UK Lgbt

Planning a Lesbian Wedding: Why I'm Extremely Grateful of Being Able to Get Married

Sarah-Elizabeth Daly | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah-Elizabeth Daly

This week gay marriage laws have come into effect around Scotland, allowing same-sex couples across the nation to be able to get married. No, not a civil partnership, a full on, completely equal, legal marriage, and I couldn't be more grateful.

The Sun Adds Transgender People To List Of People It Mortally Offends

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK

Here's an early Christmas gift for everyone - Rod Liddle has apologised for something! The outspoken Sun columnist took his cues from medieval time...

Christian Pastor Wants To Exterminate Gays For An 'Aids-Free Christmas'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK

NEW YORK -- An American Baptist pastor has called for the mass killing of all homosexuals and transgender people to bring about an “Aids-free world ...

Transgender Crimea

Dimiter Kenarov | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK
Dimiter Kenarov

Pasha loved Crimea. He loved the sea, the sound of the crashing surf and the foam sizzling on the beach, the air tingling with salt. He loved the mountains dramatically jutting out of the verdant coast. When he looked at the landscape, he felt calm, all worries and problems melting away. This was the paradise he had sought his whole life, the place where he felt truly free and himself. But that paradise was now lost, perhaps forever...

'Lady Gaga Turned Me Gay' - India's LGBT Community Answer Questions About Being Gay

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

To celebrate New Delhi's Gay Pride parade, Indian entertainment YouTube channel SORTEDD asked members of the LGBT community absurd questions about bei...

Asexuality: When Somebody Described Sexual Attraction to Me, I Couldn't Believe That Was a Real Thing!

Samantha Booth | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Samantha Booth

Sarah* is a 22-year-old recent graduate from the Midlands. She is part of the 1% of British public that identify themselves as asexual...

Britain Suffering Increase In Violent Homophobic Attacks

PA | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK

Some of the UK's biggest police forces have recorded a rise in the number of violent homophobic crimes this year, according to new figures. Hundreds o...

Transgender Woman Dies Suddenly, Is Buried As A Man By Her Estranged Family

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK

A transgender woman who passed away suddenly was dressed and presented as a man at her open-casket funeral service. Jennifer Gable died of a brain...

Transgender Woman Dies Suddenly, Is Buried As A Man By Her Estranged Family

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK

A transgender woman who passed away suddenly was dressed and presented as a man at her open-casket funeral service. Jennifer Gable died of a brain...

Lucy Sherriff

'Being Gay Really Is An Unnecessary Taboo'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Stripping naked and posing in front of a camera has almost become a rite of passage for any student belonging to a university sports team. But Nott...

Have We Lost Our Love for the Public Display of Affection?

Ryan Houston | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ryan Houston

Love them or hate them, it's pretty safe to say that we've all encountered a public display of affection. Now personally, I'm not one of those people that swoon at a Carrie Bradshaw type leg raise from a couple in the street, there's a time and a place after all...

When Making It to 40 Is a Privilege

Adebisi Alimi | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK
Adebisi Alimi

We are kicking our kids out; we are turning our backs on them and rejecting the builders of the future mainly because we could not understand their sexual orientation or gender identity. Homelessness creates a state of vulnerability for these young people and makes them easy prey for malicious adults.

How to Talk Dirty.. Sort Of

Effi Mai | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Effi Mai

Just when you think you know pretty much everything there is to know about sex and your bedroom looks like you played supermarket sweep through Ann Summers, your girl throws that awkward curveball and whispers 'talk dirty to me,' in your ear. If this catches you off guard you can find yourself naked, mumbling 'I'm going to umm put my umm you know....

When Do You Know You Should Probably Most Definitely Break Up?

Effi Mai | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Effi Mai

Sometimes you're looking at your partner's face wondering what to do about the whole situation. But how do you know exactly when it should end?

Homosexuality and Religion: Can a Mutual Respect Ever be Established?

Anna Tippett | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK
Anna Tippett

A large proportion of the homophobia that exists in society continues to stem from religious belief. Within this, the active condemnation of homosexuality is often justified as an expression of faith; a religious right where an individual is free to preach - what they perceive to be - the word of God.

Jessica Elgot

'I Need To Be Fully Accepted Or Not At All'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK

Throughout November, The Huffington Post UK is featuring its Beyond Belief series, chronicling the remarkable lives of Britons who've taken on...

Bisexual Bias - Some People Are Bi, Get Over It

E J Rosetta | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

Bisexuality is valid. It's not what I'm calling myself as I'm transitioning, it's not what people are labelled while they're deciding. It's a whole other category! Entering the very community you've been dying to belong to and having them reject you is enough to send a person straight back into the closet!

'Ban Tim Cook For Life' Says Anti-Gay Russian MP

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Tech

Just hours after Tim Cook's emotional blog was published revealing that he was gay, a Russian politician has called for the CEO to be banned from ente...

Asa Bennett

Back Same Sex Marriage? This Gay Ukip MEP Thinks You're An 'Equality Nazi'

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Politics

Gay marriage supporters are "equality Nazis" who helped push through something that only matters to "some queen who wants to dress up in a bridal froc...

Equalities Minister Has 'Changed Her Mind' On Same-Sex Marriage

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Politics

Equalities Minister Nicky Morgan has said that she does now support same-sex marriage, having previously opposed its introduction in Parliament. Ms Mo...

How Being Gay Can HELP Your Career

E J Rosetta | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

Take my last job for example. After just a year I found myself progressing, fast. Every promotion available and Boom... It was mine. Who gets first pick of holiday slots? Yours Truly. Do I fancy a week off for London Pride at short notice? Well you got it, lady, and have a luminous, fruity cocktail on us.

Ten Awkward Questions Straight People Ask Lesbians (And How to Inappropriately Answer Them)

E J Rosetta | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

Coming Out is hard to do, and it's amazing how curious everyone suddenly becomes. But how to handle the questioning? Like a grown up, with dignity and respect? Or if you fancy having little fun with it, here's how...

An Open Letter to the LGBT+ Community

Lisa Egan | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Egan

The miners were probably the hardest hit during that particular 4 year term of office. And it was deeply heartening to hear a story about another oppressed group the government loathed - the LGBT community - coming to the support of others in solidarity just because it was the right thing to do.

#BrightonBootOut - Lesbian Couple Chucked Out of Brighton Superstore For Kissing

E J Rosetta | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

This was NOT a homophobic act. This woman must have been a Brighton resident. She's probably used to seeing gay guys and gals mincing around the supermarket all day. Damn, she may well have a double use for that uniform herself, eh?

How to Handle Your Ex Moving on First

E J Rosetta | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

The lesbian break up is an astounding affair. It can either result in our famous "lez be friends" scenario, or go through a hormone induced, highly dramatic block-a-thon and selection of storm-outs that would make a pantomime villain proud.