Welcome to Gay Rights UK
Gay Rights UK is here to give you the info you need about your rights as a LGBT British citizen. Whilst sexuality shouldn’t define us, the gay community of Britain is still surprisingly under the constraints of a taboo society. According to a recent survey by the ONS, 1.5% of the population of Britain openly admits to being homosexual, yet some rights are still reserved solely for heterosexuals.
In the past century, the rights of gay men in Britain have changed dramatically. From homosexuality being declassified as a mental illness to LGBT Britons being able to openly serve in the British armed services, the latter half of the twentieth century has seen barrier after barrier broken down and the twenty first century seems set to replicate this.
Homosexuality is no longer a taboo
Homosexuality is no longer a taboo subject in Britain, though prejudice is still an everyday occurrence, homosexuality is openly embraced. Most large cities have a gay ‘scene’ with gay orientated bars and clubs and the full month of June is dedicated as Pride month in the UK and US. Whether you’re gay, straight or bisexual, join in and stand up for something immense!
If you are struggling with your sexuality, whether you’re out and proud and facing discrimination or still coming to terms with your sexuality there are people out there ready to help you. There are thousands of charities dedicated to helping LGBT live their daily lives without prejudice.