Billy Lucas was a teenager who didn’t quite fit in. His classmates said he was bullied for being different. The 15-year-old never told anyone he was gay but students at Greensburg High School thought he was and so they picked on him. “People would call him ‘fag’ and stuff like […]
Ben Cohen gets naked (almost) for his latest photoshoot; the 2014 StandUp Foundation calendar. It’s a charity. Really, it would be rude not to watch the clip.
“If people don’t accept you for who you are, don’t change. If you’re being bullied, stay strong. Look for support in people and your surroundings. And if someone tries to beat you up, pick up a brick”. Beth Ditto
The president of Gambia has ranked homosexuality alongside obsession with power and greed as “more deadly than all natural disasters put together.” Using his address to the United Nations General Assembly to attack gays and lesbians, President Yahya Jammeh called homosexuality one of the three “biggest threats to human existence,” the […]
“I don’t understand what all the fuss is about. I mean, they have equality now. Why don’t we get a Straight Pride?” Barry Church-Woods Recently I was sitting in a bar, enjoying a leisurely glass of wine waiting to meet some friends before hanging out at Pride Scotia; Scotland’s answer […]
“I am called a “faggot” relatively often. Sometimes the insult comes from anonymous Internet users responding to blog posts I write, like this one, and other times it is hurled at me by drunken guys at bars”. Lucas Waldron writes for the Huffington Post… My younger cousin recently tweeted, “I […]
At the news of his imminent spandex coated arrival on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, we feel now is the time to revisit our blog about a Ben Cohen… “It is time we stand up for what is right and support people who are being harmed. Every person on this planet […]
With just under a year to go until the Sochi Winter Olympic Games, Reporters Without Borders activists gathered outside the Russian embassy in Paris today and unfurled a 70-metre-long banner showing the Olympic rings transformed into a bloody knuckleduster to draw attention to the impunity largely enjoyed by those who […]
It’s here. The Equal Marriage filmclip produced by the Equality Network in Scotland. Check out the wonderful cameos from some of Scotland’s finest. I actually let out a little squeal when Sharleen Spiteri and Alan Cumming popped up!
“The tabloids complain about her looking old, and people laugh at her for that. Then Madonna goes and fixes her face, and they laugh at her for that. Even thought they begrudgingly say she looks amazing, they’ll still laugh at her for trying to look young. Then she steps out, […]