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Friday, 2 September 2016

The north of Scotland's wealthiest and poorest areas revealed

The north of Scotland's wealthiest and poorest areas revealed
 - “In the face of continuing UK Government welfare cuts, an austerity agenda and attempts to take Scotland out of Europe, this will continue to be a ...

Unflinching portraits of poverty show the shocking scale of Manchester's housing crisis in the 60s ...

Unflinching portraits of poverty show the shocking scale of Manchester's housing crisis in the 60s ...
 - Laying bare the shocking scale of the city's housing crisis at the time, the scene is one of dozens captured by photographer Nick Hedges, who spent four years documenting the shocking living conditions families faced in deprived northern areas including Moss Side and Salford for housing charity Shelter.


Why UK feminists should care about the Brazilian president's impeachment

Why UK feminists should care about the Brazilian president's impeachment
 - It matters if you care about women in politics, freedom of the press, democracy abroad, poverty, inequality or Latin American history. It's easy to share a ...

Ending poverty need not be a utopian dream

Ending poverty need not be a utopian dream
 - Imagine a nation where all 54 cities were identical and all private houses were exactly alike. Citizens change house every decade to ward off feelings ...

What Brexit means for international development

What Brexit means for international development
 - The UK's existing commitment of 0.7% of GNI to be spent on aid and the integrity of its primary purpose being directed towards poverty alleviation, ...

Lone parents biggest beneficiaries of rising employment

Lone parents biggest beneficiaries of rising employment
 - Lone parents across the UK have seen the biggest rise in employment of any group of people, official figures show. For the first time ever, two-thirds of ...

Number of children in workless households hits record low

Number of children in workless households hits record low
- The number of children living in UK households where no adult is working ..... How can there be an increase in child poverty when 1 in 3 are obese?

Survey suggests older people would support ban on veil, whilst 40% of young are against any ban

Survey suggests older people would support ban on veil, whilst 40% of young are against any ban
 - A majority of British people want to ban the burka, according to a new poll. The wearing of Islamic full-body clothing has emerged as a major point of ...

New exhibit explores the dichotomy of being Arab and gay

New exhibit explores the dichotomy of being Arab and gay
 - A new art exhibit opening this month, "Once Upon A Time," explores and pushes the boundaries in a provocative way of what it means to be a gay ...

In much of the Middle East, it's getting more dangerous to be gay

In much of the Middle East, it's getting more dangerous to be gay
 - Despite its political instability, Beirut, Lebanon, may be the one Arab capital where LGBT people are increasingly comfortable and safe. “We even ...

US Defense Of LGBT Rights In Africa Brings Mixed Responses From Advocacy Organizations ...

US Defense Of LGBT Rights In Africa Brings Mixed Responses From Advocacy Organizations ...
 - But African activists struggle with the double-edged sword of American support. While they say that U.S. attention has given a needed boost to their ...

Sir Ian McKellen has accused Cardiff council of 'negativity' to LGBT people over its Champions ...

Sir Ian McKellen has accused Cardiff council of 'negativity' to LGBT people over its Champions ...
 - and India visiting LGBT people who are having a very bad time with the authorities and to come back to the UK and Wales and to get a slight whiff of, ...

Molly Shannon to Hollywood: We Need More LGBT Stories

Molly Shannon to Hollywood: We Need More LGBT Stories
 - “I think there's no mystery to writing gay characters. You can just write them!” Kelly told the U.K.'s Gay Times, adding, “There's all sorts of them!

I don't need Pride to be Proud

I don't need Pride to be Proud
 - Together, hundreds upon hundreds of LGBT people and allies held hands and created a chain around the entirety of Manchester's Gay Village. I stood ...

Which UK city is best to live in if you're gay and single?

Which UK city is best to live in if you're gay and single?
 - Hull comes in second place, with 44% of gay people being single. ... that Coventry is the best place for single gay people to date in the UK,' she said.

A personal coach is reported for offering conversion therapy

A personal coach is reported for offering conversion therapy
 - A LGBTI lobby uses the new regional law against LGTBI discrimination approved this month in Madrid to report the case. The bill “only supports those ...

Spain's Tomato War Begins, against Sexism, Homophobia, amid Some Controversy

Spain's Tomato War Begins, against Sexism, Homophobia, amid Some Controversy
 - Up to 26,000 participants and local villagers crammed into Buñol, a small town just west of the coastal city of Valencia which ordinarily has a population of only 9,000, the event’s website said.

FBI probes homophobic threats 'made by GAY man who wrote about wanting to 'exterminate' LGBT ...

FBI probes homophobic threats 'made by GAY man who wrote about wanting to 'exterminate' LGBT ...
 - According to investigators, Craig Jungwirth, 50, has unleashed a series of foul-mouthed homophobic status updates on his Facebook page threatening violence against LGBT people living in Wilton Manors - a predominantly gay and lesbian city located just 3 miles north of Fort Lauderadale. 

The Archbishop of Canterbury's new 'Hug a Homophobe' stance is the least inspiring thing I've ...

The Archbishop of Canterbury's new 'Hug a Homophobe' stance is the least inspiring thing I've ...
 - Justin Welby thinks we should 'embrace' who believe being gay is 'deeply wrong'. But I'm done believing that homophobia is OK in the church ...

As Trump tries to appeal to LGBT voters, the anti-LGBT attitudes of those closest to him matter more ...

As Trump tries to appeal to LGBT voters, the anti-LGBT attitudes of those closest to him matter more ...
 - Trump might be attempting to appeal to LGBT voters, but scratch beneath the surface and there's an awful lot of homophobia and transphobia in his ...

These are the 20 most LGBTI-friendly and unfriendly colleges in the US

These are the 20 most LGBTI-friendly and unfriendly colleges in the US
 - Of particular interest to LGBTI students is that its compiled a list of the 20 colleges judged to be the most LGBT-friendly – the 20 worst. The tables were ...

Does this group point a way forward for many of our ailing LGBTI venues?

Does this group point a way forward for many of our ailing LGBTI venues?
 - A co-operative of drag queens, bartenders, nightlife experts and other business people have come together to secure the future of one of San ...

4 underrated gay-friendly beachside hotspots – how many have you been to?

4 underrated gay-friendly beachside hotspots – how many have you been to?
 - Which is impressive, given its close proximity to countries not traditionally known for being LGBTI-friendly, such as Lebanon, Turkey and Syria. On the ...

Progress and persecution from Jamaica to Myanmar

Progress and persecution from Jamaica to Myanmar
 - Human Rights Watch released a report on the violence and discrimination faced by gender non-conforming and other LGBTI people in Sri Lanka.

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