The NUS Is Right To Ask The Police Not To Attend Pride

Jess Bradley | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jess Bradley

In order to ensure that Pride events are safe and accessible to all LGBT people, including those who have experienced police violence, I will be saying to Pride organisers: have individual police at Pride, but ask them to leave their badge and uniform at home.

The Language Martyrs: Celebrating International Mother Language Day

Thaslima Begum | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK
Thaslima Begum

February 21st 1952, Dhaka. The fallen bodies of students and teachers lie scattered amid a campus-turned-battlefield, as tear gas lingers in bloody ha...

I Might Look Gay But I'm Angry

Darren Brady | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Darren Brady

Deep down I'm still pissed off I never got to date, flirt and kiss the boys at school. Deep down I'm still upset my parents didn't applaud my difference. Deep down I'm still pissed off I was left floundering in the confusion of my gayness at an age when I didn't even know what gayness meant.

Whether LGBT+ Or Straight, You Have A Duty To Come To Pride In 2017

Steve Taylor | Posted 08.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Taylor

Come to celebrate, and to party. Come to show support for the millions of young people unsure of their sexuality. Come to support the hundreds of campaigning organisations and charities in the parades and running stalls. Come to show solidarity with the billions of people worldwide who don't enjoy the freedoms you do.

Trump's Homophobia Will Hit Us In Europe

Steve Taylor | Posted 13.11.2016 | UK Politics
Steve Taylor

Donald Trump's LGBT credentials - or, rather, the lack of them - are well known and don't need a further recital here. And whilst they must mean that we fear for both the physical and emotional safety and security of LGBT+ people in the US, his opinions have a far reaching consequence that sits right on our doorstep...

Dress Made From 72 Flags Carries A Powerful Message About LGBT Lives

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Style

A dress has been made from 72 flags to raise awareness about life-threatening issues faced by the LGBT community. The gown was created entirely from t...

After Orlando the LGBT Community Must Stand Together

Sarah Garrett | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK
Sarah Garrett

This year's Pride in London, took place in the aftermath of our community being shaken by the recent events in Orlando that killed 49 LGBT+ people in a gay club. This seems even harder to comprehend when in the UK we have almost gained full equality in the eyes of the law, and last year the States followed suit with equal marriage. But changes in the law are no reason to become complacent.

Odeon To Have 'Pride' Evening In Tribute To Orlando

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Entertainment

In the wake of the tragedy in Orlando earlier this month, Odeon Cinemas will hold special charity screenings of hit British film 'Pride'. Following re...

Jeremy Corbyn Heckled At Pride March, Criticised By Labour Lord For 'Disappointing' Response

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 25.06.2016 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn has been heckled by Labour members at the London Pride parade. The Labour leader, who is looks set to face a challenge for the top job ...

Ain't Too Proud to March

Suzi Ruffell | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Comedy
Suzi Ruffell

I have never marched at Pride. Does that make me a bad gay? I think it might. Being gay is just part of who I am, I don't go on marches for having bro...

Show Your Pride With This Rainbow Makeup Tutorial

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Style

Pride is officially underway in the UK, with LGBT festivities taking place in major cities like London, Brighton and Manchester. To celebrate, beauty ...

Notes on Denmark: People and Practices

Harvey Wilks | Posted 20.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Harvey Wilks

Eight months after moving to Denmark, I'm now straddling that crepuscule between things being novel and others becoming the norm, so in this lucid moment I wanted to jot down a few observations, about my experience of Denmark and, more importantly, about the people who hail from it - an invitees examination, if you will.

It's Still Illegal to Be Gay in 76 Countries Around The World. What Can We Do To Help?

Philip Ellis | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK
Philip Ellis

If we look at the conversations happening around equality in 2016, much discussion abounds on the business case for being LGBT-friendly. There is rese...

18 Things You Missed at National Student Pride 2016

Jamie Wareham | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jamie Wareham

I currently have MEGA post-pride blues. It's my third year helping out with National Student Pride since it came to London, and in an attempt to boost my levels to those I get when in our luminous pink skinny jeans - I've jotted down my highlights of the Saturday...

On Being Black and Gay

Anthony Lorenzo | Posted 16.10.2016 | 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 07.09.2016 | 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 29.06.2016 | 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 27.06.2016 | 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 26.06.2016 | 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.