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The philosophy of sexuality

Philosophy takes a long hard look at some of the most fundamental subjects in nature, and so it is natural that what makes us attracted to each other has also come under its spotlight. Although more often studied by psychologists, capturing the essence of why some people are attracted to members of their own sex […]

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Why does religion hate us?

  The religions which don’t condemn homosexuality are few and far between. It seems like religion is the place to turn if you want to have an excuse for homophobia. But are homophobes pulled towards religion or does religion produce homophobes? And why is it that institutions which base themselves on peace and love are […]

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Science Vs Belief – The search of the gay gene

Strip back homophobia to its core constituents, the justification that homosexuality is wrong comes down to one simple belief – that being gay is a choice. If being gay was something you could be genetically tested for, then all of a sudden homophobia would be left clambering for other justifications for bigotry. While finding a […]

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‘Im Proud to be Straight’

August brings Pride to the capital of Wales, with the people of Cardiff and beyond spending the day listening to live music and cabaret, whilst being surrounded by drag queens, shirtless male models and fair rides. It’s all to share a collective message of love, acceptance, and to celebrate all that we’ve achieved as a […]

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BrewDog creates first ever protest beer

Hello My Name is Vladimir mocks Putin’s discriminatory legislation ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi Scottish craft brewery, BrewDog has today launched Hello My Name is Vladimir, a craft beer apparently ‘not for gays’ that carries an image of the Russian premier wearing make up on the label. The ale is the world’s first […]

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The Ultimate Eurovision 2013 Guide

Hello, Euroboys and Eurogirls! Hal de Vil here with some thoughts on this year’s Eurovision entries. My first thoughts about this year’s crop was that it was largely a bit dreary, but upon closer inspection, I began to realise that there’s some cracking stuff lined up for us. There is also some stuff which is […]

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Terrence Higgins Trust condemns government decision on Sex and Relationships Education

Already two months later than expected, having promised to comment by the end of last year, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan […]

Julie Bindel slams the normalising of censorship

Guardian journalist Julie Bindel has slammed a petition calling for presidential hopeful Donald Trump to be banned from entering the […]

We Could be Heroes

If you remember watching re-runs of the 1960’s TV version of Batman as a child, you may be forgiven for […]

Halftime show labelled ‘gay’

Beyoncé and Coldplay’s halftime show at the Super Bowl has provoked homophobic comments from viewers all over the USA. The […]

Holocaust Memorial Day 2016 – Don’t Stand By

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day. Don’t stand by is the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2016. The Holocaust and subsequent genocides […]

MI5 Security Service at the top of Workplace Equality Index 2016

  MI5 has been named as the UK’s most gay friendly employer in the UK after coming top of the […]