UK Lgbt

Gay Dating Show Makes TV History

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Entertainment

One US television channel has been the first to smell the coffee beans and acknowledge that they have gay viewers, in commissioning a reality dating s...

Simon Pegg Speaks Out Over 'Star Trek' Actor George Takei's Comments

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Entertainment

Simon Pegg has addressed speculation that he and original ‘Star Trek’ actor George Takei have had a falling out, over the sexuality of character H...

Those Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Trans Person

Ugla Stefanía (Owl) | Posted 10.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ugla Stefanía (Owl)

Ask yourselves whether you would be comfortable answering such questions. I also urge you to take it further than just ask questions - be curious, care about these issues and see how you can help. Educate yourselves and help educate others. Because we need allies in this fight and you might just be that ally if you care enough.

The Story of How I Got My Vagina

Ugla Stefanía (Owl) | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ugla Stefanía (Owl)

As expected after big surgeries, there are a lot of bandages. My bandages were more in the form of some weird-ass celibacy plaster cast that I could literally knock on. Eventually they had to come off though, which was as horrifying as you might imagine. When they took them off I also realized that they had been SEWN to me in two places.

'How Many More of My Friends Need To Be Beaten for You to Realise We're Just Like You?'

Alexander Morgan | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK
Alexander Morgan

I'm sure I can say for Calum and I that it should be everyone's goal to make sure what has happened to us never happens to someone else. And we'll be proud to have you by our side.

After Orlando the LGBT Community Must Stand Together

Sarah Garrett | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK
Sarah Garrett

This year's Pride in London, took place in the aftermath of our community being shaken by the recent events in Orlando that killed 49 LGBT+ people in a gay club. This seems even harder to comprehend when in the UK we have almost gained full equality in the eyes of the law, and last year the States followed suit with equal marriage. But changes in the law are no reason to become complacent.

'Star Wars' Fans Campaign For New LGBT Character, In Wake Of Orlando

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Entertainment

‘Star Wars’ fans are campaigning for the sci-fi series to introduce a new LGBT character, following the horrific Orlando shootings earlier this mo...

'Double Celebrations' As Policemen Propose To Their Boyfriends At Gay Pride

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 26.06.2016 | UK

The London Gay Pride parade came to a standstill on Saturday as a police officer on duty stopped to propose to his boyfriend who was in the crowd, in ...

Jeremy Corbyn Heckled At Pride March, Criticised By Labour Lord For 'Disappointing' Response

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 25.06.2016 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn has been heckled by Labour members at the London Pride parade. The Labour leader, who is looks set to face a challenge for the top job ...

Conservative Minister Justine Greening Comes Out As Being In A Same-Sex Relationship

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 25.06.2016 | UK

Justine Greening, the Conservative International Development Secretary, has today revealed she is in a same-sex relationship. Her announcement follow...

Pride Season Is Upon Us!

Elly Barnes | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK
Elly Barnes

For many of us, this is the ideal time to celebrate our LGBT+ identities with our allies both politically and socially. I'm particularly partial to a Pride march; the feeling of complete liberation and solidarity is empowering, adrenalin fuelled and addictive.

British LGBT+ People Are Still Lying About Who They Are.

Rhammel Afflick | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Rhammel Afflick

Anyone who thinks we're done can take several seats. We still have so much stand up to here in the UK, abroad and within our own community. When the trans community is having to stand up for what most people would consider basic rights, the black community is still the target of extraordinary amounts of racism, women are still mistreated, and internalised homophobia means we're still really obsessed with masculinity and heteronormativity I think it's quite clear we're far from done.

Mental Wellbeing Is the Next Human Frontier

Robert Hutchinson | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Hutchinson

Last week was a gruelling news week in which the consequences of poor mental health were splashed across TV screens and newspaper headlines around the world. The week began with the massacre of 49 LGBT Americans in the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando and here in the UK the week ended with the brutal murder of a popular Member of the UK parliament Jo Cox on the street of a small Yorkshire town.

Ain't Too Proud to March

Suzi Ruffell | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Comedy
Suzi Ruffell

I have never marched at Pride. Does that make me a bad gay? I think it might. Being gay is just part of who I am, I don't go on marches for having bro...

Orlando Shooting Proves LGBT Solidarity Prevails Over Hatred and Terror

Anastasia Kyriacou | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK
Anastasia Kyriacou

From every attempt to extinguish this solidarity an even bigger flame seemingly erupts, evoking the words of Rozalla that everybody has a right to be free to feel good. Now let us start educating and spreading respect for that freedom before more lives are lost.

A Worrying Amount Of LGBT+ People Still Feel The Need To Hide Their Sexuality

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Almost three quarters (74%) of LGBT+ people in the UK still feel the need to lie about their sexuality or gender identity, new research suggests. The ...

Why LGBT+ Education Is More Important Than Ever

Olly Pike | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Olly Pike

We cannot really make sense of it all just yet. But we can be sad, we can be angry, and we can decide to continue the work that we started. This is a crime that stemmed from hatred, a hatred deeply-entrenched within the killer, as something that had been learned early on in life.

Orlando Attacks Must Spur Us All to Beat Homophobia

Angela Crawley | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Politics
Angela Crawley

However far we have come in recent years, we still have a responsibility to challenge the culture of homophobia and transphobia that exists in society in all its forms. Until we do, prejudice, discrimination and extreme acts of hate will continue to happen.

New LGBT Traffic Lights Installed In London Amid Calls For Diversity To Be More 'Visible'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK

Pedestrian traffic signals will be replaced with new LGBT symbols ahead of London's Pride festival on Saturday, but more should be done across the cou...

Rupert Everett Slammed Over Caitlyn Jenner Remarks

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Entertainment

Rupert Everett has faced a backlash on social media, after comments he made about transgender people - and specifically Caitlyn Jenner - over the week...

A Union of Pride: The Case for LGBT People to Remain in Europe

Emily Brothers | Posted 19.06.2016 | UK Politics
Emily Brothers

Although some countries have legislated against discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation in goods and services, this isn't universal across member's states. That's why it is important for UK influence to remain at the heart of the single market, to facilitate further anti-discrimination measures. It makes no sense for LGBT people to have protection at home, but subject to discrimination elsewhere in the single market. Retreating with a Brexit vote isn't going to change that unsatisfactory position.

Let Orlando Make Us Stronger

Kadie Eve | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kadie Eve

On June 12th 2016 the USA suffered its worst mass shooting in modern history. Orlando suffered the loss of many young people. The world suffered from yet another terrorist attack. And the LGBT+ community suffered yet another reminder that we are still living in a world that won't accept us.

The Absurdity of Blood Donation Restrictions for Gay Men After the Orlando Shooting

Sophie McNaughton | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie McNaughton

As we come to terms with the tragic loss of life and continue to express our solidarity and support with the victims of the Orlando shooting in the face of mindless homophobia and terrorism, these discriminatory rules are being brought into question and scrutinised under the public spotlight now more than ever before, as we ask ourselves: what is the real reason why a monogamous gay man cannot give blood while a heterosexual man with an indeterminate number of sexual partners would be welcome to donate?

Speak Up: Where's the Diversity in the EU Referendum Debate?

Kate Delaney | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Delaney

There's more to the world than Facebook comments of course, but there's also so many voices not being heard too. And if you don't speak out, then you won't get listened too, continuing the cycle of decisions made by and for white men.

Show Your Pride With This Rainbow Makeup Tutorial

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Style

Pride is officially underway in the UK, with LGBT festivities taking place in major cities like London, Brighton and Manchester. To celebrate, beauty ...