They Deserved So Much Better: Sexuality & Service Members in the 20th Century

As MI5 is voted Britain’s most “gay-friendly” employer, many are reflecting on Alan Turing and the many other service members persecuted for their sexuality.

Bloodlines

English poet Anne Lawrence Bradshaw reflects on her grandfather’s World War II service and its impact on her father.

Sex Education is letting British Teenagers Down

We need to look deeper at our society and the moral meanings that are attached to sexuality, sexual behaviour and sex and relationship education.

Dude’s Guide to Britain’s Literary Hotspots

Irma Hunkeler’s list for book worms in the UK.

A New Frontier of Journalism

Why a new regulator could be a game-changing moment for journalism.

Before April

Guillermo Filice Castro recalls his time serving in the Argentine army during the British invasion of the Falkland Islands in this poem of comradeship and connection between men.

Why the Heck Should Facial Hair Interest us?

To what extent are beards a symbol of masculinity and what key attributes of masculinity do they represent?

In the Eyes of Dolls: A British Revolution with Global Impact

Erin Kelly examines the unexpected spark that led to a British toy company’s bold decision to manufacture a line of dolls with disabilities.

I Want Respect: On Punk Music and Learning Disabilities

Graham Phoenix attends the first night of a Punk Music Tour and discovers what inclusion for those with learning disabilities really means.

1996: Guyhood … the Early Years (Part 1)

While you chewed your Betty Rubble vitamin, what else happened in 1996?

Don’t Say It’s Gay

Can a pop singer and the British Parliament change how the word “gay” is used? Will Young hopes so.

Interpol Issues Global Security Alert

The international policing agency is urging countries around the world to show “increased vigilance,” following prison breakouts over the past month in nine countries, including Iraq, Libya and Pakistan.

British Officials May Consider Bill to Pardon Gay WWII Codebreaker Alan Turing Posthumously

Officials within the British government have indicated they would support a bill to pardon the legendary World War II codebreaker Alan Turing posthumously.

Serie A Match Stopped Due to Racist Chant

European football is plagued by violence and racism, an epidemic that seems to infect primarily young, unemployed men.

Sir Nicholas Winton: The Man Who Saved 669 Jewish Children From Hitler

Sir Nicholas Winton has been called “one of the greatest humanitarians of out time,” for his heroic efforts to save the children of Czechoslovakia from Hitler’s Nazi invasion.

Foreign Nationals Abducted by Islamist Militants in Algeria

Algerian officials state, “Contact with the site is extremely difficult, but we understand that armed individuals are still occupying the In Amenas operations site.”