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Monday, 12 September 2016

How Freddie Mercury became an inspiration for the LGBT community (and everyone else)

How Freddie Mercury became an inspiration for the LGBT community (and everyone else)
- Mercury helped to open the conversation about being a member of the LGBT community through responses like this, as well as by his refusal to feel ...

Report exposes devastating impact of homophobic bullying in Scottish schools

Report exposes devastating impact of homophobic bullying in Scottish schools
- 90 per cent of LGBT respondents reported that they had experienced homophobia while at school, and 64 per cent said that they had been directly ...

Misogyny A Hate Crime In The U.K.? Domestic Violence, Sexual Abuse Stem From Street ...

Misogyny A Hate Crime In The U.K.? Domestic Violence, Sexual Abuse Stem From Street ...
- Twenty such investigations have been opened since the law went into effect, working by a definition similar to those used to protect LGBT and racial ...

Donald Trump rallies with anti-LGBT preacher who claims paedophilia is 'a homosexual problem'

Donald Trump rallies with anti-LGBT preacher who claims paedophilia is 'a homosexual problem'
- Donald Trump has attended an event held by a listed anti-LGBT hate group – that every other Republican nominee has snubbed for more than a 

EY study finds UK well-placed for digital entrepreneurs post-Brexit

EY study finds UK well-placed for digital entrepreneurs post-Brexit
- But an EY study finds the UK well-placed as a potential haven for digital ... skills and entrepreneurial education, the greatest digital knowledge base, ...

School sex education taught 'too late', 'ignores pleasure' and 'assumes all pupils are straight'

School sex education taught 'too late', 'ignores pleasure' and 'assumes all pupils are straight'
- School sex education taught 'too late', 'ignores pleasure' and 'assumes all ... Young people from the UK, Ireland and USA were among those who ...

Universities' zero-hours contracts and agency workers anger union

Universities' zero-hours contracts and agency workers anger union
- Public services union Unison, which represents around 50,000 members working in UK higher education, said university staff had been treated like ...

Private schools divorced from normal life': Theresa May to get tough on independents in sweeping ...

Private schools divorced from normal life': Theresa May to get tough on independents in sweeping ...
- She says grammar schools provide a stretching education for the most ... that every new faith school operates in a way that supports British values.

Are older people safe enough to keep driving?

Are older people safe enough to keep driving?
- Don't believe the stereotype - not all elderly drivers are bad drivers. ... In 1975, UK figures showed that 15% of people aged over 70 held a driving ...

Young need suicide prevention help too

Young need suicide prevention help too
 - population is substantially higher than other parts of the UK and is a cause for concern. ... Abuse in childhood is also linked directly to mental health issues. ... The NSPCC's It's Time campaign is calling on health authorities and our ...

Britain's top boss just earned in 45 minutes what you earn in a year

Britain's top boss just earned in 45 minutes what you earn in a year
 - And the highest paid boss earned a staggering £70m in 2015. That's the equivalent to £38,437 an hour. Meanwhile, poverty in the UK continues to ...

Want your daughter to grow up in the best place for girls? You should probably move to the South

Want your daughter to grow up in the best place for girls? You should probably move to the South
- The study, which was conducted by Plan UK and looked at factors including child poverty, educational attainment and teenage pregnancy rates, is the ...

Tackling poverty before independence: that's something all Scots can celebrate

Tackling poverty before independence: that's something all Scots can celebrate
- The reintroduction of grammar schools is likely to dominate domestic UK ... The Child Poverty Bill is backed up by the Scottish Government's Social ...

Call to end “absolutely heartbreaking” child poverty

Call to end “absolutely heartbreaking” child poverty
- The Scottish Government has launched an effort to tackle the “absolutely heartbreaking” scourge of child poverty in north and north-east Scotland.

Will Britain Follow Trump's Example and Build an Anti-Refugee Wall?

Will Britain Follow Trump's Example and Build an Anti-Refugee Wall?
- The UK's immigration minister has confirmed that the Conservative ... These children – many of whom have fled war, poverty and persecution – have ...

Are older people safe enough to keep driving?

Are older people safe enough to keep driving?
- In 1975, UK figures showed that 15% of people aged over 70 held a driving licence; in 2014, this figure was 62%. Overall, fewer women now hold ...

Gay rights response to marriage protesters

Gay rights response to marriage protesters
 - MEXICAN gay rights campaigners fought back at the weekend after tens of thousands of people marched against same-sex marriage.

Should LGBT-Exclusive Environments Exist

Should LGBT-Exclusive Environments Exist
- I think that it's a place where lesbian, gay, bi and trans people feel safe, ... in this country, it signifies the resonant issues that still exist here in Britain.

UK Growth Expectations Downgraded After Brexit

UK Growth Expectations Downgraded After Brexit
- The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has released its first economic forecast since the EU referendum and has downgraded its expectations of ...

Chinese gay activist challenges homosexuality "disorder" textbooks

Chinese gay activist challenges homosexuality "disorder" textbooks
- A gay Chinese student activist on Monday lodged a suit against the Ministry of Education over school textbooks ...

Same-Sex Marriage To Dominate Parliament

Same-Sex Marriage To Dominate Parliament
- The Greens and a group of crossbenchers will introduce a bill to support same-sex marriage, as almost 200 prominent LGBTI Australians call on the ...

The Past, Present and Future for LGBTIQ Queenslanders

The Past, Present and Future for LGBTIQ Queenslanders
- This week, Brisbanites will get a chance to hear members of the LGBTI community discuss the past, present and future of the community in ...

NGOs: attacks on LGBTI people persist

NGOs: attacks on LGBTI people persist
- Despite Argentina standing at the forefront of progressive legislation protecting LGBTI rights and its reputation as something of a “gay Mecca” for ...

NSW LGBTI political allies to be honoured for united action

NSW LGBTI political allies to be honoured for united action
- As federal politicians continue their wrangling around marriage equality, the cohesive approach of the NSW Parliamentary LGBTI Cross Party Working ...

Barbra Streisand dedicates Send In The Clowns to Donald Trump

Barbra Streisand dedicates Send In The Clowns to Donald Trump
- Appearing at an LGBT fundraiser for Hillary Clinton, the legendary performer took a dig – or several – at the Republican nominee, referring to him as ...

State Department Special Envoy Urged to Press Kazakhstan on LGBT Rights

State Department Special Envoy Urged to Press Kazakhstan on LGBT Rights
- Human Rights First today urged U.S. Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons Randy Berry to address concerning ...

Govt Threatens to Ban Groups Supporting Gay Rights

Govt Threatens to Ban Groups Supporting Gay Rights
- Tanzania has threatened to ban non-governmental groups that "promote" the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people ...

Service gives social support to LGBTI seniors

Service gives social support to LGBTI seniors
- The Seniors Community Visitor Service matches trained volunteer visitors with LGBTI senior clients who feel alone or isolated due to health, mobility or ...

Is WikiLeaks Outing Gay Saudi Arabians?

Is WikiLeaks Outing Gay Saudi Arabians?
- The UN Human Rights Council began evaluating candidates for the new independent expert to monitor human rights violations against LGBTI people.

Gay community calls for respect at health facilities

Gay community calls for respect at health facilities
- The LGBTI community gathered at the Vosloorus stadium in Ekurhuleni on the East Rand to raise awareness around issues affect them.(SABC) ...

Revealed: culture of classroom silence over homophobia

Revealed: culture of classroom silence over homophobia
- The teachers' union, the Educational Institute for Scotland said "ensuring that the needs of all learners, including LGBTI learners, are considered ...

Prominent LGBTI Australians call for same-sex marriage plebiscite to be scrapped

Prominent LGBTI Australians call for same-sex marriage plebiscite to be scrapped
- Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is coming under renewed pressure to drop plans for a plebiscite on same-sex marriage as prominent LGBTIQ ...

Study reveals LGBTI people 2.47 times more likely to self-harm

Study reveals LGBTI people 2.47 times more likely to self-harm
- A recent study on the link between sexuality and mental health found LGBTI individuals had a 2.47 times higher lifetime risk than heterosexuals for ...

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