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Daniel Browne
Daniel Browne is a UK-based hypnotherapist. He is the founder of Push Projects, a support charity for LGBTQ youth.

Entries by Daniel Browne

The Lasting Legacy of Section 28

(0) Comments | Posted November 14, 2013 | 9:00 AM

Monday, Nov. 18, will mark a special day in the UK: the 10th anniversary of the repeal of Section 28. Introduced by Margaret Thatcher's government in 1988, Section 28 was part of the Local Government Act and prohibited authorities in England and Wales from "promoting" homosexuality. The law also went...

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Standing Up for the 'T' Girls

(21) Comments | Posted May 6, 2013 | 9:14 PM

Girls can wear jeans and cut their hair short,
Wear shirts and boots, 'cause it's OK to be a boy,
But for a boy to look like a girl is degrading,
'Cause you think that being a girl is degrading,
But secretly you'd love to know what it's like,
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Bisexual: Not Such a Dirty Word

(38) Comments | Posted February 14, 2013 | 7:43 PM

In this magnificent world full of diversity, there are people of different races, colors, genders, religions, beliefs and sexualities. It's wonderful, and it is something that should be celebrated, but that's not always done, particularly when it comes to sexuality.

I'm not one for putting labels on people, and I...

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Is There a Need to Come Out?

(30) Comments | Posted January 17, 2013 | 3:10 PM

I often find myself thinking about life and the world that we live in and wondering why the hell people have to come out as lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB). Heterosexual people never come out as straight, so why must we make an announcement?

The truth is that we don't...

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Young, Gay and Homeless

(22) Comments | Posted December 20, 2012 | 12:14 PM

Christmas is almost here, and many of us are looking forward to spending time with our loved ones. But there are some people who don't have that to look forward to. That is because they are homeless.

Being homeless is one of the worst things can happen to someone. I...

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Growing Old Gay

(30) Comments | Posted November 20, 2012 | 2:12 PM

Once you get to thirty years old you might as well be dead.... That's the saying isn't it? At least it is in the gay world. Thirty is apparently the equivalent to being a sixty year old straight person. So at the age of twenty eight I am actually fifty...

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Equal Marriage: Not About Gay Rights vs. Religious Belief

(2) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 7:29 PM

The topic of equal marriage is a hot one in the UK at the moment (I call it "equal marriage" instead of "gay marriage" because I feel that that term describes it better). Earlier this year there was a government consultation designed to hear the public's views on how equal...

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Rylan Clark and the Camp Factor

(3) Comments | Posted October 22, 2012 | 8:38 PM

The X Factor. It's the UK's most popular show. Millions of us sit down in front of the television each Saturday night to watch the spectacle in all its glory. We laugh, we cry, and sometimes we cringe as the contestants sing their hearts out in a bid to be...

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Coming Out at School

(3) Comments | Posted October 11, 2012 | 11:12 AM

Since the decriminalization of homosexuality in England and Wales in 1967 (Scotland did not follow England's lead until 1980, and it was 1982 before Northern Ireland did the same), the freedom and rights that LGBT people enjoy have come a long way, from it no longer being illegal to be...

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