UK Lgbt

Kristen Stewart Reveals Why She's 'So Much Happier' Dating Women

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Entertainment

Kristen Stewart has opened up about her personal life, confirming speculation she is in a relationship with Alicia Cargile. The ‘Twilight’ star t...

LGBT Services Are Facing Meltdown, Disproportionately

Dr Jay Watts | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK
Dr Jay Watts

Social media gives us the impression that we live in a time of freedom, where diversity is celebrated, where refuge can be found with like-minded souls, where help for mental anguish is available. Yet the lived experience of many in the LGBT population is of ever greater poverty, more complex problems, more oppression, and less support.

'EastEnders' Viewers Stunned To Learn Paul's Death Was Result Of Homophobic Attack

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK Entertainment

The shocking death of Paul Coker in ‘EastEnders’ was revealed to have been a homophobic attack in Thursday’s (21 July) episode. Earlier this wee...

The Problem With Men...

Angus Malcolm | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Angus Malcolm

In 2009, I started producing a naked calendar featuring male university rowers who wanted to raise funds for boat repairs. What began as a simple student fundraiser went on to become a expression of straight allies' support for LGBT rights, and a example of how diversity and inclusion can benefit us all.

73% Of Lesbian And Bisexual Women Don't Feel Comfortable Enough To Be 'Out' At Work

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK

A total of 73% of lesbian and bisexual women in the UK don’t feel comfortable enough to be ‘out’ to colleagues in the workplace, the Huffington ...

Gay Dating Show Makes TV History

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Entertainment

One US television channel has been the first to smell the coffee beans and acknowledge that they have gay viewers, in commissioning a reality dating s...

Simon Pegg Speaks Out Over 'Star Trek' Actor George Takei's Comments

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Entertainment

Simon Pegg has addressed speculation that he and original ‘Star Trek’ actor George Takei have had a falling out, over the sexuality of character H...

Those Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Trans Person

Ugla Stefanía (Owl) | Posted 10.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ugla Stefanía (Owl)

Ask yourselves whether you would be comfortable answering such questions. I also urge you to take it further than just ask questions - be curious, care about these issues and see how you can help. Educate yourselves and help educate others. Because we need allies in this fight and you might just be that ally if you care enough.

The Story of How I Got My Vagina

Ugla Stefanía (Owl) | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ugla Stefanía (Owl)

As expected after big surgeries, there are a lot of bandages. My bandages were more in the form of some weird-ass celibacy plaster cast that I could literally knock on. Eventually they had to come off though, which was as horrifying as you might imagine. When they took them off I also realized that they had been SEWN to me in two places.

'How Many More of My Friends Need To Be Beaten for You to Realise We're Just Like You?'

Alexander Morgan | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK
Alexander Morgan

I'm sure I can say for Calum and I that it should be everyone's goal to make sure what has happened to us never happens to someone else. And we'll be proud to have you by our side.

After Orlando the LGBT Community Must Stand Together

Sarah Garrett | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK
Sarah Garrett

This year's Pride in London, took place in the aftermath of our community being shaken by the recent events in Orlando that killed 49 LGBT+ people in a gay club. This seems even harder to comprehend when in the UK we have almost gained full equality in the eyes of the law, and last year the States followed suit with equal marriage. But changes in the law are no reason to become complacent.

'Star Wars' Fans Campaign For New LGBT Character, In Wake Of Orlando

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Entertainment

‘Star Wars’ fans are campaigning for the sci-fi series to introduce a new LGBT character, following the horrific Orlando shootings earlier this mo...

'Double Celebrations' As Policemen Propose To Their Boyfriends At Gay Pride

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 26.06.2016 | UK

The London Gay Pride parade came to a standstill on Saturday as a police officer on duty stopped to propose to his boyfriend who was in the crowd, in ...

Jeremy Corbyn Heckled At Pride March, Criticised By Labour Lord For 'Disappointing' Response

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 25.06.2016 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn has been heckled by Labour members at the London Pride parade. The Labour leader, who is looks set to face a challenge for the top job ...

Conservative Minister Justine Greening Comes Out As Being In A Same-Sex Relationship

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 25.06.2016 | UK

Justine Greening, the Conservative International Development Secretary, has today revealed she is in a same-sex relationship. Her announcement follow...

Pride Season Is Upon Us!

Elly Barnes | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK
Elly Barnes

For many of us, this is the ideal time to celebrate our LGBT+ identities with our allies both politically and socially. I'm particularly partial to a Pride march; the feeling of complete liberation and solidarity is empowering, adrenalin fuelled and addictive.

British LGBT+ People Are Still Lying About Who They Are.

Rhammel Afflick | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Rhammel Afflick

Anyone who thinks we're done can take several seats. We still have so much stand up to here in the UK, abroad and within our own community. When the trans community is having to stand up for what most people would consider basic rights, the black community is still the target of extraordinary amounts of racism, women are still mistreated, and internalised homophobia means we're still really obsessed with masculinity and heteronormativity I think it's quite clear we're far from done.

Mental Wellbeing Is the Next Human Frontier

Robert Hutchinson | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Hutchinson

Last week was a gruelling news week in which the consequences of poor mental health were splashed across TV screens and newspaper headlines around the world. The week began with the massacre of 49 LGBT Americans in the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando and here in the UK the week ended with the brutal murder of a popular Member of the UK parliament Jo Cox on the street of a small Yorkshire town.

Ain't Too Proud to March

Suzi Ruffell | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Comedy
Suzi Ruffell

I have never marched at Pride. Does that make me a bad gay? I think it might. Being gay is just part of who I am, I don't go on marches for having bro...

Orlando Shooting Proves LGBT Solidarity Prevails Over Hatred and Terror

Anastasia Kyriacou | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK
Anastasia Kyriacou

From every attempt to extinguish this solidarity an even bigger flame seemingly erupts, evoking the words of Rozalla that everybody has a right to be free to feel good. Now let us start educating and spreading respect for that freedom before more lives are lost.

A Worrying Amount Of LGBT+ People Still Feel The Need To Hide Their Sexuality

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Almost three quarters (74%) of LGBT+ people in the UK still feel the need to lie about their sexuality or gender identity, new research suggests. The ...

Why LGBT+ Education Is More Important Than Ever

Olly Pike | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Olly Pike

We cannot really make sense of it all just yet. But we can be sad, we can be angry, and we can decide to continue the work that we started. This is a crime that stemmed from hatred, a hatred deeply-entrenched within the killer, as something that had been learned early on in life.

Orlando Attacks Must Spur Us All to Beat Homophobia

Angela Crawley | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Politics
Angela Crawley

However far we have come in recent years, we still have a responsibility to challenge the culture of homophobia and transphobia that exists in society in all its forms. Until we do, prejudice, discrimination and extreme acts of hate will continue to happen.

New LGBT Traffic Lights Installed In London Amid Calls For Diversity To Be More 'Visible'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK

Pedestrian traffic signals will be replaced with new LGBT symbols ahead of London's Pride festival on Saturday, but more should be done across the cou...

Rupert Everett Slammed Over Caitlyn Jenner Remarks

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Entertainment

Rupert Everett has faced a backlash on social media, after comments he made about transgender people - and specifically Caitlyn Jenner - over the week...