UK Lgbt

School's Out and Not Just for Summer

Claire Stoneman | Posted 02.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Claire Stoneman

Homophobia and transphobia kills. LGBT young people are two to three times more likely to commit suicide than their straight peers. They are also more likely to self-harm and suffer from depression

Brighton Pride Route Changed As Police Investigate 'Suspect Package'

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.08.2015 | UK

A 'suspect package' has been blown up by bomb disposal experts at the 2015 Brighton Pride parade after a suspicious bag was found on the city's seafro...

Brighton Pride Celebrates Its 25th Year - And How Times Have Changed

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 01.08.2015 | UK

Saturday marks the 25th Brighton Pride - and the event has grown almost beyond recognition. The very first Pride march was held in the city in 1973...

Caitlyn Jenner's 12 Biggest Achievements Since Her 'Call Me Caitlyn' Cover

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Entertainment

Believe it or not, it’s only actually been two months since Caitlyn Jenner first introduced herself to the world, with her already-iconic ‘Call Me...

Calvin Klein Ad Shows Same-Sex Couples For The First Time

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Style

From a topless 17-year-old Kate Moss straddling Marky Mark, to that Justin Bieber ad, Calvin Klein is no stranger to provocative campaigns. That's ...

My First Time

David Deady | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Deady

I remember the first time I was called a faggot. I was sixteen, standing outside my maths classroom after lunch.

Where Love Is Illegal: Powerful LGBT Portraits From Around The World

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Photographer Robin Hammond has created a stunning photo series exploring what it's like to be LGBT in the places where loving someone of the same sex ...

Transgender Cass Kruger Films Transformation After One Year On Testosterone Therapy

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Cass Kruger has been taking testosterone hormone therapy for a year in order to transition from female to male. And the 22-year-old, who identifies...

How Confiding In a New Friend Sparked a Grassroots Campaign For Change

Jordan Daly | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK
Jordan Daly

Whilst we are campaigning in Scotland, we hope that we can spark enough debate and awareness that this issue can trickle down throughout the rest of the UK. We hope that others can see this campaign, and feel confident enough to kickstart their own. The time to get serious is now - if we allow another generation of LGBT youth to feel marginalised, isolated and excommunicated within their own schools - then we, as a society, have failed.

Bisexual, Not Straight - Bisexual, Not Gay

Rhammel Afflick | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rhammel Afflick

As a bisexual young man living in London; somewhere I believe to be progressive on LGBT rights compared to the many other places in the world where people can be imprisoned for their sexuality; I find it increasingly hard to be open about my sexuality without explaining it in detail.

Pepper-Sprayed And Beaten: How Gay Couples Are Treated In Ukraine

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK

The shocking moment a couple of gay men were pepper-sprayed and attacked while walking hand-in-hand through the streets of Kiev has been captured in a...

An Astounding Number Of Health Workers Actually Believe In Gay Conversion Therapies

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK

Britain's leading LGBT charity, Stonewall, is calling for the government to publicly condemn gay conversion therapy after research revealed that one i...

Christian Decides Not To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses After Not Eating

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK

An elected official in Kentucky decided not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples after she prayed and fasted. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis a...

Could Tim Farron Have Answered 'That' Question About Gay Rights Any Better?

Tony Koutsoumbos | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Politics
Tony Koutsoumbos

I am a big fan of Tim Farron. I have been since long before he became party president, let alone party leader. I hope he heeds the wisdom of his one-time rival and gives us the answer we really need to hear.

Turns Out People Who Are Homophobic Are More Likely To Be Gay

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A study has found that people who display homophobic tendencies are more likely to be gay. Teams at the University of Rochester in New York, the Un...

Watch These Women Transform Into Drag Kings With Spectacular Results

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Style

Drag is about drawing attention to the public performance of gender and being a drag king is no different. Essentially, to be a drag king you have...

Three Ireland Remove 'Transphobic' Advert After Pressure From Social Media

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK

The Irish phone company Three has made the decision to remove a "transphobic" comment from an advert, just a day after the billboard was spotted. T...

Naked Kenyan Prostitutes To Protest Obama Over His 'Aggressive Support For Homosexuality'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK

NEW YORK -- A political group is to confront President Obama with 5,000 naked men and women on his forthcoming trip to the Kenya, a protest against Ob...

Chilling Footage Reveals The Reality For 'Gay' Couples Who Hold Hands In Russia

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK

This simple act of holding hands on the streets of Russia was an experience fraught with fear, two men have revealed. The duo, both straight actor...

Angel Merkel Says Gay Couples Should Not Be Allowed To Marry

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK

Angela Merkel revealed on Tuesday that while she thinks same-sex couples should be entitled to marital benefits, they should not themselves be allowed...

Dear Weirdos: You Are Loved, You Are Valued, You Are Amazing

Stephen Donnan | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Donnan

It took a long time for me to realise, with the help of counsellors at the Rainbow Project and Lifeline (two fantastic resources that I was able to use to save my own life) that I am loved, I am valued and I am as deserving of happiness as anyone else. But it has to start with accepting yourself first.

Lesbian Couple On The Highs And Lows Of Becoming New Parents

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Parents

Kate, 28, and Sharon, 33, met in 2006, civil partnered in 2012 and converted their partnership to marriage in 2015. In July 2014, they found out t...

Female Football Players Get Married, Respond Perfectly To Homophobic Comments

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Following the roaring success of the Women's World Cup, two female footballers have tied the knot - and their wedding was beautiful. Erin McLeod, C...

It Gets Better - Making a Difference Five Years On

Ian Johnson | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK
Ian Johnson

Anyone who has experienced it will know. Bullying is a horrible thing. It eats away at a person's confidence and inculcates them with a fear that can take hold and make them afraid to go about their daily life. That fear is what bullies thrive on.

Sainsbury's Covers Fully-Clothed Gay Magazine... But Leaves FHM's Bikini-Clad Model On Show

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Sainsbury's has come under fire for covering up gay magazine, Attitude, with a 'modesty board', whilst leaving a bikini-clad model on the cover of FHM...