UK Lgbt

Why Transgender Toilets Caused Bruce Springsteen To Cancel A Concert

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 09.04.2016 | UK

Bruce Springsteen has called off a gig over a law which many people claim discriminates against transgender people. The Boss cancelled a concert in No...

Well Done PayPal - North Carolina's New Law Is Tragically Regressive

Suki Sandhu | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Politics
Suki Sandhu

We are on the cusp of major change. Strong leadership has the power to join up conversations around LGBT+ diversity and inclusion, talent management, marketing and brands as well as trust and reputation. And by integrating the diversity agenda into a business' core, it becomes a powerful force in business and society for good.

Trans* Equality: The Enemy Within

Christie Elan-Cane | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Politics
Christie Elan-Cane

There are dinosaurs stalking the corridors. They are faceless, unaccountable, they have far too much power and they are harming trans* people.

'Simpsons' Writer Reveals Personal Story Behind Smithers' Coming Out

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 04.04.2016 | UK Entertainment

‘The Simpsons’ writer Rob LaZebnik has revealed why long-running character Waylon Smithers’ coming out was so personal to him. In Sunday night...

Caitlyn Jenner Has Bagged A Brand New Role

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 04.04.2016 | UK Entertainment

Caitlyn Jenner is set to take another big step in her career, with a role in the award-winning TV drama 'Transparent'. Caitlyn is a reality TV show v...

Transgender People Discuss Their Biggest Insecurities When Transitioning

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A group of transgender people have discussed their biggest fears and insecurities when transitioning, in a video to mark Transgender Day of Visibility...

RuPaul Vs. The Matrix

Aaron Vallely | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Aaron Vallely

It is not often that one is knocked over by reading an interview, but I found myself adequately floored after sailing through RuPaul's recent boundless and lethal interview with E. Alex Young.

Hep C Treatment

Philip Christopher Baldwin | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Christopher Baldwin

It's now only four months until I commence the new Hep C treatment. After five years of living with Hep C, I will soon be cured. The new treatment, using a medication called sofosbuvir, lasts 12 weeks and is almost 100 per cent effective. Hep C is the first virus that doctors have been able to cure. It is possible that Hep C may be eliminated in the UK within the next decade.

Doctor 'Inadvertently' Flies LGBT Flag Above House... In Saudi Arabia

The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 28.03.2016 | UK

A Saudi man was arrested last week after flying a rainbow flag “unaware” of its homosexual symbolism. According to CNN, the doctor bought the flag...

So Here It Is... My Coming Out

Emma Healey | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Healey

I don't want to live a double life. I don't want to be involved in LGBT activism and still in the closet. I don't want to hide. So I guess, here it is, my coming out: I am Emma Healey, as it stands I am interested in women. It might stay this way - it might not. All the matters is who I am now - and that person is happy.

Change LGBTQ People's Life With Science and Technology in China

Geng Le | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Tech
Geng Le

When I look back on the past decade and a half that I have spent promoting LGBT issues in China, I see that so much has changed for the better. Fifteen years ago, I could have never imagined that I would be one of the British Councils 33 Global LGBT Influencers.

Many European Doctors Still Think Homosexuality Is A Disease, 'Shocking' Report Finds

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK

The revelation that many European doctors continue to believe homosexuality is a disease has been slammed as "shocking" by LGBT charities. A report fr...

Students: Defend The Right-To-Debate!

Benjamin David | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Benjamin David

This year we have seen various feminists and LGBT-Rights defenders indicted as 'intolerable', 'encroachers of LGBT-rights' and, most worryingly, unfit...

Anna Richardson Opens Up About Her Relationship With ‘Bake Off’ Star Sue Perkins

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Entertainment

Anna Richardson has opened up about her relationship with ‘Great British Bake Off’ star Sue Perkins in a candid interview. The ‘Secret Eaters’...

Do LGBT Allies Really Matter?

Ian Johnson | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Johnson

People who respect and support LGBT people are known as 'Allies'. These people help build bridges for LGBT people at work.

Thatcher, AIDS and Hopelessness: Growing Up Gay in The 1980s and 90s

Lee Williscroft-Ferris | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lee Williscroft-Ferris

I don't sit around feeling sorry for myself as a result of my experiences of growing up gay in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Indeed, there were other factors in my childhood, entirely unrelated to my sexuality, that exerted negative forces on that period of my life.

Unleash the Night: Dark Fantasy and Allegory

Hazel Butler | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Hazel Butler

Dark Fantasy has always been my favourite genre. Whether I'm reading or writing, it is a genre I return to again and again. This is partly due to my l...

FiveFilms4Freedom - 33 People Who Should Inspire All of Us

Alan Gemmell | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Alan Gemmell

If you're passionate about supporting and promoting equality; believe culture is the strongest way to bring people together; and work in over 100 countries, I guess creating the world's biggest online LGBT film festival is the inevitable result.

Trans Storyline on BBC 'Casualty': Half a Celebration?

Fox Fisher | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Fox Fisher

Because there is not enough representation and these are early days, we are impatient to see aspects of ourselves represented in the media. We often get angry or upset when we don't see ourselves reflected in a mainstream character, no matter how authentic they may be.

Our Adoption Journey - for LGBT Adopt and Foster Week

Nick King | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK Parents
Nick King

Families come in all shapes and sizes these days. Those with two Mums or two Dads are increasingly familiar. We have met with nothing but kindness, tolerance, support and, sometimes, admiration. The number of children needing new, loving, strong, stable 'Forever Families' grows daily.

Family Court Magistrate Sacked For Gay Adoption Comments

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK

A Christian magistrate who has been sacked after opposing adoption by gay parents during a BBC interview has labelled the decision "intolerant" and is...

“Sex Change Shocker – Wachowski Brothers Now Sisters!!!”

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Entertainment

The director of 'The Matrix' Lilly Wachowski has come out as transgender, with a statement to a Chicago newspaper she titled: “Sex change shocker ...

International Women's Day 2016

Ruth Hunt | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK
Ruth Hunt

This International Women's Day I am whole-heartedly behind the idea of making a #pledgeforparity. We all have a responsibility for working towards gender equality. To do this we need to give everyone the chance to express their experience of gender inequality and to listen to these experiences and to not dismiss them. And we can't do that unless we understand that there's no us and them.

Tell Me What You Want, What You Really Really Want

Martha Dalton | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Politics
Martha Dalton

20 years ago, the women behind What Women Want came up with a simple yet powerful idea, designed to give British women a voice. Women up-and-down-the-country were invited to answer the simple, open question; "What do you want?".

It's Still Illegal to Be Gay in 76 Countries Around The World. What Can We Do To Help?

Philip Ellis | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK
Philip Ellis

If we look at the conversations happening around equality in 2016, much discussion abounds on the business case for being LGBT-friendly. There is rese...