UK Lgbt

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...

Why Transgender Toilets Caused Bruce Springsteen To Cancel A Concert

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 09.04.2016 | UK

Bruce Springsteen has called off a gig over a law which many people claim discriminates against transgender people. The Boss cancelled a concert in No...

Well Done PayPal - North Carolina's New Law Is Tragically Regressive

Suki Sandhu | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Politics
Suki Sandhu

We are on the cusp of major change. Strong leadership has the power to join up conversations around LGBT+ diversity and inclusion, talent management, marketing and brands as well as trust and reputation. And by integrating the diversity agenda into a business' core, it becomes a powerful force in business and society for good.

Trans* Equality: The Enemy Within

Christie Elan-Cane | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Politics
Christie Elan-Cane

There are dinosaurs stalking the corridors. They are faceless, unaccountable, they have far too much power and they are harming trans* people.

'Simpsons' Writer Reveals Personal Story Behind Smithers' Coming Out

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 04.04.2016 | UK Entertainment

‘The Simpsons’ writer Rob LaZebnik has revealed why long-running character Waylon Smithers’ coming out was so personal to him. In Sunday night...

Caitlyn Jenner Has Bagged A Brand New Role

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 04.04.2016 | UK Entertainment

Caitlyn Jenner is set to take another big step in her career, with a role in the award-winning TV drama 'Transparent'. Caitlyn is a reality TV show v...

Transgender People Discuss Their Biggest Insecurities When Transitioning

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A group of transgender people have discussed their biggest fears and insecurities when transitioning, in a video to mark Transgender Day of Visibility...

RuPaul Vs. The Matrix

Aaron Vallely | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Aaron Vallely

It is not often that one is knocked over by reading an interview, but I found myself adequately floored after sailing through RuPaul's recent boundless and lethal interview with E. Alex Young.

Hep C Treatment

Philip Christopher Baldwin | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Christopher Baldwin

It's now only four months until I commence the new Hep C treatment. After five years of living with Hep C, I will soon be cured. The new treatment, using a medication called sofosbuvir, lasts 12 weeks and is almost 100 per cent effective. Hep C is the first virus that doctors have been able to cure. It is possible that Hep C may be eliminated in the UK within the next decade.

Doctor 'Inadvertently' Flies LGBT Flag Above House... In Saudi Arabia

The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 28.03.2016 | UK

A Saudi man was arrested last week after flying a rainbow flag “unaware” of its homosexual symbolism. According to CNN, the doctor bought the flag...

So Here It Is... My Coming Out

Emma Healey | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Healey

I don't want to live a double life. I don't want to be involved in LGBT activism and still in the closet. I don't want to hide. So I guess, here it is, my coming out: I am Emma Healey, as it stands I am interested in women. It might stay this way - it might not. All the matters is who I am now - and that person is happy.