LGBT School

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A youth group in Manchester has come under heavy attack after proposing plans for an LGBT-inclusive school which it says would help eradicate homophob...

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?

Why Being Gay Is the Best Choice I Never Made

Jack May | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jack May

If you are gay, you've been built up by the bullies, the 'h8ers', and the casual slurs. You've grown up into human beings who actually have to wake up and work out who they are without just casually simmering blandly into a ready-made, pre-fabricated adulthood.

Leelah Alcorn, Through Her Friends' Eyes

Savannah Donaldson | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Savannah Donaldson

Leelah's last Tumblr note, published automatically, hoped that one day transgender people would be treated differently to her... It became a shock after a few days to see our friend all over the internet for what had happened to her. Leelah Alcorn began to appear everywhere.

Homophobic Bullying and the Responsibilities of Children's Television

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Shaun Dellenty

Still missing is regular, usualised (to use Sue Sanders word) portrayals of LGBT pupils, parents and role models who are happy, successful and kind human beings- just going about their lives. Such portrayals send a vital life-changing message to the emergent young LGBT souls out there.

Purple Reigns: Spirit Day 2014 at Dame Elizabeth Cadbury School, Birmingham, UK

Claire Stoneman | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK
Claire Stoneman

At the very end of Spirit Day, the entire school emptied onto the playground for a photograph to show our unity for all young LGBT people who have faced bullying, abuse or discrimination. And as our pupils jostled and argued over who would get to hold the rainbow flag, I knew that we had made a difference, and that things would never be the same again.

Let's Come Out to Stamp Out Homophobia, Together

Liam Beattie | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liam Beattie

For a 16 year old who is confused about their sexuality, to hear, "...that's so gay" on a daily basis in the classroom, they look to their teachers to take a stand and stamp out any behaviour, with absolutely no hesitation. I know that the majority of our teachers would do this, however all teachers must be more confident to tackle this issue straight away.

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.

Jessie J: "My Bisexuality Is Just a Phase"

Eve Hartley | Posted 09.06.2014 | 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.

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.

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.

Coming Out Shouldn't be a Courageous Act but It Remains So

Liam Beattie | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liam Beattie

What Tom Daley did is sadly still considered as being "brave" and it will continue to be so for as long as young people live in fear of revealing their sexuality. We must aim to develop the norms of society where by declaring your sexuality will be simply met with a smile or a shrug of the shoulders, as no one should have to be brave to be the person they are.

The Use of 'Gay' as a Derogatory Term Should Not Be Tolerated in Our Schools

Andrew Doyle | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew Doyle

The truth is that we all tacitly accept limitations on certain forms of verbal expression for the sake of social cohesion, and to pretend otherwise is disingenuous. Most of us, for instance, are happy to modify our language in the workplace, or when out in public, because we understand that there are broadly accepted standards for polite discourse that differ from private conversation. Why should a school be any different?

Gay Insults Are So Gay

Jack Rattenbury | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Rattenbury

Have you ever heard someone describe someones t-shirt as 'really gay' or someones new hair cut as 'so gay?' I have and I'm absolutely sick of it. They are not gay, they are things. A t-shirt doesn't have the ability to love, let alone love another t-shirt.