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Thursday, 31 March 2016

Two million Colombians demand a referendum to ban same-sex adoption

Two million Colombians demand a referendum to ban same-sex adoption
 - Elizabeth Castillo, a lawyer and coordinator of lesbian mothers group, commented that “populist initiative has no legal basis or constitutional support ...

Brexit will lead to "lost generation"

Brexit will lead to "lost generation"
 - UK Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has emphasised the benefits of EU membership, and warned of a possible “lost generation” in the UK should it ...

Ucas Clearing system should be abolished, majority of students tell survey

Ucas Clearing system should be abolished, majority of students tell survey
 - through this route. All in all, the admissions service reported a record 532,300 students were placed in UK higher education through Ucas in 2015.

Teachers 'angrier than ever' at government plans for academies

Teachers 'angrier than ever' at government plans for academies
 - The leader of one of Britain's most moderate teaching unions has revealed she feels “angrier than ever” at the government. Dr Mary Bousted, general ...

Agriculture is UK's fastest growing subject – and a smart career choice

Agriculture is UK's fastest growing subject – and a smart career choice
 - In 2013-14, 96% of students who graduated from HAU and its associated colleges were employed or in education six months after completing their ...

Tunisia is jailing men for having gay sex and forcing them to undergo anal exams, human rights ...

Tunisia is jailing men for having gay sex and forcing them to undergo anal exams, human rights ...
 - Tunisia has prosecuted seven men for consensual same-sex intercourse and forcing some to undergo anal examinations, a leading human rights ...

Boris Johnson is wrong: British LGBTIs are better off staying in the EU

Boris Johnson is wrong: British LGBTIs are better off staying in the EU
 - While the European Union was advocating LGBTI rights around the world, Boris Johnson talked up the merits of Section 28 – Britain's 'anti-gay ...

Emma Thompson joins TIE to call for an end to homophobia

Emma Thompson joins TIE to call for an end to homophobia
 - Emma Thompson has endorsed the Time for Inclusive Education campaign in calling for an end to homophobia in Scottish schools. TIE are calling on ...

Owning a cat can lead to mental health problems, study warns

Owning a cat can lead to mental health problems, study warns
 - Around a third of people in the UK will become infected at some point in their ... bipolar disorder, impulsivity and suicidal behavior in earlier studies.

Depressed mental health campaigner abruptly discharged from care after being told nothing can ...

Depressed mental health campaigner abruptly discharged from care after being told nothing can ...
 - A severely depressed mental health campaigner has been abruptly discharged from care after nearly a decade – and told there is nothing else that ...

What it's like to have bipolar, by people who have bipolar

What it's like to have bipolar, by people who have bipolar
 - It's always one awareness day or another in mental health, and that can help, ... Around 1% of us will develop bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic .... either formally in courses the Mental Health Foundation or Bipolar UK run, ...

Why Manchester's mental health cuts are an absolute disgrace

Why Manchester's mental health cuts are an absolute disgrace
 - But there are so many reasons why the latest cuts – expected by Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust this morning – should break through ...

Ealing mental health team becomes leading trust for also helping with physical well being

Ealing mental health team becomes leading trust for also helping with physical well being
 - An Ealing team of mental health experts has expanded its care to include clinics on physical health. The West London Mental Health Trust, which ...

World's first ever HIV-positive to HIV-positive liver transplant has taken place in the US, surgeons ...

World's first ever HIV-positive to HIV-positive liver transplant has taken place in the US, surgeons ...
 - And while there have been HIV-positive to HIV-positive kidney transplants conducted elsewhere in the world already, this marks the first time a liver ...

Young gay Muslim on cost of coming out: "It's crushing that my parents don't accept me"

Young gay Muslim on cost of coming out: "It's crushing that my parents don't accept me"
 - For 26-year-old British Muslim Naman Parvaiz, it was truly terrifying. When Naman told his parents he was gay at the age of 15, they forced him into an ...

Stroud care home launches guide to help the elderly stay healthy

Stroud care home launches guide to help the elderly stay healthy
 - The guide was published after a survey by Care UK found around one in ten older people in the south west find it difficult to prepare meals, with 20 per ...

Rainbow Laces: Kicking homophobia to the kerb

Rainbow Laces: Kicking homophobia to the kerb
 - Teams and athletes are being encouraged to show their support for LGBTI players in sports by wearing rainbow laces during a 'Rainbow Round' of ...

Supporting same sex marriage important for mental health

Supporting same sex marriage important for mental health
 - People who identify as LGBTI are at increased risk of exposure to institutionalised and interpersonal discrimination and marginalisation which in turn ...

Royal Commission saysAustralia can do much more tocombat LGBTI domestic violence

Royal Commission saysAustralia can do much more tocombat LGBTI domestic violence
 - Australia's first Royal Commission into domestic violence has made several points about how serious the issue is for LGBTI people, and has made ...

Support for family, friends of LGBTI individuals

Support for family, friends of LGBTI individuals
 - This month, the South Burnett Gender Alliance invites parents and friends of the LGBTI community along to a special event with guest speaker Shelley ...

LGBTI homeless youth

LGBTI homeless youth
 - When you're young, your whole world tends to exist within the axis of school and family. So if you felt unaccepted in those places, or worse in danger ...

Scottish party leaders to take part in LGBTI Question Time

Scottish party leaders to take part in LGBTI Question Time
 - Colin Macfarlane, Director of Stonewall Scotland, said: 'This will be the first time all of the main LGBTI organisations in Scotland have come together to ...

The amazing moment staff at an LGBTI shelter hear it's been saved from immediate closure

The amazing moment staff at an LGBTI shelter hear it's been saved from immediate closure
 - The residents and staff of an LGBTI shelter in Poland have been able to avoid imminent closure thanks to the organisation, All Out. Smashing ...

All bullying is bad but LGBTI kids cop more of it

All bullying is bad but LGBTI kids cop more of it
 - Fix all bullying, not just bullying against LGBTI kids." Once you notice our compulsion to immediately counter any kind of single-issue campaign with ...

Iggy Azalea to lead Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade

Iggy Azalea to lead Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade
 - I'm honoured to join my friend Elvis Duran this year at Miami Beach Gay Pride on April 10!" Iggy said in a statement to People.com. "It's such an ...

Say hello to the UK's first LGBT insurance provider

Say hello to the UK's first LGBT insurance provider
 - The new insurer promises a refreshing change to the 'generic insurance products' on offer, with an approach tailored to the LGBT community's specific ...

Green Party's mayoral candidate pledges to save LGBT venues from wrecking balls

Green Party's mayoral candidate pledges to save LGBT venues from wrecking balls
 - The Joiners Arms, which tragically closed in 2015, is just one of a series of iconic LGBT spaces that have been forced to shut their doors over the past ...

Homophobia? Knot Me campaign gets star support

Homophobia? Knot Me campaign gets star support
 - As clubs and players across various sports wear rainbow laces this weekend to combat homophobia, there is not one openly gay player in any of the ...

Rainbowlaces campaign looks to kick homophobia out of sport

Rainbowlaces campaign looks to kick homophobia out of sport
 - It's 2016 and homophobia is still a big problem in sport. Help kick out homophobia for good by lacing up with me for this weekend's rainbow round of ...

Michael Sam Sees More Racism In Gay Community Than Homophobia In Black Community

Michael Sam Sees More Racism In Gay Community Than Homophobia In Black Community
 - Most importantly, he sees the value in his choice to challenge homophobia on and off the field. In an upcoming Attitude cover story, Sam discusses ...


Susan Rice and Randy Berry Kick Off HRC's Global Innovative Advocacy Summit

Susan Rice and Randy Berry Kick Off HRC's Global Innovative Advocacy Summit
 - During a meeting with Randy Berry, the U.S. Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons, and senior National Security Council (NSC) ...

Push to support homeless LGBTI youth after influx at crisis accommodation centres

Push to support homeless LGBTI youth after influx at crisis accommodation centres
 - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) young people are knocking on the doors of crisis accommodation centres in ...

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