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Thursday, 4 August 2016

Tehran hangs teenage boy for being gay

Tehran hangs teenage boy for being gay
 - A teenage boy has been hanged in Iran in the country’s first confirmed execution of a juvenile this year, prompting fears for the fate of 160 other young offenders on death row.

Liverpool vigil takes place to remember murdered teen Michael Causer

Liverpool vigil takes place to remember murdered teen Michael Causer
- Yesterday marked the 8th anniversary of the death of Michael Causer, a gay teenager who was brutally attacked and murdered as he slept at a house ...

There's a whiff of homophobia surrounding the PrEP debate

There's a whiff of homophobia surrounding the PrEP debate
 - But the uncertainty caused by the news that it intends to appeal the decision means issues relating to LGBT sexual health will continue to be kicked ...

Gay Syrian man beheaded and mutilated in Turkey

Gay Syrian man beheaded and mutilated in Turkey
 - The headless, mutilated body of a gay Syrian man has been identified by gay housemates in Istanbul who say he had been gang-raped previously.

Brexit's Social Mobility Challenge

Brexit's Social Mobility Challenge
 - There was also a marked difference between those with different levels of education - those with few formal qualifications voted Leave in as great a proportion as graduates voted Remain. Indeed there is a close correlation between the Leave vote and areas with low social mobility, highlighted on the Sutton Trust’s Mobility Map.

After Brexit, the UK needs cultural confidence - and a new concert hall

After Brexit, the UK needs cultural confidence - and a new concert hall
 - A new music centre could be part of a network of venues with linked programmes and education offerings, providing access to great music for all.

Ireland moves to poach research talent from Britain in wake of Brexit

Ireland moves to poach research talent from Britain in wake of Brexit
 - There are thousands of partnerships at all levels between Irish and UK higher education institutions, many supported by EU funding. In addition, there ...

Number of disadvantaged students attending university falls for the first time

Number of disadvantaged students attending university falls for the first time
 - Since the 2005/06 academic year, the number of poor students heading into higher education has risen year-on-year from as low as 13 per cent.

Census reveals homelessness in rural Australia is 'at crisis point'

Census reveals homelessness in rural Australia is 'at crisis point'
 - probably more homeless people in the regional areas but for people, for example, who are sleeping out rough in national parks, we have ...

What can the UK learn from New York's approach to mental health?

What can the UK learn from New York's approach to mental health?
 - The programme, Thrive, comes with a mental health roadmap [pdf] for the city that states its ambitious aims: “It is our goal to not only reduce the toll of mental illness, but also promote mental health and protect New Yorkers’ resiliency, self-esteem, family strength and joy.”

Myer launches 'Give Registry' to help victims of domestic violence get a fresh start

Myer launches 'Give Registry' to help victims of domestic violence get a fresh start
 - Renowned Australian department store Myer have extended their gift registry service to women and families who are victims of domestic violence.

Pre-pay energy meter cap not enough, says Christians Against Poverty

Pre-pay energy meter cap not enough, says Christians Against Poverty
 - Plans to help four million households in the UK save approximately £75 on their energy bills do not go far enough, Christians Against Poverty (CAP) ...

More than half a million living in poverty in Greater Manchester, report reveals

More than half a million living in poverty in Greater Manchester, report reveals
 - Greater Manchester - which is the UK's third largest city-region economy ... Tackling poverty will ensure everyone has the opportunity to contribute to ...

Larne kids at risk of suicide are 'crying out' for mental health facility

Larne kids at risk of suicide are 'crying out' for mental health facility
 - A Larne suicide prevention charity has called for a secure children's mental health unit for Northern Ireland, claiming it could help save countless lives.

Helping frail older people could be key to bringing down 999 calls, say scientists

Helping frail older people could be key to bringing down 999 calls, say scientists
 - Frail older people who experience a fall are to be given extra help after a pioneering study found it might be the key to bringing down the number of ...

Majority of Britons 'uncomfortable' letting someone with mental illness look after their child, study finds

Majority of Britons 'uncomfortable' letting someone with mental illness look after their child, study finds
 - The overwhelming majority of Britons wouldn’t feel comfortable letting a person with a mental health condition look after their children or marry into their family, new research on attitudes towards mental illness has found.


Meet the out and proud gay men representing their country at the Rio Olympic Games

Meet the out and proud gay men representing their country at the Rio Olympic Games
 - Speaking of his responsibility as an LGBT role model, the race-walker, who missed out on the London 2012 games by mere seconds, said “Whether I ...

Dublin archbishop removes priests from Ireland's largest seminary over allegations of widespread ...

Dublin archbishop removes priests from Ireland's largest seminary over allegations of widespread ...
 - Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said a series of anonymous allegations about a gay sex culture at the Maynooth seminary, where over 50 students are ...

Jared Leto doesn't think Hollywood is ready to accept a gay leading man

Jared Leto doesn't think Hollywood is ready to accept a gay leading man
 - I definitely don't think a gay leading man would have the same opportunities as a straight leading man, Jared explained to GQ style. “I don't think that.

Brighton churches 'supportive' as city prepares for UK's largest gay pride march

Brighton churches 'supportive' as city prepares for UK's largest gay pride march
 - While the issue of homosexuality and same-sex marriage is highly controversial in many of Britain's churches – including the Church of England – the ...

Indonesia considers whether to make gay sex illegal in case brought by Islamic activists

Indonesia considers whether to make gay sex illegal in case brought by Islamic activists
 - Indonesia is considering whether to make gay sex a crime after accepting a judicial review petition from Islamic activists. Pictured, a man walks past an ...

LGBTI Australians who do not identify as 'male' or 'female' fear they won't be counted in the Census

LGBTI Australians who do not identify as 'male' or 'female' fear they won't be counted in the Census
 - LGBTI Australians who do not identify as 'male' or 'female' are furious about the isolating and complex process currently in place for them to accurately ...

MindOUT Youth Project Report

MindOUT Youth Project Report
 - The MindOUT! Youth Project brought together ten LGBT specialist youth services from around Australia to document and celebrate the amazing work ...

Discovering Spain's best-kept gay secret while cycling through Catalonia's lush landscapes

Discovering Spain's best-kept gay secret while cycling through Catalonia's lush landscapes
 - But perhaps the most surprising thing about Miravet is that is has become a bustling community for bohemian, artistic members of the LGBTI crowd.

First married gay couple to compete at Olympics: 'Rio is special after what we went through'

First married gay couple to compete at Olympics: 'Rio is special after what we went through'
 - Kate, the Great Britain captain, had to shrug off the feeling of “helplessness” and carry on without her sidekick. “It was hard playing on the team without ...

Batley's Keegan Hirst believes decision to come out as gay has helped his form

Batley's Keegan Hirst believes decision to come out as gay has helped his form
 - Batley captain Keegan Hirst, the only openly-gay player in rugby league, believes his decision to come out has played a major role in his club's ...


Billy and Todd's gay kiss in Coronation Street cleared by Ofcom

Billy and Todd's gay kiss in Coronation Street cleared by Ofcom
 - Coronation Street has been cleared by Ofcom after complaints were made against an on-screen kiss between Billy Mayhew and Todd Grimshaw.

High Court to rule on whether NHS England should fund PrEP

High Court to rule on whether NHS England should fund PrEP
 - NHS England have previously said they don't have the “legal power” to commission the HIV preventative drug many have described as a 'game ...

After Orlando shooting, gay leaders train sights on guns

After Orlando shooting, gay leaders train sights on guns
 - Dozens of leading civil rights activists gathered earlier this summer at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in New York, the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender synagogue in the United States. It was two days after the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando. But they weren't there to mourn. The group that included Evan Wolfson, often described as the architect

Troye Sivan watches fan break down while recalling bullying for being gay

Troye Sivan watches fan break down while recalling bullying for being gay
 - And YouTube star-turned musician Troye Sivan, 21, came face-to-face with one such fan during his first ever performance on Australian television on ...


The lesbian twin police officers who set up the world's first LGBTI criminal justice summit

The lesbian twin police officers who set up the world's first LGBTI criminal justice summit
 - By electing themselves as lesbian faces in the police team, they encourage LGBTI people – if they suffer a hate crime – to directly contact a LGBTI ...

Croome departs AME

Croome departs AME
 - Mr Croome said over 90 per cent of LGBTI Tasmanians were against a same-sex marriage plebiscite. He said he would ultimately vote “yes” in a ...

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