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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...

British Holidaymaker Jailed In Morocco 'For Being Gay'

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK

A British man has been jailed in Morocco for being gay, his family say. Ray Cole, from Deal in Kent, was arrested by police in the Muslim country ...

Minister Apologises For Retweeting Homophobia

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Politics

A Tory minister and close ally of George Osborne has had to apologise for retweeting a limerick that the Labour Party was "queer". Skills minister ...

Facebook Won't Force You To Use Your 'Real Name'

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Tech

Facebook has apologised to drag queens and transgender users who had their accounts deleted because they weren't using their 'real' names. Speaking...

Ireland's Gay Matchmaking Festival: The Outing, Lisdoonvarna, October 3-6

Peter McGuire | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Peter McGuire

The word "tradition" is so often misunderstood to mean the dragging heels of a conservative past, whereas modern traditions actually include our calendar customs such as Halloween and April Fools, our music and dance, our games and sports, almost all the foods we eat, the stories we tell, and so much more.

Newspaper Defends Columnist Who Said Accepting Gay People Could Destroy Civilisation

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK

The editor of a Devon newspaper says he stands by a column which described homosexuality as "an aberration" and claimed social acceptance of gays sign...

Cosmo's Lesbian Sex Positions: The Sad Silence Which Followed

Ellie Holland | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellie Holland

The sex positions are drawn as cartoons. It's worth pointing out that the pictures which feature alongside many of Cosmo's sex tips for straight couples are of real-life people. The fact they've used cartoons to illustrate these "mind-blowing" lesbian sex positions is cringe-worthy, creepy and actually quite offensive.

t.A.T.u Singer 'Won't Accept A Gay Son – But Lesbians Are Aesthetically Nicer'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK

A Russian pop star who launched her career by dressing up as a schoolgirl and snogging her female singing partner in a raunchy video has reportedly sa...