UK Lgbt

I Used To Want To Be Famous

Stephen Bailey | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

I just got back from the local pub quiz with my friend Hannah and we came sixth!! That never happens to me - we won a vinyl that cost the quiz master 50p (they left the price on) and we also won a packet of ginger nut biscuits (which has been torture as I am doing the 5:2 diet and today is a two day, which means NO GINGER NUTS).

Being Gay Doesn't Make My Family Dysfunctional

Tuvia Borok | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Parents
Tuvia Borok

I accept that some people still don't understand LGBT parenting as a concept, and may question its validity. Once you meet a gay parent, you quickly realise we are just as tired, run down and always questioning if we are getting it right, just as any other parent.

Why I'm Campaigning Against Twitter Hate Speech

Linda Riley | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Tech
Linda Riley

Enough is enough. LGBT people deserve better, and need billion dollar corporations like Twitter to take responsibility for their users. It's worth noting that Facebook can remove a shot of a breastfeeding woman or a nude statue in seconds (neither especially offensive, let's face it) so we know that the technology to monitor even the fastest moving content exists.

I Might Look Gay But I'm Angry

Darren Brady | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Darren Brady

Deep down I'm still pissed off I never got to date, flirt and kiss the boys at school. Deep down I'm still upset my parents didn't applaud my difference. Deep down I'm still pissed off I was left floundering in the confusion of my gayness at an age when I didn't even know what gayness meant.

'Transgender Kids: Who Knows Best?' An Ally's Response

Paul Desson-Baxter | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Paul Desson-Baxter

I write this piece not to overspeak or cisplain the horrific attack on the Trans+ community which just occurred, but in the hopes that by sharing my experience it may amplify the many trans voices screaming against the dark, so that those who attempt to deny their voice will know that they are supported by the rest of the LGBT+ community.

Family Is Family. Does It Really Need A Label? #FamilyIsLove

Tuvia Borok | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Parents
Tuvia Borok

I'm a single gay dad. I have the most amazing 6 year old son by way of adoption. But despite living in a very cosmopolitan part of London (England), parents have bluntly told me that a playdate between our kids is not possible because of my "lifestyle" choice.

Creating Trans Content? Don't Forget Trans People!

Fox Fisher | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Fox Fisher

What these films usually have in common is a lack of understanding towards trans issues, where harmful and misleading stereotypes about trans people are enforced. Not surprisingly, trans people are tired of being the subject of ridicule, disgust or are shown for the shock effect value and usually don't involve an actual trans person playing the role.

Calling All Bi Women - Give Up Men!

Kylie Barton | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kylie Barton

Now we all know that sexuality is a beautiful and colourful continuum, and that the 'B' is often the forgotten letter of 'LGBT' alongside the Q, the P, the I, and the A. Because of bierasure, bi men and women everywhere are probably leading a closeted heterosexual existence - how do I know this? Because I was one of them.

Why Jenny Swift's Death Is A Tale Of Our Times...

LJ Ferris | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Politics
LJ Ferris

In a country where a trans* woman is jailed with men, we are not living in a country where trans* identities are considered equal or valuable. It may seem incidental, an accident, something you see in passing in the newspaper, but the story of Jenny Swift's death is a tale of how invisible trans* people are and how much work there is still to be done.

Urban Outfitters' New Campaign Is A Major Win For Diversity

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Style

Urban Outfitters has kicked off the new year with a status quo-challenging new fashion shoot. The ‘Class of 2017’ campaign features 16 influencers...

Dustin Lance Black Slams Actors Who Lie About Their Sexuality

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Entertainment

Dustin Lance Black has slammed Hollywood’s homophobia problem, specifically discussing the issue of LGBT+ actors remaining in the closet. Describing...

LGBT Rights In 2017: A Queen's New Year Message

Andréa Avena | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Andréa Avena

For me, I feel particularly strongly that we allow our straight friends and allies to stand with us. No one is too "privileged" to stand up for another person's rights; in my mind a friend is a friend and I'm thankful and honoured for their love and support (even more so when it's in the form of posing for calendars).

Kelvin Mackenzie Has Yet Again Spread The False Idea That Religion And LGBT Equality Are Not Compatible

Ruth Hunt | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK
Ruth Hunt

Hearing these 'jokes' from a TV presenter gives this bullying homophobia credence. Mr Mackenzie suggests these comments are throwaway and are best forgotten. If we follow this logic to its conclusion, he is suggesting we should just put up with homophobia.

2016's Important LGBT+ Moments From The World Of Entertainment

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK Entertainment

It’s fair to say that 2016 has been a year of ups and downs for the LGBT+ community, which has been reflected within the world of entertainment. Whi...

When The Hamster Trumped George Michael

Joshua Hepple | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Joshua Hepple

Trump and Hammond do not operate in a vacuum and are very much responding to the public. Trump knows what his supporters want to hear and he gives them it. Hammond and his cronies apply the same formula. The world will always have individuals who are not the best or most diverse.

Do Museums Underserve The LGBT Community And Other Marginalised Communities?

Steven Williams | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Steven Williams

"Steven, your last blog didn't say LGBT once? how unusual" cried my friends... or at least I assume they would have had anyone read the last blog.... But fear not hypothetical and concerned friends! I'm making my rainbow cloaked return to LGBT subject matter!

LGBT+ People Who Made 2016 A Year To Remember

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

This year has earned a reputation for being a bit, well, shit. But as life is about light and darkness, we wanted to shine a light on some individuals...

Richard Hammond Is Right. Here's Your Handy Guide

Jake Johnstone | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Comedy
Jake Johnstone

The Mini Milk gay is the epitome of totes #femme twink realness. Got a BA in sucking dick from practicing on strawberry Mini Milks as a teen. Loves it when boys splatter their ice cream on his face and shouts 'YAAAAASSSSSS' whenever he sees the Walls logo.

Thank You, George Michael: An LGBTQ+ Tribute

Lee Williscroft-Ferris | Posted 26.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Lee Williscroft-Ferris

The LGBTQ+ community does indeed owe George Michael a debt of gratitude. Alongside the rest of the world, we thank him for his amazing musical legacy, for his ability to make us sing, dance and cry. However, we in the LGBTQ+ community should also be thankful to have had George Michael as one of 'our own'.

Sexual Education Is Missing A Trick - Pleasure

Jemimah Steinfeld | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK
Jemimah Steinfeld

We can't rely on the occasional plucky teacher to take this initiative. Nor can we assume that everyone wants to chat about these intimate issues with their teacher. But what we can assume is that there's an appetite to learn much more about sex and that far from being bad, a pleasure-based approach is actually very good.

Thomas Cook's Inclusive Christmas Advert Features Same-Sex Parents And Gay Kiss

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Another day, another Christmas advert - and this year’s selection is more inclusive than ever. Earlier this month, Sainsbury’s Christmas advert wa...

Plus-Size Transgender Model Celebrates Major Win For Diversity In Fashion

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Style

A plus-size transgender model has spoken out about the difficulty she faces getting cast in fashion shoots as she ticks too many diversity boxes. Shay...

Our Community Is In Crisis: Why LGBT+ Youth Groups Matter

Gabrielle Watts | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Gabrielle Watts

What next? We support organisations like 2BU. They are what is saving young peoples' lives whilst we're waiting for the government to catch up. We work against the disturbing rise in homophobic hate crime by talking openly about LGBT+ affairs. We take advantage of our privilege to protect those members of our community who are more vulnerable than ourselves.

Mum Shares Pride As Daughter Becomes National Geographic's First Transgender Cover Star

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has spoken of her pride as her nine-year-old daughter became the first ever transgender person to star on the cover of ‘National Geographic’...

The Isle of Wight Needs Pride, Not Homophobia

Steve Taylor | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK
Steve Taylor

You'd think, six months on from the Pulse nightclub massacre in Florida, that even the most ignorant person would have a greater awareness of the hatred still faced by the LGBT+ community. Sadly, a columnist on a British regional newspaper has disproved that theory with a vengeance.