UK Lgbt

Carnival Is Coming... - Don't Miss the Biggest Queer Party in London

Eva Grzybek | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Eva Grzybek

Carnival is coming... so get ready for the biggest queer party to hit London this year! Those who attended the hugely successful Lesbian Prom thankfully didn't have to wait too long for the next big Missfit event. The main details you need to know...

'Separation Of Church And Hate' Sign Offers Wonderful Message To Religious Bigots

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK

If the Westboro Baptist Church and their like are to be believed, the US should be a theocracy with gays stoned to death in accordance with some of th...

Eurovision - Sticking It to the Man Since 1956

Marta-Emilia Bona | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Marta-Emilia Bona

Eurovision has always been the embodiment of everything that is weird and wonderful about Europe. Although trends change and the boundaries of what constitutes 'outrageous' shift with every competition, Eurovision has continued to be a citadel of glittery splendour...

Homophobia Rife In Universities

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Homophobia is rife at university, with one in five LGB+ students being harassed and bullied on campus, shocking research has revealed. Only one in ...

LGBT going out guide in London - May

Eve Hartley | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Eve Hartley

So what is going on in May? Here I've compiled a comprehensive list of the best LGBT events in May (most are LBQ).

Sperm Speed Dating, Anyone?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Most people who attend speed dating tick one of three boxes - looking for companionship, looking for fun, or looking for love. Rarely is a fourth box ...

Stoning Gays to Death? Life in Prison for Being LGBT? Britain Cannot Stay Silent Any Longer

Dr Purna Sen | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK
Dr Purna Sen

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has been in London this week as the honoured guest of the Commonwealth Business Council. Yet just 10 weeks ago President Museveni made it punishable by life imprisonment to be a lesbian or gay man in his country. Anybody daring even to speak up for the rights of LGBT citizens can now go to jail for seven years.

Meet The World's First Transgender Footballer

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The world of football (in the UK at least) is clearly divided by gender - the men have a team, the women have a team and they never play together. So ...

Nintendo Says No To Gay Marriage In 'Life Sim' Video Game

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK Tech

Nintendo has said it will not let gamers enter into gay marriages in its upcoming life sim 'Tomodachi Life'. The game - which is already out in Jap...

Jessica Elgot

Minister Met Ugandan President On The Same Day Two Gay Ugandans Faced Life In Prison

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK

The government has been criticised for hosting the president of Uganda at a prestigious business forum, on the same day two Ugandan men face life-impr...

Two Thirds Of Gay Teens Have Contemplated Suicide

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Two thirds of young gay people say they have contemplated suicide, with a shocking 80% reporting being bullied because of their sexuality, research ha...

Slow Clap for Institutional Homophobia in Northern Ireland

Conor Penn | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Conor Penn

We should not need to have this conversation. Homophobia is rife not only in our schools, workplaces, streets and homes, but now it is bolstered by those whom we have elected to act ostensibly in our best interests.

Denying LGBT People Equal Rights? Don't Expect Them to Visit on Vacation

Ian Johnson | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Johnson

When asked to what extent can the legal situation for local LGBT people affect where respondents decide to go to spend their vacation, 38% - that is almost four in every 10 US respondents - say that local laws affect their destination travel plans "to a great extent".

Jessica Elgot

Europe's Founding Father Of Gay Marriage Warns Of LGBT Persecution In Ukraine

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK

Europe's "father of gay marriage" has said the West must not forget the abuse and discrimination faced by Ukraine's LGBT community, as the fractured n...

Drag for a Day

Patrick Cash | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Patrick Cash

My character was named Patricia Primarché, the cheap drag queen, which separated her from most other drag artistes on the scene who would never dream of describing themselves as cheap, and meant that I could clothe her completely in Primark.

Is Sexuality Innate or Socially Constructed?

Julie Bindel | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Bindel

Some gay people might feel that finding a gay gene might diminish prevalent homophobia, but this is naive. Racism has not diminished because we know that blackness or whiteness is genetic. But scientists still treat us like rats in a lab and look for 'causes'. I have been told I am a lesbian because my mother smoked and drank whilst carrying me.

These New Tom Of Finland Stamps Are Pretty Damn Hot (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK

What’s that? Your letter arrived emblazoned with a pert pair of male buttocks with a handsome, moustachioed face peeking out from between a pair of ...

My Transgender Transition: Coming Out to Family and Friends

Jayden Ray Billington | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jayden Ray Billington

Coming out as trans to my friends and family was both the easiest and the hardest thing I have ever faced. I had touched upon the subject with two friends in a light hearted manner to see what their reaction would be a few months prior to 'coming out' but I was not ready to fully engage with them the depths of how I felt or how serious I truly was...

Jessie J: "My Bisexuality Is Just a Phase"

Eve Hartley | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Eve Hartley

I feel betrayed. Not that she was an important part of my every day life- I just feel deflated and disappointed that another role model has given in to the stigma of carrying the LGBT tag. Perhaps she just didn't understand the knock on effect it would cause to her younger LGBT fans - many regarding her as a hero to look up to.

South Africa's President "Respects" Uganda's Anti-Gay Law

Dan Littauer | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK
Dan Littauer

Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa stated on Tuesday he respects Uganda's right to pass anti-gay legislation and that no action will be taken against the country.

WATCH: Gordon Comes Out As First Gay College Basketball Player (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Sport

Derrick Gordon, a sophomore starter for the University of Massachusetts men's basketball team, has come out as the first openly gay player in Division...

For Goodness Sake- Let Toys Be Toys

Jack Fletcher | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK
Jack Fletcher

Gender labelling is unnecessary and needs to be addressed. Society has many problems, but it is an accumulation of small but damaging concepts that need to change for the better.

'Fuelling Hatred': LGBT Groups Slam Reports Gay Teacher Was Forced Out Of Job

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK

LGBT rights groups have revealed their concerns after reports emerged that a gay teacher was forced to resign after parents complained that they did n...

'Being Bisexual Was A Phase'

Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Entertainment

Jessie J has revealed that she thinks her bisexuality was “a phase”, adding that she hopes to marry a man and have children in the future. In ...

LOOK: This Picture Saw Sales Plummet For The Bristol Post

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK

A regional newspaper editor has revealed he lost “thousands” of sales after featuring two gay men kissing after tying the knot on the front page. ...