UK Lgbt

Rainbow Flag To Be Flown Above Parliament

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Politics

Parliament is to set a reach a fresh milestone on equal rights when next month it raises the rainbow LGBT pride flag above the iconic building. The fa...

Let's Just Say, I'm One of the Lucky Ones: My Coming Out Story

Kieran Goodwin | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kieran Goodwin

Coming out as gay was probably one of the biggest challenges I have faced in my life. I was frightened and it made me feel so ashamed, for being just...me. But now, I'm not scared. The word 'gay', in secondary school was used often; in the classroom, lunchtime and even within my own circle of friends. It would be used jokingly, but every time I heard the word, I just sunk lower in my seat.

'Frozen' Star Shares Her Thoughts On #GiveElsaAGirlfriend Campaign

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Entertainment

‘Frozen’ actress Idina Menzel has shared her thoughts on the social media campaign urging Disney to have Queen Elsa come out in the forthcoming se...

Tory Leader Ruth Davidson Wouldn't Have Been Able To Do This In One Country In The UK

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Politics

The leader of the Scottish Conservative party has announced her engagement to her partner. Ruth Davidson confirmed the news on Twitter and received a...

Scotland Just Became The World Leader For Gay Representation

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK

"I get more abuse for being a Tory in Scotland than I do for being a gay woman," says Annie Wells, one of a batch of new MSPs voted in at the election...

Genderqueer Artist Makes Brave Appeal To Fund Double Mastectomy

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A young genderqueer artist has launched a fundraising appeal to finance surgery privately after being told of a long wait for help on the NHS. Ellis, ...

Yvonne's Story: 'Mental Health Issues Could Lead to a Future More Enhanced Than Your Past'

Heenali Patel | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK
Heenali Patel

Through her own struggles, Yvonne has one clear message about success for those going through mental health issues: "You can have a life, second to none. It can be as simple a thing as having a physical condition that you manage on a daily basis. You might have mental health issues, but it's not the final death knell that it once was. It's just a door into another type of future, and it could be a future more enhanced than your past."

Muslim Countries Block LGBT Groups From Crucial Aids Summit

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK

More than 50 Muslim states have blocked 11 gay and transgender organisations form attending a key United Nations meeting on ending Aids. Some 51 state...

Top LGBT Employers Named At 'Gay Oscars' Ceremony

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK

Asda has emerged as the most LGBT-friendly employer of the year, fending off tough competition from a series of other businesses to earn the prestigio...

Danny Dyer Leads British LGBT Award Winners

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Entertainment

Danny Dyer and Boy George were among the winners at this year's British LGBT Awards. An array of LGBT stars and straight allies battled it out for a ...

Same-Sex Marriage in Northern Ireland

Philip Christopher Baldwin | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Politics
Philip Christopher Baldwin

Whilst the UK has progressed on LGBT issues, in lots of ways Northern Ireland has been left behind. Northern Ireland's politicians are letting down the Northern Irish people. Politicians are failing to reflect their views on same-sex marriage and uphold the rights of LGBT people. As LGBT people we don't want to be treated as special, we want to be treated as equal. Northern Ireland has the right to have same-sex marriage.

Cyclist Owns Homophobic Hate Preacher With One-Liner

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK

A homophobic hate preacher has been shut down on the streets of Glasgow by a gay cyclist who said he did not need anyone's blessing but his own. In v...

Caitlyn Jenner 'To Pose Nude For Sports Illustrated'

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Entertainment

Almost a year on from Caitlyn Jenner’s iconic Vanity Fair magazine cover, it seems she’s finally found a way to outdo herself. This year marks the...

Beyoncé Speaks On Anti-LGBT Laws Ahead Of North Caroline Show

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Entertainment

Beyoncé raised eyebrows among some critics when she chose to go ahead with a show in North Carolina, despite the state’s recently introducing a new...

Tinder V Romance

Stephen Bailey | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

I am a single, gay man, living in London and telling my little dick jokes for a living. What an exciting time to be alive. Anything is possible. Except when it comes to finding that someone special.... I am not afraid of dying alone - in fact, I've even rephrased it. I'll die independently.

"Let's Ditch the Labels": The Up-To-Date Resonances of the 150-Year-Old Cross-Dressed Inspiration Behind My New Theatre Piece

Neil Bartlett | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Neil Bartlett

Nowadays, of course, we'd all want to know if Stella was "really" trans rather than drag; we, in our way, are just as keen to categorise anyone who strays outside of their allotted gender role as the Victorians were. Stella's mother told the gentlemen of the jury about how the school-age Ernest liked to dress up as the family chambermaid...

10 LGBT Rising Stars From The Entertainment World

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Entertainment

For the past two weeks, HuffPost UK has been getting Loud & Proud, taking a deeper look at the ways that the entertainment world has embraced LGBT cul...

Bisexual Men - Why We Need Our Own Reality Show

Lewis Oakley | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Lewis Oakley

For generations now, television has been used to display the ways in which people outside of our comfort zone live. We've seen white and black, rich and poor, gay and straight. Yet bisexual men? Now that's really pushing the boundaries. Apparently showing the life of a bisexual man is a step too far for British television.

Criminalizing Men Who Have Sex With Men Boosts AIDS: A Lesson From Sri Lanka

Jonathan Cooper | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK
Jonathan Cooper

Over the past three months, 70 new cases of HIV have been reported in Sri Lanka, representing an increase from this time last year. The National STD /...

LOUD & PROUD: How Russia Is Testing Eurovision

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Entertainment

This year's Eurovision Song Contest will pose a dilemma for those fans who enjoy good pop, like to see a fair contest but are disturbed by Russia's st...

How 'Big Brother' Invited LGBT Culture To The Nation's Living Rooms

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Entertainment

Between blazing rows, gratuitous nudity and the shamelessly fame-crazed media personalities it’s helped spawn, ‘Big Brother’ is responsible for ...

LOUD & PROUD: Where Are All The Bisexual Men In Entertainment?

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Entertainment

Over the past two weeks, HuffPost UK has been celebrating the broad range of LGBT culture in the world of British entertainment as part of our Loud & ...

LOUD & PROUD: My First Gay Culture Moment Was...

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Entertainment

In our Loud & Proud series, we're celebrating the way gay culture has influenced, and been welcomed by the entertainment industry, whether it be film,...

Independence Gay

Stephen Bailey | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

As a comedian, I essentially come out every single night and there is part of me that feels completely and utterly liberated by this and by the fact that I am getting laughs and applause for being me. Let me take you to the beginning of the story...

LOUD & PROUD: 23 Straight Actors Who Have Played Gay

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK Entertainment

Openly gay actors playing it straight on the big screen is still a relatively rare occurrence, but that can’t be said of their straight counterparts...