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Masc V Fem

Stephen Bailey | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

Dating is getting even more bizarre to me. Remember the good old days, when you would sneak behind the gym with Joanne and "go with her" after months ...

I'm Allowed To Be Me Under The Laws Of The Land, But Why Won't The Church Bosses Accept Me Too?

Jonny Freeman | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jonny Freeman

Next to no changes, acceptances or even considerations have been made in that report. Keep to the status quo, don't change, ignore any concerns and bravery from those who said 'Yes, I'm gay and I love God. So what.'

Under An Umbrella - Recognising Diversity In LGBT+ Mental Health

Dr Onkar Sahota | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Onkar Sahota

Despite 25 years of increasing acceptance and visibility, too many young LGBT+ people are entering adulthood severely damaged by the internal and external homophobia, biphobia, or transphobia they face. We need to ensure that mental health services are fit for the next generation of LGBT+ people

Just How Worried Are LGBT Americans About Their Rights Under Trump? Very.

Ian Johnson | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK
Ian Johnson

In a whirlwind of actions since assuming the Presidency, Donald Trump has implemented a number of controversial decisions, which his supporters applau...

5 Things You Need To Know About The First Trans Person To Walk An Indian Catwalk

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Style

Trans models may slowly be more and more commonplace on catwalks and magazines in the UK and USA, but for many places around the world this is not the...

Blaming Trans Identities On Autism Hurts Everyone

Jay Avery | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jay Avery

Those two approaches are not the only options, though. The best option is to allow someone to explore their feelings, support them in gaining self-understanding, and accept their identity whatever it turns out to be. It is not complicated, and it's only scary if you are still holding onto the belief that being either autistic or transgender - or, perish the thought, both - is a terrible thing to be. Which it's not. I am, along with countless others like me, living proof of that.

The Reality Of Non Existence

LJ Ferris | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
LJ Ferris

The reality of life as a non binary person is that of non-existence. That statement might seem dramatic, yet it is true. Certainly in some, if not all, areas of existence. The simple act of going to the toilet is one of deciding who you are; male... or female?

Coming Out, I Thought I'd Never Get To Be A Dad

Tuvia Borok | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Parents
Tuvia Borok

I'm still very much gay, but I'm a dad first. I don't think the things I do are "gay" dad things (OK, yes, the Spotify playlist that we dance to around the house may differ to my straight counterparts), they are just "dad" things.

13th: From Slave to Criminal with One Amendment

Sahar Al-Faifi | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK
Sahar Al-Faifi

13th is a documentary film produced by Filmmaker Ava DuVernay, exploring the history of racial inequality in the US, that has manifested itself in dif...

Living In A Jane Austen Novel (When You're Not Elizabeth Bennet)

Krishen Samuel | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Krishen Samuel

As a single gay man, it has long been my earnest aspiration to be Elizabeth Bennet. But as time passes (I have recently turned 30), I realise that I may more likely be one of the other characters instead. As a man, one might imagine that the situation would be very different for me and that I would have much more agency in this regard.

Lush Proves 'Love Transcends Gender' With Its 2017 Valentine's Day Campaign

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Style

Lush is proving that #loveislove with its 2017 Valentine’s Day campaign. The beauty brand photographed same-sex couples enjoying its new range of ba...

On The Need To Fact-Check Populists

J.N. Paquet | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Politics
J.N. Paquet

Why are populist politicians popular today? Because they give people a chance to blame someone else for their problems. The others. The foreigners. The aliens. The people who don't belong to OUR country. If populists are such con artists, why do people fall for them?

The Dream As A Side Hobby

Louise Lawless | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Louise Lawless

Selling out - we all enter college hoping to change the world. By Christmas of final year, we all have traineeships in big firms. At what point, did we sell out? Did we realise we sold out? Is this even selling out or is just looking out for yourself?

I Used To Want To Be Famous

Stephen Bailey | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

I just got back from the local pub quiz with my friend Hannah and we came sixth!! That never happens to me - we won a vinyl that cost the quiz master 50p (they left the price on) and we also won a packet of ginger nut biscuits (which has been torture as I am doing the 5:2 diet and today is a two day, which means NO GINGER NUTS).

Being Gay Doesn't Make My Family Dysfunctional

Tuvia Borok | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Parents
Tuvia Borok

I accept that some people still don't understand LGBT parenting as a concept, and may question its validity. Once you meet a gay parent, you quickly realise we are just as tired, run down and always questioning if we are getting it right, just as any other parent.

Why I'm Campaigning Against Twitter Hate Speech

Linda Riley | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Tech
Linda Riley

Enough is enough. LGBT people deserve better, and need billion dollar corporations like Twitter to take responsibility for their users. It's worth noting that Facebook can remove a shot of a breastfeeding woman or a nude statue in seconds (neither especially offensive, let's face it) so we know that the technology to monitor even the fastest moving content exists.

I Might Look Gay But I'm Angry

Darren Brady | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Darren Brady

Deep down I'm still pissed off I never got to date, flirt and kiss the boys at school. Deep down I'm still upset my parents didn't applaud my difference. Deep down I'm still pissed off I was left floundering in the confusion of my gayness at an age when I didn't even know what gayness meant.

'Transgender Kids: Who Knows Best?' An Ally's Response

Paul Desson-Baxter | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Paul Desson-Baxter

I write this piece not to overspeak or cisplain the horrific attack on the Trans+ community which just occurred, but in the hopes that by sharing my experience it may amplify the many trans voices screaming against the dark, so that those who attempt to deny their voice will know that they are supported by the rest of the LGBT+ community.

Family Is Family. Does It Really Need A Label? #FamilyIsLove

Tuvia Borok | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Parents
Tuvia Borok

I'm a single gay dad. I have the most amazing 6 year old son by way of adoption. But despite living in a very cosmopolitan part of London (England), parents have bluntly told me that a playdate between our kids is not possible because of my "lifestyle" choice.

Creating Trans Content? Don't Forget Trans People!

Fox Fisher | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Fox Fisher

What these films usually have in common is a lack of understanding towards trans issues, where harmful and misleading stereotypes about trans people are enforced. Not surprisingly, trans people are tired of being the subject of ridicule, disgust or are shown for the shock effect value and usually don't involve an actual trans person playing the role.

Calling All Bi Women - Give Up Men!

Kylie Barton | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kylie Barton

Now we all know that sexuality is a beautiful and colourful continuum, and that the 'B' is often the forgotten letter of 'LGBT' alongside the Q, the P, the I, and the A. Because of bierasure, bi men and women everywhere are probably leading a closeted heterosexual existence - how do I know this? Because I was one of them.

Why Jenny Swift's Death Is A Tale Of Our Times...

LJ Ferris | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Politics
LJ Ferris

In a country where a trans* woman is jailed with men, we are not living in a country where trans* identities are considered equal or valuable. It may seem incidental, an accident, something you see in passing in the newspaper, but the story of Jenny Swift's death is a tale of how invisible trans* people are and how much work there is still to be done.

Urban Outfitters' New Campaign Is A Major Win For Diversity

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Style

Urban Outfitters has kicked off the new year with a status quo-challenging new fashion shoot. The ‘Class of 2017’ campaign features 16 influencers...

Dustin Lance Black Slams Actors Who Lie About Their Sexuality

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Entertainment

Dustin Lance Black has slammed Hollywood’s homophobia problem, specifically discussing the issue of LGBT+ actors remaining in the closet. Describing...

LGBT Rights In 2017: A Queen's New Year Message

Andréa Avena | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Andréa Avena

For me, I feel particularly strongly that we allow our straight friends and allies to stand with us. No one is too "privileged" to stand up for another person's rights; in my mind a friend is a friend and I'm thankful and honoured for their love and support (even more so when it's in the form of posing for calendars).