UK Lgbt

"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...

LOUD & PROUD: When Will Hollywood Come Out of the Celluloid Closet?

Matt Bagwell | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Matt Bagwell

Why are there still no out (and proud) Hollywood A-listers? Yes, I know Jodie Foster came out during her Golden Globes speech. While admirable and brave, it didn't exactly coincide with the pinnacle of her on-screen career. Likewise, 'Star Trek' star Zachary Quinto, but neither he nor Jodie could greenlight a movie on their name alone.

14 Key LGBT Moments That Were Met With A Negative Reaction At The Time

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Entertainment

During our Loud & Proud series, we’ve been looking back at what have been the key, formative moments that have helped create the LGBT culture we hav...

Brits Warned Of Travelling To The US Over Fears For LGBT Tourists' Safety

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK

The Foreign Office has issued a new warning for British LGBT travellers visiting parts of the United States in light of laws passed in some states. In...

LOUD & PROUD: Sharon Osbourne Opens Up About Her Sexuality, Revealing Her One Regret

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Entertainment

Sharon Osbourne has admitted she is attracted to both sexes, and regrets not experimenting with women. The former 'X Factor' judge, who has been marri...

LGBT+ Education Saves Lives, So Why Aren't We Talking About It?

Elly Barnes | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK
Elly Barnes

While the world continues to fragment, inclusivity remains powerful, crossing both religious and political lines. We've found the work accomplished in faith schools to be the best example of this - two of this year's best practice schools identify as 99% Muslim, and have celebrated the diverse expressions of sexual orientation and gender identity that are present in the UK. It's this kind of grass roots, hands on, intersectional approach that really serves to make a difference...

LOUD & PROUD: 30 LGBT TV Stars You Should Know About

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Entertainment

We've come a long way since a time when the only gay people on TV were either closeted or unable to openly express their sexuality. Previously, stars...

Geordie Shore's Marnie Simpson Comes Out As Bisexual

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Entertainment

‘Geordie Shore’ cast member Marnie Simpson has come out as bisexual. Marnie made the decision to reveal her sexuality in an interview with heat ma...

Brooke Vincent Reveals Why Sophie Webster's Coming Out Is Her Proudest 'Corrie' Moment

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Entertainment

‘Coronation Street’ actress Brooke Vincent has revealed that she considers her character’s coming out to be her proudest moment after 12 years o...

LOUD & PROUD: 8 Gay Musical Milestones

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Entertainment

Throughout musical history there have been certain songs that have become synonymous with defining a certain time or feeling within the LGBT community...

British LGBT Awards Announces 2016 Hosts

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Entertainment

Mel B and Duncan James have been announced as the hosts of this year’s British LGBT Awards. The Spice Girl and former Blue singer will co-present th...

Being Maggie

Matt Tedford | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Matt Tedford

As a young gay man I challenged no clichés by being obsessed with Barbra, Liza and all the other divas and it always struck me how much Thatcher had in common with these great gay icons. But I started school in the early 90s when Section 28 was still very much in place.

The Head Of The GCHQ Has This To Say About Its 'Horrifying' Treatment Of Alan Turing

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 16.04.2016 | UK

The head of the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) has apologised for its "horrifying" treatment of Alan Turing and its historic prejudice ...

Living in the Grey

Sevan K. Greene | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Sevan K. Greene

In truth, yes, those two actors kissing on stage are male. But one of the characters is not. She is a Hijra. She is not gay. She is not q/Queer. She is not transgender. She is something that Western societies can't understand or define.

My Day At The Lesbian Oscars

Caitlin Maggs | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Caitlin Maggs

Sending Facebook into a frenzy of likes, hearts and applauding puppy emojis, the winners are announced live on cue. Leading women left, right and centre were awarded trophies of honour and recognition, faster than Crazy Eyes could pen a poem...

Bryan Adams Just Took An Awesome Stand For The LGBT Community

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK

Canadian rocker Bryan Adams has cancelled a performance in Mississippi this week over the state’s new law which allows religious groups and some pri...