- Published on 19 August 2014
Vicky Beeching, the Christian singer, songwriter, recently came out. Despite her religious beliefs contradicting the way she felt about her sexuality she decided that God and the Bible doesn't say what people think it says, and bravely opened up about her sexuality.
We are very proud of her for deciding to come out in her thirties. Moreso for arguing with utter conviction, and knowledge (she's studying a PhD in Theology) that the Pastor's arguement isn't the right one.
- Published on 18 August 2014
The Spectator and it's columnist, Roger Lewis have been widely condemned for publishing a review online of a Dusty: An Intimate Portrait of a Musical Legend, by Karen Bartlett. The columnist started with the sentence "Call me a crazy old physiognomist, but my theory is that you can always spot a lesbian by her big thrusting chin"
- Published on 05 August 2014
Who hasn't seen the headline from the Mail on Sunday? If you've missed the story it's sitting on the web here, ready for all to read and forward to your friends. Have a laugh at how ridiculous the paper is. We have a long way until April Fool's Day so we Brits do what we also do very well in taking the proverbial piss.
Twitter has run amock with #addforlesbianstoaheadline hashtag trending and #dailyfail added on for further ridicule of the national paper which said critics "called it a ‘dangerous social experiment’ that could result in hundreds of fatherless ‘designer families’."
- Published on 21 July 2014
The England and Arsenal Ladies defender has revealed through her BBC online column that the couple are expecting twins later this year. Her partner, Megan Harris, is also a footballer playing for Lincoln Ladies last season but Stoney wrote that "her desire to be a mum far outweighed her ambitions in football so she is the one who is pregnant".
- Published on 12 August 2014
The US Navy has christened a ship after the first American woman in space Sally Ride. In a ceremony in Washington on Saturday, her partner, Tam O’Shaughnessy said before breaking the traditional bottle of Champagne across the bow: ”For the United States of America, I christen thee ‘Sally Ride’. May God bless this ship and all who sail in her.”
- Published on 28 July 2014
Stonewall have announced that Ruth Hunt is to be the new Chief Executive of the lesbian, gay and bisexual charity. Hunt had been acting CEO since February when Ben Summerskill stepped down at the end of January this year.
- Published on 18 July 2014
LGBT campaigners have reacted with surprise at some of the appointments made during the cabinet reshuffle carried out this week by the Prime Minister, David Cameron.
- Published on 11 August 2014
Scores of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Ugandans turned out on Saturday (9th August) to march in the first parade since an anti-homosexuality law was overturned by the courts. The parade is their first public event since a Ugandan court invalidated an anti-gay law that was widely condemned from governmants and groups around the World.
- Published on 22 July 2014
Feminist author Laurie Penny has recently released her new book Unspeakable Things which some have hailed, including Ivrine Welsh, as essential reading “for anybody who truly believes in equality and freedom"
- Published on 19 May 2014
Britain has scored a massive 82% ranking the UK the best country in Europe for LGBTI rights. The 2014 “Rainbow Europe” survey was carried out by ILGA-Europe, a European-wide network of organisations working for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTi) people.
“We definitely see improvements in several countries which adopt laws and public policies to ensure rights and protections