UK Lgbt

'Modern Family' Introduces Trans Child Actor, Jackson Millarker

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Entertainment

‘Modern Family’ will introduce a character played by transgender child actor, Jackson Millarker, in an upcoming episode. The eighth series of the ...

Cartoonist Compares LGBT Supporters To Nazis, Rival Schools Him With History Lesson

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK

An Australian cartoon comparing LGBT activists to Nazis has been condemned online. The illustration appeared in national paper The Australian and show...

Doctors Lack Experience In Treating Transgender Patients

Dr Helen Webberley | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Helen Webberley

The NHS has approved care for transgender people in the form of counselling, hormone therapy, voice therapy, laser hair removal and surgery but why are so many patients struggling to gain access to these services?

One In Five Sports Fans Would Be 'Embarrassed' If Their Favourite Player Came Out

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK

Almost three quarters (72%) of British football fans say they have heard homophobic abuse, according to new research that suggests such views are stil...

Transgender Soldier Chloe Allen Becomes First Female To Serve On Frontline

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 17.09.2016 | UK

A transgender soldier in the British Army has been hailed as a trendsetter for becoming the first female to serve on the frontline. Guardsman Chloe ...

9 Tweets That Perfectly Sum Up Our Feelings Towards Oral Dams

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Sometimes we feel like we’re the only people who know that condoms aren’t the only safe sex protection that exists. Dental dams, which are a smal...

Sex In Film And Television Versus Graphic Novels

Jade Sarson | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jade Sarson

What's great about GNs is sex isn't always the be-all-end-all goal of character relationships, either. GNs often use sex as a storytelling device, which means putting more effort into the crafting of satisfying erotica to accompany a well thought out story.

Grammar School Slammed For 'Homophobia' Over Maths Test Question

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK

A grammar school headteacher has apologised after a maths test handed out to pupils suggested that only men and women should get married “as God int...

Should LGBT-Exclusive Environments Exist?

Mitch Price | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Mitch Price

For many young people, self-identifying themselves in an unfriendly atmosphere swirls them into a state of disarray. Places for them to go, meet similar people and to feel comfortable are still massively important. In schools and universities, LGBT clubs and societies exist as a good network. If you are gay and don't enjoy going to gay clubs, it can be really hard to meet other gay people...

International Gay Rights - A Distant Dream?

Harjeet Johal | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK
Harjeet Johal

I just watched tear after tear queue up and then take sorrow's path to the smeared tiles below. After a few minutes he looked up and stared at me had through fierce eyes. Once he knew he could trust me he spoke uninterrupted for almost half an hour. His story was one of beatings, harassment, abandonment, forced marriage, daily threats and soul-piercing terror.

JK Rowling Suffers 'Ton Of Abuse' After Twitter Thinks She Revealed Harry Potter Character's Sexuality

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK

JK Rowling has condemned the “ton of abuse” she suffered on social media after Twitter users linked comments by the author to the sexuality of a H...

'Corrie' Star Stages Epic Take Down Of Homophobes After Gay Kiss Scene

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK Entertainment

‘Coronation Street’ star Daniel Brocklebank has staged an epic take down of homophobes who were outraged to see two men kissing during Monday (5 S...

Reasons Why You Need A Buffy The Vampire Slayer Marathon

Carolina Are | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Carolina Are

Now that #Flawless, pop feminism and great role models like Emma Watson have made us all understand that we should all be feminists, it's worth remembering that Buffy was a badass feminist before it was cool.

In 2016 I Have Been Told I Have To Be Sacked Because I'm Gay

Luke Holland | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Luke Holland

We have come so far over the past 30 years but we still have so far to go. Homophobia isn't just restricted to one community or religion and picking on one community causes more divide. We must tackle homophobia and all discrimination as a collective

Gok Wan Joins Activists To Deliver Emotional Advice For Bullied LGBT Pupils

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Watch The HuffPost UK video above “School was a really difficult place for me. It was a breeding ground for lots of bullying, for lots of different ...

The Rebellious Act of Loving Yourself As A Trans Person

Owl | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The problem is that trans people are rarely consulted on our own issues. We are not involved in script writing, production, as cast or in any way at all. So what happens is that we see jokes, tropes, phrases and language that trans people would never stand for.

Part One: How I Found The Strength To Finally Accept My Sexuality

Ben Wardle | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Wardle

For so many years, my life has been a restless struggle for acceptance. Bullying, mocking, gossiping and rejection have all been major parts of my life, alongside excessive worry and fear that these four things could be about to happen at any given time.

The Brexit Stalemate: Could The UK Learn Something From Its Church?

Mia Forbes Pirie | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK Politics
Mia Forbes Pirie

It is unusual times when the Church is more progressive than the State but we may actually be in such times. Britain has reached a place where polarized views and a lack of respect between the people who hold those views predominates. As the country staggers around in shock, we are all showing our uglier sides.

Careless Journalism Costs Trans Lives

Stuart Lorimer | Posted 30.08.2016 | UK
Stuart Lorimer

It's difficult to come up with a suitable comparison, but I tried to imagine news outlets misreporting that the UK's largest specialist diabetes or cancer clinic was on the verge of closing and that no alternatives were forthcoming. With untreated gender dysphoria carrying a significantly elevated risk of suicide, this is not a hyperbolic analogy.

Lessons On Being Invisible (Life Outside The Binary)

LJ Ferris | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
LJ Ferris

It is not just my sexuality that excludes me from the spectrum of visible colours, but my gender too. I have spent a lifetime trying to understand and explain my gender to myself and others and I have come to the term - non binary trans guy.

Bette Midler Apologises For 'Transphobic' Caitlyn Jenner Tweet

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Entertainment

Bette Midler has issued an apology, after causing offence with a joke about Caitlyn Jenner. The veteran entertainer caused uproar among her followers ...

The Perfect Body

LJ Ferris | Posted 21.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
LJ Ferris

The perfect body doesn't exist, just as the perfect trans* person doesn't exist. We will overstep boundaries and make you feel uncomfortable until you come to realise that your recognition of your man/womanhood is not the be all and end all.

Evangelist Who Said Natural Disasters Punish Gays Suffers Ironic Flooding Disaster

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK

The head of an anti-LGBT group that says natural disasters are sent by God to punish gays has been left rather miffed after a flood destroyed his home...

Why Nike's Advert Isn't A Step Forward For Trans* Rights

LJ Ferris | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
LJ Ferris

People have touted this as a huge step forward for trans* visibility, for breaking barriers and challenging assumptions on gender. However, all it does is serve to put trans* people in the spotlight while reinforcing the age old narrative that trans people are not "real" men or women.

Mate, You Can't Be A Bigot, You're At An Arts Festival!

Suzi Ruffell | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Comedy
Suzi Ruffell

I hate that it makes me cry. I am a cab home. Shaking with anger, the cabbie asks if I am ok. I hope that he assumes I am drunk. I am not. I have just finished my 4th gig of the day. It's been a good day at the Edinburgh Festival. That is, until now.