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Thursday, 14 July 2016

Almost 100% of young people think sex and relationship lessons should be LGBT-inclusive

Almost 100% of young people think sex and relationship lessons should be LGBT-inclusive
 - Leading sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust surveyed 900 young people aged 16-24 about the sex and relationship education (SRE) they ...

Gay men, it's time to educate yourselves about what HIV-positive and undetectable means

Gay men, it's time to educate yourselves about what HIV-positive and undetectable means
 - Craig's experiences will resonate with a lot of HIV-positive gay guys. .... says Marc Thompson, peer mentor project Co-ordinator at Positively UK.

Prince Harry takes HIV test live on social media

Prince Harry takes HIV test live on social media
 - We have a real opportunity to end HIV transmissions in the UK, but it starts with each person knowing their HIV status. Too many people are either put ...

Gay march in Israeli city cancelled after court restricts it

Gay march in Israeli city cancelled after court restricts it
 - Gay activists have canceled what was to be the first gay pride march in the Israeli city of Beersheba after Israel's Supreme Court ...

Reflections on the impact of the UK's recent and future hostile migration environment

Reflections on the impact of the UK's recent and future hostile migration environment
 - Britain does not need net migration in the hundreds of thousands every ... but equally in harming the UK education sector and our economy overall.

Ninety-five percent of children aren't getting LGBT education

Ninety-five percent of children aren't getting LGBT education
  - A report made by the Terrence Higgins Trust (a leading British charity who promote ... The current education system regarding the teaching of sex and ...

Student financial support 'not being evaluated' by universities

Student financial support 'not being evaluated' by universities
 - The Office for Fair Access says some £478m was committed to supporting students financially in 2014-15. The watchdog said it was key that universities evaluated the effect of bursaries and fee-waivers on student success, access and progression.

International student numbers have been plummeting for years. Now what?

International student numbers have been plummeting for years. Now what?
 - Higher education is already feeling the effect of the Brexit vote, with UK academics being dropped from joint applications for funding from the ...

The UK Is Now Run By A Woman, But Feminists Aren't Celebrating Yet

The UK Is Now Run By A Woman, But Feminists Aren't Celebrating Yet
 - Theresa May became the second female prime minister of the U.K. on ... mutilation and extended domestic violence protections, her supporters say.

Society must challenge 'corrosive' silence of domestic abuse

Society must challenge 'corrosive' silence of domestic abuse
 - Each year around 2.1 million people in the UK suffer some form of domestic abuse - 1.4 million women, the equivalent of 8.5% of the population, and ...

We will build a better Britain not just for the privileged few': Prime Minister Theresa May issues ...

We will build a better Britain not just for the privileged few': Prime Minister Theresa May issues ...
 - We must make Britain a country that works for everyone. "We believe in ... "If you suffer from mental health problems, there's not enough help to hand.

Why the voices of young people on mental health must be heard

Why the voices of young people on mental health must be heard
 - Since 1980, mental health issues have doubled in juxtaposition with overwhelming pressure in schools as the demands of qualifications heighten. Mental health problems at young ages are predominantly associated with pressures originating in the school environment which can emerge from recurring themes such as bullying or vast quantities of workload.


What Brexit means for...child poverty

What Brexit means for...child poverty
 - Two weeks ago, while all eyes were elsewhere, the government published the latest UK poverty statistics. They showed that 200,000 more children ...

Germany, UK only rich nations reaching towards UN goals to end poverty, inequality

Germany, UK only rich nations reaching towards UN goals to end poverty, inequality
 - Most of the world's richest countries failed to earn top marks on their progress toward reaching the United Nations' goals to end poverty ...

Ranking shows rich nations not leading way to end poverty, inequality

Ranking shows rich nations not leading way to end poverty, inequality
 - on their progress toward reaching the United Nations' goals to end poverty and inequality, with only Germany and the United Kingdom in the top ten, ...

Brexit but Not Splended Isolation

Brexit but Not Splended Isolation
 - The past few weeks in British politics, and the UK more widely, have been some of the most unsettling in recent memory. The EU Referendum vote was, of course, a seismic event - as one journalist pointed out the following day ‘our Prime Minister has resigned and it’s only the third story on the news’ - and the aftershocks may be even greater than the original quake. Markets are volatile, the pound has hit record lows and politics has been in disarray. We

Support for marriage plebiscite drops

Support for marriage plebiscite drops
 - Parents of LGBTI Australians national spokesperson, Shelley Argent, said the drop was because of growing public awareness of how unnecessary ...

Victorian Government still kicking LGBTI goals

Victorian Government still kicking LGBTI goals
 - IN what is believed to be an Australian government first, the Victorian Government has kicked off an initiative to wipe out homophobia, biphobia and ...

Webseries creator hopes to film more LGBTI content

Webseries creator hopes to film more LGBTI content
 - Two Naked Gay Guys is a new LGBTI comedy web-series following two gay guys who meet up for a one-off no strings attacked hook-up, only to find ...


Gay gun ownership up after Orlando massacre

Gay gun ownership up after Orlando massacre
 - Pink Pistols, a national LGBTI gun club based in the US has seen as surge in membership since the Pulse nightclub shootings in Orlando. Prior to the ...

Homophobia Surges As Mexican President Supports Marriage Equality

Homophobia Surges As Mexican President Supports Marriage Equality
 - Mexican LGBTI activists have reported a surge in homophobia following the country's president announcing plans to legislate marriage equality ...

Helen Clark has a "great passion" for LGBT rights

Helen Clark has a "great passion" for LGBT rights
 - The failure to uphold the human rights of LGBTI people and ensure that they have protection from abuse and violence has negative consequences for ...

Gay Republicans 'mad as hell' over 'most anti-LGBT platform in party's 162-year history'

Gay Republicans 'mad as hell' over 'most anti-LGBT platform in party's 162-year history'
 - Efforts by some members of the committee to include pro-LGBTI language were rejected while nearly every provision passed that expressed the ...

Randy Berry, Special US Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons

Randy Berry, Special US Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons
 - He's also appointed the first ever 'Special Envoy' to represent the rights of the L-G-B-T-I community around the world. In this week's One on One with ...

Star Trek: Beyond cast rally behind gay Sulu

Star Trek: Beyond cast rally behind gay Sulu
 - The news that popular Star Trek character Sulu will be gay in the latest ... Now the cast of Star Trek Beyond, which has just been released in the UK, ...

Cameron will be remembered as the man who accidentally got the UK out of Europe'

Cameron will be remembered as the man who accidentally got the UK out of Europe'
 - Cameron helped push through the gay marriage bill in 2014. ... gay marriage followed by a successful plea to Scotland to remain part of the UK.

Malta's court approves first adoption by same-sex couple

Malta's court approves first adoption by same-sex couple
 - The Maltese Civil Unions law allows same-sex couples civil partnerships, as well as the same rights as heterosexual couples; including marriage and ...

The police don't see my wife as a doctor, they just see a black lesbian

The police don't see my wife as a doctor, they just see a black lesbian
 - A gay Washington Post columnist asked me what is it that white LGBTI people don't get about the Black Lives Matters movement as well as racism ...

Kill the gays' US pastor barred from Wimpy, Spur

Kill the gays' US pastor barred from Wimpy, Spur
 - When 49 LGBTI people were shot dead in the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando, Florida, last month, Pastor Steven L Anderson preached: “The ...

SA's LGBTI community at higher risk of depression, anxiety

SA's LGBTI community at higher risk of depression, anxiety
 - While stress, anxiety and depression affect about 10% of the SA population, rates among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) ...


Canada to participate in Global LGBTI Human Rights Conference

Canada to participate in Global LGBTI Human Rights Conference
 - Canada is a strong, vocal and forceful advocate for the rights of LGBTI persons, both at home and abroad. The Government of Canada has committed ...

Brisbane's new rainbow footpath a bright dedication to the LGBT community

Brisbane's new rainbow footpath a bright dedication to the LGBT community
 - where we value our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community. This rainbow artwork is a symbol of inclusion and diversity, ...

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