UK Lgbt

My Very Own British Romcom

Philippe Ladvocat | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Philippe Ladvocat

I'd been to that shop before. This time, however, it was a pair of Converse shoes with the Union Jack flag on it that grabbed my attention. Two of my friends were trying to cheer me up - it was a weird day as I was trying to cope with a break up.

Finding, Nearly Losing and Finally Building Love Across Two Genders

Emma Flowers | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Flowers

There is no easy way to tell the person you love that you are not the man she thought you were; that, in fact, you are not a man at all. No easy way to tell indeed.

More Needs To Be Done To Help LGBT Tourists 'Travel Safely', Says Stonewall

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 06.02.2016 | UK

Travel firms should take "more responsibility" for ensuring that customers know whether holiday destinations are safe for the LGBT community, a leadin...

Ten Years Ago...

Philip Christopher Baldwin | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Christopher Baldwin

If, ten years ago, someone had told me that I would be the person I am today, I would not have believed them. I've developed in completely unexpected ways. I've tried to take advantage of every opportunity. I've successfully faced challenges.

How to Prosecute on the Ever-Changing Rulebook That Is Coercive Control

Kylie Barton | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK
Kylie Barton

It is just a shame that with this new law, the government did not provide new pots of funding to increase the knowledge base on the subject, and how to use the new powers.

George Shelley Doesn't Want To Label His Sexuality So Stop Doing It For Him

Ashley Percival | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ashley Percival

By now, you may have heard that Union J singer and 'I'm A Celebrity' star George Shelley has made the brave decision to open up about his sexuality, after he posted a candid video on YouTube explaining that he is attracted to men and women. And in a completely refreshing and honest admission, he said he is not sticking an "old-fashioned" label on his life choices. So why then, were most news outlets who reported the news quick to brand George "bisexual"?

Homophobe's Church Could Soon Be Full Of Gay Homeless People

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK

A pastor who brandished signs reading "Jesus would stone homos" outside his church in Harlem is being challenged in the best way possible. David M...

All God's Children - Faith, Love and LGBT+ Inclusion in Schools

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK
Shaun Dellenty

Following my visits to faith schools, without exception I ask young people whether they feel their faith is a barrier to learning about LGBT+ people and the damage prejudicial attitudes can cause.Without exception they assure me that their faith tells them to love, to respect and to take care of people.

George Shelley Opens Up About Sexuality In Brave YouTube Video

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Entertainment

George Shelley has opened up about his sexuality in a brave video he shared with fans on YouTube. The Union J singer and ‘I’m A Celebrity… Ge...

Why Fashion Needs a Seat at the Table of Mainstream Education.

Francesco Loy Bell | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Francesco Loy Bell

This would inform people, spark an interest from a young age, and give a scope for creativity that is not currently present, without forcing people to solely study fashion. I am not putting other arts down, I am trying to bring fashion up to a similar position, and it is my belief that, with these changes in attitude and procedure, this is a very real possibility.

The Battle Against Mental Health Stigma Needs More Hope

Jamie Wareham | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jamie Wareham

I know it's possible to cope with Mental Health, even when it gets so difficult. I know that every person who tells their story of mental health breaks down stigma by providing a ray of hope. And that's what we need. More Hope.

Eight LGBT Icons Give The Advice They Wish Had Been Given To Them

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK

From popstars to politicians and theologians to filmmakers, there are virtually no communities without their own LGBT icons. Young and old, they have ...

Dolce & Gabbana Designs Feature Same-Sex Couples And Their Kids

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Style

Dolce & Gabbana is launching a range of bags and t-shirts featuring cartoons of same-sex couples. The release came just days before recent protests...

Evan Davis Hopes This Candid Interview Will Inspire People Struggling With Sexuality

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK

Television and radio presenter Evan Davis has revealed how he "came out" to his family and the importance of "being yourself" as he talked about menta...

Church Of England Members Are Now More Likely To Support Gay Marriage Than Oppose It

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 30.01.2016 | UK

As the church continues to row over gay marriage, a new poll has revealed that for the very first time, Anglican worshippers who support same-sex marr...

I Agree, Germaine: There's More to Womanhood Than Being a Transgender Man

Paula Coston | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Paula Coston

A couple of weeks ago I saw The Danish Girl. I watched Eddie Redmayne's portrayal of the male artist Einar Wegener attempting the metamorphosis, psychological and physical, to a woman, Lili Elbe. Like a whole bunch of critics, I found it hammy and unconvincing.

My Ex: Our Relationship, My Transition and Not Enough Support

Fox Fisher | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Fox Fisher

Regardless of who we love, there needs to be more available for the partners (and other family) of those transitioning. First few years of transition is a time of physical and mental changes. It's safe to say when you are doing something so huge, when you transition, the whole world transitions around you too.

Children's Survey Asking About Gender Identity Defended By LGBT Charity

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK

An LGBT charity has defended a survey sent to schoolchildren asking them to describe their gender. Stonewall said it "welcomed" attempts to support...

Nine Best Quotes on LGBT from Davos

Jon Miller | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK
Jon Miller

LGB&T equality was on the agenda at this year's World Economic Forum meeting at Davos - for the first time. Here are the nine best quotes that came ou...

Jeremy Clarkson Slammed For Shocking 'Transphobic' Column

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Entertainment

Jeremy Clarkson has come under fire for his latest newspaper column, where he addressed the issues faced by transgender people. READ MORE: Chris E...

Are We Sleepwalking Back Into the Political Closet?

Andrew Legon | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK Politics
Andrew Legon

For those who've never been involved in the struggles that led us to where we are today, it's never too late. It might not always be obvious, but to repeat what Stonewall keeps saying - because ultimately they are right - there's still work to do.

Mum Celebrates Gay Son By Placing Newspaper Ad

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

"Coming out is probably the most awkward, fumbling thing you could ever imagine," wrote HuffPost UK video writer Eve Hartley, but it helps when you ha...

Mhairi Black Turns 'Gruff Lezzer' Insult Into Twitter Masterclass On LGBT Rights

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK

Mhairi Black has stood up for LGBT rights and online safety after being called a "carpet munching bull dyke" by a Twitter troll. The 21-year-old S...

'Star Wars' Legend Addresses Luke Skywalker's Sexuality

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Entertainment

‘Star Wars’ actor Mark Hamill has suggested his character in the film franchise, Luke Skywalker, could be bisexual. READ MORE: Revealed! Here'...

Coming Out: What It Does and Doesn't Tell Us About the State of LGBT Equality

Lee Williscroft-Ferris | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lee Williscroft-Ferris

When Scottish Secretary, David Mundell, came out as gay last week, many people sat back and awaited the inevitable. From "Isn't he brave?" to "This shows how far we have come!", the subsequent reactions were entirely predictable.