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Thursday, 8 September 2016

Antony Cotton blasts Coronation Street gay sex scene critics

Antony Cotton blasts Coronation Street gay sex scene critics
- ITV insisted it approaches the portrayal of homosexual relationships in the same way as heterosexual relationships and 'carefully considers' whether ...

This gay man decided to school a homophobe after being harassed in the street

This gay man decided to school a homophobe after being harassed in the street
 - Street harassment is something most LGBT people face at least once in their lives. From judgemental stares right the way through to vicious assaults, ...

How Hollywood silences women

How Hollywood silences women
- Characters identified as lesbian, gay or transgender accounted for less than one per cent of all speaking parts, or 32 out of 4,370 characters studied.

Finnish LGBT rights activist found murdered in Stockholm

Finnish LGBT rights activist found murdered in Stockholm
- The Finnish LGBT rights campaigner died from his injuries. ... both Finland and Sweden for his LGBT rights activism hailed from the Turku archipelago.

Ex-gay' group accidentally inspires pride event with hateful billboard

Ex-gay' group accidentally inspires pride event with hateful billboard
- An 'ex-gay' advocacy group probably didn't expect to inspire the LGBT community in this town in Texas to throw its own Pride event. In response to a ...

How the restructured Educator Community better supports educators

How the restructured Educator Community better supports educators
- Over on the main Microsoft in Education blog you can read about three ways in which the restructured Microsoft Educator Community can better ...

Education is the key to bringing communities out of poverty

Education is the key to bringing communities out of poverty
- This investment, at an early stage of Children's' education, will help to ... “In the face of continuing UK Government welfare cuts, an austerity agenda ...

Cost of a Cambridge education is now double the tuition fee

Cost of a Cambridge education is now double the tuition fee
- The average cost of an undergraduate education at Cambridge is now ... of teaching an international student is the same as one from the UK or EU.

Thousands of high school teens to learn Mandarin in intensive UK program

Thousands of high school teens to learn Mandarin in intensive UK program
 - The program is being led by participating schools, supported by the UCL Institute of Education, in partnership with the British Council, with the first ...

Childline contacted by suicidal child in Northern Ireland almost every day

Childline contacted by suicidal child in Northern Ireland almost every day
- Figures released today by the the NSPCC show that across the UK, ... in Northern Ireland that are experiencing significant mental health problems, ...

Childline gets 18 calls a week from suicidal Scottish children

Childline gets 18 calls a week from suicidal Scottish children
- The number of children contacting Childline who were talking about suicide reached record levels across the UK, with almost 20,000 speaking to ...

Film stars added to anti-poverty concert billing

Film stars added to anti-poverty concert billing
- Actors including Forest Whitaker and Olivia Wilde were announced Wednesday for a major anti-poverty concert later this month in New York.

Theresa May's Brexit balancing act is struggling to survive the rigours of Westminster

Theresa May's Brexit balancing act is struggling to survive the rigours of Westminster
 - For the United Kingdom, access on good terms primarily means two things: firstly, maintaining the passporting regime for ... Want to beat poverty?

Government needs long term plan for 'Brexit children', says Quaker charity

Government needs long term plan for 'Brexit children', says Quaker charity
A new action plan to rid Britain of poverty needs a "long-term deal" between government, business and the public, says a think-tank.

£20m social investment to fight poverty for 'Brexit children'

£20m social investment to fight poverty for 'Brexit children'
- The pledge comes on the back of the JRF’s call for a new deal between governments, business and the public to solve poverty in a generation. JRF wants to see the first cohort of 'Brexit children', those who start school this autumn, enter adulthood into a 'poverty-free', 'prosperous' UK. 

Study dispels 'myth' that elderly are dangerous drivers

Study dispels 'myth' that elderly are dangerous drivers
Older people are not dangerous drivers and introducing stricter testing for them ... Discussing his findings at the British Science Festival at Swansea ...

How to cope financially with looking after the children, your elderly parents and work at the same time

How to cope financially with looking after the children, your elderly parents and work at the same time
- The “Bank of Mum & Dad” is now one of Britain's top mortgage lenders – but younger people are worried that the financial strain of caring for older ...

Students Across NZ Go Silent Against LGBTI Bullying

Students Across NZ Go Silent Against LGBTI Bullying
- We want LGBTI people to know they are not alone and that their voices deserve to be heard; their identities are valid,” says Besley. “We want to see ...

Is Labor about to cave in to the Coalition's plebiscite?

Is Labor about to cave in to the Coalition's plebiscite?
- But the move has angered LGBTI advocates and allies who are calling for Labor to simply block Senate enabling plebiscite legislation.

Council adopts new guidelines for engaging with rainbow communities

Council adopts new guidelines for engaging with rainbow communities
- Auckland Council took a step up in its approach to engaging with Auckland's LGBTI communities this week with the launch of new Rainbow ...

Group launched to help LGBT youth feel safe playing sport

Group launched to help LGBT youth feel safe playing sport
- Despite recent high profile LGBTI-inclusive sporting events like the AFL's Pride Game, Lolicato said no one has been talking about queer children ...

LGBTI Teaching Resource Pulled From NSW Schools

LGBTI Teaching Resource Pulled From NSW Schools
- NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli has ordered an educational tool encouraging LGBTI discussion in the classroom to be pulled from schools ...

Church of England synod members call for 'greater clarity' around status of LGBT people

Church of England synod members call for 'greater clarity' around status of LGBT people
- In particular, we are keen that the College of Bishops is unequivocal in its acknowledgement that all, including those who identify as LGBTI, are ...

Bishops urged to reject 'orchestrated campaign' on gay inclusion

Bishops urged to reject 'orchestrated campaign' on gay inclusion
- We need far greater honesty and transparency with one another, and to ensure that all LGBTI people are welcomed and affirmed by a Church called ...

Pastor Anderson reveals once again bad bedfellows

Pastor Anderson reveals once again bad bedfellows
- When this Preacher stands up and takes a swing at the LGBTI community he is taking a swing at all of us people. I am not part of the LGBTI community ...

Join Mental Health Mates for an LGBT picnic in the park

Join Mental Health Mates for an LGBT picnic in the park
- The charity which supports those with mental health issues will be hosting a rainbow picnic in the park on September 14. Mental Health Mates aim is ...

MP urges police to re-open investigation into 1984 murder of gay rights activist

MP urges police to re-open investigation into 1984 murder of gay rights activist
- It was one of the UK's first LGBT-specific groups, and even saw the likes of acclaimed British actor Simon Callow rank among its membership.


Meet the LGBT Paralympians representing their country in Rio

Meet the LGBT Paralympians representing their country in Rio
- Meet the LGBT Paralympians representing their country in Rio ... Representing Britain in the last three games, he has won gold in dressage, freestyle ...
'Pervasive and Systematic' LGBT inequality in Hollywood
 - A new report has revealed there is a “pervasive and systematic” inequality against women, LGBT people and minorities in Hollywood. Despite recent ...

Sex Education Is Treated Worse Than Any Other Subject. Why?

Sex Education Is Treated Worse Than Any Other Subject. Why?
- Because in the UK, there is no mandatory sex and relationships education (SRE). ... If you think LGBT youth should be told, you know what, it's ok!

Check out the LGBT films competing for this year's Iris Prize

Check out the LGBT films competing for this year's Iris Prize
 - 15 British LGBT films will battle alongside 20 other international titles for the prize, which is the world's biggest for LGBT short film. Sound-tracking the ...

JK Rowling appears to DENY that Sirius Black is gay

JK Rowling appears to DENY that Sirius Black is gay
- However, when some Twitter users misunderstood one of the answers, which appeared to suggest that the character of Sirius Black wasn't gay, there ...

Julian Clary says he enjoyed 'graphically demystifying gay sex' through his comedy

Julian Clary says he enjoyed 'graphically demystifying gay sex' through his comedy
- Julian Clary has admitted he enjoyed “demystifying gay sex in the most graphic way” through his comedy routines despite often being controversial, ...

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