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Monday, 26 September 2016

Gay rights in the Arab world

Gay rights in the Arab world
- One of the hardest regions of the globe to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender is the Arab world. In Saudi Arabia and Yemen, the punishment for the crime of sodomy is death by stoning, and many other countries impose prison sentences.

Anti-Zionists, talk to Mid East's gay community

Anti-Zionists, talk to Mid East's gay community
- Throughout the Middle East, women are still struggling for basic freedoms, including the right to drive a car or travel without male companionship.

The Closet Is Still Killing Us

The Closet Is Still Killing Us
- Filmmaker Michael Rohrbaugh explains why his searing new short about internalized homophobia, American Male, is needed now more than ever.

Queer religious groups extend outreach to LGBTQ students in wake of homophobic protest on ...

Queer religious groups extend outreach to LGBTQ students in wake of homophobic protest on ...
- Those preachers were using religion as a platform for their homophobia, so it's important for religious groups to come out and say that's not what we ...

THE's global university ranking favours US and UK

THE's global university ranking favours US and UK
- THE's global university ranking favours US and UK ... The fanfare that preceded QS and Times Higher Education or THE world university rankings has ...

Survey reveals universities' fears post-Brexit

Survey reveals universities' fears post-Brexit
- University vice-chancellors fear the United Kingdom's global reputation for higher education and research is already at risk after the vote to leave the ...

St Andrews named the best UK universities in terms of teaching

St Andrews named the best UK universities in terms of teaching
- Scotland's oldest university has been ranked the best in the UK for quality of teaching. St Andrews University has been named as the UK University of ...

Brexit fears could force 15% of UK university staff to leave posts, experts warn

Brexit fears could force 15% of UK university staff to leave posts, experts warn
- Up to 15 per cent of university staff could be forced to leave UK higher education posts, according to the academic exchange service DAAD, leaving ...

While Stormont is spending, the needy elderly wait for care

While Stormont is spending, the needy elderly wait for care
- The elderly have less time to wait than the younger generation for life saving ... Caroline Abrahams, director of Age UK describes social care today as ...

The mental health crisis at Britain's universities

The mental health crisis at Britain's universities
- Rebecca* was just weeks into her first term at the University of Glasgow when her mental health began to suffer. She was sent to the university's ...

More than half of Scots with mental health issues and 'invisible' illnesses worry about telling people

More than half of Scots with mental health issues and 'invisible' illnesses worry about telling people
- Research published for Invisible Illness Week found that 66% of people would hesitate before telling an employer about their mental health issue, ...

Parental debt damages children's mental health

Parental debt damages children's mental health
- Children suffer serious mental health damage if their parents have multiple debts, a charity has warned. The number of debts the family has is a more ...

How can housing end poverty?

How can housing end poverty?
- A recent report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) seeks to imagine a future without poverty in the UK, highlighting what needs to be done to ...

Co-operation in international development key part of Rwanda-UK relationship

Co-operation in international development key part of Rwanda-UK relationship
- The UK has contributed to Rwanda's achievement of lifting over 1.5 million people out of poverty in recent years. Between 2011 and 2015 UK aid ...

More than a quarter of UK aid budget to fall prey to rival ministries by 2020

More than a quarter of UK aid budget to fall prey to rival ministries by 2020
- Development secretary Priti Patel is likely to face questions about UK aid ... caution because ODA's primary purpose is to tackle extreme poverty.

Scottish independence campaigners should focus on economy, says ex-SNP deputy

Scottish independence campaigners should focus on economy, says ex-SNP deputy
- Independence supporters need to convince Scots that leaving the UK will provide people with a "good life free from poverty" if they are to win a ...

The Governor of Virginia really wants his state to be a gay holiday destination

The Governor of Virginia really wants his state to be a gay holiday destination
- As North Carolina loses millions over its anti-LGBT law, a neighbouring state is hoping to break in to the market as a gay tourist destination.

Four Mexican priests 'outed' by gay marriage activists

Four Mexican priests 'outed' by gay marriage activists
- It felt like Mexico's fight for gay marriage was over, with same-sex couples winning the de facto right to marry. But as opposition mounts, some LGBT ...

Hollande 'determined' that UK help with Calais crisis

Hollande 'determined' that UK help with Calais crisis
- The French President has said the migrant camp at Calais must be completely dismantled as he said the UK must play its part in solving the crisis.

Ugandan police block Pride after government minister declares it illegal

Ugandan police block Pride after government minister declares it illegal
- Gay rights activist Frank Mugisha told BBC News that more than 100 members of the LGBTI community tried to participate in the celebrations in ...

Scottish LGBTIs to expect more governmental protection from hate crime

Scottish LGBTIs to expect more governmental protection from hate crime
LGBTI people in Scotland may expect more governmental protection from hate crime, according to a report released last Friday by the country's ...

Report outlines public health benefits for marriage equality

Report outlines public health benefits for marriage equality
- However, a significant body of international research, as presented in this review, indicates the positive health outcomes for LGBTI people living in ...

Pauline Hanson tells another group of Australians to leave the country

Pauline Hanson tells another group of Australians to leave the country
- What we are seeing at the moment, not just at JOY, but through the LGBTI community, is people feeling more comfortable that they are justified feeling ...

Rick Santorum working on Donald Trump's campaign

Rick Santorum working on Donald Trump's campaign
- The former Pennsylvania senator's entire political career is based on an anti-LGBTI agenda. In 2003, he argued consensual sex that was not ...

Stepping out of the closet and into the office – should you come out at work?

Stepping out of the closet and into the office – should you come out at work?
- Being openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender in the workplace is one of the most personal – and toughest – decisions that only you can make.

Orlando gunman's ex-wife believes he was gay and wanted to impress his father

Orlando gunman's ex-wife believes he was gay and wanted to impress his father
- The ex-wife of Omar Mateen, the man responsible for the Orlando massacre, believes that he was a tormented gay men who was trying to impress his ...

Alan Turing's homosexual court files go on display

Alan Turing's homosexual court files go on display
- of World War Two code-breaker Alan Turing's convictions for homosexual acts ... Arnold Murray at a time when homosexuality was illegal in the UK.

Gay Men “the worst” in Hollywood – Ira Sachs

Gay Men “the worst” in Hollywood – Ira Sachs
- He went on to explain why he thought that internalised homophobia existed in the film industry, suggesting that economic fears and job stability could ...


More than half of LGBT+ people suffer hate crimes

More than half of LGBT+ people suffer hate crimes
- Hannah Pearson, the Equality Network’s policy coordinator, said: “We welcome the report’s recognition that hate crime can only be fully tackled by addressing prejudice and improving community cohesion more widely, including through school education.

High Level Meeting on LGBTQ Rights at United Nations

High Level Meeting on LGBTQ Rights at United Nations
- attendees included U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power and U.S. Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons Randy Berry.

Hillary Clinton favored by a whopping 72% of LGBTI voters

Hillary Clinton favored by a whopping 72% of LGBTI voters
- Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's claim that he's better for gays than Hillary Clinton is clearly not resonating with LGBTI voters.

Remarkable 10 year surge in support for marriage equality

Remarkable 10 year surge in support for marriage equality
- The gains of the LGBTI rights movement in Australia have occurred at a dizzying pace. Within my lifetime, even till the early 1990s in Queensland, gay ...

Nick Jonas steadfast in supporting LGBT community

Nick Jonas steadfast in supporting LGBT community
- currently plays a closeted gay fighter in the drama series Kingdom, understands some might find his embrace of LGBTI rights as a publicity stunt.

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