Shine Your Light On Them #NoBystanders

Radu Asandei | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Radu Asandei

We've seen in the news, homophobes throwing people off of buildings simply for being perceived as gay! All because we dare to love another human being.  How can that be anything but evil?

'Hollyoaks' Triumphs At Stonewall Awards

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Entertainment

‘Hollyoaks’ triumphed in the final ever Stonewall Awards on Thursday (6 November) evening, winning the Broadcast Of The Decade prize. The Chan...

Why I'm Glad That 'Stonewall' Tanked

Charlotte Robson | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Robson

It is my dearest hope that this disaster will be a springboard for change, and thanks to it, maybe one day the LGBTQ+ community will get our own Selma, or 12 Years A Slave, a story that doesn't flinch away from its subject matter, that takes a stand for itself - and that truly invites everyone to stand with it.

Director Defends 'Stonewall' As Reviewers Slam Film

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Entertainment

The first reviews for the upcoming ‘Stonewall’ film are in, and to say that the movie’s cast and crew probably won't like them would be a huge u...

'Boycott Stonewall' Petition Gains Speed

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Entertainment

An upcoming film about the Stonewall riots has faced a huge backlash, with almost 23,000 people signing a petition to boycott it. The riots, which ...

Gay Man Reveals 'Guilt And Shame' Of Being Banned From Giving Blood

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK

The government's "draconian" restrictions on gay men donating blood must be reviewed, according to a campaign backed by MPs, national charities and St...

There's Still Much More to Do

Ruth Hunt | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Politics
Ruth Hunt

At the beginning of the election campaign we outlined four key things which we believe, if tackled, will have a positive impact on the LGBT community. The first of these was a tangible commitment to help combat homophobic, biphobic and transphobic hate crime. With the exception of the SNP and Ukip, this featured in the manifestos of almost all the major political parties; a great first step, but we must see this translated into real action with the next government... We're at an extremely important point in the LGBT movement where, if we have any hope of achieving full equality, complacency is not an option. We've read the manifestos and we'll remember the commitments. We hope that whoever is elected on 7 May will do the same.

What Should LGBT People Fear From the Next Government? Complacency.

Ruth Hunt | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Politics
Ruth Hunt

The last five years have included some real successes for the LGBT community and some progress for trans communities. The most memorable for many is finally being able to legally marry their husband or wife. However, while I welcome this with open arms, the achievements of this government also present a big risk for the LGBT community. That risk is complacency.

I Don't Care That You're Gay, HIV Positive and Hep C Positive: I Love You Anyway

Philip Christopher Baldwin | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Christopher Baldwin

I came out in stages, taking my time. I rarely felt under pressure to come out from the people around me. I took the initiative in terms of coming out. I wasn't put on the spot, except at school. I felt a pressure from within, to proclaim who I am and to be authentic to myself.

Celebrating LGBT History Month

Nicky Morgan | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Politics
Nicky Morgan

From Renaissance master Michelangelo to writer and historian Jan Morris to artist Frida Kahlo, the contribution of LGBT people not only to our society today, but to the strong history that shaped it, can't be understated. And yet so many of these remarkable men and women have seen their lives shaped, not just by their achievements but also by the need to hide their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Leading Gay Rights Charity Just Made A Historic Change

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK

Stonewall has announced it will now campaign for the rights of trans people, as well as lesbians, gays and bisexuals, in an unprecedented expansion of...

The Apprentice Fired Candidate 'Resigned On First Day Back At Work'

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Entertainment

This week’s fired Apprentice candidate has revealed that his stint on the reality TV show was truly life-changing. Following his expulsion from ...

Asa Bennett

Back Same Sex Marriage? This Gay Ukip MEP Thinks You're An 'Equality Nazi' | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Politics

Gay marriage supporters are "equality Nazis" who helped push through something that only matters to "some queen who wants to dress up in a bridal froc...

Ukip Defend Man Who Fears 'Gaystapo' Joining Party

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip has been forced to defend the fact that controversial ex-Christian Peoples Alliance leader Alan Craig, who once dubbed gay rights activists the "...

Revealed: The Top Gay-Friendly Universities in The UK

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Valladares | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

For the fourth year running Stonewall have released their Gay By Degree University Guide which names the UK's most gay-friendly universities. The univ...

Rainbow Laces - A Campaign Every Football Fan Can Get Behind

Tim Farron | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Politics
Tim Farron

Players are lacing up their boots with rainbow-coloured laces as part of an anti-homophobia in football campaign. Will this end the homophobia that sports men and women face overnight? No, I doubt that. But is it an important symbol? Yes I think it is.

Dispelling the Dark Clouds of Section 28: Flying Into Blue Skies Through the Leadership of New Teachers

Claire Stoneman | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Claire Stoneman

I write this in the last week of the six week summer holiday, teetering on the brink of a brand new school year brimming with all its hope and possibility. 2014-2015 academic year, for my school - Dame Elizabeth Cadbury in Bournville, Birmingham - is a very exciting one.

'We Should Teach Young Children To Celebrate Being Gay'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK

Children under the age of five should be taught to celebrate being gay to combat homophobia, the gay rights group Stonewall has said. Stonewall's n...

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.

Call Me Kuchu: Being Gay in Uganda Means Death by Stoning

Carina Maggar | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK
Carina Maggar

Every day in Uganda gay people are subjected to all kinds of physical violence; burning and stoning are common acts of discrimination. They believe that homosexuality belongs in the same category as pedophilia, rape, murder and terrorism. In fact, Al-Qaeda is mentioned several times in the film.

Teachers and Parents: It's Time To Teach About Same Sex Weddings!

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Shaun Dellenty

So in the end, common sense, lots of hard work from lots of people and the freedom to love and be loved prevailed. I can now legally wed the man I love, should I choose to. Blimey, I feel like my experience of reality just changed massively.

What Is a Modern Family?

Dr Michael Petry | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK
Dr Michael Petry

I recently attended a lunch where a former couple (of two men) introduced their third partner (also a man) as part of their 'thrupple'. It was not a term I had heard before but an arrangement that I certainly had. Someone suggested it was strange - a pejorative word - and I corrected them saying that it was unusual in this day but was not odd or strange.

Up Against the Stonewall on Equal Marriage

Peter Tatchell | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Tatchell

Former Stonewall chief Ben Summerskill has made astonishing allegations against the Liberal Democrats, claiming they never sincerely supported same-sex marriage. He suggested they acted with "cynical and opportunistic" motives. This is outrageous. I don't support the Lib Dems, but they backed equal marriage at a time when Summerskill and the gay lobby group, Stonewall, refused to do so. The Lib Dems deserve credit for their early embrace of marriage for all. Ben's petty, sectarian smears are unbecoming - and unjustified.

Lucy Sherriff

How Britain's Universities Want You To Think There's No Homophobia On Campus | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Some of Britain's top universities have been accused of failing LGBT students by claiming they do not face any abuse or discrimination on campus, desp...

The Word Gay

Patrick Cash | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK
Patrick Cash

In the last months of 2013 there were a few choice op-eds and journalistic pieces that displayed a worrying ignorance of thought on social matters...