Lgbtq+

How to Handle Your Ex Moving on First

E J Rosetta | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

The lesbian break up is an astounding affair. It can either result in our famous "lez be friends" scenario, or go through a hormone induced, highly dramatic block-a-thon and selection of storm-outs that would make a pantomime villain proud.

Ukip Continue To Normalise Homophobia

Anna Tippett | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Politics
Anna Tippett

Within the storm of normalised homophobia UKIP have created, it is easy to forget the thousands of young LGBT people who are yet to 'come out'. A sixteen year old Christian who is coming to terms with being gay is likely to be severely affected by the comments made by UKIP councillors, particularly when using the Bible as a platform for hate. This needs to change and it should not be used as a tool to endorsing a discriminatory political agenda.

Alan Turing: 60 Years On

Victoria Sadler | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Politics
Victoria Sadler

Turing committed suicide in 1954 - cyanide poisoning from an apple he had deliberately contaminated - widely seen as the result of his conviction in 1952 of indecency (Turing was gay) and the punitive course of chemical castration he was inflicted with as punishment for his 'crime.'

My Transgender Transition: Support

Jayden Ray Billington | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jayden Ray Billington

It is incredibly hard for me to fully come to terms with being transgender and to explain just how I feel but I am growing with each day to accept who I am and taking any steps necessary to get where I need to be physically and mentally. The road is long, and at times painful but support is more than definitely out there if you want or need it...

'Beards Are Immoral' Claims Moscow

Katy Scholes | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Katy Scholes

Russian officials have banned a parade of bearded men and women due to take place on 27 May in Moscow because 'beards are immoral'.

When The Cure Is Acceptance, Understanding and Empathy

Sonia Hendy-Isaac | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sonia Hendy-Isaac

In a one-off documentary, Dr. Christian embarks on the therapy - through hidden cameras and candid interviews, he explores the dark, and deeply disturbing, world of conversion therapy.

Butch, Femme and Beyond: Books for Queer Parents and Their Kids

B.J. Epstein | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
B.J. Epstein

Children who have queer parents but who don't see families like theirs represented in literature (or in movies or on TV) might start to get an erroneous impression about the way the world works. They might begin to think that their family is unique, and therefore strange and unacceptable.

Come Out Ahead: The Benefits of Coming Out

B.J. Epstein | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
B.J. Epstein

LGBTQ people want the freedom to live their lives without having to hide aspects of themselves and without having to face prejudice. That's why coming out is so important. When people come out, they say, "This is who I am. This is what I am like. Accept me for who I am." Coming out enables people to be confident in who and what they are.

From Russia With Hate: The Case for Sporting Boycotts

Matthew Handley | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Matthew Handley

Sporting boycotts has been effectively used in the past. The refusal to allow apartheid South Africa to participate in international sporting events was effective in showing international disgust against the de Klerk regime.

The Premier League Can't Afford to Just Wait for Its Own Jason Collins

Matthew Handley | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Sport
Matthew Handley

The ultimate encouragement for a player to come out, would probably be that there were sufficient other gay peers for it not to be such an issue, or at least enough to be able to offer support. As it stands, that day seems a long way off. If the Premier League is to wait for its own Jason Collins, it may be waiting a very long time.

Lesbians' Relationships: Fetishes, Formality and Forward Assumptions

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gabrielle Leimon

If I had a pound/dollar for every comment I'd had from a man saying they want to 'get in between' my partner and I in bed, or told me I was some sort of 'abomination' by a stranger, or heard some guy say they want to try to 'turn' us to make us straight my rent would be paid this month.

Why Transphobia Needs A Place In The Dictionary

Claudia White | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Claudia White

Last month, I started a Change.org petition to get the term "transphobia" added to the both the Oxford English Dictionary and Microsoft Office's dictionary lexicon. The petition gained 500 signatures in just five hours and now stands at over 9,000.

Oppose Christian Marriage: A Take on the Opposition to Equal Marriage Rights

Ben Deaner | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Deaner

As a strict, practising homosexual I simply cannot condone Christianity and so I certainly cannot accept that a union between two Christians is equivalent to a union between two, loving, committed homosexuals such as myself.

Come Out, Come Out

B.J. Epstein | Posted 07.12.2012 | UK
B.J. Epstein

Come out, come out, wherever you are. It's time to tell your friends, relatives, peers, colleagues, and others that you're lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or otherwise queer, because the 11th of October is International Coming-Out Day.

Pussy Riot Sentence Jeopardises the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games

Andy Miah | Posted 17.10.2012 | UK Politics
Andy Miah

While today's sentencing of the Pussy Riot trio and the accompanying 100 year law banning Pride marches is devastating for many Russian citizens, it also jeopardises the integrity of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, which will take place in less than two years.