UK Lgbt

Are People 'Born Gay'?

Jack Fletcher | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Fletcher

Scientific studies recently showed that there is a link between sexuality and our genetics, but for something that is not a choice and is present from birth, was it really any surprise? And also, does it actually even matter?

'Witch Hunt' Fears As Ugandan Tabloid Outs 'Top 200 Homos' A Day After Homosexuality Is Criminalised

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK

A Ugandan tabloid has published what it is terming a list of the “200 top homos” just a day after the country’s president signed into law a bill...

'No Homo' - A Response to Dr Carmen Cruz's Guardian Article

Ben Hansen Hicks | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Hansen Hicks

It is fascinating to read about the detailed psychology behind male connections within our modern society and I cannot recommend reading Dr Cruz's article enough - I thought it might be of benefit to the Huffington Post's readers and my fellow university students to get another angle, another viewpoint...

Thank You for the LGBT Music

Elly Barnes | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Elly Barnes

In all of my musical, equality and advisory roles, music continues to be a key tool in eradicating discrimination. In all our annual 'Educate and Celebrate' school showcases, students and teachers use music extensively through LGBT anthems, music by LGBT composers and equality songs written by our young people.

The Sochi Winter Olympics: A $50bn Piece of Gay Propaganda

Abigail Chandler | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Sport
Abigail Chandler

In a delicious bit of irony for the country that legislates against homosexual 'propaganda', Sochi 2014 has done nothing but boost the visibility of the Russian LGBT community. It's the most expensive piece of propaganda they could ever have produced.

US State To Pass Law Allowing Discrimination Against Gays

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK

NEW YORK -- On Wednesday the Senate in Arizona passed legislation that would allow businesses and state employees to deny services to any customer bas...

Male Film Tropes You'll Never See

Jonathan Lindsell | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jonathan Lindsell

I enjoyed this Cracked article so much, I thought I'd explore a bit further. The article cheekishly suggests that Hollywood doesn't need more Strong ...

Swallowing Hard Truths: Russia, Britain, and LGBT Rights

Gregor Smith | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gregor Smith

It's been proposed that, since it's popular in Russian law, it's not the job of the Western world to change it. This is ridiculous on many levels. Firstly, a human rights violation is a human rights violation, regardless of whether anyone, majority or minority, elite or common, thinks it's a good thing.

'Juno' Star Ellen Page Comes Out

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

Ellen Page has become the latest Hollywood star to come out. The 'Juno', 'Inception' and 'X-Men' star used her speech at Friday's THRIVE Conference...

Education Is the Key to Changing Russia

James Wharton | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK
James Wharton

We do need to tell President Putin and those horrendous vigilante gangs who hunt down gay men and women on the streets of Russia that what they are doing is vehemently wrong; and we do need to be explicit in singling this European country out over its human rights reputation, but we must allow time and the opportunity for education.

Sochi Shows Us That LGBT Issues Still Have A Long Way To Go

Gemma Parry | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gemma Parry

We cannot allow Sochi and the winter Olympics to become a mechanism for the Russian authorities to wipe clean its poor human rights record. It is essential that we from across the globe show support during and after the games to help the Russian LGBT community to fight this legislation.

Boy Misses Out On 7th Birthday Party Due To Mother's Homophobia

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK

UPDATE: The invite was a hoax, concocted by a local New York radio station. A little boy has missed out on attending a 7th birthday party because...

Adding Insult to Injury: The Media Coverage of the Bisexual Asylum Seeker Case

Milena Popova | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Politics
Milena Popova

It is vital for bisexual people's stories to be heard; for biphobia and bi erasure to be called out for what they are. Bisexuality doesn't fit neatly in a gay/straight narrative. That doesn't make biphobia any less hurtful or harmful - sometimes, as in this case, in a "life and death" sort of way.

Lucy Sherriff

How Britain's Universities Want You To Think There's No Homophobia On Campus | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Some of Britain's top universities have been accused of failing LGBT students by claiming they do not face any abuse or discrimination on campus, desp...

Lucy Sherriff

Homophobia At University Is 'Dismissed As Banter', NUS Warns | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Homophobia on campus is dismissed as "banter", while universities do not take the problem seriously enough, student leaders have warned. In an inte...

HuffPost Honoured For LGBT Coverage

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK

The Huffington Post has been honoured for its coverage of the LGBT community at a new set of awards. The first ever Winter Pride UK awards awarded ...

Beyond the Front Pages

Carla Buzasi | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK
Carla Buzasi

With typhoon Haiyan but a distant memory for most people outside the Philippines, reports emerged this week of a stand-off on one of the islands most seriously affected, which is keeping thousands from being re-housed. There are still 50,000 people in Tacloban whose homes were destroyed or are unsafe to live in. Despite a pledge from the mayor to re-house everyone by December, the necessary funds to make that happen have not been forthcoming from the Philippine government. Why? A decades-old feud between two political families

tATu To Perform At Sochi, Confuses Internet

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK

According to the town's mayor, there are no gays in Sochi. There are, however, two fake ones. Russian pop duo tATu, long thought to have disappeare...

The Ins And Outs of Sexuality

Jack Fletcher | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Fletcher

It's hard to understand another person's preferences. For a straight man it is hard to understand why you wouldn't want a woman, the gender that you are attracted to. To be attracted to another man may seem alien and confusing. But really this is the same in not understanding those that are able to run marathons, solve complex mathematical equations, or any other activity different from yourself. That's just the way that person is.

Scottish Parliament Passes Gay Marriage Bill

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK

The Scottish Parliament has voted in favour of legislation that will allow same-sex couples to marry in what is being described as an "historic" vote....

LGBT History Month- Remembering the Smalltown Boy

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shaun Dellenty

Lots of kids say they are going to run away, some mean it, some do not; some slip out and hang out at the end of the street until they get hungry, bored or realise that their bluff has been called. For me the notion of running away had become very real.

#NotForGays Hello My Name Is Vladimir: Beer Mocks Putin

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK

A Scottish brewery has revealed the world’s first protest beer – featuring an Andy Warhol-esque image of Vladimir Putin – complete with lippy an...

If Homophobia Was a Winter Olympic Sport, Russia Would Be a Gold Medal Contender

Peter G Tatchell | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Sport
Peter G Tatchell

This Friday, the Winter Olympics open in the Russian resort of Sochi amid great controversy over the Putin regime's homophobic policies, which clearly violate the anti-discrimination Principle 6 of the Olympic Charter. For me, queer freedom knows no borders. Over the last decade or so, amazing positive gains have been won by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities in Britain. But I am an internationalist, not a nationalist. We must not give up the fight until every LGBT person on this planet has equal human rights, respect, dignity and opportunity.

Equal Rights: Why Europe Needs an EU-Wide Strategy to Protect LGBTI People

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

It was a bold move that could have cost him his career. But when Olympic diver Tom Daley released a video announcing his relationship with a man, it was warmly welcomed by Brits. Celebrities lined up to offer their congratulations on Twitter, while many newspapers ran the news on their front pages, hailing his courage...

Paul Vale

Putin's Anti-Gay Law Finds Support Among America's Religious Right | Paul Vale | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK

NEW YORK -- In a recent attack on the White House, conservative political commentator Pat Buchanan paraphrased Ronald Reagan by suggesting "Barack Oba...