UK Lgbt

It's High Time We Revoked Religion's Free Pass

Lee Williscroft-Ferris | Posted 13.02.2016 | UK
Lee Williscroft-Ferris

Let's face it, religion operates from an unfathomable position of social and political privilege. We rightly mock climate change sceptics as deniers of the scientifically proven. Why, then, is it beyond the pale to lampoon believers in not just the doubtful but the outright apocryphal?

Have LGBT Workplace Indexes Turned Into Corporate Beauty Pageants?

Ian Johnson | Posted 13.02.2016 | UK
Ian Johnson

We have received more than 100,000 responses in our global LGBT2030 research program from LGBT people and some say that even though they work at the highest-ranking employers, they still face daily problems, because they try to be openly LGBT at work.

Why I Don't Think I'll Find Love on an iPhone

Matt Horwood | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Horwood

What's worrying is the way that the likes of Tinder and Happn have drained the depth out of the art of conversation. Creating a trivialised space where we can play 'shop', but with actual people. I still find it odd that Tinder tells me to 'keep playing', as though my love life is some sort of gay Temple Run.

I Wrote You a Letter

Laura Lee | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK
Laura Lee

Today, coming out as a sex worker is akin to coming out as a homosexual in the 1970s, most notably in Ireland. I experience everything from an unease around me to fear, obvious hatred and overt violence. Whorephobia, and the stigma that goes with that can kill.

The BBC Should Be Helping To Change People Like Tyson Fury's Views, Says Keegan Hirst

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK

Bouncing into the room at over 6ft 3, Keegan Hirst is not just tall, he's broad. He certainly doesn't step with caution as he brushes the commercial b...

Nicola Adams Has An Inspiring Message For LGBT People In Sport

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK

Beaming with pride as she walks through the door, Nicola Adams has an air of confidence as we meet on level 42 of the Leadenhall building in the heart...

Nicky Morgan Slammed By AIDS Campaigners For Not Making Sex Education Compulsory

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Education secretary Nicky Morgan has been slammed by AIDS campaigners for her decision not to make sex education compulsory in schools. Deborah Gol...

Julie Bindel Slams Calls To Ban Donald Trump And 'Pro-Rape' Advocate From UK

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK

Feminist writer Julie Bindel has slammed calls to ban controversial presidential candidate Donald Trump and "pro-rape" advocate Roosh V from entering ...

My Very Own British Romcom

Philippe Ladvocat | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Philippe Ladvocat

I'd been to that shop before. This time, however, it was a pair of Converse shoes with the Union Jack flag on it that grabbed my attention. Two of my friends were trying to cheer me up - it was a weird day as I was trying to cope with a break up.

Finding, Nearly Losing and Finally Building Love Across Two Genders

Emma Flowers | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Flowers

There is no easy way to tell the person you love that you are not the man she thought you were; that, in fact, you are not a man at all. No easy way to tell indeed.

More Needs To Be Done To Help LGBT Tourists 'Travel Safely', Says Stonewall

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 06.02.2016 | UK

Travel firms should take "more responsibility" for ensuring that customers know whether holiday destinations are safe for the LGBT community, a leadin...

Ten Years Ago...

Philip Christopher Baldwin | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Christopher Baldwin

If, ten years ago, someone had told me that I would be the person I am today, I would not have believed them. I've developed in completely unexpected ways. I've tried to take advantage of every opportunity. I've successfully faced challenges.

How to Prosecute on the Ever-Changing Rulebook That Is Coercive Control

Kylie Barton | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK
Kylie Barton

It is just a shame that with this new law, the government did not provide new pots of funding to increase the knowledge base on the subject, and how to use the new powers.

George Shelley Doesn't Want To Label His Sexuality So Stop Doing It For Him

Ashley Percival | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ashley Percival

By now, you may have heard that Union J singer and 'I'm A Celebrity' star George Shelley has made the brave decision to open up about his sexuality, after he posted a candid video on YouTube explaining that he is attracted to men and women. And in a completely refreshing and honest admission, he said he is not sticking an "old-fashioned" label on his life choices. So why then, were most news outlets who reported the news quick to brand George "bisexual"?

Homophobe's Church Could Soon Be Full Of Gay Homeless People

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK

A pastor who brandished signs reading "Jesus would stone homos" outside his church in Harlem is being challenged in the best way possible. David M...

All God's Children - Faith, Love and LGBT+ Inclusion in Schools

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK
Shaun Dellenty

Following my visits to faith schools, without exception I ask young people whether they feel their faith is a barrier to learning about LGBT+ people and the damage prejudicial attitudes can cause.Without exception they assure me that their faith tells them to love, to respect and to take care of people.

George Shelley Opens Up About Sexuality In Brave YouTube Video

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Entertainment

George Shelley has opened up about his sexuality in a brave video he shared with fans on YouTube. The Union J singer and ‘I’m A Celebrity… Ge...

Why Fashion Needs a Seat at the Table of Mainstream Education.

Francesco Loy Bell | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Francesco Loy Bell

This would inform people, spark an interest from a young age, and give a scope for creativity that is not currently present, without forcing people to solely study fashion. I am not putting other arts down, I am trying to bring fashion up to a similar position, and it is my belief that, with these changes in attitude and procedure, this is a very real possibility.

The Battle Against Mental Health Stigma Needs More Hope

Jamie Wareham | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jamie Wareham

I know it's possible to cope with Mental Health, even when it gets so difficult. I know that every person who tells their story of mental health breaks down stigma by providing a ray of hope. And that's what we need. More Hope.

Eight LGBT Icons Give The Advice They Wish Had Been Given To Them

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK

From popstars to politicians and theologians to filmmakers, there are virtually no communities without their own LGBT icons. Young and old, they have ...

Dolce & Gabbana Designs Feature Same-Sex Couples And Their Kids

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Style

Dolce & Gabbana is launching a range of bags and t-shirts featuring cartoons of same-sex couples. The release came just days before recent protests...

Evan Davis Hopes This Candid Interview Will Inspire People Struggling With Sexuality

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK

Television and radio presenter Evan Davis has revealed how he "came out" to his family and the importance of "being yourself" as he talked about menta...

Church Of England Members Are Now More Likely To Support Gay Marriage Than Oppose It

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 30.01.2016 | UK

As the church continues to row over gay marriage, a new poll has revealed that for the very first time, Anglican worshippers who support same-sex marr...

I Agree, Germaine: There's More to Womanhood Than Being a Transgender Man

Paula Coston | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Paula Coston

A couple of weeks ago I saw The Danish Girl. I watched Eddie Redmayne's portrayal of the male artist Einar Wegener attempting the metamorphosis, psychological and physical, to a woman, Lili Elbe. Like a whole bunch of critics, I found it hammy and unconvincing.

My Ex: Our Relationship, My Transition and Not Enough Support

Fox Fisher | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Fox Fisher

Regardless of who we love, there needs to be more available for the partners (and other family) of those transitioning. First few years of transition is a time of physical and mental changes. It's safe to say when you are doing something so huge, when you transition, the whole world transitions around you too.