UK Lgbt

LGBT Awards Nominations See Prince William Honoured For Speaking Out Against Homophobia

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Entertainment

This year’s LGBT Awards nominations have been revealed, with Prince William receiving a nod alongside a whole host of famous names. The royal has be...

Trans Man Reads Emotional Letter To His Pre-Transition Self

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A trans man has written an emotional letter to his pre-transition self, in the hope it will help others on a similar journey. In the video above, Jami...

The Gay-Triarchy And Policing Desire

Chris Whiting | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Whiting

If you're a gay guy in the 21st century, you'll have heard it all before; 'masc4masc', 'straight acting only', 'no fems'. Hook-up apps are littered with self-professed masculine men who don't want anything sexually from more feminine gay guys.

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

Stephen Bailey | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

I don't know about you but I spend a lot of nights sat in a Wetherspoons with my single girlfriends, and sometimes the odd gay, wondering why we are s...

In 2017, We Need LGBT+ Allies More Than Ever

Asifa Lahore | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK
Asifa Lahore

Asifa Lahore is the UK's first out Muslim drag queen. In this vlog for HuffPost UK Lahore discusses the importance of LGBT+ allies in the fight for equality and the remaining responsibility of LGBT+ people in the battle for worldwide rights.

Powerful Ad Urges LGBTQ Couples To Hold Hands In Public, Even When They Feel Uncomfortable

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

For members of the LGBTQ community, simple gestures - such as holding hands or other public displays of affection - can be difficult and it can feel l...

To The Previous Generations Of LGBT Activists: Thank You

Liam Beattie | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Liam Beattie

Upon taking a peek into the archives of our modern political history, it's easy to forget the significant progress our nation has made in overhauling discriminatory laws and policies towards the LGBT community and most importantly, shaping the views of society at large.

Halfway Through Heartbreak

Krishan Parmar | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Krishan Parmar

'I'm fine!' - my automated response when someone asks me how I am and even that is a massive overstatement. Rewind two months and I would have said 'Amazing!' or 'Really Good!' with enough gusto to ensure that whoever was asking knew that I meant it, because it was true.

Why It's Time For The Church To Finally Accept Same-Sex Marriage

Ben Wardle | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Wardle

There is simply no excuse for the continued persecution, discrimination and inequality gay people face. How can a religion that champions love and compassion continue to persecute the 1 in 10 people in this world who are gay?

Trans People Reveal Their Daily Struggles In Powerful Short Film

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK

A powerful short film has offered an insight into the daily challenges of being trans. Made in an attempt to promote acceptance and understanding, the...

EXPOSED: The Truth About Top Surgery

LJ Ferris | Posted 12.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
LJ Ferris

Top surgery, and in fact almost all medical interventions for trans* people are spoken about with such rose tinted glasses, it's hard to find a story about the difficulties or sad times. Particularly the social aspect of transitioning and the impact of surgery on these things. So rather than a simple before and after I want to share with you journey of this.

'Britain's Next Top Model' Introduces First Ever Transgender Contestant

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Entertainment

‘Britain’s Next Top Model’ is to break new ground in its upcoming series, by featuring its first ever transgender contestant. The eleventh serie...

Love Is In The Air As Sainsbury's Releases Its First Ever Same-Sex Valentine's Day Cards

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Sainsbury’s has launched its own same-sex Valentine’s Day cards, for the first time ever. In a bid to be more inclusive, the supermarket now sell...

Masc V Fem

Stephen Bailey | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

Dating is getting even more bizarre to me. Remember the good old days, when you would sneak behind the gym with Joanne and "go with her" after months ...

I'm Allowed To Be Me Under The Laws Of The Land, But Why Won't The Church Bosses Accept Me Too?

Jonny Freeman | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jonny Freeman

Next to no changes, acceptances or even considerations have been made in that report. Keep to the status quo, don't change, ignore any concerns and bravery from those who said 'Yes, I'm gay and I love God. So what.'

Under An Umbrella - Recognising Diversity In LGBT+ Mental Health

Dr Onkar Sahota | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Onkar Sahota

Despite 25 years of increasing acceptance and visibility, too many young LGBT+ people are entering adulthood severely damaged by the internal and external homophobia, biphobia, or transphobia they face. We need to ensure that mental health services are fit for the next generation of LGBT+ people

Just How Worried Are LGBT Americans About Their Rights Under Trump? Very.

Ian Johnson | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK
Ian Johnson

In a whirlwind of actions since assuming the Presidency, Donald Trump has implemented a number of controversial decisions, which his supporters applau...

5 Things You Need To Know About The First Trans Person To Walk An Indian Catwalk

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Style

Trans models may slowly be more and more commonplace on catwalks and magazines in the UK and USA, but for many places around the world this is not the...

Blaming Trans Identities On Autism Hurts Everyone

Jay Avery | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jay Avery

Those two approaches are not the only options, though. The best option is to allow someone to explore their feelings, support them in gaining self-understanding, and accept their identity whatever it turns out to be. It is not complicated, and it's only scary if you are still holding onto the belief that being either autistic or transgender - or, perish the thought, both - is a terrible thing to be. Which it's not. I am, along with countless others like me, living proof of that.

The Reality Of Non Existence

LJ Ferris | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
LJ Ferris

The reality of life as a non binary person is that of non-existence. That statement might seem dramatic, yet it is true. Certainly in some, if not all, areas of existence. The simple act of going to the toilet is one of deciding who you are; male... or female?

Coming Out, I Thought I'd Never Get To Be A Dad

Tuvia Borok | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Parents
Tuvia Borok

I'm still very much gay, but I'm a dad first. I don't think the things I do are "gay" dad things (OK, yes, the Spotify playlist that we dance to around the house may differ to my straight counterparts), they are just "dad" things.

13th: From Slave to Criminal with One Amendment

Sahar Al-Faifi | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK
Sahar Al-Faifi

13th is a documentary film produced by Filmmaker Ava DuVernay, exploring the history of racial inequality in the US, that has manifested itself in dif...

Living In A Jane Austen Novel (When You're Not Elizabeth Bennet)

Krishen Samuel | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Krishen Samuel

As a single gay man, it has long been my earnest aspiration to be Elizabeth Bennet. But as time passes (I have recently turned 30), I realise that I may more likely be one of the other characters instead. As a man, one might imagine that the situation would be very different for me and that I would have much more agency in this regard.

Lush Proves 'Love Transcends Gender' With Its 2017 Valentine's Day Campaign

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Style

Lush is proving that #loveislove with its 2017 Valentine’s Day campaign. The beauty brand photographed same-sex couples enjoying its new range of ba...

On The Need To Fact-Check Populists

J.N. Paquet | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Politics
J.N. Paquet

Why are populist politicians popular today? Because they give people a chance to blame someone else for their problems. The others. The foreigners. The aliens. The people who don't belong to OUR country. If populists are such con artists, why do people fall for them?