UK Lgbt

fiveFilms4freedom: Love Is a Basic Human Right

Alan Gemmell | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Alan Gemmell

Neither the British Council nor the British Film Institute are campaigning organisations but we both believe in the power of film and culture to promote positive social change. fiveFilms4freedom is a celebration of the UK's cutting-edge film industry and of BFI Flare's pioneering role in promoting gay rights around the world supporting freedom and equality everywhere.

I Don't Care That You're Gay, HIV Positive and Hep C Positive: I Love You Anyway

Philip Christopher Baldwin | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Christopher Baldwin

I came out in stages, taking my time. I rarely felt under pressure to come out from the people around me. I took the initiative in terms of coming out. I wasn't put on the spot, except at school. I felt a pressure from within, to proclaim who I am and to be authentic to myself.

Why Its Time to Challenge Our Religious Leaders...

Jonny Freeman | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jonny Freeman

Rights are continuing to improve across the world, pride festivals are a regular sight across the biggest cities and to most of us, being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or plus is OKAY. Yet walk into the church and we still face major problems.

The Daily Mail Is Absolutely Loving The Trevor Phillips Race Documentary

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK

Britain's former equality chief has claimed politicians and journalists are "terrified" of discussing race, leaving multiculturalism to become a "rack...

Lucy Sherriff

Underage And Gay: 'People Have Threatened To Murder Me'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

"I've had phone calls from people saying they're going to murder me," says 15-year-old Beckham, as he explains the extent of the homophobic bullying h...

Why LGBT+Inclusivity Should Be Taught in All Primary Schools

Elly Barnes | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK
Elly Barnes

Our intention being to give permission to our young people to join us on the journey to institutional change where recognition of discrimination through race, disabilities, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and beliefs is encouraged.

Young Gay Men Are Let Down By the Education System

James Hanson | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
James Hanson

I strongly believe the education system fails young LGBTI+ people every day. We have won the battle of equal age of consent and equal marriage in the UK, the next fight is to make inclusive SRE compulsory in all schools.

17 Signs You're Really In To Her

E J Rosetta | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

Crushes hit you hard and fast, and there's no denying how much of your crazy they bring out. If you've ever found yourself on the business end of one of those women who seem to whirlwind into your life, you'll have experienced some of these symptoms. And I'm afraid there is no cure.

Four Messages NOT to Send on Lesbian OKCupid

E J Rosetta | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

As a single lesbian in a small town, my options are pretty limited when it comes to love. Or dating. Or even having more than one lesbian friend at a time. (They usually start dating each other and get a cat within a week) So finding a partner can be a long and painful process.

14 LGBT Women Doing Amazing Things Around The World

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

While we're celebrating the achievements of womankind this International Women's Day, we must not forget about the LGBT women around the world doing a...

Lesbian Dating Deal Breakers

E J Rosetta | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

Dating is a minefield, with many a malfunction just waiting to happen. Everyone has their Deal Breakers; Smokers, kids; A disagreement on what number of cats is acceptable. But wait! There's more! As if dating wasn't hard enough already, life decided to throw in some extra issues for us lady-loving-ladies. Thanks, life.

Student Only Realised She Was Attracted To Women After Friend Changed Tinder Preferences As A Joke

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Syra Johal and Grace Goddard always considered themselves to be straight, until they started using dating app Tinder. It was only when one of Syra'...

Asylum-Seeker Can't Be A Lesbian Because She's Got Children, Home Office Claims

Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK

One of the UK’s most influential lesbian campaigners has launched a last-ditch legal bid to thwart her deportation. Aderonke Apata is fighting to...

Being 'Normal': We Can't Avoid a Hetero-Normative Society, But We Can Help Make It Less So

David Mooney | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Mooney

I shouldn't have to order my Valentine's Day card online to be able to customise it, so that it's not one of the thousands that says 'boyfriend' that features a girl giving a boy a bunch of flowers.

Transgender Models Create Calendar To Fight Prejudice

Barcroft | Aamir Bashir | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Transgender people in India regularly come up against intense prejudice, including both verbal and physical threats. But in the face of that hostil...

Presidential Candidate Definitively Proves Being Gay Is A Choice

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Politics

NEW YORK -- Being gay is "absolutely" a choice. That’s the view of Dr. Ben Carson, a former neurosurgeon and a man running for the presidency of the...

Don't Be Fooled - The Conservatives Are Not the LGBT-Friendly Party They Would Have Us Believe

George Gillett | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
George Gillett

It's clear that David Cameron is not the progressive Prime Minister of LGBT equality that his supporters make him out to be. He's a shrewd politician whose noncommittal approach on gay marriage allowed him to ride a wave of popular support for LGBT equality, rather than leading it.

Don't Fight One Phobia With Another

Noorulann Shahid | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Noorulann Shahid

As an LGBT person of faith, it is important to me to continuously build cohesion between the LGBT community and faith groups - and this extends to our campuses. It is not conducive for students who may wish to reconcile their LGBT identities with their faiths or are struggling with these two seemingly contradictory aspects of their identities to see the two groups at war with each other.

'EastEnders' To Cast Its First Trans Actor

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 01.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

'EastEnders' is set to have its first ever transgender-based storyline. SEE MORE: 'EastEnders' Actor Lands Major Hollywood Role 'EastEnders' Live...

Celebrating LGBT History Month

Nicky Morgan | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Politics
Nicky Morgan

From Renaissance master Michelangelo to writer and historian Jan Morris to artist Frida Kahlo, the contribution of LGBT people not only to our society today, but to the strong history that shaped it, can't be understated. And yet so many of these remarkable men and women have seen their lives shaped, not just by their achievements but also by the need to hide their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Why Straight Couples Shouldn't Be Banned From Civil Partnerships

Richard Adams | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Adams

Whilst this form of inequality is unlikely to be as damaging given the general lack of oppression experienced because of heterosexuality, it is still one that should be remedied, not least to remove the erroneous claims made from some quarters that gay, lesbian and bisexual people have special privileges.

Thanks but No Thanks, Katie Hopkins, We Don't Want You as Our Gay Icon

Daniel Welsh | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Welsh

Look, as much as it distresses me to draw any kind of attention to Katie Hopkins, and her ongoing quest to lodge herself at the forefront of our consciousness, I'm beginning to notice an alarmingly increasing number of people on my Twitter feed, who should really know better, singing her praises, or hailing her as some class of camp icon.

Transgender Model Makes Debut As Woman On LFW Catwalk

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Transgender model, Andreja Pejic made her debut appearance as a woman on the catwalk in yet another fashion first earlier this week. The model, who...

What Gay Marriage Advocates Aren't Telling You

Jessica Shortall | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Shortall

You know all those same-sex marriage advocates who keep saying that marriage equality is not going to have any impact on "traditional" marriage? The message is always the same: our quest for marriage doesn't have anything to do with your marriages, and it won't change a thing for you. They're wrong.

The Lesbian Drinking Game

E J Rosetta | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

Nights out with large groups can be grating, and large numbers can really distract your peers from the task in hand - Drinking. So in order to combat this annoyance, I suggest you insist on playing The Lesbian Drinking Game alongside the rest of the general merriment. And here are the rules.