UK Lgbt

'Joy' and 'The Danish Girl' - Reviewed

Harry Crawford | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Harry Crawford

Despite enduring the inane first half, it did grow on me. When Joy gets invited to present and sell her product on QVC thanks to Neil Walker (Bradley Cooper) we see more emotion because of the payoff aaand suddenly the plot takes off because, hey, this is what we wanted to watch! Then I remembered... WHY IS THIS ONLY HAPPENING HALFWAY THROUGH THE BLOODY FILM??

Why "We All Knew!" Is the Worst Thing to Say When Somebody Comes Out

The Guyliner | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

It's a big deal. You can't guess the reaction - even from the people you love and trust the most. But there comes a point where you simply must come out because if you don't, you are living a lie and, for most of us, that simply isn't appealing. The day has to come. Today was that day for Conservative MP and cabinet minister David Mundell. We can assume at the age of 53, he's had plenty of time to think long and hard about whether to do this. In his statement, Mundell, who is the Scottish Secretary and has three children, talked of a "New Year, new start" and "one of the most important decisions of my life".


Philip Christopher Baldwin | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Christopher Baldwin

On 28 August 2014 I sponsored a puppy called Angel. Angel is a gorgeous golden retriever. She is yellow, furry and confident. Angel is being trained as a guide dog. I'm sent regular "pupdates" by the Guide Dogs, a charity which does important and massively empowering work.

A Split In The Church Of England Over Gay Marriage 'Wouldn't Be A Disaster', Welby Says

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK

The Anglican Church splitting over the issue of gay marriage "would not be a disaster" but it would be a "failure", the Archbishop of Canterbury said ...

Alex Slams Katie Price For 'Spreading Transphobia'

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Entertainment

Alex Reid has accused his ex-wife Katie Price of “inciting hate” towards the transgender community, over comments she made on ‘Loose Women’ ea...

Cartoon Network UK 'Censors' Lesbian Relationship From Kids TV Show

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Parents

Cartoon Network UK is facing criticism for 'censoring' a lesbian relationship from the children's show ‘Steven Universe’. The channel was subj...

Winston McKenzie Has ALREADY Upset 'CBB' Viewers, With 'Homophobic' Comment

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Entertainment

‘Celebrity Big Brother’ bosses knew they were in for controversy when they signed up politician Winston McKenzie, and during Tuesday night’s liv...

This Woman Explains Why She Turned Down MBE Over LGBT Persecution

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK

The founder of UK Black Pride has turned down an MBE from the 2016 New Year’s Honours List in protest of the persecution of LGBTQI people in the Com...

Awkward Trans Tales

Fox Fisher | Posted 28.12.2015 | UK Comedy
Fox Fisher

Recently, I did a call-out for awkward stories, and so many people contributed; there were so many repeat stories, almost identical in nature.

Trans People Won't Be Equal While We're Treated Like Children

Sarah Brown | Posted 27.12.2015 | UK
Sarah Brown

When you come out as transgender, and start transitioning, you have few legal protections. The government places you in a sort of gender limbo, seeing you as neither man nor woman, and you lose many protections in law that others take for granted.

Six Reasons Why This Wasn't The Year For LGBT Rights

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 27.12.2015 | UK

In many countries across the world, 2015 saw governments take major leaps forward in terms of LGBT equality - from same-sex marriage in Ireland to deb...

What Transgender Patients Really Go Through When Considering Gender Reassignment

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 25.12.2015 | UK

“Whenever I think I've seen it all, someone walks in the door and tells me something new, something I've never heard before.” Nearly 15 years s...

Are We Ready for Trans Youth in Business?

Emma Cusdin | Posted 24.12.2015 | UK
Emma Cusdin

I am worried that recruiters, policy gurus, senior managers and executives continue to reinforce the binary thinking in the workplace. While celebrities can help with broader social acceptance for trans people, it's the daily reality of finding and being at work for all trans people that still needs to change.

Couple Set To Become The First Transgender Parents In South America

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK Parents

A couple from Ecuador are set to become the first transgender parents in South America. LGBT activist Diane Rodriguez announced on Facebook that he...

Mapping Trans in England's LGBTQ Heritage

Sasha Padziarei | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK
Sasha Padziarei

Since completing an MA in Gender, Sexuality and Culture at Birkbeck, University of London, I have become increasingly interested in LGBTQ+ histories both as a researcher and as a member of queer non-binary trans and, through my friends, a bigger LGBTQ+ community. I am especially interested in how our histories are written and who by.

Jack Sommers

Inside Stonewall's Challenging New Partnership With Transgender People | Jack Sommers | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK

"We get beaten up by the same people" is the campaigner Helen Belcher's blunt wording of why gay and bisexual activists should work with t...

Strictly's Gleb Calls For Same-Sex Couples

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Entertainment

‘Strictly Come Dancing’ professional Gleb Savchenko has backed calls for the show to feature same-sex couples. READ MORE: Danny Dyer Praises...

Sarah Ann Harris

These Brits Are Doing Some Amazing Stuff For Transgender People | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK

The transgender rights movement witnessed a huge shift in public attitudes and understanding in 2015, partly due to some high-profile role models...

Five Years of Cringe: Prime Time Romance and Late Night Camp

Julia Wagner | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Julia Wagner

If the comparison of Blind Date then and First Dates now is anything to go by, mainstream film and television have made LGBT people more visible over the past two decades. But my diary seems to support the fact that that progress in diversity in broadcasting over years has been woefully slow.

When Are We Planning to Stamp Out Rampant Racism in the UK LGBT Community?

Rhammel Afflick | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rhammel Afflick

When over 80% of gay men say they have experienced racism within the LGBT community it's time to we recognised this as an important issue that needs to be dealt with it head on - not least because we have a long shared history of oppression but because at the end of the day its the right thing to do.

Trans Youths Bust Myths

Fox Fisher | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Fox Fisher

Now really is the time to stand up and be counted, in whatever capacity you're comfortable with. I hope that with each generation the coming out process gets easier and easier as the world further understands the reality of what it means to be trans.

Steven Hopkins

Fear, Persecution And Death: Why Prisons Are At Crisis Point Over Trans Inmates | Steven Hopkins | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK

On 27 October, barrister Nicholas Wragg told a court that the "clang of a prison door should never be pleasant", but for his client, it wa...

The People for Whom Human Rights Have No Meaning

Jonathan Cooper | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK
Jonathan Cooper

Nor is it a coincidence that countries that don't criminalise and uphold human rights are more economically viable. With inclusive democracies comes inclusive wealth. Business invests in inclusivity. Tormenting LGBT people is bad for business, bad for wealth creation and bad for health. It undermines the human rights project. Human rights apply to everyone. No one, not even LGBT people, are left behind.

BBC Man Compares Tyson Fury To 'A Dickhead'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK Politics

BBC News presenter Clive Myrie has suggested that British boxing champion Tyson Fury is “a dickhead” over his remarks about homosexuals and women....

Why Teachers Must Come Out

Anna Tippett | Posted 06.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Tippett

In keeping with the mantra of gay rights activist Harvey Milk - visibility is key. It is the most powerful tool for social change. Visibility changes perceptions. Visibility saves lives.