UK Lgbt

To James Baldwin: On The Occasion Of Raoul Peck's I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

David McAlmont | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
David McAlmont

You've long been my hero because your words found me and you seemed to know of me before I knew of myself. Your words still find me. I am ever open to them. I too, once upon a time, felt a cold, concrete church floor at my back, as I looked up at a congregation of tall saints.

Why Transitioning Is About So Much More Than Just Genitals

Lee Hurley | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lee Hurley

I often hear people describing being transgender as feeling like you are in the wrong body, but it's not like that for me. I'm not in the wrong body, it's just that my body was wrong. A subtle difference, but an important one.

Why I'm Sick Of Your 'Male Privilege' Argument

Owl | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

I was continuously put down for being very effeminate and gender non conforming for the most part. It is only in the last few years that my gender expression conforms in certain ways. Claiming that trans women have not faced misogyny for most part of their lives is simply a generalisation that is not realistic to make.

Beauty And The Beast's Ewan McGregor Shuts Down 'Gay Moment' Backlash

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Entertainment

‘Beauty And The Beast’ actor Ewan McGregor has shot down the controversy surrounding the upcoming film’s so-called “gay moment”. In the lead...

D Is For DJ Dan (An A-Z Index Of Bad Dates, Exes & Aubergine Emojis)

Stephen Bailey | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

"I am somebody who is looking for love. Real love. Ridiculous. Inconvenient. Consuming. Can't live without each other love" - Carrie Bradshaw said thi...

LGBT Adoption And Fostering Week 2017

Javed Khan | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK
Javed Khan

One of the best things about my job is knowing how Barnardo's transforms the lives of vulnerable children on a daily basis. For me, that's about belie...

All Men (And Women) Are Equal

LJ Ferris | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
LJ Ferris

So, Jenni Murray, and anyone else who says that trans people aren't not "real" men or women, just because I wasn't born with a body that you deem acceptable for my gender, it does not mean my gender is less important, that my experience is less real.

Bar On Civil Partnerships For Heterosexual Couples

Andrew Spearman | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Spearman

Whether you like the concept of marriage or not, equality should surely allow both same-sex and opposite-sex couples the same choices. You can have a civil ceremony of marriage already without requiring the religious element and be registered by a civil registrar, but it is still marriage; why not simply allow a CP?

Trans Women Are Real - Whether You Like It Or Not

Owl | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Dear feminists who do not believe trans women are real women, I have a message for you. Your feminism can never be truly feminist, because feminism is inclusive of women from all walks of life, and that includes trans women.

This Is What That 'Exclusively Gay Moment' In 'Beauty And The Beast' Will Entail

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Entertainment

The “exclusively gay moment” in the ‘Beauty And The Beast’ remake has now been revealed, following speculation that arose when it was first te...

'Beauty And The Beast' Director Downplays 'Gay Moment' In Remake

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Entertainment

‘Beauty And The Beast’ director Bill Condon has admitted the media has “overblown” the “gay moment” in the upcoming remake of the Disney c...

Woman's Hour Presenter In Storm Over Transgender Comments

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 05.03.2017 | UK

Woman’s Hour presenter Dame Jenni Murray has sparked controversy after suggesting that men who undergo sex change operations are not “real women...

C Is For Chris (An A-Z Guide Of Bad Dates, Exes & Aubergine Emojis)

Stephen Bailey | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

C is for "commitmentphobe" - a new phrase being used by men to say they want to bang as many people as possible, but it's fine because they have an "i...

What I Learned From LGBT History Month

Skylar Baker-Jordan | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Skylar Baker-Jordan

I did my undergraduate thesis on Section 28. I'm well-versed in queer British history. People like A.E. Dyson, Peter Tatchell, and Christine Burns are figures I'm intimately acquainted with, if only through scholarship. Tweeting inspirational LGBT people would have been too easy. So I challenged myself to find people I wasn't so familiar with.

'Beauty And The Beast' To Feature First 'Exclusively Gay Moment In A Disney Movie'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Entertainment

Disney history is set to be made with the release of ‘Beauty And The Beast’, as it has been revealed it will feature the first “exclusively gay ...

The 'Moonlight' Oscar Win Celebrates A Piece Of Art That Will Save Lives

Tom Ross-Williams | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Tom Ross-Williams

We need art that gives queer people hope. If I feel this, as a queer white man, I can only imagine how it might feel for others across LGBTQI spectrum. For many other queer people who haven't been afforded the same visibility as white gay men, I'm aware stories like Moonlight are more than lynchpins of hope; they are art that save lives.

Patricia Arquette Calls Out Oscars For Snubbing Sister Alexis During 'In Memoriam' Tributes

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Entertainment

Patricia Arquette has voiced her dissatisfaction with the Oscars, after sister Alexis Arquette was left out of the ‘In Memoriam’ tributes section....

B Is For Ben (An A-Z Index Of Bad Dates, Exes And Aubergine Emojis)

Stephen Bailey | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

I am still scrolling through my phonebook, looking at my past "conquests" (this is a questionable world - none of them were Jamie Dornan) and have had...

The Trans Swimming Club Changing People's Lives

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

TAGS (Trans and Gender non-conforming Swimming group) meet weekly at Glass Mill leisure centre in Lewisham. HuffPost UK joined the class and found out...

Where Are All The Gay Football Players?

Max Harvey | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Sport
Max Harvey

The first high profile gay footballer will need to be thick-skinned and have the vocal support of all those that seek to see diversity represented in sport. There is a possibility that their career might suffer too. It may be the case that clubs avoid a perceived risk to supporter income by employing a gay star and that sponsors have a similar fear about brand perceptions.

Intimate Photos Of Gay Men Explore Online 'Safe Spaces' For Young LGBT People

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Please note: This article includes images containing nudity. A photographer has taken a series of candid images of gay men to explore how the online w...

To Camilla Long: In Defence Of Moonlight

David McAlmont | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
David McAlmont

It is unfortunate that your attempt at critique appears to be so wet behind the ears, and lacking in any real promise. Actual film critics know that film can be relevant to any audience; something you seem to have missed.

LGBT+ And Migrant Groups Hold Pride Rally To Fight Deportations And Raids

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK

Hundreds of migrants and members of the LGBT+ community joined forces last weekend and marched in south-east London to protest against deportations an...

Pride And Joy: How I Changed My Mind About Becoming An LGBT Parent

Sarah Hagger-Holt | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah Hagger-Holt

Rachel and a long-standing gay male friend had joked for years about becoming parents together. Eventually, we plucked up our courage and asked him and his partner whether they'd consider embarking on parenthood with us - not as a joke, but for real.

The New Normal: How Social And Economic Attitudes Swapped Places

Ed Green | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK
Ed Green

For me, a closeted teenager in the '80s, it was not a good time to know you were gay. Besides the hysteria whipped up by the AIDS scare and manifesto promises for cracking down on the 'promotion of homosexuality', the realisation that shocked me most was just how much people like me were hated by mainstream society.