UK Lgbt

Why Nike's Advert Isn't A Step Forward For Trans* Rights

LJ Ferris | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
LJ Ferris

People have touted this as a huge step forward for trans* visibility, for breaking barriers and challenging assumptions on gender. However, all it does is serve to put trans* people in the spotlight while reinforcing the age old narrative that trans people are not "real" men or women.

Mate, You Can't Be A Bigot, You're At An Arts Festival!

Suzi Ruffell | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Comedy
Suzi Ruffell

I hate that it makes me cry. I am a cab home. Shaking with anger, the cabbie asks if I am ok. I hope that he assumes I am drunk. I am not. I have just finished my 4th gig of the day. It's been a good day at the Edinburgh Festival. That is, until now.

Gender Neutral Marketing Is Not The Answer To Gender Fluidity

Emma Jones | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK
Emma Jones

Amongst brands wanting to ensure that they're relevant to contemporary consumers, this is an interesting issue. However, when Facebook has 51 gender definitions you can see why companies are struggling to understand how to be relevant in this respect.

Gay Couple 'Kicked Out Of Sainsbury's For Holding Hands'

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK

A gay couple have been compensated after complaining they were kicked out of a branch of Sainsbury’s for holding hands. Thomas Rees and Joshua Bradw...

Where Are Soapland's LGBT Parents?

Daniel Welsh | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Welsh

thriving families.jpg Although we've seen an increase in soap couples that stray from the traditional cis-hetero narrative taking a prominent place in the four main British soaps, parenthood for these characters remains a topic that's yet to be explored fully. I want to know why this is, particularly given how many gay couples we've now seen get together, often played by gay and trans actors who are actually parents themselves.

'CBB' Bear In Homophobia Row Over Frankie Grande Comment

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Entertainment

Stephen Bear is at the centre of a new ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ controversy, after Frankie Grande appeared to accuse him of making a homophobic slu...

Viewer Outrage As 'CBB' Refuses To Air Comments That Led To Christopher Biggins Eviction

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Entertainment

‘Celebrity Big Brother’ viewers have expressed outrage after the show refused to air some of the comments which caused Christopher Biggins to be r...

Boris Lifts Ban On Embassies And High Commissions Flying LGBT flag During Pride

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 06.08.2016 | UK

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has lifted a ban on UK embassies and high commissions flying the rainbow flag during gay pride events. In one of his f...

Christopher Biggins Removed From ‘CBB’ House For Causing 'Great Offence'

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Entertainment

Christopher Biggins has been removed from the ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ house after he made “a number of comments capable of causing great offence...

Train Company's Perfect Response To Passenger Complaining About A 'Guy Wearing A Dress'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK

A train operating company had the perfect response to a passenger who complained about a “guy” sitting opposite him “wearing stockings and a dre...

Biggins Faces Backlash From 'CBB' Fans Over Bisexual Comments

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 02.08.2016 | UK Entertainment

Christopher Biggins has raised eyebrows among ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ viewers, over comments he and fellow housemate Renee Graziano made about bis...

Non-Binary and Relationships: What Do I Call You?

Ugla Stefanía (Owl) | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ugla Stefanía (Owl)

Most people don't really have a problem with what name to use when introducing the person they are with. For most people it's as easily solved as "girlfriend" or "boyfriend". Seems simple enough, right? I wish it was.

Has Progress Stalled for LGBT+ Inclusion in 2016?

Suki Sandhu | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK
Suki Sandhu

This time last year, during the nominations process for our third annual OUTstanding and FT Power Lists, there was a sense of progress and celebration...

Australian Presenter Apologises For 'Ignorant' Transgender Comments

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK

A popular Australian TV presenter apologised at length for his “ignorant jibe” at the expense of the LGBT community when he used the word “trann...

15 Famous LGBT Families Who Are Thriving

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Entertainment

At a time when visibility of LGBT people is at an all-time high, and the fight for equality is becoming more and more prevalent in our modern society,...

Sex Does Not Define How Well a Role Is Played or a Story Told - We Need More Gender Neutral Casting

Anna Martine | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Anna Martine

My hope is that the future of theatre is emancipated from these limitations, that gender stops being used to define who we are or what we are capable of. In our lives we empathise and connect on a human level, beyond race class age and gender - shouldn't the arts reflect that too?

Kristen Stewart Reveals Why She's 'So Much Happier' Dating Women

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Entertainment

Kristen Stewart has opened up about her personal life, confirming speculation she is in a relationship with Alicia Cargile. The ‘Twilight’ star t...

LGBT Services Are Facing Meltdown, Disproportionately

Dr Jay Watts | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK
Dr Jay Watts

Social media gives us the impression that we live in a time of freedom, where diversity is celebrated, where refuge can be found with like-minded souls, where help for mental anguish is available. Yet the lived experience of many in the LGBT population is of ever greater poverty, more complex problems, more oppression, and less support.

'EastEnders' Viewers Stunned To Learn Paul's Death Was Result Of Homophobic Attack

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK Entertainment

The shocking death of Paul Coker in ‘EastEnders’ was revealed to have been a homophobic attack in Thursday’s (21 July) episode. Earlier this wee...

The Problem With Men...

Angus Malcolm | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Angus Malcolm

In 2009, I started producing a naked calendar featuring male university rowers who wanted to raise funds for boat repairs. What began as a simple student fundraiser went on to become a expression of straight allies' support for LGBT rights, and a example of how diversity and inclusion can benefit us all.

73% Of Lesbian And Bisexual Women Don't Feel Comfortable Enough To Be 'Out' At Work

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK

A total of 73% of lesbian and bisexual women in the UK don’t feel comfortable enough to be ‘out’ to colleagues in the workplace, the Huffington ...

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.