UK Lgbt

Christians LOSE High Court Bid Claiming Boris Banned Anti-Gay Bus Advert For Political Purposes

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK

Christian activists have lost a High Court bid for a ruling that London Mayor Boris Johnson was personally responsible for an improper and "politicall...

Cosmo's Lesbian Sex Positions Guide Has Got Tongues Wagging (And For All The Right Reasons)

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Cosmopolitan magazine is well-known for its sex advice, but until recently its content has focussed almost entirely on heterosexual sex. Now, in a ...

Being Out and Proud at School Is Still a Challenge in Modern Britain

Joseph Musgrave | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Joseph Musgrave

More and more children are growing up with openly gay family friends, friends of theirs are coming out at school and they are more likely to have openly gay role models. With more effort, and the inexorable march of time, I am optimistic the story of the rugby player and the creative will be a relic of the past.

Just a Taste: When Will 'True Blood' Quit the Queer Baiting?

Phoebe-Jane Boyd | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Phoebe-Jane Boyd

Two male characters in a love scene together - pretty ballsy (forgive me for the pun, and the bad romance novel writing) for a mainstream network TV show, right? Sure, you could say that, until the moment where Jason woke and it turned out to be 'just a dream' - phew! Cue 'comedy' worried look from Jason Stackhouse, slumped over in Church, oops. Roll opening credits!

Time to Act on LGBT Rights in Africa

Kevin Watkins | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK
Kevin Watkins

In a taped recording he left to be played in the event of his assassination, Harvey Milk, America's first openly gay elected official, left a message for our times. "All young people," he said, "regardless of their sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment to achieve their full potential." Nowhere is the world further from that goal than in Africa.

We Need Pride

Eve Hartley | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Eve Hartley

I'm tired of students and young people as a collective being constantly ignored or patronised by the state... people forget that if you constantly damage the spirit of a generation and illegitimatise our opinions, it will demolish the hope and drive of those who not only have the potential to make huge positive impact in the UK, but worldwide.

Drag Queen Mama Tits Confronts Christian Protesters At Pride Parade

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK

Seattle’s recent Pride Parade saw the usual raft of Bible-carrying exclusionists descend on the festival to chirp Bronze Age intolerance at members ...

Do Twitter Do Enough? My 'Clones' and Relentless Abuse

Rob McDowall | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Tech
Rob McDowall

I regularly receive Twitter comments ranging from the tame and jejune 'fag', 'fudge packer', 'cock sucker', 'spazzy' and 'ugly cunt' to the more personal and nasty 'you should have been kicked out of your mums womb', 'I'd slit your throat fag', 'You should get raped with a machete' and 'Hitler had the right idea. Put you faggot bastards in an oven at 230 degrees until crispy'.

John Oliver Attacked By Anti-Gay Pastor For 'Malicious LGBT Propaganda'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK

John Oliver, the British comedian currently putting right-wing, corporate and religious hypocrisy to the sword every Sunday night on HBO, has been rou...

Let's Get One Thing Straight: Why 'Heterosexual Pride' Marches Don't Happen

Chris Whiting | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Whiting

This weekend, thousands rejoiced and celebrated gay pride events held in the cosmopolitan cities of London and New York. LGBT pride events as they're perhaps more appropriately named take place across many cities every year, and in turn they produce the painfully offensive and irritating question from many; "why isn't there a 'straight pride'?"

Gay Marriage and Equal Rights: What's Love Got To Do With It?

Kat Hind | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kat Hind

Every day heterosexual couples get married for reasons other than this societal concept of love. They marry because she's having a baby, or his parents are nice and rich, or simply because it's the done thing! ... If you truly believe in equal rights, same-sex couples should be allowed to be married and miserable too.

The Place of LGBT+ Family Members and Allies at Pride

Shoshana Davidson | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shoshana Davidson

The worldwide Pride season is now in full swing, with London Pride this coming Saturday. I would be there, if I wasn't out of the country. Last year I partied in Spain, and the year before I could be found celebrating in both London and Bristol.

'Jesus Would Have Backed Gay Marriage,' Says Elton John

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK

Elton John has said he believes Jesus would be fine with gay marriage if he were alive today. The veteran singer, who plans to marry his civil par...

Google Has Hidden An Amazing LGBT Easter Egg On Its Website

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Tech

Google has always been a supporter of LGBT Pride Month, but this year they've done more than just publish another Google Doodle. The search giant h...

Which LGBT Tourists Most Want to Travel to Pride Events? (The Answer Might Surprise You.)

Ian Johnson | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Johnson

'Gay Pride' events have become big business, especially for tourism marketing offices who increasingly promote them to shine a spotlight on their destination in a competitive LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) tourism market...

Ever Feel Like an Outsider? You Are Not Alone

Devi Clark | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Devi Clark

Humans are social animals. We thrive when we feel understood and accepted. Our mental and physical health levels sink when we are lonely or fear rejection. So if we feel threatened by rejection, we do our best to avoid it.

Comment - Is the 'Rainbow Crossing' the Symbol of Solidarity?

Ryan Houston | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ryan Houston

As recent news stories have declared, Brighton, best known for beaches and the pier, is now becoming known as the City with a 'rainbow crossing.'

Are We Loosing Pride in Our 'Pride's'?

Ryan Houston | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ryan Houston

Pride events. Many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people will attend one during their life-time. But one question seems to enter my mind at certain times, have we started to lose pride in our 'Pride' events?

Alan Turing: 60 Years On

Victoria Sadler | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Politics
Victoria Sadler

Turing committed suicide in 1954 - cyanide poisoning from an apple he had deliberately contaminated - widely seen as the result of his conviction in 1952 of indecency (Turing was gay) and the punitive course of chemical castration he was inflicted with as punishment for his 'crime.'

#LoveTravels: Marriot Welcomes LGBT Community

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK

A hotel chain has launched an ad campaign celebrating inclusion and welcoming LGBT travellers. Marriot International enlisted gay NBA player Jason...

My Transgender Transition: Support

Jayden Ray Billington | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jayden Ray Billington

It is incredibly hard for me to fully come to terms with being transgender and to explain just how I feel but I am growing with each day to accept who I am and taking any steps necessary to get where I need to be physically and mentally. The road is long, and at times painful but support is more than definitely out there if you want or need it...

US Fundamentalist Christian Group Tells Members To Refuse Mail Sent With Harvey Milk Stamp

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK

NEW YORK -- A fundamentalist Christian group in the US has told its members to refuse any mail sent with a stamp featuring the face of 1970’s gay ac...

The Drug-Fuelled Gay Sex Parties Sparking Health Concerns In The UK

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK

Gay sex parties in the UK where men inject a cocktail of illicit drugs before engaging in "risky sexual practices" have been flagged as a "public heal...

The Future of Capitalism Depends on Deploying All of Our Human Capital Effectively

Fiona Woolf CBE | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK
Fiona Woolf CBE

London has always been a crucible for the development of great ideas, innovations, partnerships and products. If we are to put this creative energy to its best use and to balance competing demands, we must attract the best human capital and ensure that our talent pool is as wide as it possibly can be.

How Straight Are You?

Trevor Kleinhans | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trevor Kleinhans

When I sit with my straight friends, be they single straight men or a straight couple, the conversation of "How straight are you?" invariably comes up and the best way I can explain it to them, is by describing what I call the sexuality scale. We all fit into this scale somewhere.