Lgbt Youth

Let's Come Out to Stamp Out Homophobia, Together

Liam Beattie | Posted 10.10.2014 | 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.

Out Here

B.J. Epstein | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
B.J. Epstein

How often do young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or otherwise queer children or young adults see positive reflections of themselves and their lives in literature, in the media, on TV, or in films? When will they be featured in a documentary? When will they learn that they too are productive, welcomed, supported members of society who have bright futures ahead of them?

Faith Schools: What Really Goes on Behind Closed Doors?

A.J. Higginson | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
A.J. Higginson

A recent 'National School Survey' by Stonewall has alarmingly revealed that: almost two thirds of young gay people at secondary school, some 150,000 people, have experienced homophobic bullying. In faith schools that figure rises to three in four.

A Brief Encounter With Everyday Homophobia

Philip Ellis | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Ellis

I recently read an article about sexual harassment within the gay community. He objected to having his everyday life interrupted, invaded even, by a stranger who thought they could get away with saying something distasteful and hurtful. And it hit me; when women get wolf-whistled as they walk past building sites, is this how they feel?

LGBT History Month, Initialisms and The Rainbow People

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 02.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Shaun Dellenty

Aside from these debates around initialism and labels, I was also party to a number of high powered debates around the use of word 'phobia' in homophobia, transphobia etc. Again there are many valid points to be made around what phobias are and what they are not and we could debate that for a very long time without actually changing anything.

The Hypocrisy of Pornography

Lewis Shepherd | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lewis Shepherd

I may be wrong but in the same way it is perceived that women may think they have to act and perform a certain way during sex because of porn, then surely the same principal can be applied to naïve or impressionable gay men, which in this case could prove dangerous

21st Century Young Gay Man

William S | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
William S

I've been lucky; being a young gay man in the 21st Century is certainly different to that of fifty, or even ten, years ago. In essence the law is now on my side, I can love another man freely, I can get engaged and have a civil partnership and, should I wish to do so, adopt children.

Coming Out Is SO In

Ciaran W | Posted 17.10.2012 | UK
Ciaran W

I regularly attend a social group for Gay and Bisexual men in a Major city in England. It's a fantastic way to meet friends and drinking buddies alike. It's also a powerful tool to remind myself that there are other strong minded people out there like me.

Is There a Cure for Homophobia?

Gary Spedding | Posted 05.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Gary Spedding

I am confident Homophobia has a cure!

Lady Gaga Honoured At LGBTQ Support Benefit

www.mydaily.co.uk | Posted 04.02.2012 | UK Style

Celebrities showed their caring credentials as they turned up in force to support The Trevor Project's Trevor Live event at the Hollywood Palladium la...