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Thursday, 2 June 2016

This Is What It's Like To Be Gay Or Trans In Myanmar

This Is What It's Like To Be Gay Or Trans In Myanmar
 - The 27-year-old makeup artist, who is transgender, was one of 12 gay and transgender people arrested that night and taken to a local police station, where they were stripped, photographed and forced to sashay down the corridor as if in a fashion show, she tells me.



US adults reporting homosexual experience doubles: study

US adults reporting homosexual experience doubles: study
 - The percentage of American adults who said they've had a homosexual experience has doubled since the 1990s, according to a study, indicating a ...

Openly gay Nigerian man, Bisi Alimi visits UK registry with parnter ahead of wedding

Openly gay Nigerian man, Bisi Alimi visits UK registry with parnter ahead of wedding
 -  Alimi, a Mushin-born University of Lagos, UNILAG, graduate who reportedly moved to the UK a few years ago, took to the social media on Wednesday ...


Trans people face jail for rape if they have sex without sharing their gender history

Trans people face jail for rape if they have sex without sharing their gender history
 - he last major review of sexual offences was over almost 15 years ago, at a time when trans people in the UK were far less visible and politically ...

Schools with large numbers of EU students 'perform better'

Schools with large numbers of EU students 'perform better'
 - Figures from education data website SchoolDash showed 21.9 per cent of pupils with a high percentage of 'white immigrants' achieve above average attainment compared with 19.3 per cent in schools where the proportion is much lower.


EU referendum: does UK research really benefit from membership?

EU referendum: does UK research really benefit from membership?
 - These are the questions facing academics as the UK's referendum on EU membership approaches – and the answer, at least in terms of direct flows of ...

Good teachers cannot be replaced by 'buying' new teachers - we must ask why so many are leaving

Good teachers cannot be replaced by 'buying' new teachers - we must ask why so many are leaving
 - Many teachers are repelled by being part of an examination system that they believe drives education in a way that creates unnecessary stress, that ...

Chinese students 'brainwashed by western theories', say scholars

Chinese students 'brainwashed by western theories', say scholars
 - Karl Marx's German origins or the fact that he spent much of his life in the UK. ... However, moves to limit western thinking in Chinese education are ...

What is the law on elderly drivers?

What is the law on elderly drivers?
 - urgently review if it is not doing so already the manner in which the elderly can or cannot be permitted to continue driving and to hold a UK licence.”.

Scotland's education standards will never improve while poverty is still holding pupils, says teacher

Scotland's education standards will never improve while poverty is still holding pupils, says teacher
 - JOURNALIST and teacher James McEnaney says schools are taking the flak for declining standards but it's the wealth gap that remains the enemy.

Syrian refugees find a welcome and some familiar fragility in Mali

Syrian refugees find a welcome and some familiar fragility in Mali
 - Currently, 12,600 UN military and police are deployed in the country, which has thousands of displaced citizens and high levels of poverty and ...

I was made homeless because I didn't know the rules'

I was made homeless because I didn't know the rules'
 - But the deputy leader of Nothern Ireland's Green Party, Clare Bailey, doesn't have to imagine what life is like as a homeless person. Back in 2008, the ...


Do it for homeless people

Do it for homeless people
 - Kind-hearted Nottinghamshire fundraisers are performing peddling their wares, performing feats of athleticism and sleeping rough to support a ...

Brexit will destroy the rights of millions of UK workers

 Brexit will destroy the rights of millions of UK workers
 - But Vote Leave campaigner Gisela Stuart said the EU had been a "disaster" for UK workers and noted the high unemployment levels in eurozone ...
Why you should join our campaign and say iwill in Manchester to help improve our communities
 - Thousands of young people across Manchester are already making a ... This means, in the UK, an additional 1.5 million young people will be active in our ... older people to use new technology or volunteering to help the elderly at a ...

Thousands of Sutton pensioners are unpaid carers as family members 'forced to fill gap in funding'

Thousands of Sutton pensioners are unpaid carers as family members 'forced to fill gap in funding'
 - Some 1,375 elderly people in Sutton spend the equivalent of a working week providing care for free, according to Age UK. It amounts to nearly 4.6 per ...

Pride 2016: Let's not turn back time

Pride 2016: Let's not turn back time
 - LGBTI organisations have had this conversation with politicians already. Why, in 2016, are we still asking political leaders to take steps to protect basic ...


Human rights group faces financial troubles

Human rights group faces financial troubles
 - The most imminent and direct impact of the financial crisis on the LGBTI rapporteurship of the IACHR is further delaying the processing of petitions, ...

Australian apology for anti-gay laws offers an example for Canada

Australian apology for anti-gay laws offers an example for Canada
 - If you are a member of the LGBTI community, and there's someone in your life that you love – a partner or a friend – then do me a favour: Next time ...

Mississippi's governor says Christians willing to be 'crucified' to support anti-LGBTI law

Mississippi's governor says Christians willing to be 'crucified' to support anti-LGBTI law
 - HB 1523 is considered by LGBTI activists to be the worst of the anti-gay bills ... or refuse to place children with qualified, deserving LGBTI families.

LGBT Censorship by South African Broadcaster Complicit in Nigerian Bigotry

LGBT Censorship by South African Broadcaster Complicit in Nigerian Bigotry
 - In Nigeria LGBTI people are criminalized and persecuted. By adhering to Nigerian sentiment on the issue of a show depicting transgender people, just ...

Cuba increasingly popular travel destination for LGBT Americans

Cuba increasingly popular travel destination for LGBT Americans
 - Nelson Gandulla, president of the Cuban Foundation for LGBTI Rights, told the Blade in a previous interview that a police officer harassed him at his ...

People-to-people: How to help LGBT folks in repressive lands

People-to-people: How to help LGBT folks in repressive lands
 - Alturi.org, which works to educate and engage individual supporters who want to help improve the lives of LGBTI people worldwide. NoStringsNG.com ...

Better-trained doctors would improve healthcare for trans youths

Better-trained doctors would improve healthcare for trans youths
 - Pediatricians rarely receive training in gender-affirming health care, and as a result, few transgender youths who are eligible for such healthcare actually receive it, experts say.

There's no reason we can't continue being a leader in LGBT rights from outside the EU'

There's no reason we can't continue being a leader in LGBT rights from outside the EU'
 - I'm proud that the UK leads on LGBT rights in Europe, and there's no reason we can't continue being a leader from outside the EU. But I also want us ...

Ignore Cameron and McDonnell: Share a platform with anyone

Ignore Cameron and McDonnell: Share a platform with anyone
 - When Fran Cowling, National Union of Students (NUS) representative for LGBT issues, refused to share a platform with Peter Tatchell recently, she did ...

Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders on being wildly offensive in 'Ab Fab: The Movie'

Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders on being wildly offensive in 'Ab Fab: The Movie'
 - In the upcoming issue of V Magazine, Saunders and Lumley discuss how in the series they created a world populated by women and LGBT characters ...


TfL's rainbow bus tours London to celebrate diversity

TfL's rainbow bus tours London to celebrate diversity
 - A rainbow bus celebrating London's LGBT community set off for a tour of the city today, ahead of the capital's Pride festival in June. With drag kings ...

A bar as a national monument? New York's LGBT landmark vies for honor

A bar as a national monument? New York's LGBT landmark vies for honor
 - The New York bar known as the birthplace of the gay pride movement could become the country's first national ...

The UK has more regular LGBTI characters on TV than in the US

The UK has more regular LGBTI characters on TV than in the US
 - In our by-no-means exhaustive look at the LGBTI characters that have appeared on TV from May 2015 to May 2016, we found 45 on UK television.

Adidas unveils new 2016 LGBT Pride collection

Adidas unveils new 2016 LGBT Pride collection
 - A proportion of the proceeds from the sale of the Pride Pack will go to UK-based LGBT advocacy group Stonewall, which has campaigned around greater LGBT acceptance in sport with its high profile rainbow laces campaign.

Ukraine Neo-Nazis warn gay people there will be a 'bloodbath' if they dare to hold a Pride

Ukraine Neo-Nazis warn gay people there will be a 'bloodbath' if they dare to hold a Pride
 - Just in March this year, a LGBTI rights conference in Lviv was shut down after a homophobic mob attacked the Hotel Dnister with rocks and fireworks.

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