UK Lgbt

G Is For Gaston (An A-Z Index Of Bad Dates, Exes & Aubergine Emojis)

Stephen Bailey | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

I'm back and I have re-downloaded Tinder. I want to believe that I will still meet Mr. Right or even Mr Right-Now in a bar in real life. I'd probably ...

Why Do LGBT+ Lib Dems Get Cross When I Say We "Achieved Equal Marriage"?

Jennie Rigg | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Politics
Jennie Rigg

Please, please, please, for the love of Cthulhu, if you are a Lib Dem, stop saying we achieved equal marriage. We achieved same sex marriage. There's still a way to go before it's equal. Our leader gets this. Please get it too.

Celebrating LGBT Lives In Care Homes

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK
Jane Ashcroft

Looking after and valuing older people in our society is fundamental - especially as our population gets older - but it is by no means a simple task. Alongside physical well-being, there are emotional and mental health needs to consider, too. That means providing personalised care, designed around every individual.

Transgender And Can't Transition - The Struggle Of Chronic Illness And Trans Identities

LJ Ferris | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
LJ Ferris

Every man is a taunt of who I could be. Every "ladies" directed to me is a reminder of the body that betrays me. I feel the stab of jealousy for signs of masculinity that I won't have; well fitting suits and strong shoulders. I don't know what it is, I don't know if it is that I hate being feminised and viewed as a woman so much.

Farron Branded An 'Absolute Disgrace' After Excruciating Channel 4 Interview

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has been branded an “absolute disgrace” after again refusing to say if he thinks homosexuality is a “sin”. ...

Why We Must Continue To Highlight The Chechen Internment Of Gay Men

Steve Wardlaw | Posted 14.04.2017 | UK
Steve Wardlaw

In a country where 20 per cent of the population thinks that gay people should be 'isolated from society' and 41 per cent think that the state should persecute people with 'untraditional sexual preferences' in order to 'exterminate the phenomenon', we have no option but to remain vigilant, and remain loud.

Trans Woman Has Amazing Response To Transphobic Cretin On Tinder

The Huffington Post | Poorna Bell | Posted 15.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

It takes a thick skin to deal with some of the less nicer humans on dating apps, but when you’re faced with out and out transphobia, you’d be forg...

Do We Need More Diversity In The FinTech Sector?

Mark Gossington | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Tech
Mark Gossington

As an LGBT+ man, my needs are different to those of the straight, white male developer. We all have different experiences - black, white, straight, LGBT+, male, female, young, old - and as such the technology we use, if we are valued as consumers, needs to address these distinctions.

George Michael's Sex Life Celebrated By Hundreds In One Of His Cruising Spots

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK

Hundreds have come together to celebrate George Michael’s life and his courage to be open about cruising and sexual freedom. Gathering in a popular ...

Theresa May Told To Intervene To Stop Chechen 'Concentration Camps' For Gay Men

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK

Theresa May has been urged to intervene and condemn the shock emergence of “concentration camps” for gay men in Chechnya. British politicians from...

Why We Must Protest About LGBT+ Abuse In Chechnya

Steve Taylor | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK
Steve Taylor

The reason we're protesting tonight is because London - and the UK - must show that it will not sit back while human rights abuses are perpetrated on our European doorstep. We can't celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of decriminalisation of homosexuality if we ignore the persecution of LGBT+ people today.

Authenticity Tells Lies

LJ Ferris | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
LJ Ferris

Here I am, trying to be visible. I am trying so hard to live my authentic life right now, to live fully and honestly as myself. Yet every step I find myself telling lies. Not malicious, not "big" lies. But lies nonetheless.

7 ‘Extremist’ Pictures Of Vladimir Putin In Drag That Are Now Banned In Russia

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK

An image featuring Vladimir Putin with painted eyes and lips has been banned in Russia. The picture is listed on the Russian Justice Ministry’s list...

New Oxford Portraits Will Celebrate University's Increasing Diversity

Dr Rebecca Surender | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK
Dr Rebecca Surender

Look around Oxford University's corridors and dining halls at the magnificent portraits that hang there, and something may strike you: almost everyone...

F Is For Fit Benedict (An A-Z Index of Bad Dates, Exes & Aubergine Emojis)

Stephen Bailey | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

This week, I learnt the importance of taking a day off. As a freelancer, my mind is constantly on the go. Am I earning enough this month to cover all ...

Parliament Is Unrepresentative - And Women Have A Duty To Make A Difference

Angela Crawley | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Politics
Angela Crawley

all women everywhere Women make up only around 30% of the House of Commons right now, a very obvious misrepresentation of our society. I'm sure I don't have to spell out that we make up at least half the population. There are pressures that keep women out of Parliament - the sometimes overly macho attitude to lawmaking, the sitting hours and travel time that disrupt family life - but these are things we cannot change from the outside. My call to All Women Everywhere is to be the change they want to see in the world. To the women reading this: if being underrepresented in Parliament annoys you, like it did me, perhaps it is time to consider running for office.

Beauty, Beasts And Glitter Pens?

Andrew Spearman | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Andrew Spearman

People underestimate both their children's intelligence and ability to identify love in its various forms but also their acceptance of various family models. If it is so easy for a child to accept then I wonder again if these countries are protecting the adults, rather the children.

Three Years On From Its Introduction, Why Hasn't Equal Marriage Produced Equality?

Steve Wardlaw | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK
Steve Wardlaw

We need to continue to strive for full equality, not just within the guidelines of the law, but in everyday life. We shouldn't stop until the whole wedding experience is built to celebrate diversity, so that everyone has a truly wonderful and memorable day.

E Is For Ed (An A-Z Index Of Bad Dates, Exes & Aubergine Emojis)

Stephen Bailey | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

I've been away from the ol' bloggage for a couple of weeks now. My anxiety (see previous posts) has been through the roof. Some days it has taken me u...

A Filth Peddler Talks TV

Jacquie Lawrence | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jacquie Lawrence

all women everywhere In today's political climate we need, more than ever, to get our stories out there. We need a forum where we can normalize our lifestyle without fear of erasure or dilution, because if we don't exist on in visual media then how can we promote, propel and prioritise our very existence in real life?

To James Baldwin: On The Occasion Of Raoul Peck's I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

David McAlmont | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
David McAlmont

You've long been my hero because your words found me and you seemed to know of me before I knew of myself. Your words still find me. I am ever open to them. I too, once upon a time, felt a cold, concrete church floor at my back, as I looked up at a congregation of tall saints.

Why Transitioning Is About So Much More Than Just Genitals

Lee Hurley | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lee Hurley

I often hear people describing being transgender as feeling like you are in the wrong body, but it's not like that for me. I'm not in the wrong body, it's just that my body was wrong. A subtle difference, but an important one.

Why I'm Sick Of Your 'Male Privilege' Argument

Owl | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Owl

I was continuously put down for being very effeminate and gender non conforming for the most part. It is only in the last few years that my gender expression conforms in certain ways. Claiming that trans women have not faced misogyny for most part of their lives is simply a generalisation that is not realistic to make.

Beauty And The Beast's Ewan McGregor Shuts Down 'Gay Moment' Backlash

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Entertainment

‘Beauty And The Beast’ actor Ewan McGregor has shot down the controversy surrounding the upcoming film’s so-called “gay moment”. In the lead...

D Is For DJ Dan (An A-Z Index Of Bad Dates, Exes & Aubergine Emojis)

Stephen Bailey | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

"I am somebody who is looking for love. Real love. Ridiculous. Inconvenient. Consuming. Can't live without each other love" - Carrie Bradshaw said thi...