Meet Britain's first openly gay soldier who lost a year to his chemsex addiction

Meet Britain's first openly gay soldier who lost a year to his chemsex addiction


When James Wharton quit the army after a decade to retreat to a job in the City and a cosy home in Windsor with his husband and their two dogs, it seemed he’d found his happily ever after. He could have hardly predicted that a year later his marriage would have broken down, he’d be living in central London and be addicted to a combination of hookups and drugs known as chemsex.

Photos of Sierra Leone’s LGBT community, where gay is a sin

Photos of Sierra Leone’s LGBT community, where gay is a sin


Photographer Lee Price tells a story of resilience in a burgeoning LGBT community in Sierra Leone

Why everyone – LGBT or not – should watch Olly Alexander: Growing up Gay

Why everyone – LGBT or not – should watch Olly Alexander: Growing up Gay


BBC3's new documentary from the Years and Years frontman shows how we can all help combat the LGBT mental health crisis

Love Is Great Britain: Celebrating the UK Government’s Largest Participation in Pride Activities in the Americas

Love Is Great Britain: Celebrating the UK Government’s Largest Participation in Pride Activities in the Americas


As part of VisitBritain’s Love is GREAT campaign, the British government will celebrate LGBT rights by participating in local Pride events in 16 cities across the US, Mexico, and Canada this year, and will launch a nationwide sweepstakes on June 10th, 2017 to win a trip to Great Britain. The UK is proud to be recognized as one of the most progressive countries in the world for LGBT rights.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

The UK is the first foreign government to participate in Pride on such a significant scale in the Americas and is proud to continue the tradition this year. Activity will also commemorate the start of decriminalization of homosexuality in England & Wales with the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act of 1967. Love is GREAT will highlight the UK as a champion of LGBT equality and a global leader in human rights across policy, business, arts, culture, and tourism.