UK Lgbt

We Need A Museum Of Homophobia

Sam Burt | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK
Sam Burt

A gay museum for London with a dedicated exhibition of cultural homophobia would help to fill the gaps. Unlike recent curations, this would track expressions of homophobia in the mass media - the media that are most relevant to ordinary LGBT people's daily lives.

Bisexual And Guilty - Something To Think About This Bi Visibility Day

Lewis Oakley | Posted 23.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lewis Oakley

Take deep breath bisexuals and breath, if your partner accepts your bisexuality they accept that you are going to feel attraction to someone with genitalia different to theirs. It's no different from straight or gay people in a relationship. And if those around you try to tell you it's a sign you're just getting one step closer to cheating make sure they know that cheating is a personality trait not a sexuality trait.

No More Boys And Girls? - LGBT Families Take On Gender

Sarah Hagger-Holt | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah Hagger-Holt

We were shocked, but not really surprised, by the programme's findings about the differences in expectations and treatment of girls and boys. And, it's hard to deny its conclusion: that these stereotypes affect how our children grow up - from the jobs they choose to the way in which they are able to express their emotions.

My First Musical

Stephen Bailey | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

I feel like with this being me writing this it should read: "When I was nine, I went to see my first musical" but I am about to drop something big. Something so unexpected. Something so out of character. I went to see my first musical last week - and the grand old age of 31.

The Tenner In Your Pocket, And Why We Need To See More Women Everywhere

Steve Wardlaw | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK
Steve Wardlaw

There are only four banknotes - £5, £10, £20 and £50. The new polymer £20 is due out in 2020, which will just leave the £50 to be replaced (no date has yet been set for that). Would it really be that difficult to have an understanding that there should be two women and two men at any one time?

BBC Newsreader Jane Hill Announced As Diversity In Media Awards Host

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 12.09.2017 | UK Entertainment

Jane Hill has been announced as the host of the 2017 Diversity In Media Awards. The BBC newsreader will be at the helm of Friday’s (15 September) ce...

Here Are Ten Common Misconceptions About LGBT People And Their Lives

Jo Garwood | Posted 11.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Garwood

There's also a misconception that people usually come out at a young age. Realising you're LGBT, and feeling comfortable enough to tell others, can happen at any stage of life, whether you're 15, 55 or 95 years old.

Strictly's Craig Revel Horwood Addresses Same-Sex Couples Controversy

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 11.09.2017 | UK Entertainment

‘Strictly Come Dancing’ judge Craig Revel Horwood has spoken out about the controversy surrounding the lack of same-sex couples on the show. Over ...

Coming Out At School Was The Most Profound Experience Of My Life

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 11.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Shaun Dellenty

I feel privileged to witness the positive impact my work has had upon individuals, upon schools and through advising on policy, upon the education system itself. Coming out to a whole school community was indeed the most profound thing I have ever done. We carry on with hope in our hearts, the battle for real equality is only just beginning. Authentic identity should never be a privilege.

The New Moon - How About The New You!

Stephen Bailey | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

"Make a wish at 8.03am, it's the New Moon" - one of my best pals in the world told me that this morning and it really got me to thinking about the various forms of magic spells I've cast, the number of times I've spent wishing upon a star, the amount of money I've spent on crystals and the amount of things I've asked the universe for. I bet she thinks I am one greedy bitch.

Anti-Gay Marriage, Anti-Abortion: PM Rees-Mogg Would BE A Disaster

John Reynolds | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Politics
John Reynolds

So, to conclude: if Rees Mogg became Prime Minister then the Conservatives and Labour would become even more polarised than they currently are, offering the electorate an even greater choice between the parties. However, it would be a complete disaster for people who support equality and a fairer society for all. Is it likely to happen? Probably not. But you never know. So continue to spread love and stand up for what is right.

Denise Welch, Amanda Holden And Rylan Lead Support For Stonewall's New 'Come Out For LGBT' Campaign

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Entertainment

Amanda Holden, Susanna Reid, Rylan Clark-Neal and Denise Welch are among the stars who have lent their support to Stonewall’s new Come Out For LGBT ...

Why We Need LGBT Football Teams - And Why We Don't

Steve Wardlaw | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Sport
Steve Wardlaw

They don't deny that there are still incidents of homophobia all too frequently, and that more could be done at the top levels to set examples and to punish. For example, the 'kick it out' campaign seems less energised than when it was just about racism. However, every Sunday (and every Tuesday evenings for training) the Falcons players are showing that their love of the game, and their love of playing, does not diminish because they are gay, bi, or straight allies.

Transgender... A Story Of Hope

LJ Ferris | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
LJ Ferris

So many rhetorics around LGBT+ and particularly transgender identities focus on the difficulties and tribulations so I thought that I would share a story of hope today. Five weeks ago I married the love of my life, a cisgender woman, a lesbian. When we met almost three years ago I presented as female and, though I was beginning to question my identity I really had no language to explain it.

What Dean Eastmond's Death Can Teach Us All About The Power Of Silence On Social Media

Mike Buonaiuto | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Mike Buonaiuto

Write boldly and unashamedly - it's the only way you touch hearts and change minds. Thank you for teaching me this Dean. I will forever miss you my friend.

Getting Bi Isn't Enough: Bisexuals Must Feel Welcome At Pride

Steve Taylor | Posted 03.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Taylor

We - as Pride organisers - need to do more. We need to tell performers that their tired old tropes poking fun at bisexuals, trans people - in fact, anyone in our community - are unacceptable. With foresight into their acts, we probably shouldn't be booking them in the first place.

Think Gay Celebs Coming Out 'Is No Big Deal'? Then You're Part Of The Problem

Sophie Alexander | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Alexander

Obviously if you say society doesn't care, one assumes you have done the research to back this up. You've read the world news sections of the papers regularly, perused academic journals on gender and sexuality, or you've at least checked Wikipedia to see which countries it is still punishable by death in if you're even thought of as being gay.

Who Is Me?

Stephen Bailey | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

We say we can write our own rules in a relationship so why not in the rest of our life? I, for example, am somebody who needs quiet for the first hour in the morning. No noise from social media, no deep and meaningful chats in the kitchen with my housemate, no job lists but just one hour to come round and consider the day ahead.

Coming Out As A Politician

Hannah Bardell | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK Politics
Hannah Bardell

Ultimately, it was standing for election and becoming a politician that tipped the balance for me. I realised that I could not, in all conscience, be an authentic politician if I wasn't honest with myself about who I really was. However, coming out also nearly stopped me from standing for election. I was simply terrified what would befall me if I had to come out publicly. I grossly underestimated how far LGBT rights and perceptions of LGBT people had come.

A Message To The Mothers In Australia's 'No To Same Sex Marriage' Video

Leo Richardson | Posted 02.09.2017 | UK
Leo Richardson

So let me break it down for you: If your child is LGBTQ your child is LGBTQ there is nothing you can do. You can oppress them, make them feel shamed, cause them to hide who they are for some amount of time -- but if you do that, they're probably going to hate you -- if they don't do something worse.

Gay Men In Football - Why Aren't Rainbow Laces Enough?

Steve Wardlaw | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Sport
Steve Wardlaw

Football is a great and glorious sport that can be both exhilarating and crushing at the same time. The sport itself can be dogged in controversy from time to time (World Cup anyone?) yet it has the power to unite and lead. It should be better at leading on the issue of gay players in professional football.

Why Being Visibly Proud Shouldn't Be Limited To During Pride, Or Any Safe Space For That Matter

Mike Buonaiuto | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Mike Buonaiuto

I took a walk the other morning with my partner. The memories of a night celebrating Manchester Pride still a little too strong, and my hangover even stronger - we figured the fresh air would do us good.

Gays Behaving Badly

Jonny Harvey | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jonny Harvey

"Did you see what that guy just did?", my friend Emma exclaimed as we stood in a queue for the cinema. She continued to recount in disbelief, how a gay guy stood next to us had taken a step back, looked me up and down from head to toe and then turned back around again dismissively.

7 Feel-Good Moments From Manchester Pride

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 28.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Manchester Pride celebrated its 25th year in style, with rainbows, glitter and a whole lot of sass. It is believed almost 3,000 took part in the parad...

Transgender Service Members Make A Powerful Statement On VMAs Red Carpet

HuffPost | Ashley Percival | Posted 28.08.2017 | UK Entertainment

Days after President Donald Trump signed a memo banning transgender soldiers from enlisting in the military, several service members are made a statem...