Lgbtq

Where Are All The Gay Football Players?

Max Harvey | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Sport
Max Harvey

The first high profile gay footballer will need to be thick-skinned and have the vocal support of all those that seek to see diversity represented in sport. There is a possibility that their career might suffer too. It may be the case that clubs avoid a perceived risk to supporter income by employing a gay star and that sponsors have a similar fear about brand perceptions.

Creating Trans Content? Don't Forget Trans People!

Fox Fisher | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Fox Fisher

What these films usually have in common is a lack of understanding towards trans issues, where harmful and misleading stereotypes about trans people are enforced. Not surprisingly, trans people are tired of being the subject of ridicule, disgust or are shown for the shock effect value and usually don't involve an actual trans person playing the role.

Brave Trans Teen Has Gender Confirmation Surgery Filmed To Help 'Demystify' The Public

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A brave transgender teenager has filmed her gender confirmation surgery in an attempt to “demystify” the public about the operation. 18-year-old...

LGBT Rights In 2017: A Queen's New Year Message

Andréa Avena | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Andréa Avena

For me, I feel particularly strongly that we allow our straight friends and allies to stand with us. No one is too "privileged" to stand up for another person's rights; in my mind a friend is a friend and I'm thankful and honoured for their love and support (even more so when it's in the form of posing for calendars).

Thank You, George Michael: An LGBTQ+ Tribute

Lee Williscroft-Ferris | Posted 26.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Lee Williscroft-Ferris

The LGBTQ+ community does indeed owe George Michael a debt of gratitude. Alongside the rest of the world, we thank him for his amazing musical legacy, for his ability to make us sing, dance and cry. However, we in the LGBTQ+ community should also be thankful to have had George Michael as one of 'our own'.

The Importance Of Preserving LGBTQ History

Vicky Iglikowski | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK
Vicky Iglikowski

"I have only been queer since I came to London... before then I knew nothing about it" This surprisingly open expression of a queer identity and its ...

Warwick Rowers Strip Off To Fight LGBT+ Hate Crime After Brexit Vote

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

The Warwick rowers are back this year with their annual naked calendar and it might just be the best one yet. The 2017 edition sees the athletic lads...

There Aren't Enough Lesbians On TV

Robyn Exton | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Robyn Exton

Although there has been progress, lesbians are still massively absent in comparison to gay males. For every two steps forward, there's always three back. Even though lesbians are featuring more in TV and film, their appearance is in many cases, short lived.

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?

Those Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Trans Person

Owl | Posted 10.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
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.

It Is Not Enough To #PrayforOrlando

Megan A. Armstrong | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK
Megan A. Armstrong

It is not enough to pray for Orlando. We need to speak about -and ultimately, end -- oppression, marginalisation, and violence against LGBTQ people.

The Journalist's Guide to Reporting the Orlando Club Attack

Charlie Smith | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Smith

I understand that I'm asking a lot of you here. I know that my suggestions to you may take you a little bit of time. But really, what's a couple of minutes of your time in comparison to those who have lost the rest of their lives due to this attack?

I'm Gay, Not Queer

Anna Tippett | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Politics
Anna Tippett

The term queer is generally acknowledged as more of a middle class phenomenon. As rebellious as it may be, it tends to belong to those who have had the good fortune of higher education, or those who have been lucky enough to be born into an 'arty' familial circle.

Change LGBTQ People's Life With Science and Technology in China

Geng Le | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Tech
Geng Le

When I look back on the past decade and a half that I have spent promoting LGBT issues in China, I see that so much has changed for the better. Fifteen years ago, I could have never imagined that I would be one of the British Councils 33 Global LGBT Influencers.

Why Is Big Business Bothered About Global Gay Rights?

Jon Miller | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK
Jon Miller

The world is taking two divergent paths on gay rights. In many countries there is growing acceptance of LGB&T people, and legal protection from discri...

The Far-Left Must Not Be Allowed to Politicise Identity

David Browne | Posted 02.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

We should not simply wait for the Far-Left to marginalise themselves and tear themselves apart; so long as they continue to presumptively appropriate voices and claim to speak for others, we must continue to speak out and demonstrate that they do not.

Don't Be Fooled - The Conservatives Are Not the LGBT-Friendly Party They Would Have Us Believe

George Gillett | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
George Gillett

It's clear that David Cameron is not the progressive Prime Minister of LGBT equality that his supporters make him out to be. He's a shrewd politician whose noncommittal approach on gay marriage allowed him to ride a wave of popular support for LGBT equality, rather than leading it.

It's Time We Start Protecting Trans Kids

Dean Eastmond | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Dean Eastmond

UK LGBT mental health charity PACE recently found in a study that 48% of Trans people under the age of 26 said they had attempted to take their own lives, with 30% saying that they had done so in the past year. That's almost half of the entire Trans community.

Four New Year's Resolutions Every Lesbian Should Make

E J Rosetta | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

Whether your sexual orientation is on a need to know basis or you have been out since you were 12, there's always someone you've conveniently forgotten to tell. Your Grandparents, perhaps? Or your colleagues? But a good 2015 LGBT resolution is to make sure you're Out. To everyone.

The Problem With the 'G Word'

Anna Tippett | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Tippett

From my experience, many people who use this term have gay friends or even family members and are not in the least part homophobic. Why, then, do they continue to use the word gay in a negative context?

Oxford Uni To Hold Consent Workshops Specifically For LGBTQ Students

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Oxford University's student union is to hold sexual consent workshops specifically aimed at lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning couple...

How to Handle Your Ex Moving on First

E J Rosetta | Posted 22.12.2014 | 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...