UK Lgbt

Do We Need More Diversity In The FinTech Sector?

Mark Gossington | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Tech
Mark Gossington

As an LGBT+ man, my needs are different to those of the straight, white male developer. We all have different experiences - black, white, straight, LGBT+, male, female, young, old - and as such the technology we use, if we are valued as consumers, needs to address these distinctions.

George Michael's Sex Life Celebrated By Hundreds In One Of His Cruising Spots

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK

Hundreds have come together to celebrate George Michael’s life and his courage to be open about cruising and sexual freedom. Gathering in a popular ...

Theresa May Told To Intervene To Stop Chechen 'Concentration Camps' For Gay Men

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK

Theresa May has been urged to intervene and condemn the shock emergence of “concentration camps” for gay men in Chechnya. British politicians from...

Why We Must Protest About LGBT+ Abuse In Chechnya

Steve Taylor | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK
Steve Taylor

The reason we're protesting tonight is because London - and the UK - must show that it will not sit back while human rights abuses are perpetrated on our European doorstep. We can't celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of decriminalisation of homosexuality if we ignore the persecution of LGBT+ people today.

Authenticity Tells Lies

LJ Ferris | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
LJ Ferris

Here I am, trying to be visible. I am trying so hard to live my authentic life right now, to live fully and honestly as myself. Yet every step I find myself telling lies. Not malicious, not "big" lies. But lies nonetheless.

7 ‘Extremist’ Pictures Of Vladimir Putin In Drag That Are Now Banned In Russia

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK

An image featuring Vladimir Putin with painted eyes and lips has been banned in Russia. The picture is listed on the Russian Justice Ministry’s list...

New Oxford Portraits Will Celebrate University's Increasing Diversity

Dr Rebecca Surender | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK
Dr Rebecca Surender

Look around Oxford University's corridors and dining halls at the magnificent portraits that hang there, and something may strike you: almost everyone...

F Is For Fit Benedict (An A-Z Index of Bad Dates, Exes & Aubergine Emojis)

Stephen Bailey | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

This week, I learnt the importance of taking a day off. As a freelancer, my mind is constantly on the go. Am I earning enough this month to cover all ...

Parliament Is Unrepresentative - And Women Have A Duty To Make A Difference

Angela Crawley | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Politics
Angela Crawley

all women everywhere Women make up only around 30% of the House of Commons right now, a very obvious misrepresentation of our society. I'm sure I don't have to spell out that we make up at least half the population. There are pressures that keep women out of Parliament - the sometimes overly macho attitude to lawmaking, the sitting hours and travel time that disrupt family life - but these are things we cannot change from the outside. My call to All Women Everywhere is to be the change they want to see in the world. To the women reading this: if being underrepresented in Parliament annoys you, like it did me, perhaps it is time to consider running for office.

Beauty, Beasts And Glitter Pens?

Andrew Spearman | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Andrew Spearman

People underestimate both their children's intelligence and ability to identify love in its various forms but also their acceptance of various family models. If it is so easy for a child to accept then I wonder again if these countries are protecting the adults, rather the children.

Three Years On From Its Introduction, Why Hasn't Equal Marriage Produced Equality?

Steve Wardlaw | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK
Steve Wardlaw

We need to continue to strive for full equality, not just within the guidelines of the law, but in everyday life. We shouldn't stop until the whole wedding experience is built to celebrate diversity, so that everyone has a truly wonderful and memorable day.

E Is For Ed (An A-Z Index Of Bad Dates, Exes & Aubergine Emojis)

Stephen Bailey | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

I've been away from the ol' bloggage for a couple of weeks now. My anxiety (see previous posts) has been through the roof. Some days it has taken me u...

A Filth Peddler Talks TV

Jacquie Lawrence | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jacquie Lawrence

all women everywhere In today's political climate we need, more than ever, to get our stories out there. We need a forum where we can normalize our lifestyle without fear of erasure or dilution, because if we don't exist on in visual media then how can we promote, propel and prioritise our very existence in real life?

To James Baldwin: On The Occasion Of Raoul Peck's I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

David McAlmont | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
David McAlmont

You've long been my hero because your words found me and you seemed to know of me before I knew of myself. Your words still find me. I am ever open to them. I too, once upon a time, felt a cold, concrete church floor at my back, as I looked up at a congregation of tall saints.

Why Transitioning Is About So Much More Than Just Genitals

Lee Hurley | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lee Hurley

I often hear people describing being transgender as feeling like you are in the wrong body, but it's not like that for me. I'm not in the wrong body, it's just that my body was wrong. A subtle difference, but an important one.

Why I'm Sick Of Your 'Male Privilege' Argument

Owl | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Owl

I was continuously put down for being very effeminate and gender non conforming for the most part. It is only in the last few years that my gender expression conforms in certain ways. Claiming that trans women have not faced misogyny for most part of their lives is simply a generalisation that is not realistic to make.

Beauty And The Beast's Ewan McGregor Shuts Down 'Gay Moment' Backlash

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Entertainment

‘Beauty And The Beast’ actor Ewan McGregor has shot down the controversy surrounding the upcoming film’s so-called “gay moment”. In the lead...

D Is For DJ Dan (An A-Z Index Of Bad Dates, Exes & Aubergine Emojis)

Stephen Bailey | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

"I am somebody who is looking for love. Real love. Ridiculous. Inconvenient. Consuming. Can't live without each other love" - Carrie Bradshaw said thi...

LGBT Adoption And Fostering Week 2017

Javed Khan | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK
Javed Khan

One of the best things about my job is knowing how Barnardo's transforms the lives of vulnerable children on a daily basis. For me, that's about belie...

All Men (And Women) Are Equal

LJ Ferris | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
LJ Ferris

So, Jenni Murray, and anyone else who says that trans people aren't not "real" men or women, just because I wasn't born with a body that you deem acceptable for my gender, it does not mean my gender is less important, that my experience is less real.

Bar On Civil Partnerships For Heterosexual Couples

Andrew Spearman | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Spearman

Whether you like the concept of marriage or not, equality should surely allow both same-sex and opposite-sex couples the same choices. You can have a civil ceremony of marriage already without requiring the religious element and be registered by a civil registrar, but it is still marriage; why not simply allow a CP?

Trans Women Are Real - Whether You Like It Or Not

Owl | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Owl

Dear feminists who do not believe trans women are real women, I have a message for you. Your feminism can never be truly feminist, because feminism is inclusive of women from all walks of life, and that includes trans women.

This Is What That 'Exclusively Gay Moment' In 'Beauty And The Beast' Will Entail

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Entertainment

The “exclusively gay moment” in the ‘Beauty And The Beast’ remake has now been revealed, following speculation that arose when it was first te...

'Beauty And The Beast' Director Downplays 'Gay Moment' In Remake

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Entertainment

‘Beauty And The Beast’ director Bill Condon has admitted the media has “overblown” the “gay moment” in the upcoming remake of the Disney c...

Woman's Hour Presenter In Storm Over Transgender Comments

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 05.03.2017 | UK

Woman’s Hour presenter Dame Jenni Murray has sparked controversy after suggesting that men who undergo sex change operations are not “real women...