UK Lgbt

Exploring 'Chem Sex' on the Gay Scene

Alex Klineberg | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alex Klineberg

The 'chems' on offer are invariably methadone and GHB. They are easy to find and relatively cheap. They are also incredibly potent. Chill outs can drag on for an entire weekend. Without the drugs you would not be able to stay awake for so long. As the sleep deprivation combines with the high, you can loose control of yourself very suddenly.

MP Takes On Australia In Passionate Speech For LGBTI Rights And Marriage Equality

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK

Australian Labor MP and lesbian mother-of-three, Penny Sharpe, has delivered an incredibly moving speech pushing for the advancement of LGBT rights, s...

Leaflets Advise People To 'Save Yourself And Your Children From Homosexuality'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK

Leaflets telling the residents of Margate to “save yourself and your children from homosexuality” have been dropped through letterboxes this week ...

UN Security Council Hears The Horrors Facing Gay People Under Islamic State

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK

The United Nations Security Council has discussed LGBT rights for the first time in its 70 year existence, in what the US ambassador described as a "s...

Johnny Depp's Daughter Just Came Out In A Pretty Inspiring Way

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Entertainment

Johnny Depp’s daughter, Lily Rose, has made the step of coming out as being on the LGBTQA spectrum on Instagram. The 16-year-old revealed more a...

Pantomime Dame Charity Run Accused Of Transphobia

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK

A charity fun run for men dressed as Pantomime dames has been reported to police and accused of "poking fun" at transsexual people. The Derian Hous...

Being Gay And Muslim Is A Natural Fit, Says Drag Queen

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK

Britain’s first Muslim drag queen said it was her Islamic faith that instilled her liberal views on gay marriage. Asifa Lahore, who is the alter ...

Caroline Frost

Police Increase Security For Muslim Drag Queen Who Fears Documentary Backlash

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Entertainment

One of the UK's most prominent drag queens has revealed that police have made arrangements for increased personal security, pending the broadcast of a...

Transgender Student Appeals To Strangers To Help Her Pay For Surgery

PA | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A broke student has appealed for strangers to donate their cash so she can undergo surgery to become a woman. University of Westminster student Nik...

This Artist Shows How To Turn Caitlyn Abuse Into Something Beautiful

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Entertainment

Caitlyn Jenner's face became one of the most familiar in the world, following her first appearance on the front of Vanity Fair magazine in June. T...

'Real Housewives' Just Made LGBT History

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Entertainment

The 'Real Housewives' have put themselves firmly on the progressive side of history, recruiting a transgender woman for its Atlanta series. 27-yea...

Are Businesses Really Flying the Flag for LGBT Inclusion?

Neil Bentley | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK
Neil Bentley

It seems that LGBT inclusion does not register as a priority to be communicated for most FTSE 100 companies. Perfunctory mentions of LGBT inclusion, unqualified by specific LGBT-focused inclusive activity, could suggest that many view LGBT diversity as merely a compliance issue, and are failing to pursue greater inclusion as a priority.

Can This Man Tell The Difference Between A Kiss From A Woman And A Kiss From A Man?

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Can a straight man tell the difference between a kiss from a woman and a man? Popular YouTube vlogger Davey Wavey investigated by blindfolding a st...

& Other Stories Launch All-Transgender Fashion Campaign

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Style

H&M owned womenswear company & Other Stories is the latest fashion brand to cast transgender models in a campaign. But not only were the models the...

Turns Out Nearly 50% Of Young Britons Don't Define Themselves As Straight... Or Gay

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK

More than 40% percent of young Britons say they are neither gay or straight, a new poll has revealed. Research published by YouGov revealed that 6...

Sometimes I Forget That I'm Gay

Anna Tippett | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Tippett

All in all, it feels fantastic to have arrived at this unconscious state of being gay. I used to wake up and the first thing I'd think about would be 'coming out'. Now I wake up and worry about the things I should be worried about: do I have enough petrol in my car to get to work? Do I have anything in the fridge for dinner tonight? Am I going to finish this work on time?

Can We Talk About Sex Education Please?

Harry Nicholas Taylor | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Harry Nicholas Taylor

I'd like to see a change in sex education, the sooner the better. Sex education needs to provide a more intimate and truthful depiction of sex for LGBTI+ people. The dangers of sex of course, need to be addressed but we also need to turn our heads to the enjoyment of sex and consent. At the moment, there is a lack of understanding and it is dangerous.

Gay Men Don't Really Want To Marry, Look At Dolce & Gabbana, Says Aussie Senator

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK

Gay men don't really want to get married, according to an Australian senator, who has cited fashion couple Dolce & Gabbana as an example. Australi...

D is for Diversity?

Leeanne Boulton | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Leeanne Boulton

While it appears that 2015 in many respects, has been a positive year, we still have a huge way to go in the battle for equality regardless of race, religion, skin colour, gender, sexual identity and social class.

Labour's Next Leader Will Undoubtedly Play a Key Role in the Fortunes of the LGBT Movement

Diana Johnson | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Politics
Diana Johnson

We've come so far and yet there is some way to go. Labour's next leader will undoubtedly play a key role in the fortunes of the LGBT movement in this country and others. That is why as a party we have an obligation to scrutinise the records of those running for leader. I have, and that's why I'm backing Yvette.

Want to Know if Being Gay Is a Choice? Let Me Tell You the Answer

Stephen Donnan | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Donnan

Last night when debating equal marriage someone asked on Facebook "What is it that the LGBT don't have?" So I decided to put together a comprehensive little list for those who are 'getting tired of all this equality sh*t' as they have put it.

LGBT Activist Who Heckled Obama Speaks Out About Why She Did It

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The woman who interrupted Obama's speech during an event honouring LGBT Pride Month has spoken out about the moment that propelled her into the global...

LGBT Activist Who Heckled Obama Speaks Out About Why She Did It

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The woman who interrupted Obama's speech during an event honouring LGBT Pride Month has spoken out about the moment that propelled her into the global...

Our Family and Our Foster Care Journey

Jesse Toksvig-Stewart | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Parents
Jesse Toksvig-Stewart

My mum has since gone on to have about 11 short-term foster placements with young children looking for love and stability. Many kids that with a good routine, structure and cuddles, blossomed into charismatic little people they had never got a chance to be.

School's Out and Not Just for Summer

Claire Stoneman | Posted 02.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Claire Stoneman

Homophobia and transphobia kills. LGBT young people are two to three times more likely to commit suicide than their straight peers. They are also more likely to self-harm and suffer from depression