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Monday, 11 July 2016

The Church of England? We don't know what it is any more

The Church of England? We don't know what it is any more
 - As members gathered on Sunday to discuss the intractable topic, the minds of some may have drifted longingly towards the hearty thwack and ping of the Murray/Raonic final. Alert to wandering attention,  David Porter, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s former director of reconciliation, urged his colleagues to “prepare yourself for Wimbledon withdrawal”.

Why 'The Secret Life Of Us' Meant So Much To A Generation Of LGBT Australians

Why 'The Secret Life Of Us' Meant So Much To A Generation Of LGBT Australians
 - The Secret Life of Us is the first mainstream — i.e. not 'gay and lesbian' — show I ... The UK and US series, Queer as Folk, provided relatively realistic ...

LGBT groups to air ad during Trump acceptance speech

LGBT groups to air ad during Trump acceptance speech
 - A number of LGBT rights groups have joined together to air a commercial during Donald Trump's acceptance speech. The Republican's presumptive ...

US pastor supportive of LGBT rights ordered to leave Russia

US pastor supportive of LGBT rights ordered to leave Russia
- The Russian LGBT Network, a non-governmental organization, said in a Facebook post that Mr Mulcahy was detained on Saturday in an LGBT ...

Post-referendum uncertainty is harming research – universities need answers now

Post-referendum uncertainty is harming research – universities need answers now
 - Many people in higher education are worried about how the vote for Brexit will affect them, whether in terms of their right to remain and work in the UK ...

Chance to have say on future education and kids' services

Chance to have say on future education and kids' services
 - Chairwoman of the education, learning and leisure committee Alison Evison said: “Education and children's services are relevant to everyone in ...

Brexit: Government 'sleepwalking' as integrity of the UK's world-class universities 'at risk', says ...

Brexit: Government 'sleepwalking' as integrity of the UK's world-class universities 'at risk', says ...
 - Further calling on the academic community to emphasise tolerance as a central and defining feature of the British higher education system, ...

Student loan scheme 'a mortgage on young people for their education'

Student loan scheme 'a mortgage on young people for their education'
 - A report for the Department of Education set out three options for third level funding - "free fees", keepin g the 3,000 euro registration fee or borrowings ...

Report finds pensioners are relying on cash handouts from friends and family to get by

Report finds pensioners are relying on cash handouts from friends and family to get by
 - The UK's state pension remains one of the least adequate in the developed world, and around 1.8m older people are officially living in poverty.

What will Brexit mean for arts and culture in the UK?

What will Brexit mean for arts and culture in the UK?
 - We are saddened to hear the UK has voted to leave the EU. .... Bloodworth's new book suggests ways to tackle the nebulous problems of UK poverty.

Women more likely than men to face poverty during retirement

Women more likely than men to face poverty during retirement
 - During their working years, women tend to earn less than men, and when they retire, they're more likely to live in poverty. These are ...

One in three Hartlepool children living in poverty: Study finds thousands in hardship

One in three Hartlepool children living in poverty: Study finds thousands in hardship
-  A new Hartlepool Child and Family Poverty Strategy being prepared says the overall level of child poverty in town is currently 31%, which equates to ...

Psychologically prepare parents to bond with child'

Psychologically prepare parents to bond with child'
 - In Malta, a lot is done to prepare parents for the physical aspects of childbirth and the first months of child rearing, however, we need to invest similar energy into making parents aware of bonding and attachment issues,” he told this newspaper at the end of a conference organised by the local branch of the UK-based Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, which he chairs.

Millions of older people 'putting off difficult conversations'

Millions of older people 'putting off difficult conversations'
 - Research by charity Independent Age said millions of older people across the country are delaying speaking to their families about ageing until times ...

Lily Allen reveals she's having anger management therapy as she opens up about mental health

Lily Allen reveals she's having anger management therapy as she opens up about mental health
 - The pop star - who has sought help before - has opened up to her fans about her mental health. She tweeted : “I've got therapy in the AM It's just ...

Pokemon Go is having a huge positive impact on mental health

Pokemon Go is having a huge positive impact on mental health
 - in the US, while here in the UK we're still patiently waiting for its release. ... have claimed the game has had a huge impact on their mental health.

Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson compares gay marriage to murder

Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson compares gay marriage to murder
 - Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson has made some more anti-gay comments. The reality TV star has compared gay marriage to mass murder during a ...

Thai trans inmates to be seperated for protection

Thai trans inmates to be seperated for protection
 - The announcement was made by local LGBTI rights group, Thai Transgender Alliance, and the programme will be piloted at Min Buri prison in Bangkok. According to the group it is estimated that 1.5 percent of the population in Thailand identify as either transgender or third gendered.


Breaking down barriers for LGBTI inclusion

Breaking down barriers for LGBTI inclusion
  - Recognised for his outstanding efforts in building LGBTI inclusion across his local community and AGL more broadly, Mr Rieniets has been crucial in ...

City of Sydney to review LGBTI areas for lighting and safety in wake of Orlando

City of Sydney to review LGBTI areas for lighting and safety in wake of Orlando
 - The City of Sydney will conduct a review of the lighting in key areas such as Taylor Square to ensure the safety of people in the LGBTI community.

Now I might have time to find the one': Robert Simms

Now I might have time to find the one': Robert Simms
 - As the Greens' spokesperson on LGBTI and sexuality issues, Simms said he was most proud of his contribution to those issues. “I feel proud that I've ...

In southeastern Europe, data helps bolster LGBTI rights

In southeastern Europe, data helps bolster LGBTI rights
 - Using polling data, the National Democratic Institute is helping LGBTI groups in southeastern Europe build their activist base. A contribution to the ...

Religious leader backs calls for LGBT lessons in schools

Religious leader backs calls for LGBT lessons in schools
 - LGBTI teachers need to feel safe to teach in every school in the land and Scotland's kids need the whole curriculum to be inclusive of LGBTI role ...

Caitlyn Jenner attending LGBT event during GOP convention

Caitlyn Jenner attending LGBT event during GOP convention
 - As reported by CNN the American Unity Fund, a conservative nonprofit advocating for the LGBTI community, is sponsoring an event called the Big ...

Transgender people can now change passports without medical evidence

Transgender people can now change passports without medical evidence
 - It is currently used in Australia, but committee member ruled that it would need a change in the law before it could be introduced for British passports.

Watch: new Philippines commercial tackles gay man coming out to family

Watch: new Philippines commercial tackles gay man coming out to family
 - However, the Philippines is also one of a handful of Asian nations to be relatively liberal about LGBTI issues, and the public support for the Smart ...


Out in Africa: Gay Life in Uganda

Out in Africa: Gay Life in Uganda
 - Despite the risks, activists and members of the LGBTI population have banded together under the name 'kuchus'. The word stems from the Swahili ...

UN Wants Guardian of LGBT Culture

UN Wants Guardian of LGBT Culture
 - The investigator is tasked with creating an informative environment and dialogue with the UN Council so that leaders can "get better on LGBTI issues," ...

A country boy's story about coming out: self-harm, suicide and Safe Schools

A country boy's story about coming out: self-harm, suicide and Safe Schools
 - LGBTI (or the fuller version LBGTIQA+) is fairly all-encompassing as a term, covering boys liking boys, girls liking girls, liking both, liking people, not ...

Why Brexit vote matters to LGBT people

Why Brexit vote matters to LGBT people
 - The United Kingdom consistently ranks as one the most inclusive member states of the European Union when it comes to LGBTI rights (with a ...

South Africa's troubling stance on human rights

South Africa's troubling stance on human rights
  - No South African NGOs approved the [UN] resolution on the protection of LGBTI. South Africa “carr[ies] Africa with us,” and has to prioritize African ...

Minority groups united for universal human rights

Minority groups united for universal human rights
 - Women's rights, LGBTI rights and the rights of certain religious or ethnic minority groups have in some instances been framed as 'European values' ...

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