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Wednesday, 7 September 2016

More elderly falling prey to 'silent killer' carbon monoxide

More elderly falling prey to 'silent killer' carbon monoxide
- Recent Freedom of Information (FOI) requests have shown a 75 per cent rise in recorded incidents of suspected poisoning in the elderly at NHS Trusts ...

May told to boost life chances and tackle poverty

May told to boost life chances and tackle poverty
- Theresa May has been urged to implement a long-term plan to tackle poverty in order to meet her pledge to make Britain work for everyone and boost ...

We can solve poverty in the UK

We can solve poverty in the UK
 - JRF's comprehensive strategy, We can solve poverty in the UK, sets out recommendations on how all of us can act to solve poverty.

Five steps to end the 'social evil' of poverty for Brexit children

Five steps to end the 'social evil' of poverty for Brexit children
 - Research by the JRF suggests poverty costs UK £78 billion a year, or £1,200 per person, and the equivalent to 4 per cent of GDP. The foundation's ...

Want to beat poverty? Then look at it differently

Want to beat poverty? Then look at it differently
- It aims to give a child starting school this week, the first generation of Brexit children, a chance to grow up in a more prosperous and poverty-free UK by ...

Domestic abuse and child poverty Bills among package of legislation unveiled by SNP

Domestic abuse and child poverty Bills among package of legislation unveiled by SNP
- Domestic abuse and child poverty Bills among package of legislation .... This Bill will replace sections of the UK Child Poverty Act 2010 which were ...

Wake-up calls in poverty studies

Wake-up calls in poverty studies
 - Poverty is a different matter and we ignore it at our peril. The English Riviera isn't only about sea, sun and sand castles. We have the same issues as ...

60% of children with mental health problems left waiting months for treatment

60% of children with mental health problems left waiting months for treatment
 - A majority of north-east children with mental health problems are left waiting months for NHS treatment. Stark new figures lay bare the scale of the ...

South Africa's first gay rugby team goes on tour to tackle discrimination at home

ITV defends Coronation Street gay kiss after homophobic backlash from viewers

ITV defends Coronation Street gay kiss after homophobic backlash from viewers
 - However, a minority of viewers took to social media to blast the show after deciding they were uncomfortable watching a gay couple show affection, ...

Controversial US pastor's planned visit to S.Africa raises ire

Controversial US pastor's planned visit to S.Africa raises ire
- The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Transsexual and Intersexed (LGBTI) community in South Africa has launched a campaign to stop ...

Linda Scott promises safety audit of LGBTI areas if elected

Linda Scott promises safety audit of LGBTI areas if elected
- Labor's City of Sydney Lord Mayoral candidate Linda Scott has promised a Labor led council will undertake an LGBTIQ safety audit in the City of ...

Australia's first openly gay Aboriginal MP

Australia's first openly gay Aboriginal MP
- He says the greater visibility of LGBTI people helps to “dilute homophobia”, even though it is something he has experienced on the campaign trail ...

Power of Young People Blog: Equal rights for all in sexual health

Power of Young People Blog: Equal rights for all in sexual health
 - Obviously, LGBTI are denied from their sexual health rights for the simplest reasons – their sexual expression/gender identity or job status. Just like other marginalized groups, LGBTI people and sex workers are often mistreated and discriminated against by their communities and even their own families. They are judged for how they live their lives.

South Africa: Home Affairs Officials Being Schooled On LGBTI Issues

South Africa: Home Affairs Officials Being Schooled On LGBTI Issues
 - Home affairs officials are being trained to respectfully manage LGBTI matters that cross their desks, such as same-sex marriages and sex changes, the ...

Bolivia's transgender citizens celebrate new documents

Bolivia's transgender citizens celebrate new documents
 - LGBTI groups said they expect about 1,500 people would take advantage of the new law to have their documents changed. Back when the law was ...

Gay men are more masculine than straight men': Sir Ian McKellen

Gay men are more masculine than straight men': Sir Ian McKellen
- McKellen pondered the nature of masculinity in an interview with the UK's ... “I think gay men are more masculine than straight men,” McKellen said.

Miss Missouri is to become Miss America's first ever openly lesbian contestant

Miss Missouri is to become Miss America's first ever openly lesbian contestant
- Behind the scenes, we've been well-represented, but I'm the first openly gay title holder, so I'm very excited,' Erin, who owns a boutique, told The ...

The Sex Ed Hashtag You Need To Know About

The Sex Ed Hashtag You Need To Know About
- what they learnt (or what they didn't learn) in school about consent/ healthy relationships/ LGBT issues - and there was a Twitter tweeting frenzy.

22-year-old writes, directs and stars in chart topping LGBT film

22-year-old writes, directs and stars in chart topping LGBT film
- Beneath the Skin, which was released on DVD in the UK on August 18, had previously fetched numerous film awards including best LGBT feature film ...

Coronation Street's Daniel Brocklebank hits back at 'homophobes'

Coronation Street's Daniel Brocklebank hits back at 'homophobes'
 - But Brockelbank said: ‘Had many angry tweets saying "I'm disgusted my kids saw men kiss on TV". I'm disgusted they left it up TV to teach their kids how love works.’ Grimshaw, who was Coronation Street's first openly gay character having come out in 2003, has been dating Mahew for a few months in the long-running show.

Rio Paralympics to see first ever openly gay person carrying GB flag at a Games

Rio Paralympics to see first ever openly gay person carrying GB flag at a Games
 - Rio Paralympics to see first ever openly gay person carrying GB flag at a ... Great Britain has a target of 121 medals at the Rio Paralympics, having ...

How can you sack me when I've already quit?

How can you sack me when I've already quit?
 - In the case of my dismissal from the Kaleidoscope Trust, which supports Human Rights for LGBTI people, I was genuinely surprised because I ...

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