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Friday, 29 July 2016

Importance of being inclusive

Importance of being inclusive
 - Words have real power and it is up to us to choose them carefully and use them wisely. The truth of this was brought home to me recently during a workshop with Keshet UK (a national organisation that advocates for LGBTQ inclusion in Jewish life) that I participated in with several other Orthodox rabbis.

Bastille Day killer's elderly gay lover wants to 'spit on the grave' of murderer

Bastille Day killer's elderly gay lover wants to 'spit on the grave' of murderer
 - The elderly gay lover of Bastille Day terrorist Mohamed Bouhlel said he would 'spit on the grave' of the jihadi and revealed he had asked how to hire a ...

Chelsea Clinton slams Republicans for supporting the 'child abuse' that is gay 'cure' therapy

Chelsea Clinton slams Republicans for supporting the 'child abuse' that is gay 'cure' therapy
 - Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former President Bill and Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, spoke out against gay conversion therapy during a speech ..

Homophobes are freaking out over this ad featuring a happy gay couple in bed

Homophobes are freaking out over this ad featuring a happy gay couple in bed
 - Sadly, for one of America's largest Christian fundamentalist organisations, the image, which is featured as part of an advert for Hilton Hotels & Resorts, ...


Superhead who claimed Britain's education was broken puts pupils in detention at lunch and ...

Superhead who claimed Britain's education was broken puts pupils in detention at lunch and ...
 - A headteacher who made her name at a Tory party conference by claiming Britain's education was 'broken' is forcing children to eat by themselves ...

Schools must take an active role in educating disengaged parents

Schools must take an active role in educating disengaged parents
  - The correlation between parents who play an active role in their children's education and achievement at school tells us what we have always known: ...

Almost a third of international students less likely to come to the UK to study, survey finds

Almost a third of international students less likely to come to the UK to study, survey finds
 - The UK's higher education sector faces “a period of uncertainty” as almost a third of international students say they are less likely to study in Britain in ...

Overseas students 'turned off UK universities by Brexit'

Overseas students 'turned off UK universities by Brexit'
 - Concerns about xenophobia and tighter immigration controls post-Brexit are set to trigger a slump in UK universities' international student recruitment, ...

Mental Health at University

Mental Health at University
 - According to a survey by the National Union of Students (NUS) in late 2015, 78% of students in the UK said they had experienced mental health ...

Rape survivor launches the UK's first maternity clinic for victims of sexual violence

Rape survivor launches the UK's first maternity clinic for victims of sexual violence
 - The UK's first maternity clinic for rape and sexual assault victims has ... adapted for victims and mental health support will be available after labour.

Mental health issues among architecture students rapidly rising, survey finds

Mental health issues among architecture students rapidly rising, survey finds
 - More than half of students studying the course have expressed concerns about their mental health, with a quarter of respondents admitting to either receiving or having received medical help as a direct result of studying the subject.


The Transgender Umbrella: Not a Mental Health Issue

The Transgender Umbrella: Not a Mental Health Issue
 - January 1st, 2017 will see 'being transgender' declassified as a mental illness in Denmark, a momentous and long-awaited move which will surely put ...

Settle author pens book looking at the challenges of ageing

Settle author pens book looking at the challenges of ageing
 - She pointed out that recent research shows more than a million older people in the UK need care but do not receive it. In addition, while the number of ...

Warning issued about the dangers of dehydration as the number of elderly people admitted to ...

Warning issued about the dangers of dehydration as the number of elderly people admitted to ...
 - Age UK Brighton and Hove is encouraging older people not to be scared to ask in a store for a drink or a sit down if they start to feel unwell. It is also ...

Older people still enjoy healthy sex life after 50

Older people still enjoy healthy sex life after 50
 - A new study has revealed that geriatrics not only continue their antics between the sheets, but they explore their sexuality even more. Professor Liza Berdychevsky at the university of Illinois and Galit Nimrod, from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel looked at how older generations 

Scandal of food and fuel poverty in 2016 shames but no longer shocks Scotland

Scandal of food and fuel poverty in 2016 shames but no longer shocks Scotland
 - All it would take is a stroke of bad luck – a redundancy or unexpected bout of ill health – and the family could be thrown into poverty. The solution is to ...

Transgender activist Sarah McBride makes history by delivering DNC address

Transgender activist Sarah McBride makes history by delivering DNC address
 - Today I see this change in the LGBT caucus and in my own job at the Human Rights Campaign, but despite our progress, so much work remains'.

US Navy to name a ship after Harvey Milk

US Navy to name a ship after Harvey Milk
 - Following his service, Harvey was elected to the San Francisco board of supervisors, making him the first openly gay California politician to be elected ...

15 Famous LGBT Families Who Are Thriving, From Sir Elton John And David Furnish To Caitlyn ...

15 Famous LGBT Families Who Are Thriving, From Sir Elton John And David Furnish To Caitlyn ...
 - At a time when visibility of LGBT people is at an all-time high, and the fight for equality is becoming more and more prevalent in our modern society, ...

Chelsea Clinton slams Republicans for supporting the 'child abuse' that is gay 'cure' therapy

Chelsea Clinton slams Republicans for supporting the 'child abuse' that is gay 'cure' therapy
 - Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former President Bill and Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, spoke out against gay conversion therapy during a speech ...

Separate prisons for LGBTI inmates in Thailand

Separate prisons for LGBTI inmates in Thailand
 - Nachacha Kongudom was detained on account of her political activities, having taken part in a protest rally marking the first anniversary of the 2014 coup d’état. This student activist was sent to a male prison, despite her plea to be sent to a women’s prison, for fear of being harassed for being transsexual. In response to her petition, the

'I didn't have a gay, Aboriginal role model and that's what I needed most'

'I didn't have a gay, Aboriginal role model and that's what I needed most'
 - I think through my journalism, I want to be that advocate for them and hopefully get out the message there are (LGBTI) people out there. “I've been ...


Glasgow mounts bid to stage major LGBTI 2020 games

Glasgow mounts bid to stage major LGBTI 2020 games
 - THE former head of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games is backing the bid to bring one of the world's biggest LGBTI sports events to Scotland.

Prisoner correspondence beneficial for mental health

Prisoner correspondence beneficial for mental health
 - We think this is a great initiative. LGBTI people are more likely to experience mental distress for a number of reasons, but one of the key factors is that ...

Open relationships – 21st century love?

Open relationships – 21st century love?
 - A lot of people just see open relationships as an excuse to have sex with multiple people, and still be able to go home to a partner. That's quite a snap ...

Russian politician behind anti-gay law wants to decriminalise domestic violence

Russian politician behind anti-gay law wants to decriminalise domestic violence
 - A Russian politician who introduced the country's anti-gay “propaganda” law has said she wants to decriminalise domestic violence, calling the current ...

Why so much gay sex at the RNC? A social psychologist explains

Why so much gay sex at the RNC? A social psychologist explains
 - At last week's Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland, there were reports that a lot of sex was going on behind the scenes—a lot of gay ...

Towards a New Utopia? This Exhibit Explores Gay Culture in a Post-Orlando World

Towards a New Utopia? This Exhibit Explores Gay Culture in a Post-Orlando World
 - Part of the exhibition, UK Gay Bar Directory is a multidisciplinary project created by Rosie Hastings and Hannah Quinlan. The idea grew out of the ...

Transphobic hate crimes in 'sickening' 170% rise as low prosecution rates create 'lack of trust' in

Transphobic hate crimes in 'sickening' 170% rise as low prosecution rates create 'lack of trust' in
 - Nick Antjoule, hate crime manager at LGBT charity Galop, said the figures ... "The reality is that there is lots of transphobia around in the UK, it's an ...

Pulse nightclub to build permanent memorial to Orlando shooting victims

Pulse nightclub to build permanent memorial to Orlando shooting victims
 - Pulse nightclub served not only as a place for LGBT people to meet up and party, but as a community centre for the area's LGBT residents, with ...

Prison authorities fail to remove Islamist, homophobic, anti-Semitic books distributed in UK jails

Prison authorities fail to remove Islamist, homophobic, anti-Semitic books distributed in UK jails
 - Five “extremist Islamist books” promoting anti-semitism, homophobia, and hatred towards non-Muslims were distributed by imams at prisons in ...

Colin Spencer's 1968 play was the first openly about a homosexual ...

Colin Spencer's 1968 play was the first openly about a homosexual ...
 - It has been almost 50 years since the first play openly depicting a gay relationship appeared on a British stage. But you'll be forgiven if you've never ...

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