UK Lgbt

Cop Killer Stefano Brizzi, App Culture And Chemsex

Timothy Graves | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK
Timothy Graves

Many gay men, courtesy of Grindr or Gaydar, will be familiar with the experience of turning up at a complete stranger's doorstep in the early hours of the morning in a state of drug-fuelled sexual excitement. But the desire to prolong the party can cloud our better judgement.

Welcome To Parenthood

Tom McIlvenny-Cox | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Parents
Tom McIlvenny-Cox

My two best friends are having a baby and I couldn't be more happy for them. I even cried when I saw the first signs of a bump. They are girls and we are boys but we are so similar, maybe that's why we get on so well.

Polari's Ninth Birthday And The End Of A National Tour

Timothy Graves | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Timothy Graves

(image courtesy of Justin David) There was cause for celebration at Polari, London's award-winning LGBT literary salon, at the Southbank Centre last ...

European Diversity Awards Honour Charity For Supporting Transgender Children

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK

The only national charity offering support to transgender children in the UK has been honoured at the European Diversity Awards. Mermaids, which helps...

The Importance Of Preserving LGBTQ History

Vicky Iglikowski | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK
Vicky Iglikowski

"I have only been queer since I came to London... before then I knew nothing about it" This surprisingly open expression of a queer identity and its ...

Woman Driver, Gay Driver, Black?

James Wharton | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Sport
James Wharton

The greatest sport on the planet has a fan-base rich in diversity. Stretching the four corners of the globe, there are millions and millions of us hanging on every press conference, lap, pit-stop and chequered flag. We live and breathe F1 and without this support it's difficult to imagine the sport existing. But all this fascination hinges on one thing: the driver.

'Loose Women' Sparks Social Media Backlash With Controversial 'Gay Best Friend' Post

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Entertainment

’Loose Women’ has sparked a social media backlash with a controversial Facebook post on the topic of “gay best friends”. Some viewers have ac...

My Dad Is The Most Modern Man I Know

Jamie Wareham | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Wareham

bmm banner.jpg This summer, around a rather large Chinese takeaway, I spoke to my family about how I tried to take my life. Between me and my dad, plus a few tears, we talked about the pain this event had caused all of us. It was the first time that many family members listened to this story and it was the first time we spoke about it so openly.

Trump Wants A Safe Space? LGBT People Must Call Out This Hypocrisy

Liam Beattie | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Beattie

Now, more than ever we need to continue to change the hearts and minds to the side of equality and reject the politics of hate. The resilience of the community is a key strength in our determination to create a world in which every single LGBT person has their freedoms respected - after all, isn't this the safe space you just spoken in favour of upholding, Mr President-elect?

Two Guys Holding Hands In Public? Surely Not

Liam Hackett | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Liam Hackett

Growing up as one of the only gay kids in a small northern town was tough. Little did I know at the time that the bullying I experienced at school would change the course of my entire life and would go on to create global change; helping thousands of young people to overcome bullying.

Transgender Day Of Remembrance: How My Union Were My Rock Through Transitioning As A Teacher

Dr Debbie Hayton | Posted 20.11.2016 | UK
Dr Debbie Hayton

On Transgender Day of Remembrance we remember trans people who have lost their lives in the face of ignorance, oppression and violence. I remember Lu...

Transgender Day Of Remembrance: We Remember Them, Because They Were Known To Us

Rebecca Fox | Posted 20.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Fox

The exact number of trans people killed each year is unknown. The deaths are collated from newspaper and media reports from around the world. What we do know is that being transgender puts your life at risk.

Anti-Bullying Week: We Are Failing Young LGBT People

Sarah Champion | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Politics
Sarah Champion

Almost 50 years ago, we decriminalised homosexuality between consenting adults in the UK. It was a landmark moment. Since then we have made huge strid...

'Loose Women' To Make TV History With First Transgender Panellist India Willoughby

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Entertainment

’Loose Women’ will make TV history on Wednesday (16 November) when guest panellist India Willoughby becomes the first ever transgender woman to pr...

What Is Asexuality And Why You Should Know About It

Robyn Exton | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Robyn Exton

On the last day of asexual awareness week, the Guardian published a short article authored by an anonymous ace. The subheader read "I don't judge you for wanting to have sex, so why is it okay for you to write me off as weird?"

Dating In 2016

Lewis Oakley | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lewis Oakley

As a bisexual man and a reformed serial dater I have a lot of experience in the field and whether you like men, women or both my advice is to be happy with yourself first. Don't go out there like some desperate incomplete person searching for your other half. Put yourself out there with no expectation of finding someone, just enjoy meeting people and having a nice evening

Has Depression Affected My Masculinity? Come On, I Jump Through Fire For Fun

Darren Ratcliffe | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Darren Ratcliffe

bmm banner.jpgI've been dealing with this for years and some days I win and other days I don't... I think depressed people are capable of putting up with a hell of a lot more than those that don't!

President Trump And A New Era For The LGBT Community

Sarah Garrett | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Politics
Sarah Garrett

We openly stood behind Hillary, and we lost. So today, we'll mourn the lost steps we thought we'd made. But tomorrow, we'll get back to rewarding those who have demonstrated a commitment to equality, opportunity and fair treatment for all, in the hope that it will bring a better day for all of us.

The UN's LGBT Rights Expert Is Under Threat From 'Insidious' Plans To Oust Him

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK

“Insidious” plans to halt the UN’s decision to appoint its first ever independent expert on LGBT issues are being challenged by a British politi...

Turbulent Times For London's Gay Scene

Timothy Graves | Posted 06.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Timothy Graves

There may not be that much we can do to stop rising commercial rents but active campaigning to prevent the closure of much loved LGBT venues has proven, in the case of the RVT, to be effective. The homogenisation and blandification of London is not a dead cert.

Moroccan Teenage Girls Facing Jail Over ‘Lesbian Kiss’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK

Two teenage girls in Morocco are due to appear in court on Friday on homosexuality charges after they were allegedly caught kissing. The girls, aged 1...

Why Sex Ed Really Is Power

Nathalie Greenfield | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Nathalie Greenfield

FCome has hit the nail on the head with their hashtag: sex education really is power. Meaningful, comprehensive SRE represents the power to reduce gender-based violence, discrimination on the basis of sexuality or gender, and unhealthy sexual relationships. If only the Department of Education could be convinced that these are causes worth fighting for.

There Aren't Enough Lesbians On TV

Robyn Exton | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Robyn Exton

Although there has been progress, lesbians are still massively absent in comparison to gay males. For every two steps forward, there's always three back. Even though lesbians are featuring more in TV and film, their appearance is in many cases, short lived.

Your Son, The Princess

Krishen Samuel | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Krishen Samuel

It's time to start accepting that gender is not merely the constructed binary that we have been made to believe in. And we can see this most clearly in children who are not yet as tainted by ideas of 'boyish' boys or 'girlish' girls.

How To Love A Trans* Person

LJ Ferris | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
LJ Ferris

The problem is this... too often trans* people are reduced to their genitals and that sexuality is fixed not fluid. But those statements aren't true. Gender is not equal to genitals, and sexuality is fluid. So really, loving a trans* person is as simple as falling in love.