UK Lgbt

Recently Jailed Homophobic Clerk Kim Davis Has Been Jailed And The Memes Are Brutal

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK

The homophobic Kentucky clerk who refused licenses for gay people to marry on 'religious grounds' has been jailed for contempt of court. Kim Davis ...

Viewers Hail 'Heartwarming' Transgender Sitcom 'Boy Meets Girl'

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Entertainment

Denise Welch and the cast of ‘Boy Meets Girl’ were met with overwhelming praise from viewers, as the new transgender-centric sitcom launched last ...

Boy Meets Girl: The Versatile Actress Rebecca Root Stars in Groundbreaking Comedy

A.J. Higginson | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
A.J. Higginson

Having witnessed the performance of Trans Scripts and watched the screening for BBC2's new comedy Boy Meets Girl, where Root plays the loveable Judy, her versatility as an actress is astonishing. "I'm pleased that you've seen both sides of Rebecca Root because I think few people will get to see that," she adds.

This Police Officer Dancing At Pride Is The Most Feel Good Video Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK

A footloose police officer has become an internet sensation after a video of her dancing at Manchester Pride emerged on Facebook. The female offic...

Rosy Cherrington

Why The Fashion Industry Needs More Transgender Models | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Style

Transgender models are finally having their moment - with more fashion brands than ever embracing the fact that beauty comes in every different form. ...

Christian Clerk Won't Issue Marriage Licences To Gay Couples, Citing 'God's Authority'

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK

A Christian county clerk has defied the US Supreme Court again by refusing to issue marriage licences to same-sex couples in Kentucky, invoking "God's...

FreedomToDonate: I Can't Donate and It Makes My Blood Boil

Ethan Spibey | Posted 30.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ethan Spibey

As a gay man who has had sex in the last 12 months, I'm disallowed from donating and quite frankly, it makes my blood boil. And I'm not the only one. I know there are thousands of people out there who want to donate, want to do something incredible, but can't. And that's why I decided to create FreedomToDonate.

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 | 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...