UK Lgbt

Minister Apologises For Retweeting Homophobia

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Politics

A Tory minister and close ally of George Osborne has had to apologise for retweeting a limerick that the Labour Party was "queer". Skills minister ...

Facebook Won't Force You To Use Your 'Real Name'

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Tech

Facebook has apologised to drag queens and transgender users who had their accounts deleted because they weren't using their 'real' names. Speaking...

Ireland's Gay Matchmaking Festival: The Outing, Lisdoonvarna, October 3-6

Peter McGuire | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Peter McGuire

The word "tradition" is so often misunderstood to mean the dragging heels of a conservative past, whereas modern traditions actually include our calendar customs such as Halloween and April Fools, our music and dance, our games and sports, almost all the foods we eat, the stories we tell, and so much more.

Newspaper Defends Columnist Who Said Accepting Gay People Could Destroy Civilisation

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK

The editor of a Devon newspaper says he stands by a column which described homosexuality as "an aberration" and claimed social acceptance of gays sign...

Cosmo's Lesbian Sex Positions: The Sad Silence Which Followed

Ellie Holland | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellie Holland

The sex positions are drawn as cartoons. It's worth pointing out that the pictures which feature alongside many of Cosmo's sex tips for straight couples are of real-life people. The fact they've used cartoons to illustrate these "mind-blowing" lesbian sex positions is cringe-worthy, creepy and actually quite offensive.

t.A.T.u Singer 'Won't Accept A Gay Son – But Lesbians Are Aesthetically Nicer'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK

A Russian pop star who launched her career by dressing up as a schoolgirl and snogging her female singing partner in a raunchy video has reportedly sa...

Revealed: The Top Gay-Friendly Universities in The UK

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Valladares | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

For the fourth year running Stonewall have released their Gay By Degree University Guide which names the UK's most gay-friendly universities. The univ...

No LGB in Team

Chris Godfrey | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Sport
Chris Godfrey

For a moment it looked as though Michael Sam would be deemed surplus to requirements, not just by the St. Louis Rams, but by the entire NFL, before the Dallas Cowboys (eventually) rescued the sport from ignominy...

A Day In The Life Of A Transgender Student

The Huffington Post UK | Sian Elvin | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

For many transgender students, university is one of the easiest times to come out, so finding an institution dedicated to providing support and open d...

Why Sam Smith's Comments About Not Being a Gay 'Spokesperson' Are Completely Unhelpful

Daniel Welsh | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Welsh

What I'm saying to Sam Smith is that he might not want to be a spokesperson for gay rights, but as far as I care he doesn't really have a choice in the matter. If he wants to sit next to Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus at the VMAs, then he's going to have to face up to the fact that his words have weight to them now.

That's So Straight!

Jack Fletcher | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Fletcher

The notion of sexuality being linked in a negative way is notorious and omnipresent in our society. It's easy to hear someone say 'that's so gay' when in public, even for the most unequivocal things... Since when did being gay, lesbian or bisexual necessarily mean a bad thing anyway?

Video Of Gay Man Confronted By Christian Parents Sparks Homophobic Abuse On YouTube

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK

WARNING: THE ABOVE VIDEO FEATURES GRAPHIC CONTENT A disturbing film of a gay man being confronted by his "Christian" family, which was posted to Yo...

Dispelling the Dark Clouds of Section 28: Flying Into Blue Skies Through the Leadership of New Teachers

Claire Stoneman | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Claire Stoneman

I write this in the last week of the six week summer holiday, teetering on the brink of a brand new school year brimming with all its hope and possibility. 2014-2015 academic year, for my school - Dame Elizabeth Cadbury in Bournville, Birmingham - is a very exciting one.

Football Owes Gay Fans

Chris Whiting | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Sport
Chris Whiting

It's 2014 and there are still no openly LGBT people in English football. Not a manager, a player, nor even a physio. Other sporting organisations in the traditionally more conservative United States such as the NFL and the WWE and even Rugby Union and cricket here are streets ahead of 'the beautiful game' when it comes to equality.

Androgyne Russian Groom & Bride Tie The Knot In Identical White Wedding Dresses

Will Stewart | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK

Two Russian “brides” have defied official disapproval and tied the knot in a Moscow registry office, it has been revealed. Despite receiving a...

Lesbian Muslim Iranians Have Marriage Blessed By Gay Imam In Sweden

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK

A lesbian couple from Iran have had their marriage blessed by a gay imam. Sahar Mosleh and Maryam Iranfar – who are expecting their first child ...

A Tale of Two Pride Campaigns

Ian Johnson | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Johnson

As this year's pride season comes to a close it is hard not to have noticed the sheer volume of corporate activity that has been directed at LGBT communities all over the world by brands looking to ingratiate themselves with LGBT consumers.

It's OK to be Gay, and Have Faith

Jonny Freeman | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jonny Freeman

I am gay and I am Christian, and to most people, that's okay... But the problem I've faced is telling Christians. In theory this should be fine: you go on classic theology and teaching to "love your neighbour as yourself", feed the hungry, care for those in need. The list goes on. In reality there have been times where the teachings I've heard have felt like a condemnation.

Bullying Disabled People Is Never Ok - But It's Even Worse When You've Got 8.7Million Fans Watching

Lisa Egan | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Egan

If Takei - or one of his friends or relatives for that matter - was just trying to do the weekly shop and stood up for a second to grab a bottle of wine to serve with lunch, and ended up being a joke that 8.7million people were laughing at: I wonder if he'd still find it so funny?

13 Pictures Of Brave Ugandans Defying Anti-Gay Laws

Huffington Post UK/AP | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK

Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Ugandans can face a barrage of discrimination and sometimes violence in their everyday lives, but scores of the...

'I Don't Like It When People Say I Was Born A Boy'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

"I don't like it when people say I was born a boy," begins 13-year-old transgender teen, Jazz, in the brave and heartwarming video above. "I'd pre...

Hard to Come Out as Gay at Work? Imagine You're the CEO

Ian Johnson | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK
Ian Johnson

Being able to be open with colleagues about sexual orientation and gender identity is one of the challenges in the modern workplace. Research show...

Fortune 500 Company CEO: Homophobic Workers 'Need to Go'

Ian Johnson | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK
Ian Johnson

No CEO of a Fortune 500 company has yet come out whilst the head of their company. Some current Fortune 500 company CEOs are reported to be gay, but none openly so.

NHS Trust's 'Regret' Over Being Prevented From Recruiting Gay Clergyman

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK

An NHS Trust has expressed its regret after being prevented from recruiting a gay clergyman because a bishop refused to license his appointment. Canon...

Glorious Hashtag Mocks Mail On Sunday Lesbian Sperm Bank Story

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK

A Mail on Sunday front page hysterically declaring the NHS is to fund sperm banks for LESBIANS (paid for by YOU!) has been gloriously mocked on Twitte...