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Poll shows over half of British Muslims would like gay sex banned

Research commissioned by Channel 4 has found that 52% of British Muslims think that homosexuality should be illegal. The poll was carried out by research group ICM and asked 1000 British Muslims about their attitudes with an aim to discover why so many are being drawn towards violence and extremism. The results of the study […]

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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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H&M recruits Caitlyn Jenner for new campaign

  Clothing company H&M have recruited Caitlyn Jenner to be the face of their new sportswear campaign.  Launched just a […]

1 in 12 adoptions in England now to same-sex couples

Three in four LGBT people going through the adoption process actively consider adopting siblings, according to new research by New […]

Same-sex marriage comes to the Isle of Man

The Isle of Man’s new Marriage and Civil Partnership Act has been granted royal assent, which means same-sex couples will […]

Election of Methodist Bishop could split the Church

The Methodist Church in the USA is facing a possible split after an openly gay women was elected as a […]

Gay Portsmouth asylum seeker detained

An Algerian man currently living in Portsmouth has been detained and is currently at an immigration removal centre after he […]

Unison launches survey on public spending cuts

The cuts in public spending on services affects us all in various ways, but how has it affected the LGBT+ […]