Tag: Gay

Watch | Can You See Past the Label?

A new video is out from the United Nations, which is hitting home the impact of discrimination – “Lesbian”, “gay”, “bisexual”, “transgender”, “intersex”, “queer”: can you see past the labels? The video is from the United Nations Free & Equal campaign which celebrates the contributions that millions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender…

We Went To Gay Conversion Therapy Camp

Powerful documentary from Vice that needs to be watched. Conversion therapy is the practice of “curing” gay people by trying to turn them straight through counselling and lifestyle restrictions. The practice dates back to the early Freudian period, when homosexuality was considered pathological and attempts to treat it were deemed appropriate.…

Young and Gay: Jamaica’s Gully Queens

Watch the unofficial video for “Beautiful Girl” by Vybz Kartel, the “voice of the Jamaican ghetto” at Noisey. In Jamaica, attacks, murder, and rape are common occurrences against LGBTI people, with little to no retribution or justice brought against those responsible. After being forced from shacks, derelict buildings, and their…

Shocking Stats About Suicide

General Population Suicide Attempt Rate – 1.6% Heterosexual Teen Suicide Attempt Rate – 4% Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay Teen Suicide Rate – 20% Transgender Suicide Attempt Rate 41% Please also read – Suicide Is A Serious Risk, Especially for LGBT Teens  

Aretha: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

In any relationship, you start out with the honeymoon phase- where you just cannot get enough of each other. You text, you tweet, you kiss, you hug, you spend every available moment together. After these feelings have moved past, you begin to realize if the relationship is meant to last…

Be my Valentines

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, couples are rushing to search for the perfect gift for their partner. If you’re in a lesbian relationship you know that just as much as you want the perfect gift, so does she. Homosexual presents are not that different from heterosexual presents. No…

The True Definition of Gay

Have you ever fancied someone of the same-sex? Ever just wanted to jump someone’s bones that have the same body parts as you? If so, these might be signs that you are gay… It’s nothing to worry about; it’s not ‘wrong’, or ‘bad’, like others may have persuaded you that…

Gay-therapy…. huh?!

Gay-therapy, also-known-as: “Gay-affirmative”, or “gay friendly” therapy, it corrects and tries to heal all of the previous attempts to change ones sexual orientation. With all of the wide ranged attempts to change, or alter someone’s sexual orientation it is nothing but a misguided perception that being gay is a choice,…

Same Sex Partnerships Evolving

As the public eye seems to change its view on same-sex couples and marriage, political leaders have had to pay more attention to the wants and needs of more acceptance towards their lifestyles, involving legal protections to the individuals to ensure no one is injured by someone who disagrees with…

LGBT History Month

So it’s February, which means one thing, its LGBT History Month. This fantastic calendar event is here to celebrate the lives and achievements of the LGBT community; celebrating its diversity and the society as a whole. It is an opportunity to celebrate LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) lives and culture…

How LGBT History Month can change attitudes

What’s the campaign called?  LGBT History Month is an event first marked in Scotland a mere nine years ago to coincide with the abolition of Section 28, which prohibited local authorities and schools from discussing lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) lives. LGBT History Month is managed and promoted by LGBT…

LGBT History Month @University of East Anglia

This year the university will be presenting a number of events in support of LGBT History Month –  All talks are free and they take place in Arts 2.02 at 7 pm. Visit www.uea.ac.uk/literature/engagement/lgbt-history-month Music in Queer Fiction – Dr Clare Connors – 3 February 2014 When music is described in novels…