UK Lgbt

'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 25.06.2014 | 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 24.06.2014 | 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.

The Grey Area

Gemma Parry | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gemma Parry

We've all heard the stereotypes attached to being bisexual; indecisive, confused, wanting your cake and eating it too, gay or lesbian in transition, the list goes on and on. If you identify as bisexual, it's likely that you've encountered these clichés at some point. I know that I certainly have...

'Eurovision Winner Conchita Wurst Is To Blame For Balkan Floods'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK

Eurovision victor and bearded Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst is being blamed for severe flooding in the Balkans. Patriarch Irinej of the Serbi...

Oh, to Be Bisexual

Jack Fletcher | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Fletcher

As a heterosexual man trying to find love in this world, straight away my choices are cut by 50%. Then there's the language barriers and geography. Oh to be bisexual: not to care about the genitalia of another person and only care about the person for themselves.

Carnival Is Coming... - Don't Miss the Biggest Queer Party in London

Eva Grzybek | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Eva Grzybek

Carnival is coming... so get ready for the biggest queer party to hit London this year! Those who attended the hugely successful Lesbian Prom thankfully didn't have to wait too long for the next big Missfit event. The main details you need to know...

'Separation Of Church And Hate' Sign Offers Wonderful Message To Religious Bigots

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK

If the Westboro Baptist Church and their like are to be believed, the US should be a theocracy with gays stoned to death in accordance with some of th...

Eurovision - Sticking It to the Man Since 1956

Marta-Emilia Bona | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Marta-Emilia Bona

Eurovision has always been the embodiment of everything that is weird and wonderful about Europe. Although trends change and the boundaries of what constitutes 'outrageous' shift with every competition, Eurovision has continued to be a citadel of glittery splendour...

Homophobia Rife In Universities

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Homophobia is rife at university, with one in five LGB+ students being harassed and bullied on campus, shocking research has revealed. Only one in ...

LGBT going out guide in London - May

Eve Hartley | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Eve Hartley

So what is going on in May? Here I've compiled a comprehensive list of the best LGBT events in May (most are LBQ).

Sperm Speed Dating, Anyone?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Most people who attend speed dating tick one of three boxes - looking for companionship, looking for fun, or looking for love. Rarely is a fourth box ...

Stoning Gays to Death? Life in Prison for Being LGBT? Britain Cannot Stay Silent Any Longer

Dr Purna Sen | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK
Dr Purna Sen

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has been in London this week as the honoured guest of the Commonwealth Business Council. Yet just 10 weeks ago President Museveni made it punishable by life imprisonment to be a lesbian or gay man in his country. Anybody daring even to speak up for the rights of LGBT citizens can now go to jail for seven years.

Meet The World's First Transgender Footballer

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The world of football (in the UK at least) is clearly divided by gender - the men have a team, the women have a team and they never play together. So ...

Nintendo Says No To Gay Marriage In 'Life Sim' Video Game

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK Tech

Nintendo has said it will not let gamers enter into gay marriages in its upcoming life sim 'Tomodachi Life'. The game - which is already out in Jap...