On Being Black and Gay

Anthony Lorenzo | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anthony Lorenzo

The outright rejection of you based on your race is tempered not by more understanding men, but by attraction to you based on your race, or more specifically, based on pre-conceived notions of what your race has to offer: Big cocks, thug-like masculinity, animalistic lust. When you're strong, you ignore it. When you're desperate, you capitulate.

Take Pride in Sexuality AND Religion

Jonny Freeman | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jonny Freeman

When I speak to people about religion and sexuality, the most common response is "its okay, I have no problem. People can be who they want to be". Bearing this phrase in mind, it got me wondering why religion can't become a passionate part of Pride.

This Police Officer Dancing At Pride Is The Most Feel Good Video Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK

A footloose police officer has become an internet sensation after a video of her dancing at Manchester Pride emerged on Facebook. The female offic...

Why I Didn't March At London Pride...

Sophie Brown | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Brown

I celebrate Pride every day that I wake up with my girlfriend. Pride consumes my every movement. My every achievement. My struggle lifts me beyond all I thought possible. I accept that my pride is what makes me different, but also just the same.

Tackling Isolation and Fostering a Genuine Sense of Community Must Be the New Frontier for the LGBT Movement

Matthew Todd | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK
Matthew Todd

Glitz and glamour, celebrations and rainbow flags as far as the eye can see are all great. An important part of Pride is about showing newcomers that we are here, we exist. But we also need to support the everyday people who do the really hard work.

I Have Two Mums and I Am Proud

Jesse Toksvig-Stewart | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jesse Toksvig-Stewart

The question I get asked most frequently is "What was it like growing up with lesbian parents?" Mostly I answer comically about how it was great because the toilet seat never got left up, but in reality it is pretty average. I think that people expect me to be scarred terribly because two women bringing up children does not seem normal to them, or that I must have this empty hole in my soul where a father should be.

The Best Gay Pride Events In London (It Isn't All About The Parade)

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK

It's Pride Week, and to celebrate we've rounded up eight amazing events that prove the parade is only the cherry on top of a jam-packed week celebrati...

Chipotle Owns Pride Parades With Amazing LGBT-Friendly Ad Campaign

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Fast food company, Chipotle, have been causing a stir at Pride events across the U.S. with their LGBT-friendly advertising campaigns. The burrito m...

Pride Parade (Which Marches For Inclusion) Bans Ukip From Joining Event

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.06.2015 | UK

Ukip has been banned from taking part in an LGBT parade in London over "safety fears." On Friday, organisers of the pride event, scheduled for late Ju...

A Young Woman's Experience With Sexual Orientation and Mental Checklists

Molly Turnley | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Molly Turnley

Our mental checklists are very much past their expiry dates; they're growing mould in fact. I hope that one day very soon you'll notice and revise your prejudices and stereotypes and stop consciously and subconsciously pigeonholing people.

Bragging Vicariously Through your Child

Kai Humphries | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

The pride generated from the achievements of the juniors in your family tribe is a bit like the team goal, you're actually celebrating your part played in the move, the returns of your investment.

BAFTA Nominations Just Made This Week Even Better For Benedict

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Entertainment

This year's BAFTA nominations were announced this morning and, as expected, screen favourites Benedict Cumberbatch and Eddie Redmayne will be up again...

Getting Under the Skin of an Extraordinary Year

Tom Linay | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Tom Linay

It is often said that there's never a bad year for cinema and 2014 emphatically proved that. In a year when cinema admissions were down on the highs of the last few years and no single film crossed the £40m mark for the first time since 2003, it would be easy to be pessimistic about the current state of cinema.

Hurricane Gonzalo Caused By Success Of The Movie 'Pride', Says Ukip Councillor

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Comedy

The first extreme storms to batter Britain in some months have been caused by the success of the film 'Pride', says a Ukip councillor. "The passage...


Mik Scarlet | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

This weekend an incident occurred that reminded me of what is is to be disabled in the UK in the 21st Century. I have been disabled since a few weeks after birth, having been born with cancer, but started using a wheelchair full time at the age of fifteen after a complication caused my spine to collapse.

Why We Should All Be Proud Of Pride: The Film

Lisa Higgins | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lisa Higgins

After the screening, held in a swanky cinema at London's Barbican centre, a world away from a Welsh pit mine, various friends of Mark Ashton stood up to thank Warchus for portraying the events in such a truthful way, some of them weeping, they were so proud.

Who Were The Real People Behind 'Pride'?

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

As cinema-goers laugh, cry and cheer in equal measure while they're watching 'Pride', in UK cinemas from today, they might think the story too far-fet...

Caroline Frost

'I Don't Act Gay' | Caroline Frost | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

Andrew Scott seems to have cornered the market in dark-eyed intensity on the small screen, whether it’s as a brooding, bruised cop opposite Christop...

We Need Pride

Eve Hartley | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Eve Hartley

I'm tired of students and young people as a collective being constantly ignored or patronised by the state... people forget that if you constantly damage the spirit of a generation and illegitimatise our opinions, it will demolish the hope and drive of those who not only have the potential to make huge positive impact in the UK, but worldwide.

Drag Queen Mama Tits Confronts Christian Protesters At Pride Parade

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK

Seattle’s recent Pride Parade saw the usual raft of Bible-carrying exclusionists descend on the festival to chirp Bronze Age intolerance at members ...

Why I Believe Gay Pride Matters More Than Ever - And How Music Will Help It Grow

Will Young | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Will Young

Gay Pride has changed largely due to the context it now operates in. Gay rights have evolved so much it is just wonderful to be a part of a country that celebrates difference. There are still prejudices to overcome. Young gay people can still not feel comfortable at school. With the word 'dyke' being used 1000 times a day on Twitter, 'faggot' 4,500 times a day. With 26% of young gay people attempting suicide and 52% self harming and the word 'gay' banded around as a pejorative description of something defunct and wrong, Gay Pride's message should be about sustaining what we have and looking to improve the lives of young gay people. To protect them through education and allow our young people to see that difference isn't bad, it is something to be celebrated.

The Place of LGBT+ Family Members and Allies at Pride

Shoshana Devora | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shoshana Devora

The worldwide Pride season is now in full swing, with London Pride this coming Saturday. I would be there, if I wasn't out of the country. Last year I partied in Spain, and the year before I could be found celebrating in both London and Bristol.

Which LGBT Tourists Most Want to Travel to Pride Events? (The Answer Might Surprise You.)

Ian Johnson | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Johnson

'Gay Pride' events have become big business, especially for tourism marketing offices who increasingly promote them to shine a spotlight on their destination in a competitive LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) tourism market...

In a Digital World Are the 4 P's of Marketing Still Relevant?

Tony Fish | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK Tech
Tony Fish

I am neither brave nor stupid enough to suggest that this replace the traditional and time tested marketing mix thinking, but the old framework doesn't embrace for digital as the fundamental and does not allow in its teaching digital first.

One-upmanship: The Game We All Play But Hate to Admit It

Justin Cash | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Justin Cash

Not wishing to brag or anything, but I have a friend who works for a large investment bank. He recently snapchatted me a picture of his new Rolex (I assume time was of the essence when he felt compelled to broadcast the purchase). Aged 23, he appears to have decided the time was right to visit a Mayfair dealer and purchase a vintage timepiece with some of his £70,000 plus salary.