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Thursday, 8 December 2016

Amnesty for gay men convicted under outdated laws extended to Northern Ireland

Amnesty for gay men convicted under outdated laws extended to Northern Ireland
- Northern Ireland is still the main battleground in the UK in the struggle for gay rights. It remains the only region where gay marriage is not recognised ...

How British Film 'The Pass' is Tackling Homosexuality—and Homophobia—in Football

How British Film 'The Pass' is Tackling Homosexuality—and Homophobia—in Football
- In September, the LGBT rights charity Stonewall revealed sobering data that 72 percent of football fans have heard homophobic language while ...

Christian filmmakers file lawsuit against LGBT protections because they don't want to film ...

Christian filmmakers file lawsuit against LGBT protections because they don't want to film ...
- A heterosexual Christian couple is suing the state of Minnesota because they're scared they will have to film a gay wedding… even though no one has ...

Gay students reveal their mortifying sex ed experiences

Gay students reveal their mortifying sex ed experiences
UK students are so appalled by the lack of good LGBTI sex education in ... relationships, the rising levels of HIV and racism in the LGBT community.

Don't change the UK university application system – it works just fine

Don't change the UK university application system – it works just fine
- Currently in the UK, students apply to higher education institutions using grades that are based on the predictions of theis schoolteachers - however, ...

Marine Le Pen: No free school for foreigners

Marine Le Pen: No free school for foreigners
- French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has called for an end to free education for foreign children. In a speech in Paris, the National Front's candidate ...

Brexit legal challenge: Scotland and Northern Ireland must consent to Article 50, Supreme Court told

Brexit legal challenge: Scotland and Northern Ireland must consent to Article 50, Supreme Court told
- The Scottish and Northern Irish governments must give their consent before Article 50 can be triggered, the Supreme Court has been told. Lawyers ...

U.K. Lawmakers Back Theresa May's March 2017 Brexit Schedule

U.K. Lawmakers Back Theresa May's March 2017 Brexit Schedule
- The exit talks will be “the most important and complex negotiations in modern times,” Brexit Secretary David Davis told Parliament in London on ...

Mental Health at Work

Mental Health at Work
- Some 350 million of us it's reckoned suffer a mental health problem every year, ... with overwork, we visit Crossrail, a UK company that's among those making ... is lost to business worldwide as a result of mental health breakdowns.



Survey seeks to improve campus life for students

Survey seeks to improve campus life for students
- All the topics on the survey include reasons for attending UK, parking, dining, diversity, mental health and tuition. It also includes recommendations ...

Nearly 1000 women in the UK have been killed by domestic abuse in the last 6 years

Nearly 1000 women in the UK have been killed by domestic abuse in the last 6 years
- We know domestic violence takes place, but it's only when you look at the statistics which indicate just how many instances there are of abuse within ...

Hundreds of police officers accused of sex abuse, inquiry finds

Hundreds of police officers accused of sex abuse, inquiry finds
Domestic abuse victims, alcohol and drug addicts, sex workers and arrested suspects were among those targeted by officers and staff, HMIC said.

Children 'threatened by domestic violence and abuse'

Children 'threatened by domestic violence and abuse'
Domestic violence, mental health problems and substance abuse amongst parents now account for between 60 and 80 per cent of all interventions by ...

Five questions we should be asking about the impact of UK aid

Five questions we should be asking about the impact of UK aid
- Five questions we should be asking about the impact of UK aid ... of poverty, lives saved, sustainable development goals met – is what the UK public ...

Number of workers living in poverty hits a record high

Number of workers living in poverty hits a record high
- A huge 3.8m workers are now in poverty despite the recovery of the UK economy since the financial crisis and record employment levels, this was ...

Seven million UK workers living in poverty

Seven million UK workers living in poverty
- One in eight UK workers are living in poverty due to of a combination of high rents, low wages and benefit cuts, according to a new report. Research by ...

Kelly Osbourne suggests audience at LGBTI event give Trump a chance

Kelly Osbourne suggests audience at LGBTI event give Trump a chance
- We are living in a time where we might not have the future president that we wanted in this country,' Osbourne said over the weekend as she ...

Show full spectrum of LGBTI rainbow

Show full spectrum of LGBTI rainbow
- I attended the recent Feather Awards, the self-proclaimed LGBTI awards of South Africa, which can be described as the Oscars of the lesbian, gay, ...

Lesbian activist's murder puts spotlight on hate crime; shocking new statistics

Lesbian activist's murder puts spotlight on hate crime; shocking new statistics
- says that Noluvo was an active member of a “safe space” group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Driftsands.

South Australia celebrates while Victorian disappoints on trans laws

South Australia celebrates while Victorian disappoints on trans laws
- THE South Australian Government is making good on promise to amend discriminatory laws against LGBTI people by passing five landmark bills in 

How do I convince people in my own community to support marriage equality?

How do I convince people in my own community to support marriage equality?
- He argued LGBTI couples deserve to have their love recognised. The Greek Orthodox Church in Australia has long been a vocal opponent of ...

Top human rights lawyer Aamer Anwar urges Scottish Government to tackle homophobic bullying ...

Australia welcomes first Oceania LGBTI network

Australia welcomes first Oceania LGBTI network
- We felt the need to cater for the Oceania LGBTI people, the Pacific Islanders who have been coming to Australia since the 1930s,” said Ken Moala, ...

LGBT detainees describe harrowing life inside Eloy

LGBT detainees describe harrowing life inside Eloy
- ICE also has a designated national LGBTI coordinator and field office liaisons for local officers. Pitts O'Keefe reports that detainees have access to a ...

Scottish Secretary tells of concerns of homophobia bullying in schools after coming out as gay

Scottish Secretary tells of concerns of homophobia bullying in schools after coming out as gay
- Scottish Secretary tells of concerns of homophobia bullying in schools after ... where, he said, "there is still a lot of homophobia and there's bullying". ... we have achieved in Scotland and the UK in terms of equality for the LGBT plus ...

What is sapiosexuality? The sexual orientation thousands of people identify with

What is sapiosexuality? The sexual orientation thousands of people identify with
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual – these are all terms to help us navigate relationships and sexuality. Now, a label for those are attracted to ...

Malta becomes first European country to ban 'gay cure' therapy

Malta becomes first European country to ban 'gay cure' therapy
- Malta has become the first country in Europe to ban gay conversion therapy after ... In Britain, the NHS, Royal College of Psychiatrists and all leading ...

55% of Trump supporters are in favour of LGBT rights protections

55% of Trump supporters are in favour of LGBT rights protections
- It found that overall 69% of voters are in favour of an Equality Act, a federal law which would offer protection to LGBT people from discrimination in ...

South Australia passes bill to legally recognise same-sex relationships

South Australia passes bill to legally recognise same-sex relationships
- He also faced obstacles when returning home to the UK with his husband's ashes – they were briefly confiscated by airport staff in Hong Kong as he ...

Condoms don't suit everyone, which is why we need more people on PrEP

Condoms don't suit everyone, which is why we need more people on PrEP
- This figure hasn’t gone up in recent years but it hasn’t gone down either. Something needed to change but the NHS dragged its feet, arguing that it couldn’t afford PrEP, despite studies confirming that it would prove cost-effective, or that it wasn’t the NHS’s responsibility, an argument that was dismissed by the High Court.

Turing's Law' extends to Northern Ireland

Turing's Law' extends to Northern Ireland
- of State and I voted in support of equal marriage in England and Wales in 2013 and will continue to advocate LGBT equality issues across the UK.”

LGBT students still face discrimination at school

LGBT students still face discrimination at school
- It documented several challenges lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender students face, including in-person and online bullying, limits on LGBT student ...