Ben Hunte has been announced as the BBC’s latest correspondent, and we get our first glimpse at ‘Mapplethorpe’
This week we bring you stories on RuPaul’s expanding empire, an interesting placement of an ampersand, plus Brazil and South Africa marriage news
Now casting, Drag Race UK will air on BBC Three next year, unleashing the United Kingdom’s special brand of drag talent onto a world of fans
Among the day’s big gay headlines are an ‘SNL’ promo video featuring the ‘Aquaman’ star in the shower and news that Drag Race UK is a go
British media has officially confirmed that eight episodes of Drag Race UK, with RuPaul as the show’s host, will air on BBC3
This week includes stories about coffee shop porn, an update from Taiwan on marriage equality and multiple stories relating to World AIDS Day
There are several gay rugby teams today, but it all started in 1995 in London, when the Kings Cross Steelers were formed
A Chechnya investigation into human rights abuses is officially underway, and Taiwan will soon head to the polls for a referendum on LGBTQ issues
Though King James I was responsible for one of the most famous translations of the Bible, he also had a life-long relationship with a man, George Villiers
Proving it won’t be outdone by the United States, a new UK cake case has disappointed gay people
This year’s calendar is even better than last year’s, with 19 more men and a continued fight to raise awareness for testicular cancer
His ex-wife even walked him down the aisle.
LGBTQ rights have had a long and storied history in the United Kingdom. Of course, there have been numerous anti-LGBTQ laws in the U.K. over the last several centuries. But today, the U.K. stands out as one of the most gay-friendly places in the world. They gave us Adele after all.
Same-sex marriage was recently legalized throughout England, Scotland and Wales, while Northern Ireland allows civil partnerships. The Equality Act of 2010 is one of the most powerful anti-discrimination bills on the planet, protecting the rights of gay people across the U.K.
If you’re gay, you’ll find plenty of things to do and places to go in the United Kingdom. London and Manchester offer a thriving gay community with countless bars, hotspots, and clubs. Don’t forget that the British version of Queer as Folk took place on Canal Street, still widely known as one of the hottest gay destinations on the planet. You can also swing by the gay pride parade in Brighton, or grab a beer at the oldest gay bar in Edinburgh.
Go ahead, let your hair down and break out your favorite sequined tube top. The U.K. is a great place to be your queerest self.