UK Lgbt

Handsome and Homeless, but Not Without Hope

Philip Christopher Baldwin | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK
Philip Christopher Baldwin

Fighting homelessness is at the heart of my human rights message. With this in mind I've kick-started my New Year by involving myself in a number of projects challenging homelessness in our society.

Three Ways to Come Out at Work

E J Rosetta | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

We all know that coming out to new people can be either stressful, boring or both. I mean seriously, we should all get stickers on our foreheads or something. "Hi, I'm Gay, Feel Free To Ask Questions", so this can be a lot easier all round. The stickers would be glittery, obviously.

Straight People Guess What Eight Gay Phrases Mean - With Hilarious Results

E J Rosetta | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

When I first entered Gay-Land I had no idea what a Pillow Princess was, or why people kept telling me I couldn't be a Gold Star. And why did people keep saying I had Lipstick on when I didn't? I was so confused.

I Don't Want a Job Because I'm Gay, I Want It Because I'm Talented

Steven Stewart | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steven Stewart

You want a truly diverse workforce, you don't have people brought in because they fit a label, you bring them in because they're talented. It's a matter of pride and self-worth to refuse a job if you know you're only being offered it because you fit into a particular category.

'Transphobic' Posters At Bristol University Tell Women 'Men Know Better Than You'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

"Transphobic" posters appearing around Bristol University telling women "men know better than you" have left furious students "disgusted". The post...

LGBT Schools and the Failure of our Education System to Support LGBT Youth

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shaun Dellenty

Aim for inclusion not segregation, acceptance not tolerance and be warm in praise of those who spot young people at risk and hold out a hand to help, we absolutely need more of that in the world about now.

Can You Re-Write Shakespeare for the Grindr Age?

Patrick Cash | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Patrick Cash

London might be a shimmering black hole swallowing your money, but it's also one of the greatest cities in the world for performers and creative people right now. When we put out our call for performers we got old hands and fresh faces; bar boys, burlesque dancers, transsexual poets, DJs; a rich and vibrant cross-section of the LGBT+ scene who wanted to make their voice heard.

Former Eton Student's Open Letter Proves There IS Homophobia At The College

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A former gay student of Eton College has written an open letter detailing his experiences of bullying after a famous alumnus claimed the school was de...

Why 'Britain's First Gay School' is a Terrible Idea

Josh Marshall | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK
Josh Marshall

Being gay is not different, it is not wrong , it is not 'alien' - It is perfectly normal and just another wonderful colour on the spectrum of love.

Youth Group Forced To Defend Attacks Over Plans For LGBT School

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A youth group in Manchester has come under heavy attack after proposing plans for an LGBT-inclusive school which it says would help eradicate homophob...

Four New Year's Resolutions Every Lesbian Should Make

E J Rosetta | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

Whether your sexual orientation is on a need to know basis or you have been out since you were 12, there's always someone you've conveniently forgotten to tell. Your Grandparents, perhaps? Or your colleagues? But a good 2015 LGBT resolution is to make sure you're Out. To everyone.

Five Types of Lesbian NEVER To Date

E J Rosetta | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

It's a battle field out there. The LGBT dating scene is infinitely more exclusive straight dating, so here are the 5 types of Lesbian/Bi woman to be avoided at all costs.

Coming Out as LGBT at Work? Where You Live Matters

Ian Johnson | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK
Ian Johnson

A research study being released by Out Now at the end of the month shows which are the best places, out of more than twenty countries tested, to be openly LGBT at work - and the USA doesn't make the Top 5... Deciding whether to come out at work is not usually easy - and where you live can make a big difference.

The Problem With the 'G Word'

Anna Tippett | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Tippett

From my experience, many people who use this term have gay friends or even family members and are not in the least part homophobic. Why, then, do they continue to use the word gay in a negative context?

Father Reacts To His Twin Sons Coming Out In Touching YouTube Video

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The Rhodes Bros came out to their 60,000 YouTube subscribers in a touching video, showing the conversation where they finally told their father they w...

This Couple's Unconventional Pregnancy Announcement Is The Best

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Joining the trend of quirky public baby announcements flooding the internet, redditor MeggoEggo shared this picture on imgur with the caption "a nontr...

Isolated, Anxious and Less Confident - The Damage That Can Be Done by Hiding Who You Are

Suki Sandhu | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suki Sandhu

As we kick off 2015, it seems that for many, the perception is still that it's safer to stay in the closet if they want to get on at work. In fact 62% of students who were out at Uni go back into the closet when they start work.

Students To Hold Protest After Lesbians Thrown Out Of Cafe For Kissing

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Students in Vienna are holding a kissing protest outside a cafe in the city, after it threw out a lesbian pair who were told their behaviour belonged ...

Why Being Gay Is the Best Choice I Never Made

Jack May | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jack May

If you are gay, you've been built up by the bullies, the 'h8ers', and the casual slurs. You've grown up into human beings who actually have to wake up and work out who they are without just casually simmering blandly into a ready-made, pre-fabricated adulthood.

Florida Courthouses Erupt With Joy As Same-Sex Marriage Ban Is Lifted

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Louise Ridley | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK

Florida's ban on same-sex marriage ended at midnight on Monday – and gay and lesbian couples wasted no time getting hitched in emotional overnight c...

Scotland Celebrates First Gay Weddings

PA | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK

Two couples have tied the knot on the stroke of midnight in Scotland's first same-sex weddings. Joe Schofield and Malcolm Brown, both 42, and Susan...

Cash-Grabbing Catholics

Patrick Cash | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK
Patrick Cash

I won't indulge myself in my own personal problems with the Mass, how the language sounds to my ear a lot like lines Christopher Lee should be spouting whilst dancing around a windswept island in The Wicker Man ('It is right to give Him thanks and praise'), because I'll probably come across exactly as I am. A man who vehemently railed against his indoctrinal upbringing mid-teens when he realised his homosexuality made him, in the Dr Eckleburg eyes of the church, a sinner.

On Being an Egotistical C*nt

Patrick Cash | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Patrick Cash

I have many resolutions for 2015: to cut down on drinking, and to quit other vices; to stop sleeping around and concentrate on finding something good. But maybe my primary objective is to stop being a c**t.

Planning a Lesbian Wedding: Why I'm Extremely Grateful of Being Able to Get Married

Sarah-Elizabeth Daly | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah-Elizabeth Daly

This week gay marriage laws have come into effect around Scotland, allowing same-sex couples across the nation to be able to get married. No, not a civil partnership, a full on, completely equal, legal marriage, and I couldn't be more grateful.

The Sun Adds Transgender People To List Of People It Mortally Offends

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK

Here's an early Christmas gift for everyone - Rod Liddle has apologised for something! The outspoken Sun columnist took his cues from medieval time...