UK Lgbt

Who Should LGBT+ People Vote For?

Chris Whiting | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Whiting

General Election fever is in full-swing. Different areas of society are being urged, swayed and pleaded with to vote a certain why. With that in mind, who should the LGBT+ citizens of the United Kingdom be voting for next month?

This Is What It's Like To Date As A Transgender Woman

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A transgender woman, who has long been looking for love, has opened up about the trials and tribulations of dating. Alex Collins, who is set to app...

Lesbian Couple's Side-By-Side Pregnancy Photo Goes Viral For All The Right Reasons

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Parents

A lesbian couple who shared a side-by-side pregnancy photo on Instagram say they were "shocked" by the number of positive responses they've received. ...

Armani Is Facing One Hell Of A Backlash After Telling Gay Men How To Dress

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Style

Giorgio Armani has said gay men "do not need to dress homosexual". The 80-year-old fashion designer made the controversial comment during an interv...

Why LGBT Employees Should Come Out at Work

Ian Johnson | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK
Ian Johnson

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...

Ukip Candidate Dropped From 'Gay Cure' Conference

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Politics

A former leader of the Christian Peoples Alliance, currently running as a Ukip candidate at the general election, has been told by organisers he canno...

LGBT Inclusive Sex Education in Schools: Why the Dispute?

Anna Tippett | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Parents
Anna Tippett

Gay people exist - young and old, male and female, rich and poor, black and white. So do gay parents and the straight parents and grandparents, siblings, aunties, uncles and cousins of gay children. Should we exclude all of them in the name of faiths that claim to be peaceful, non-judgemental, forgiving and supportive?

The British LGBT Awards: Pride and Prejudice

A.J. Higginson | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
A.J. Higginson

Let's honour those who inspire us. Encourage them, and delight in the talent, passion and success of our community. It's important that we recognise and celebrate diversity - only then will we all be winners.

Girl Totally Destroys Homophobic Baseball Fans With One Brilliant Act

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Sport

The girlfriend of a baseball player has responded brilliantly to homophobic fans after the announcement of their team's LGBT Pride event was met with ...

This Company Turns Homophobic Leaflets Into Confetti

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Sometimes you need to fight fire with fire, but most of the time it's far more effective to extinguish that fire with a whole lot of kindness. That...

Christian Restaurateur Who 'Would Refuse Gays' Receives Near $1 Million Windfall

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK

NEW YORK -- A Christian pizza shop owner in Indiana, who was forced to close her business after revealing she would not cater for a gay wedding, reaff...

Fellow White Gay Men: Let's Stop Misappropriating Black Female Culture

Stephen Donnan | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Donnan

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?

Seven Scientists You Didn't Know Were LGBT (or Even Existed!)

Stephanie Rankin | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Tech
Stephanie Rankin

A lot of LGBT scientists did not 'come out' in the past because they lived in a time where being gay or bisexual or transgender was quite simply not accepted. But they don't have to do that anymore. So let's solve this lack of knowledge about LGBT scientists. Here are seven scientists you probably didn't know were LGBT (or maybe you didn't even know they existed!).

What Should LGBT People Fear From the Next Government? Complacency.

Ruth Hunt | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Politics
Ruth Hunt

The last five years have included some real successes for the LGBT community and some progress for trans communities. The most memorable for many is finally being able to legally marry their husband or wife. However, while I welcome this with open arms, the achievements of this government also present a big risk for the LGBT community. That risk is complacency.

12 LGBT Films Anyone Will Enjoy

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

It seems that, more than ever before, LGBT themes are making their way to the forefront of cinema. After starting off as something of an underground n...

Why Shouldn't a Same Sex Couple Be Able to Complete Their Family?

Jane Newman | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Newman

Why shouldn't a gay couple be allowed to have a family of their own? Surely a child with gay parents is better than a child with straight parents who argue constantly and end up getting divorced.

Why We Need Labels

E J Rosetta | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

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.

The Six Things I Want My (Gay) Son to Understand

Patrick Roth | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Parents
Patrick Roth

Yes, you're gay and your sexuality influences just about every aspect of your identity, but you are not a gay young man. You are a young man who is gay. You are not my gay son. You are my son who happens to be gay.

A Woman Named Rose Married A Woman Named Rosie - And It Was Perfect

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

World Happiness Day was extra special for two women who almost share the same name. Rose Dix and Rosie Spaughton, both prominent vloggers, got mar...

Lesbian Dating Sites - The Best And Worst

E J Rosetta | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

If you're single and not online dating, then you should be. But take heed! Not all are homo-friendly. So before you get going, here's what you need to know about the best (and worst) available.

This Jumper Is 'So Gay' - 100% Gay, To Be Exact

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Style

'That jumper is so gay,' is a comment that one designer is hoping to hear emanating from the front row of Toronto Fashion Week. The garment in que...

Why Coming Out Is Good for the Advertising Business - LGBT Diversity in the Workplace

Joshua Graff | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK
Joshua Graff

With Advertising Week Europe upon us, now is a good time to reflect on the state of the industry. One issue that's close to my heart is diversity in the sector, and in particular making sure that the industry is a positive environment for the LGBT community.

Kerry Washington Delivers Kick-Ass Equality Speech At GLAAD Awards

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you needed another reason to love Kerry Washington - but let's face it, you probably didn't - then look no further than her kick-ass acceptance spe...

fiveFilms4freedom: Love Is a Basic Human Right

Alan Gemmell | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Alan Gemmell

Neither the British Council nor the British Film Institute are campaigning organisations but we both believe in the power of film and culture to promote positive social change. fiveFilms4freedom is a celebration of the UK's cutting-edge film industry and of BFI Flare's pioneering role in promoting gay rights around the world supporting freedom and equality everywhere.

I Don't Care That You're Gay, HIV Positive and Hep C Positive: I Love You Anyway

Philip Christopher Baldwin | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Christopher Baldwin

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.