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Monday, 1 August 2016

Middle East|A 'Seed of Hope' for Transgender People in Arab Communities

Middle East|A 'Seed of Hope' for Transgender People in Arab Communities
 - In her teenage days, she said, she favored a look she described as Arab ... Ms. Abu Hanna, center, at Tel Aviv's Gay Pride Parade in June. “I'm Arab.

Here's What LGBT Life In The Middle East Is Really Like

Here's What LGBT Life In The Middle East Is Really Like
 - Yet the message of freedom is not typically what the West associates with being gay and Arab. But “Oriented,” released on iTunes to coincide with this ...


Russia Expels Gay American Pastor, An Epidemic of Anti-LGBT Violence in Brazil, And More in the ...

Russia Expels Gay American Pastor, An Epidemic of Anti-LGBT Violence in Brazil, And More in the ...
 - While American members of the UMC are by a slight plurality in favor of reform, most of the denomination's recent growth has been in Africa, where ...

Parents of gay Poles urge pope to help fight homophobia

Parents of gay Poles urge pope to help fight homophobia
 - The worried parents of 16 young gay Poles have implored Pope Francis to help combat what they call “widespread” homophobia in Poland, as the ...

Nearly 30% Fewer International Students Likely to Study in Britain after Brexit

Nearly 30% Fewer International Students Likely to Study in Britain after Brexit
 - of international students are less likely to come to Britain for higher education after the Brexit vote, as they see the country become “less welcoming”.


As the dust settles on the vote for Brexit, it is time to reach out to our democracy's missing millions

As the dust settles on the vote for Brexit, it is time to reach out to our democracy's missing millions
  - After four years of working at Bite The Ballot, a party-neutral youth democracy movement – and one that unites decision-makers of all persuasions in its work – I can say that British politics still has a long way to go on the road to democratic renewal.

How universities became stigmatised as arrogant experts

How universities became stigmatised as arrogant experts
 - Higher education no longer believes in widening participation. ... have abandoned faith in an inter-generational contract that has sustained Britain for ...

NUS slams university grants change which 'punishes poorer students'

NUS slams university grants change which 'punishes poorer students'
 - Nick Hillman, director of the Higher Education Policy Institute, told the BBC that students would end up with more money in their pocket overall, despite ...

Impact of poverty costs the UK £78bn a year, says report

Impact of poverty costs the UK £78bn a year, says report
 - Dealing with the effects of poverty costs the public purse £78bn a year, or £1,200 for every person in the UK, according to the first wide-ranging report ...

Gay couple fight homophobia with shared kiss every day to normalise same sex love

Gay couple fight homophobia with shared kiss every day to normalise same sex love
 - A loving couple are using social media to tackle homophobia in the most uplifting way possible – by seeking to normalise gay relationships through sharing a daily photograph of them kissing each other. 

Mental health behind bars

Mental health behind bars
- Many people in prison suffer from mental illness and the Prison Service in the UK has under its care one of the most vulnerable and mentally ...

How my dog saved me from depression

How my dog saved me from depression
 - I learned from books that a dog's mental health depends on the owner's leadership. Dogs who think no one is in charge get enormously distressed ...

The World War BATTLE for Britain's health in the face of VENEREAL disease and shell shock

The World War BATTLE for Britain's health in the face of VENEREAL disease and shell shock
 - At the outbreak of war, many experts believed the most potent threat to national resistance was a breakdown of the country's collective mental health.


Children with mental health problems forced to wait up to THREE YEARS for treatment

Children with mental health problems forced to wait up to THREE YEARS for treatment
 - Figures released under the Freedom of Information Act show youngsters battling depression, eating disorders and self harm are having to wait weeks ...

Drug abuse: Call for children's secure mental health unit

Drug abuse: Call for children's secure mental health unit
 - The mother of a teenager who took his own life following a battle with drugs has called for a secure children's mental health unit for Northern Ireland.

Older people should lose right to a guaranteed state pension that rises every year

Older people should lose right to a guaranteed state pension that rises every year
 - Older people should lose their right to a guaranteed state pension that rises every year, according to a secret memo written by the former pensions ...

Belfast mural depicts local lesbian couple kissing

Belfast mural depicts local lesbian couple kissing
 - Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK and Ireland where same-sex marriage is illegal. Same-sex marriage has been legal in England and Wales ...

Sandi Toksvig: 'I knew from the earliest time that I was gay'

Sandi Toksvig: 'I knew from the earliest time that I was gay'
- Sandi Toksvig is one of Britain's best loved comics. The 58-year-old Dane presented BBC Radio 4's The News Quiz for nine years and is about to take ...

Teen Wolf's Tyler Posey posts apology for fake coming out video

Teen Wolf's Tyler Posey posts apology for fake coming out video
 - In the video, Posey stands at the corner of Gay Street in New York's West Village – he's heard saying: “This is me. I am this and this is me. I've never ...

Spitting Image – the UK's first ever openly gay play

Spitting Image – the UK's first ever openly gay play
 - After taking London's LGBT theatre scene by storm with the wildly popular F*cking Men and the acclaimed chemsex expose 5 Guys Chillin', the King's ...

SA set to remove discrimination against LGBTI people

SA set to remove discrimination against LGBTI people
 - The South Australian Parliament has passed an amendment to current law to allow for more inclusive langigae in legislation and remove gender bias.

Most LGBTI Australians oppose plebiscite on marriage equality

Most LGBTI Australians oppose plebiscite on marriage equality
 - The overwhelming majority of LGBTI Australians oppose a plebiscite on marriage equality and most would prefer to wait for a free parliamentary vote ...


Malawi: Manerela Links Religious Leaders and Homosexual Groups

Malawi: Manerela Links Religious Leaders and Homosexual Groups
 - It is no longer a secret that we have LGBTI groups in Malawi and the faith community need to accept that this is happening, understand what it is all ...

Pride parade returns to Bratislava after year break

Pride parade returns to Bratislava after year break
 - They were the first to appear at the Main Station, and they caused worries in the participants of the LGBTI parade but police were also patrolling at the ...

Hillary Clinton's nephew is a model worth watching, and 'very active' in LGBT rights

Hillary Clinton's nephew is a model worth watching, and 'very active' in LGBT rights
 -  Hillary Clinton's nephew is a model to watch, according to one photographer as well as an LGBT rights advocate and hero. Tyler Clinton, 22, is Bill ...


Do we face more prejudice than gays?'

Do we face more prejudice than gays?'
 - The fact the atrocity took place in a gay nightclub left the terrorist ... When it comes to the spike in UK racism following the referendum black Britons are ...

Seattle set to ban gay conversion therapy for minors

Seattle set to ban gay conversion therapy for minors
 - Seattle is set to be the third city to ban gay conversion therapy for minors. The ordinance to ban the practice advanced out of the Seattle City Council ...

Students asked about their sexuality for scholarships

Students asked about their sexuality for scholarships
 - The shift comes as the LGBTI lobby has become increasingly influential, including within schools, where programs such as the government-funded ...

Homophobic flyers left on car windscreens at AFL grounds after first Pride game revealed

Homophobic flyers left on car windscreens at AFL grounds after first Pride game revealed
 - A Christian, Ms Allen said she also worked with church groups to understand LGBTI issues and communities. This has included creating a specialist ...

No plebiscite needed LGBTI leader believes

No plebiscite needed LGBTI leader believes
- Although public acceptance of the LGBTI community has improved in the decades since, he said holding a plebiscite on same-sex marriage would ...

Sydney Stingers take on the world

Sydney Stingers take on the world
 - As one of only three inclusive water polo teams in Australia, The Sydney Stingers provide a valuable opportunity for LGBTI sports people to not only be ...

Where the mind is without fear

Where the mind is without fear
 - It will explore the links between violence against women, and violence against members of the LGBTI communities, and come up with strategies to ...

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