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Thursday, 9 June 2016

Businesses urged to fly the rainbow flag in support of York Pride

Businesses urged to fly the rainbow flag in support of York Pride
 - Chair Greg Stephenson said their aim was to show that York was one of the friendliest places in the UK for LGBT individuals. "The Raise Your ...

LGBT people are facing discrimination as they die

LGBT people are facing discrimination as they die
 - LGBT people are facing discrimination as they die. Gay and lesbian people across the UK aren't getting the end of life support that they need.

UN Watch calls on Ban Ki-moon to “name and shame” countries who excluded LGBT rights groups ...

UN Watch calls on Ban Ki-moon to “name and shame” countries who excluded LGBT rights groups ...
 - UN Watch has called for the countries responsible for excluding 22 gay and transgender rights groups from the UNGA's high level meeting on ending ...

Terminally ill LGBT people delay seeking help because of health service fears

Terminally ill LGBT people delay seeking help because of health service fears
 - UK-based terminal illness charity Marie Curie has published a policy report into the discrimination faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people ...

Black and Asian students under-represented in university offers

Black and Asian students under-represented in university offers
 - choice, compared with their white and better-off peers, according to new statistics released by the British higher education clearing house, Ucas.

Will your industry survive in the changing economy?

Will your industry survive in the changing economy?
- According to Universities UK, the sector's umbrella body, higher education already brings in an estimated £10.7bn of earnings for Britain, and more ...

Privileged students six times more likely to secure places at top UK universities than most

Privileged students six times more likely to secure places at top UK universities than most
 -  The figures, released as part of a new equality report from UCAS admissions body, have furthered concerns from education experts about a persistent ...


Power to the students: how the nature of higher education is changing

Power to the students: how the nature of higher education is changing
- A large majority of UK undergraduates are satisfied with their university ... The government wants the higher education sector to offer more flexibility ...

HIV in Africa; Hate Speech; Safe Space

HIV in Africa; Hate Speech; Safe Space
 - The news aggregation website Zimbabwe Today recently ran a headline stating that 74% of African girls aged 15-24 are HIV positive. Although the ...

What service users want to change in mental health policy

What service users want to change in mental health policy
 - The idea of “recovery” has become a guiding principle for UK mental health policy and provision in recent years. For the report, we asked service ...

UK Workforce Has More Sick Days Than Any Other European Country

UK Workforce Has More Sick Days Than Any Other European Country
 - Worryingly, mental health issues are the single most widespread cause of long ... Britain's level of sick absences is inexcusable —it's time to create a ...

The Trial and Error Days of Antidepressant Drug Treatment Could Soon Be Over

The Trial and Error Days of Antidepressant Drug Treatment Could Soon Be Over
 - As Deena highlighted, medication is only a small part of the answer in treating mental health problems, something the Mental Health Foundation has ...

Older people living with loneliness as 'fear and taboo' prevents them from seeking help

Older people living with loneliness as 'fear and taboo' prevents them from seeking help
 - A large number of British people know someone who has experienced or have themselves experienced loneliness, a new survey commissioned by ...

The Department of Health has assessed loneliness is as damaging as smoking 15 cigarettes a day

The Department of Health has assessed loneliness is as damaging as smoking 15 cigarettes a day
 - No one can doubt that there is an epidemic of loneliness among older people in the UK. The most senior acute care doctor in England, Professor Keith ...

Forget the UK: These countries hate the EU even more

Forget the UK: These countries hate the EU even more
 - On the flipside, young people with those aged 18 to 34 were more favorable towards the EU than people aged 50 and older in six of the 10 nations ...

Young people, leave older people to decide the EU referendum for you at your own peril

Young people, leave older people to decide the EU referendum for you at your own peril
 - If you're slightly older, those odds shoot up to 81 per cent. Youth participation in politics is in a dire state; 58 per cent of young people turned up to vote ...

Life Is Not an Ideology

 Life Is Not an Ideology
 - The film is a fly on the wall documentary of three ordinary young gay men ... But even in the UK it is still difficult to be the only gay in the village or at ...


Africa's first gay rugby team launches marketing campaign using slurs they hear on the pitch ...

Africa's first gay rugby team launches marketing campaign using slurs they hear on the pitch ...
- Africa's first gay rugby team has launched a marketing campaign using slurs they hear on the pitch including 'queen, fairy, pansy and pillow biter' to ...


Finding Dory lesbians might not be gay after all – Pixar 'hasn't asked them'

Finding Dory lesbians might not be gay after all – Pixar 'hasn't asked them'
 - Last month, Pixar fans were thrilled by the suggestion that two female characters, spotted in the trailer for Finding Nemo sequel Finding Dory, could be ...

Don't be taken for a mug – voting for Brexit won't put LGBT rights at risk

Don't be taken for a mug – voting for Brexit won't put LGBT rights at risk
 - The truth is any effect on LGBTI rights either way would be absolutely at the ... LGBTI rights are now hardwired into the British political establishment.

Another Day in Another May: Reflections on Equality a Year on From the Irish Referendum

Another Day in Another May: Reflections on Equality a Year on From the Irish Referendum
 - The report also found that LGBTI young people have twice the level of self-harm, three times the level of attempted suicide, and four times the level of ...

Moldova to go backwards & reinstate anti-LGBTI law

Moldova to go backwards & reinstate anti-LGBTI law
 - The Bill is currently before Parliament and the Culture and Education Committee has already given its approval. A ban is currently in place in a ...

Transgender persons told to prove new gender

Transgender persons told to prove new gender
 - It is important for us to engage with the LGBTI community to look at the last 10 years to see what has been achieved, and what is still to be done.”.

Greens candidate Aeron Blundell-Camden speaks up for Safe Schools

Greens candidate Aeron Blundell-Camden speaks up for Safe Schools
 - I actually started tearing up when I began reading the Safe Schools curriculum because it was exactly what I needed then and it is exactly what LGBTI ...

How The Sims just became the most radical LGBT-friendly game ever

How The Sims just became the most radical LGBT-friendly game ever
 - The free update, automatically rolled out to all users, would apparently make changes so “female Sims can wear suits like Ellen [DeGeneres], and ...

Singapore warns foreign companies not to support LGBT pride event

Singapore warns foreign companies not to support LGBT pride event
 - Pink Dot, the closest thing the country has to an LGBT Pride parade, is an annual event that has been running for eight years – attendance started at ...


Captain America May Never Have A Boyfriend, But He's Long Had A Gay Best Friend

Captain America May Never Have A Boyfriend, But He's Long Had A Gay Best Friend
 - What most people don't know about the comic books is that Captain America had a longstanding, albeit platonic, relationship with an openly gay friend ...

On location in... Miami Beach, USA

On location in... Miami Beach, USA
 - Pride in Miami Beach returns to the true roots of the LGBTI movement and hopes to bring its diverse communities together in understanding and ...


This is why Hillary Clinton's presidential nomination is a big deal for gay people

This is why Hillary Clinton's presidential nomination is a big deal for gay people
 - Studies have shown that if businesses have more women in executive positions, they are more likely to be LGBTI-friendly. Now, I'm not saying Barack ...

Task Team to Look Into LGBTI Concerns

Task Team to Look Into LGBTI Concerns
 - Pretoria — A task team will be set up to look into the interests and concerns of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersexed (LGBTI) ...

Amid the hysteria emerges desperate need

Amid the hysteria emerges desperate need
 - That Crusoe Crusoe, amid all the hysteria, would assess the program and conclude it gives its LGBTI students the best chance of being safe from ...

This is why Pride Prom is still relevant in 2016

This is why Pride Prom is still relevant in 2016
 - So many young LGBTI people would love to stare into their partner's eyes, dance with them and feel like they are embraced in that perfect, prom ...

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