UK Lgbt

When Making It to 40 Is a Privilege

Adebisi Alimi | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK
Adebisi Alimi

We are kicking our kids out; we are turning our backs on them and rejecting the builders of the future mainly because we could not understand their sexual orientation or gender identity. Homelessness creates a state of vulnerability for these young people and makes them easy prey for malicious adults.

How to Talk Dirty.. Sort Of

Effi Mai | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Effi Mai

Just when you think you know pretty much everything there is to know about sex and your bedroom looks like you played supermarket sweep through Ann Summers, your girl throws that awkward curveball and whispers 'talk dirty to me,' in your ear. If this catches you off guard you can find yourself naked, mumbling 'I'm going to umm put my umm you know....

When Do You Know You Should Probably Most Definitely Break Up?

Effi Mai | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Effi Mai

Sometimes you're looking at your partner's face wondering what to do about the whole situation. But how do you know exactly when it should end?

Homosexuality and Religion: Can a Mutual Respect Ever be Established?

Anna Tippett | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK
Anna Tippett

A large proportion of the homophobia that exists in society continues to stem from religious belief. Within this, the active condemnation of homosexuality is often justified as an expression of faith; a religious right where an individual is free to preach - what they perceive to be - the word of God.

Jessica Elgot

'I Need To Be Fully Accepted Or Not At All'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK

Throughout November, The Huffington Post UK is featuring its Beyond Belief series, chronicling the remarkable lives of Britons who've taken on...

Bisexual Bias - Some People Are Bi, Get Over It

E J Rosetta | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

Bisexuality is valid. It's not what I'm calling myself as I'm transitioning, it's not what people are labelled while they're deciding. It's a whole other category! Entering the very community you've been dying to belong to and having them reject you is enough to send a person straight back into the closet!

'Ban Tim Cook For Life' Says Anti-Gay Russian MP

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Tech

Just hours after Tim Cook's emotional blog was published revealing that he was gay, a Russian politician has called for the CEO to be banned from ente...

Asa Bennett

Back Same Sex Marriage? This Gay Ukip MEP Thinks You're An 'Equality Nazi'

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Politics

Gay marriage supporters are "equality Nazis" who helped push through something that only matters to "some queen who wants to dress up in a bridal froc...

Equalities Minister Has 'Changed Her Mind' On Same-Sex Marriage

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Politics

Equalities Minister Nicky Morgan has said that she does now support same-sex marriage, having previously opposed its introduction in Parliament. Ms Mo...

How Being Gay Can HELP Your Career

E J Rosetta | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

Take my last job for example. After just a year I found myself progressing, fast. Every promotion available and Boom... It was mine. Who gets first pick of holiday slots? Yours Truly. Do I fancy a week off for London Pride at short notice? Well you got it, lady, and have a luminous, fruity cocktail on us.

Ten Awkward Questions Straight People Ask Lesbians (And How to Inappropriately Answer Them)

E J Rosetta | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

Coming Out is hard to do, and it's amazing how curious everyone suddenly becomes. But how to handle the questioning? Like a grown up, with dignity and respect? Or if you fancy having little fun with it, here's how...

An Open Letter to the LGBT+ Community

Lisa Egan | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Egan

The miners were probably the hardest hit during that particular 4 year term of office. And it was deeply heartening to hear a story about another oppressed group the government loathed - the LGBT community - coming to the support of others in solidarity just because it was the right thing to do.

#BrightonBootOut - Lesbian Couple Chucked Out of Brighton Superstore For Kissing

E J Rosetta | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

This was NOT a homophobic act. This woman must have been a Brighton resident. She's probably used to seeing gay guys and gals mincing around the supermarket all day. Damn, she may well have a double use for that uniform herself, eh?

How to Handle Your Ex Moving on First

E J Rosetta | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

The lesbian break up is an astounding affair. It can either result in our famous "lez be friends" scenario, or go through a hormone induced, highly dramatic block-a-thon and selection of storm-outs that would make a pantomime villain proud.

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

Claire Stoneman | Posted 22.10.2014 | 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.

Looking for a Leader in the Caribbean

Robin Guittard | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK
Robin Guittard

Every year, Trinidad and Tobago becomes a paradise holiday retreat for thousands of people around the world. But in the twin island state, many women and men are living in hell as they continue to be discriminated against for who they are, and who they love.

Ten Worst LGBT Insults at Work

Ian Johnson | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK
Ian Johnson

Work is something that is a fact of life for most of us. Just like being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender is too. But when those two intersect it is not always simple - nor easy...

Leaked Letter Reveals We Have A Long Way To Go On Attitudes Towards Sex Changes

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK

A radio presenter who revealed she would be undergoing a sex change earlier this week, was reportedly told by her employer it was in her best interest...

600 Attend Sainsbury 'Kiss In' To Show Solidarity With Lesbian Couple

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

More than 600 people attended a "kiss in" at a Sainsbury's in Brighton to protest at the store's treatment of a lesbian couple who were reportedly ask...

Our OUTstanding Business Leaders Prove the Power of Authenticity

Suki Sandhu | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK
Suki Sandhu

Welcoming the first ever 'out' CEO of a FTSE 100 company isn't the only major change since last year; our 'Top 100' is twice as long and includes three times as many transgender business leaders.

Students Staging Kiss In At Sainsbury's To Protest At Lesbian Couple Being Told They Were 'Disgusting'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A group of students is helping to stage a kiss in at a Sainsbury's store in Brighton, in protest at the treatment of a lesbian couple who were told th...

Sainsbury's Apologises After Lesbian Couple Ordered To Stop 'Disgusting' Kissing Or Leave

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Sainsbury's has apologised to a pair of students who were left "humiliated" when they were ordered to stop kissing or leave the store after a shopper ...

Hate and Its Tentacles

Patrick Cash | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Patrick Cash

I've experienced homophobic abuse in London three times. The first happened when I was 22, and I was caught in a heaving Friday night crowd outside Tottenham Court Road tube station. Across a sea of faces, I made eye contact with a young, white male with a shaven head. He snarled at me: 'fucking poof!'

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.

Burberry Boss Heads List Of Top 10 LGBT Business Chiefs

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK

Burberry chief executive Christopher Bailey has topped a list of Britain's most inspiring LGBT business executives, as the first ever openly 'out' CEO...