UK Lgbt

That's So Straight!

Jack Fletcher | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Fletcher

The notion of sexuality being linked in a negative way is notorious and omnipresent in our society. It's easy to hear someone say 'that's so gay' when in public, even for the most unequivocal things... Since when did being gay, lesbian or bisexual necessarily mean a bad thing anyway?

Video Of Gay Man Confronted By Christian Parents Sparks Homophobic Abuse On YouTube

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK

WARNING: THE ABOVE VIDEO FEATURES GRAPHIC CONTENT A disturbing film of a gay man being confronted by his "Christian" family, which was posted to Yo...

Dispelling the Dark Clouds of Section 28: Flying Into Blue Skies Through the Leadership of New Teachers

Claire Stoneman | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Claire Stoneman

I write this in the last week of the six week summer holiday, teetering on the brink of a brand new school year brimming with all its hope and possibility. 2014-2015 academic year, for my school - Dame Elizabeth Cadbury in Bournville, Birmingham - is a very exciting one.

Football Owes Gay Fans

Chris Whiting | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Sport
Chris Whiting

It's 2014 and there are still no openly LGBT people in English football. Not a manager, a player, nor even a physio. Other sporting organisations in the traditionally more conservative United States such as the NFL and the WWE and even Rugby Union and cricket here are streets ahead of 'the beautiful game' when it comes to equality.

Androgyne Russian Groom & Bride Tie The Knot In Identical White Wedding Dresses

Will Stewart | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK

Two Russian “brides” have defied official disapproval and tied the knot in a Moscow registry office, it has been revealed. Despite receiving a...

Lesbian Muslim Iranians Have Marriage Blessed By Gay Imam In Sweden

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK

A lesbian couple from Iran have had their marriage blessed by a gay imam. Sahar Mosleh and Maryam Iranfar – who are expecting their first child ...

A Tale of Two Pride Campaigns

Ian Johnson | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Johnson

As this year's pride season comes to a close it is hard not to have noticed the sheer volume of corporate activity that has been directed at LGBT communities all over the world by brands looking to ingratiate themselves with LGBT consumers.

It's OK to be Gay, and Have Faith

Jonny Freeman | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jonny Freeman

I am gay and I am Christian, and to most people, that's okay... But the problem I've faced is telling Christians. In theory this should be fine: you go on classic theology and teaching to "love your neighbour as yourself", feed the hungry, care for those in need. The list goes on. In reality there have been times where the teachings I've heard have felt like a condemnation.

Bullying Disabled People Is Never Ok - But It's Even Worse When You've Got 8.7Million Fans Watching

Lisa Egan | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Egan

If Takei - or one of his friends or relatives for that matter - was just trying to do the weekly shop and stood up for a second to grab a bottle of wine to serve with lunch, and ended up being a joke that 8.7million people were laughing at: I wonder if he'd still find it so funny?

13 Pictures Of Brave Ugandans Defying Anti-Gay Laws

Huffington Post UK/AP | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK

Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Ugandans can face a barrage of discrimination and sometimes violence in their everyday lives, but scores of the...

'I Don't Like It When People Say I Was Born A Boy'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

"I don't like it when people say I was born a boy," begins 13-year-old transgender teen, Jazz, in the brave and heartwarming video above. "I'd pre...

Hard to Come Out as Gay at Work? Imagine You're the CEO

Ian Johnson | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK
Ian Johnson

Being able to be open with colleagues about sexual orientation and gender identity is one of the challenges in the modern workplace. Research show...

Fortune 500 Company CEO: Homophobic Workers 'Need to Go'

Ian Johnson | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK
Ian Johnson

No CEO of a Fortune 500 company has yet come out whilst the head of their company. Some current Fortune 500 company CEOs are reported to be gay, but none openly so.

NHS Trust's 'Regret' Over Being Prevented From Recruiting Gay Clergyman

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK

An NHS Trust has expressed its regret after being prevented from recruiting a gay clergyman because a bishop refused to license his appointment. Canon...

Glorious Hashtag Mocks Mail On Sunday Lesbian Sperm Bank Story

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK

A Mail on Sunday front page hysterically declaring the NHS is to fund sperm banks for LESBIANS (paid for by YOU!) has been gloriously mocked on Twitte...

Look At These Glorious Pictures Of People Celebrating Brighton Pride

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK

Thousands of people have stepped out in glorious fashion to celebrate one of the UK's biggest and brightest gay pride events as a day of festivities g...

'We Should Teach Young Children To Celebrate Being Gay'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK

Children under the age of five should be taught to celebrate being gay to combat homophobia, the gay rights group Stonewall has said. Stonewall's n...

Gay Times Takes On Mainstream Media, But Produces 'Upsetting' Results

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK

A survey designed to disprove that gay sex is fuelled by a culture of drink and drugs has instead uncovered "upsetting" trends within the gay and bise...

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 23.09.2014 | 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 ...