UK Lgbt

Hulk Homophobe and Victims of Masculinity

Anthony Lorenzo | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Sport
Anthony Lorenzo

WWE seems bigger and louder than ever. Its reach as a barometer of masculine culture knows no bounds. It was reported recently that Hulk Hogan, who fo...

Trans Woman Comes Out '100 Times A Year' To Mum Who Has Dementia

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Coming out to your parents as a trans woman or man is always an emotional experience - a mixture of relief but also fear that they might not accept yo...

UK Judicial System Fails Transgender Female Inmate

Leeanne Boulton | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK
Leeanne Boulton

Imagine a society in which a 26 year old transgender female, who has lived her whole entire life as a woman, and undergone 6 years of gender reconstructive surgery to finally feel emotionally content in her own skin, committed a minor crime, and was sent to one of the countries toughest prisons to serve her 12 week sentence. Sounds barbaric, doesn't it? Wouldn't happen in the UK? Well unfortunately that's not the case.

Taking Bets on Which England Footballer Might Be Gay Turns My Stomach

Jack Sommers | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Sport
Jack Sommers

Betting firms causing outrage by offering bets on outrageous things has become a standard way of getting the media to do their PR for them. The press will write acres of condemnation that would have taken a million barrels of ink to publish before the internet. Until now, none of these has made me angry.

Rugby's Only Openly Gay Ref Takes To Social Media After World Cup Final Appointment

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Sport

The man chosen to referee the Rugby World Cup final took to Twitter on Monday, after it was announced he would adjudicate the match between sporting t...

Vatican Declares That There Are ‘No Grounds' For Same-Sex Marriage

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK

Pope Francis has released a 94-point document endorsing a call for a more merciful and less judgmental church. The move has been described as prog...

The Campus Censors Are More Dangerous Than You Think

Alan Grant | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Politics
Alan Grant

Heavyweight feminist intellectual Germaine Greer has recently attracted the ire of the Thought Police for her comments about transgender people. At ti...

'Don't Fool About' With Human Rights, Alex Salmond Says After Winning LGBTI Award

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK

Alex Salmond has been honoured for his contribution towards achieving equality for LGBTI people and in doing so pleaded with ministers to not "fool ab...

Will Young's Video Sparks Debate Online Over Transgender Themes

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Entertainment

Will Young has sparked a massive debate on social media, with the music video for his latest single, ‘Brave Man’. The video follows a young man...

15,000 Reasons To Celebrate The Same-Sex Marriage Law

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK

More than 15,000 same-sex marriages have taken place since it became legal, new figures have revealed. Over half of couples who wed in the 15 month...

Lloyds Boss Inga Beale Honoured With Mark Zuckerberg On LGBT Power List

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK

Lloyds boss Inga Beale has topped a leading LGBT power list and in doing so became the first female, and openly bisexual, list member to make the top ...

Time Warped: How 'Rocky Horror' Got It Right 40 Years Ago

Holly Whiting | Posted 18.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Holly Whiting

Rocky Horror recognises and draws upon the issues of sexuality and gender that mocks society's attitudes towards these matters. Sadly for some reason it has taken 40 year for parts of society to even truly consider taking a page out of Rocky Horror's book, and begin to accept sexuality and gender fluidity.

On Being Black and Gay

Anthony Lorenzo | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anthony Lorenzo

The outright rejection of you based on your race is tempered not by more understanding men, but by attraction to you based on your race, or more specifically, based on pre-conceived notions of what your race has to offer: Big cocks, thug-like masculinity, animalistic lust. When you're strong, you ignore it. When you're desperate, you capitulate.

I Spent 12 Hours Locked in a Closet for National Coming Out Day

Joe Goodman | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Joe Goodman

I guess either that or the closet was in the middle of Oxford Street and you didn't have any clothes on or something. Or the closet was in your friend's room and you hid in it as a practical joke but then they came home and started having sex on the bed. That would probably make coming out the closet a bit harder...

White Noise: Where Is the Diversity in Our Media?

Bridget Hamilton | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Bridget Hamilton

In the same decade that we moan of 'political correctness gone mad' and 'positive discrimination', why are talented members of minority groups still hugely underrepresented on our televisions, radios and in our films? I am tired of being the only woman in an interview lineup, simply because the job had the word 'technician' in the title.

Cameron's Telling Porkies

Chris Whiting | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Whiting

It is clear that Mr. Cameron has become terminally self-righteous. He really wants women, BAME and LGBT+ people in this country to believe that his 'compassionate conservatism' has substance - it doesn't.

My Help and Advice With This Whole Coming Out Thing

Eve Hartley | Posted 11.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Eve Hartley

Coming out is probably the most awkward, fumbling thing you could ever imagine. It's like being inside a really warm closet filled with fluffy jackets, but where all the coat hooks are stabbing at you. It's something that doesn't just happen once; it has to be done on a constant basis. And despite what everyone says, taking the leap of faith is not the only option. Unfortunately, before you read any further, you need to know that there's no right and no wrong answer. All I can tell you are the things that I have learned in my 21 years of being a booted-and-sometimes-suited lesbian. My ramblings are not the definitive answer to dealing with sexuality. All I hope is that they provide a little light relief.

'Hollyoaks' Casts First Transgender Actress In Continuing Trans Role

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 10.10.2015 | UK Entertainment

‘Hollyoaks’ has cast its first transgender actress in a transgender role, with the news that Annie Wallace is set to join the show. READ MORE:...

It Doesn't Surprise Me That It Took Me Over Three Years to Speak Publicly About Being Muslim and Trans

Sabah Choudrey | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sabah Choudrey

We're in a culture that teaches queer people that we don't deserve to be religious. We are taught to put faith only in ourselves because self love is the only love we will feel. Queer people don't deserve faith or hope, because why pray when you're already queer? 

A Young Michael Gove Reports At London Gay Pride In 1993

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK

The internet is bemused after the BBC released archive footage of Michael Gove at London Pride in 1993. The then-journalist was reporting at the a...

Priest Justifies Paedophilia By Saying Children 'Seek Affection'

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK

An Italian priest has been removed from office after he said that paedophilia in the church was caused by children seeking adult affection, it has bee...

Westboro Baptist Church Attempts To Picket School, Is Chased Away By Kids

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK

High-school students have successfully scared away Westboro Baptist Church picketers after the religious hate-group turned up on the institution's gro...

50 Cent Reposts Message Suggesting 'Gay Stuff' To Blame For 'Empire' Ratings Drop

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Entertainment

Rapper 50 Cent has denied claims he wrote that the "gay stuff" in ‘Empire’ was to blame for the series losing viewers. READ MORE: 11 Photos 50...

Pope Visited Gay Couple Day Before He Met With Kim Davis

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK

The Vatican distanced Pope Francis from Kim Davis on Friday after it was revealed that the pontiff took a meeting with the anti-gay marriage clerk dur...

'BB' Housemate Mark Byron In Horrific Homophobic Incident

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Entertainment

‘Big Brother’ housemate Mark Byron has spoken out after being involved in a homophobic attack in his home city of Liverpool. Mark has revealed ...